Here at Kitchn, we are always comparing shopping lists. Whether we’re swapping stories about our Trader Joe’s buys, poring over Amazon wishlists, or crafting our dream Etsy carts, we are expert shoppers and we’re always inspiring each other to make some extra/smarter purchases.
Today, let’s take a look at those Etsy carts. For what it’s worth, Etsy happens to be one of my favorite sources of shopping inspiration. There’s something about its small-shop-craft-fair-esque vibe that makes me want to add everything to my cart. These are the finds my coworkers bought recently. Scroll through and then add your own recent finds in the comments below. (Because we know you guys are expert shoppers, too!)
“I found the CUTEST outdoor tablecloths the other night and instantly ordered this one. I’ve declared this the summer of our backyard and I want to go all out. This oilcloth will protect our table and it’ll go with the adorable inflatable pool at Target that I want to get my girls.” — Faith Durand, Editor-in-Chief
“I’ve been (impatiently) counting down the days until my local farmers market returns. Nothing makes me happier than going every Sunday to stock up on fruits, veggies, cheese, and eggs. But my market bags were getting a little old and scuzzy, so I upgraded to these new ones this year.” — Lauren Kodiak, Managing Editor
“Turns out, my sweet little Millie is afraid of the other dog bowls I bought her. (Her reflection in the stainless steel scares her away!) We bought these hoping she’d take to them, and so far she has! I like the faux terrazzo look just as much as she does. Maybe a little more.” — Lisa Freedman, Lifestyle Director
“We’re working on reducing single-use products in our kitchen — it is a marathon, not a sprint — and I love these Unpaper Towels from Dot and Army. The waffle material makes them really absorbent and I love that I can just throw them in the wash with our everyday laundry. We keep a jar of these where the paper towel roll used to live and have cut down our paper towel usages by about 75 percent.” — Meghan Splawn, Associate Food Editor
“I just bought several packs of these sweet personalized thank you notes, and I’m excited to report that they’re even more adorable in person. Although I’m not entirely surprised — LemonGrace is my favorite for note cards, personalized stationery, and note pads, both for myself and for gifting. These are the perfect way to thank friends and family for the high chair, baby dishes, and other sweet gifts.” — Kelli Foster, Associate Food Editor
“Given that my husband and I both love to take trips, we’ve been pining for a old-timey push-pin map for years. We finally splurged on this beautiful one. It’s on a big wall by our kitchen table and always sparks conversation of travel (and the food eaten!) when we have friends and family over for dinner.” — Sheela Prakash, Associate Food Editor
Have you bought anything great on Etsy recently?
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