I do declare, on this fourth day of November, that at the beginning of each month I am going to feature a shop I completely adore on Etsy. Since there is an un-ending list of stores that make me squeal with delight, this won’t be hard. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Etsy. I truly enjoy supporting small artisans whenever I can afford to. What’s not to love about unique items and supporting small businesses? That’s rhetorical.
None of these stores have any idea I’m going to do this. In fact, they won’t know until I post it and notify them. Some of these stores I just love the look of the product, and some of the stores I’ve actually purchased from before. Per my little “no thanks” policy, I don’t take any items for free for review, paid posts, etc. All stores featured were simply found and loved. As this goes on, I may tweak it, interview the shop owner, etc. but for now – I’m just shouting out.
Now, onto the fun!
Featured Store: Mudaliscious
There are so many beautiful pottery shops on Etsy, I could write every month for a year just about them. Mudaliscious, owned by Wendy Turgeon out of Florida, snagged my heart with one particular item.
Our relationship (me and the shop, not me and Wendy) began in pretty romantic settings. It was the well told tale throughout history of girl, warm blanket, computer & something with bacon on it. Ok, I can’t be confident bacon was involved, but I want to remember it that way.
I knew I wanted pottery on our wedding registry. In truth, and something I have not divulged yet, I am on a mission to slowly but surely replace every plate & bowl in our house with handmade plates and bowls. I want to hand pick every single one of them so Etsy is where I drool over these items.
My husband may be finding this out at the same time as you, though I’m sure I’ve mentioned it. But I mention a lot of things. He can’t be expected to remember them all.
The point is, I was simply oohing and ahhing everything I saw in the pottery section of Etsy- and then these measuring cups came into my life. You should pretty much picture me as that cartoon wolf with hearts coming out of it’s eyes. AAWOOOOOGAH!
They immediately got placed on our registry. There were a few things I was hoping we would get, and these were climbing the list. Frankly, if we didn’t get them I was going to buy them.
Since this fateful day, I have used these lovingly in my kitchen on a pretty regular basis and they are the shiz. You can regularly see them throughout a variety of my cooking blog posts. They just photograph so dang pretty.
I loved these so much I’ve since bought two more pairs for gifts for other people. With a simple request, she’ll even do custom measuring cups for you which I completely utilized. One of my friends lives near the ocean, so I had Wendy custom make cups for her in ocean tones.There was no extra cost either, which made me jump for beans. I hope she doesn’t read this. I haven’t given them to her yet.
Wendy has some great other kitchen items that make me smile too, like these bowls. I haven’t bought these yet, but it might not be long before I confiscate them. These would be perfect for using to measure ingredients out before baking, especially since I bake like I cook – on the fly.
Maybe these will help?
Or maybe I can fill them with ice cream instead.
So thanks to Wendy for being such an awesome Etsy shop owner, and for making a really great and useful unique item.
Again, Wendy has no idea I wrote this. The only product I’ve ever received from her store has either been gifted to me by one of my friends, or bought from her with my hard earned dolla dolla bills ya’ll.