A huge trend that we’ve spotted in the design world is the use of handmade, vintage, and reclaimed home decor items. People seem to be opening their arms to the imperfect, the whimsical, the pieces that tell a story. Using vintage, handmade, and/or reclaimed items will make your home feel warm, inviting, and well-loved. Not to mention it’s always great for your karma to support local and independent artists/ craftspeople– and with the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect opportunity to do so with any last minute shopping you may have!
For this entry, we’ve trolled through Etsy.com to bring you some fabulous examples of handmade, vintage, and reclaimed goodies. Etsy is a great source for goods made by real people with real passion for their crafts; and there are so many different shops within the site, it’s very easy not only to find exactly what you’re looking for, but to shop for hours on end as well!
First up, we have Tilly’sLoft- Decorative Pillows, Pillow Covers, Window Draperies. The craftswoman behind this shop makes all her items by hand, and even does custom orders. And looking through her vast collection, you’ll see that these pillows are bright, colorful, and many of the patterns are vintage-inspired. These pillows look just like those of the bold pillow trend that’s going on these days in the design world, and are way less expensive than the designer brands!
All my chandeliers, nobs, pulls, lamps, and Dog chew you will see in this shop are made from real naturally shed antlers. Every spring Mule Deer, Moose, Whitetail, and Elk shed their antlers and re-grow them in just few months. These antlers are collected by antler collectors across the rockie mountians of colorado. No animal are harmed to collect these antlers.”