There are other things on Etsy that I love but have no reason to actually purchase, and so far I’ve been able to resist. But I'm almost caving and buying these fabulous decorative paper poms. I wish I were having a party! And at that party, I would serve cupcakes, for which I would certainly use Layer Cake Shop's vintage-looking flowered paper cupcake cups. Or how cute are these tulip-shaped papers?
Before I go any further, let me say in all honesty that while you can find hundreds of gems on Etsy, you sometimes do have to sift through tons of items that are not that great. I have found this to be especially true in the Paper Goods section. Just because you fold a piece of construction paper in half and rubber stamp it doesn’t make it a $5 greeting card. However - lest I besmirch the Paper Goods section - let me say that there are also some amazing finds in that area: Foxy & Winston offers great quality, adorable animal-centric cards and Jane gives super-friendly service, and pocketstudio's personalized cards for kids could not be cuter.
See? I could go on and on. I know that I am making myself out to be an impulse buyer who spends all her time shopping for crafty crap online. I swear I’m not. I don’t like garage sales, I’m not crafty, and like I said, I have really only purchased cards and soaps for the most part. But my purchases have been lovely (*knock knock*) so lately Etsy has had me in its stranglehold! Someone get me out of here!