I just love Etsy and have saved so many of my favourites. I’ll get round to buying some of these, either as gifts for family and friends or just for myself!
At the moment I have a ‘Recently favourited items’ collection and have just been adding all the goodies that I love into this section. I’ve noticed that other people on Etsy have categorised their favourites, such as placing all their fave red or brightly coloured items into different collections. So, I’ve decided to categorise some of my saved blue items into my ‘Something Blue‘ favourites. They’re not actually for brides, but some of them could be! Most of the items in this collection are pale blue, as I favour this shade more so, than a deep and bright blue. The items range from stationery, art prints, brooches, to wallpaper and fashion.
I just love pattern and detailing, and I tend to be attracted to items that have fantastic surface design, as well as colour. It’s also a good resource to have when seeing what other colours go well with the colour blue (which is my new favourited collection), and how other designers use blue within their work. In particular, I love how PurpleFishBowl2 harmonises the stronger red, orange, brown and deep blue colours with pale blue in the printed skirt. It’s such a great colour combination and they all blend well, nicely! The range of bright and earthy brown colours in MercedesLagunas’ floral art prints are divine. They stand out against the pale blue background and this colour is perfect for this particular print, as there are already two to three blue shades within this piece. The brighter pinks and yellows stand out, but are not overpowering against the selected blue background.
I will however, create collections for other themes, according to their colours, styling, end purpose and so on… To start with I was thinking of presents, such as wedding and illustrated gifts.
# the printed skirt is now sold, but there are lots of other gorgeous alternatives in the seller’s shop!
Emma Jayne x