By using the local search function on Etsy rather than merely searching for “Salem” items I can avoid all the witchcraft wares and get to the good stuff: there are a lot of artists and artisans working in Salem and their creativity and productivity is impressive. I haven’t done an Etsy post in a while and Christmas is right around the corner (apparently—so sad that we all seem to overlook Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays) so it seemed like a good time. Here’s a few of my recent Salem Etsy finds: you can click on the image and go directly to the site.
Vintage recycled “Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House” Journal/Sketchbook by Etsy Seller kissykissykatie. This seller makes journals and sketchbooks out of old books and has a large selection on Etsy. Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House (Cary Grant and Myrna Loy!) just happens to be my favorite movie of all time, so this particular journal caught my eye.
“Fall Harvest” silver and gold stacking rings by Etsy Seller DangerousByDesign. Beautiful minimalist jewelry in a mix of metals from this Etsy seller.
Spoon Busk Corded Corset by Etsy Seller JanesCorsets. You’ve got to love a town that has a corset maker!
Red Lotus Medallion Little Girls Day Dress by Etsy Seller littlebirdsfly. This seller produces dresses for little girls from really lovely not-so-little-girl fabrics.
“The Sweet Talk” knitted capelet by Etsy Seller Toil&Trouble. I like the color combination of this “shoulder warmer” and it would come in handy in a house with 10-foot ceilings!
Soy candles in blood orange and absinthe by Etsy Seller WitchCityWicks. Very distinct scents (anise, mead) as well as labels on these Salem-made candles.