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handmade link love

Lately I’ve been hearing about all sorts of cool handmade and/or vintage shops online. I’m not actually around today, so while I’m gone I’ll give you a few eye-candy sites to browse.

Etsy is, of course, a treasure trove of all things handmade and vintage – from the quirky to the kitschy to the fantastic. The shops listed below are all Etsy sellers and their stuff is gorgeous.

Rachel Ann Austin does beautiful map-and-bird paintings…I so want one, or at least one of her sweet bird pendants. I love the way the names of places bloom out from beneath the paint and gloss.

13Bees offers gorgeous vintage clothing items…I’m waiting for just the right dress in my size to come along!

Kitsch Cafe Vintage is a fun, colorful selection of vintage items. I love the chef cookie jar and other kitchen things (but heaven knows I don’t need any more kitchen things!). I’ll just browse for now.

Dots by Audrey offers lovely items made with glass lampwork beads. I received a letter opener from her shop as a wedding gift, and oh my, it’s beautiful.

Birch Bark Soap is just what it sounds like – and these look delectable, especially the Cherry Almond bar.

Wren Handmade makes gorgeous, delicate jewelry – I love her floaty little necklaces.

Elisabeth Bentz’s textiles are so crisp and fresh – next time I need kitchen linens I’m going straight here.

And a few non-Etsy sites for your browsing pleasure:

Knitterella makes hilarious gift tags, and perfect notecards. I want some!

Abby Try Again, shop of Abby Powell-Thompson, has absolutely stunning photo prints. My office wall is half covered in her photos and I still want more. (She’s having a sale! Go check it out!)

Kelly Rae Roberts’ art also graces my office wall, and I keep buying her pieces as gifts for friends. Soulful, authentic, colorful and sweet. (Her blog is fantastic, too.)

And finally, I heard about this wonderful site that pulls together the best of indie stuff from all around the Internet. We Love Indie – what a great name for a site!

Happy browsing!

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