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A little Etsy gift guide.

Preface: It feels a little surreal to publish a gift guide after last week´s post and the comments it generated. There might be a follow-up/a response to all this in the near future, but in the meantime, let´s look at some nice things and calm our minds, shall we? 

So I´ve come across so many nice things on Etsy lately and I wanted to share them with you. First up is Not Perfect Linen. They are a family business in Lithunia and they have the nicest things. I particularly love their table cloths (pictured). I adore this stripey one but they also have a color named Swedish Blue which I am obsessed with (here´s a table runner in that color). My husband is building me a new wooden dining table for my birthday (!!) so I can´t possibly buy things that would cover said table, but maybe you can! 

More lovely linen things from Lithunia: Knock Knock Linen. I own two of their scarves and several of their bath towels. Very much recommended.

Also in Lithunia (I feel like I maybe should plan a trip to Lithunia real soon?): Woolen Clogs. I have stalked this shop for years now and one day I will own some of their lovely felted slippers (pictured are these).

More felted goodness from Lithunia (seriously!): Agnes Felt. The cutest cat beds you ever did see! My cats would never use a cat bed because all my pets generally ignore all the things we buy for them, but maybe you have cats that are more cooperating. 

Leaving Lithunia now: Julia Smith Ceramics. I particularly love her nature-inspired stuff like this espresso mug (which is sadly sold out now). We have great local ceramicists around here so I rather support these businesses, but if you´re in the UK this shop is for you! 

Also in the UK: The Leather Store. I own one of their bags and love it. 

Last but not least: Sara Carr. I´m that awkward childless person who always buys the wrong gifts for kids but frankly, I would love a ton of her knitted creatures for myself. One is cuter than the other - look there´s even Mog! And a kitty scarf! And then there´s this donkey above who apparently is called Donald, and yes it takes all my willpower to not make a joke here. But it does close the circle nicely. 

Have a happy week! Be kind! Buy lots of nice gifts for your dear ones! 

Pictures (c) by the respective shops. Clicking on the pictures will take you to the product/shop.

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Reader Comments (10)

That Swedish Blue color is amazing! You could def put a runner on the table and not feel guilty.

November 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJessB

Donald the donkey and everything else at sarcarr's etsy shop made my day! Thanks for this list.

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermjs

This post is so well timed for me! I was just on Etsy before coming over here -looking at, believe it or not, felted cat caves and linen bedding!

Always a pleasure to look at beautiful things and if they are handmade by a small company, so much the better. Thanks for the suggestions. :)

--Catbird Farm

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCatbird Farm

Hi Katrin, I just saw your photo of the bullied cat on instagram. I'm not on Instagram, so cannot write anything there. To be able to give any advice one would need to know what the situation is much more in detail. Many people might want to suggest this that or the other, but if they don't know what's what it might actually be more damaging than helpful. I'd really suggest talking to an animal behaviourist, Verhaltenspsychologe - we had problems with a cat peeing all over the house and she came round, sat down and talked it over with us, saw the cat and the situation and her suggestions have taken care of the problem. I really feel for you and your cat, I know how stressful this is.

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHelle

Helle - thank you, you are probably right. It might not be easy to find someone like this where we live, but I´ll see what I can do.

November 23, 2016 | Registered CommenterKatrin

RC - there´ another shop called LinenTales that has beautiful linen bedding in US-sizes. I haven´t ordered anything there yet but maybe it´s worth checking it out!

November 23, 2016 | Registered CommenterKatrin

Just had a thought, some also do consultation on the phone which, if not as good as coming to the house, is probably still better than all us cat lovers giving advice. Maybe your vet knows one?

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHelle

Oh, die Katzenbetten sind ganz großartig und Höhlen mögen unsere so gerne (wobei auch jeder Pappkarton der irgendwo rumsteht sofort in Beschlag genommen wird). Die Preise sind ordentlich, aber nachvollziehbar. Jetzt muss ich wegen dir schon wieder Dinge im Internet bestellen ;)

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPixelpu

Loved this post! I am also a big fan of Not Perfect Linen, have a few clothes items on my wish list. Glad to learn of these other makers and add to my list. Thanks Katrin.

November 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

What a great list! I'm considering the beautiful felted slippers for my teenaged daughter -- all the way from Lithuania! How exotic. And the ceramics from Julia Smith are also lovely.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

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