Thursday, December 15, 2011

Real*Love, Etsy edition!

So, the downside of Christmas is that shopping for other people usually gets me in a..well, shopp-y mood.  With the economy what it is at the moment, that's never a good thing.  I try to placate my urge to shop by buying little, practical things that I can consider to be an investment down the road.  (For example, I've stocked up on warm winter leggings and boot socks from Kohl's.)

I'd really like a new winter coat, but I am so endlessly picky that I just can't find one I like enough to commit to.  Looks like it's sweaters for the rest of the season for this girl...

But, without further ado--adorable things I have been lusting over (but will likely not purchase) on Etsy.

I am obsessed with this typewriter.  As a kid, I learned to type on a typewriter and used to sit there for days just banging out short stories.  This one rings my bell far beyond all the other models simply because of its color.  LOOK AT THAT COLOR.  I am so in love.  I keep checking the price to see if it's been reduced.  It's just a little too rich for my blood.  There are other typewriters going for much cheaper, but I feel like this one is really meant to be mine, and I won't be satisfied with one of any other hue.

Okay, okay--except for maybe this hue!  But this one is even MORE expensive (um, five times more expensive?!) and not even an option for me.

I love you, kiss me, I adore you.  Adorable (but unfortunately sold out!) coffee spoons.  They do have similar items now, though.

I already have a gray beanie similar to this one...but damn, I sure do love this image.  I think they should sell the image! (And maybe the girl's dress.  I'd buy that, too.  Super cute!)

I am in the market for a new iPhone case (mine cost $5 at CVS and it shattered the first time it hit the ground! Although I can't exactly knock it--it seems to have kept my iPhone rather safe) but I'm incredibly picky.  It has to be cute, functional, and not too expensive.  This one is pretty cute, although I would prefer one with easy access, like a snap-on case...

If I had a Christmas tree this year, these cute Dr. Who ornaments would, without a doubt, be adorning it!

I have a mighty, gnawing need for a macrame owl.  I could probably afford to buy this little sucker, but I'm holding out hope that my mom might eventually make me one...even though I'm not sure she knows how to.

This is the big one.  Words cannot possibly express how badly I want a writing desk.  I've seen some simpler designs that I like, but a secretary desk such as this one would be hard to beat.  Little compartments for everything!  And I can just fold it up when I'm finished!  And maybe my (future) typewriter would even fit inside...

Well, there you have it.  The current list of things I'm fancying!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello hello! Saw your great blog and just wanted to let you know that although I am embracing the lazy over the holidays, I will be making more of the spoons you like after the New Years hangover subsides. ;) -milk&honey