Monday, February 8, 2010

The Pink Pig Presents Comfort Cottage on Etsy

I'd like to introduce you to Comfort Cottage, our niche store on Etsy selling "cushions and smalls for the home." If you aren't familiar with Etsy, it is a community of buyers and sellers whose focus is handmade and vintage products. Buying vintage and handmade ensures purchases are unique, sustainable, and supportive of independent business owners. It is a philosophy that mirrors the Pink Pig's dedication to acquiring statement pieces from the past and putting them to use today.

What can you find at the Comfort Cottage? The Comfort Cottage features a variety of accessories to add warmth and character to any home. Where else can you find a vintage milk carrier? The simple design allows for use in both modern and vintage settings. Fill with vintage milk cans or mason jars and bring yourself back to an era when you knew exactly where your food and drinks came from. Or give it a modern spin and use in the home office as a desktop organizer.

The Comfort Cottage also carries grand old wire baskets. The eye-catching forms and quality craftsmanship make these a staple in your home decor. A wire basket is wonderful for putting seasonal items on display and can also work as a stand-alone piece. With their clean lines, wire baskets can provide a nice transition from vintage to modern in your home.

Metal can be steely, harsh, and cold. But create a form with lovely curves and delicate scrolls, and iron becomes warm and whimsical. This tulip shape vase manages to appear light and airy despite being made of heavy iron. It is simply a great piece for the home or garden.

The next time you’re in the market for home d├ęcor, I hope you will check out Comfort Cottage and the other great vintage and handmade stores on Etsy. It is an excellent venue for finding one of a kind items. Once a week, I'll be featuring a new Etsy seller on my blog to promote buying handmade. There are some amazing shops! If you are an Etsy shop proprietor and would like to be featured, please email me.