One of the perks of being a bride-to-be is an even better than usual excuse to be trolling Etsy on the regular. I’m a sucker for all the pretty things and Etsy offers one of the best bounties on the interwebs. It’s also my favourite place to get cheap, pretty washi tape. My favourite real-life location for pretty things is Indigo, so imagine my excitement when the two paired up for a pop-up shop.
The shop exists online & offline and features 9 awesome vendors. You can check out all of the items in the Etsy at Indigo collection here, but I’ve hand-picked a few of my favourites below. I can’t wait to visit the shop in person at the Toronto Eaton Centre Indigo location soon![line]
Chevron Wood Cutting Board
There are more than a few cupboards in my parents’ house filled to the brim with future house things that I’ve been slowly accumulating in the years since Queen’s. The next addition? This chevron wood cutting board in maple ($43). I love that it’s gorgeous enough to use as a a serving platter (picture a cheese board) or even as a prop for photography.
PIECE OF CAKE Linen Tea Towel
My dream is an all-white kitchen with pretty pops of colour and this PIECE OF CAKE towel ($24) more than fits the bill. The collection includes other towels in shades of mint, grey and orange and I wouldn’t blame you for wanting to collect them all. I just might. I love when pretty is functional.
Lily and Val:
We Loved With A Love
It’s hard to pick a favourite from these hand-lettered chalk art prints ($29), but I found myself drawn to this Edgar Allen Poe quote drawn in a heart shape. It’d be the perfect addition to a gallery wall. You can pick up the We Loved With A Love print for $29
Upper Metal Class:
I Hearts Earrings
Tiny pretty things are usually the name of my game and these tiny bronze-hued hearts by Upper Metal Class ($40) are officially on my wishlist. They’re incredibly delicate and shiny – I feel like they’re tiny enough to wear in my second holes on a daily basis in lieu of my usual diamond studs.
Lily Dawson Designs:
Painted Avis Earring
I love a sparkly earring, especially one that’s boldly coloured. These Anthropologie-esque earrings from Lily Dawson Designs feature a cluster of painted rhinestones set on calf leather. I’m partial to the Painted Avis Earring in Blue-Gold-Purple ($50), but there are also more muted shades available.
YSL Leopard Print Loafers Print
You’ve probably spotted The Aestate’s YSL Leopard Print Loafers Print ($29) countless times on Instagram. Until this pop-up shop launched, I had no idea where they were from. It was probably better for my wallet that way. The Aestate’s watercolour prints are easy to love – the Vintage Tortoiseshell Sunglasses Print is another favourite You’ve been forewarned.
Porcelain Copper Bud Vase Set of 3
Picture these porcelain copper bud vases ($35 for a set of 3) lined up along your windowsill, filled with fluffy blooms then tell me with a straight face that you aren’t lusting for them like I am. The Gold Polka Dot Apothecary Jar ($27) is already sold out, but you can bet I’ll be looking for it when I go to visit the shop in person.
Smells Like Canada:
Toronto Smoke Candle
I love kitschy, personalized goodies so it should come as no surprise that I’m all over these hand-poured soy candles named after Canadian cities. My own hometown scent, Toronto Smoke Candle ($28), is a mix of sweet cinnamon, tobacco smoke, and a soft undertone of cherry meant to evoke “the perfect mix of a sweet hot summery Toronto night”, aka the best time ever. It’ll be a serious toss up between this & the s’mores candle.
Knot & Bow Decor
I have a serious weakness for paper goods and stationery of all kind so exercising willpower with this vendor will be a large concern, especially since the prices are so great. If I had to pick three favourites, they would be the Neon Pink Heart Stickers (36 for $4.50), Parcel Tag Trio in Pink (30 for $11.95) and the Party Confetti Bomb ($11.50 for 1oz).[line]
Are you as pumped for this pop-up as I am? Which items are on your wishlist?