Monday, May 23, 2011

I Love Etsy: Treasury

If you have never heard of Etsy, pardon me being so frank, but you, my dear, are living under a rock. Not only is it just about the coolest place on the web to buy anything handmade or vintage, but it is the most addictive shopping site I've ever been to. I caution you - visiting Etsy with a full paypal account can be quite dangerous.

I have friends and family who sell on Etsy, myself included. (Visit KOBrienPhotography and KTPaperCrafts!) As part of my "I Love Etsy" section of this blog, I'll take time to highlight their shops, and others that I find and love on the site.

Today's post, however, is about featuring my latest Etsy treasuries. What is a treasury? Etsy users have a really cool opportunity to browse through the thousands of items on the site and put together a collection for others to see. Some are themed and some are random. Many of them end up on the front page of Etsy, which is I think, every seller's dream, and quite the accomplishment in the Etsy world.

I'd like to share with you the treasuries I make, for a few reasons.

First, it takes some time to build a treasury. Finding the perfect combination of items takes thought and patience, and when you put that much time into something, you want to share it!

Second, treasuries are an awesome way to promote other Etsy sellers, and let's be honest, to succeed in the world of handmade, you need to have a lot of support.

Third, I love putting colors and themes together. I think maybe it's part of having a photographer's eye, but this lets me be so creative, and I love seeing what the final product ends up being. (Insert dorky confession - I love to go back and stare at my treasuries and oooh and ahh at how pretty they are to me haha).

And fourth, it's a fun way to bring fun shopping ideas to YOU! Just click on the treasury and you have an instant peek at some really great shops and really great items.

This week I have two treasuries. The first is titled "Marry Me" and was created as a challenge for the Etsy Nonteam Treasury Challenge. We had to create a treasury around a pair of beautiful earrings by Etsy seller karinagrace and of course I couldn't resist the obvious wedding correlation.

The second was one I just felt like creating last night while on the computer. It is of course, inspired by our recent weather pattern :) It's titled "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow...Right?"

Take a peek, let me know what you think....and if you're feeling spunky..create your own! Be sure to share the link below, I love seeing what others come up with.


  1. LOVE both these treasuries! I looove looking through treasuries on Etsy. So addicting!

    PS You have two thirds :)

  2. Ha! Thanks! All fixed. My students use to make fun of me all the time because I messed up the numbering on tests. Just one more reason I don't work in a bank :)

  3. I love this but where do you find them? Ask Dani, technology and I are not great friends! :)

  4. Go to to see the full list! You can also click on the names of my treasuries above and it will take you there!

  5. I just made an Etsy Treasury in time for Fathers Day gift giving, that I wanted to share with you. Its called "Oh No! Its Almost Fathers Day- What Does Dad Want?" by emarshallgallery :
    So many FUN choices! Enjoy! Elizabeth