Swans are a thing now, but they still feel fresh to me. Their black and white plumage and sculptural shape play nicely with modern interiors, but they have a great Victorian quality to them as well. Plus swans are total bitches – nasty birds, really – so there’s something kind of intimidating which makes me want to plaster them all over the walls of my non-existent powder room.
I just added these little cuties to the shop today. They’re made of celluloid which was big in the 1920’s.
I love some of the swan trends I’m seeing out and around…
Are you planning a swan theme for your babe’s room? Or a chic powder or dressing room?
The Raised by Design Etsy Shop is officially open for biz! Peep it here or by clicking ‘SHOP’ at the top of this page. Favorite the shop for updates, or follow me on your choice of social media time wasters – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
I’m super excited about crossing this 10-year-old item off of my to-do list. Buying and selling vintage wares is in my blood. I was raised (reluctantly) accompanying my mom to garage sales, estate sales, thrift shops and flea markets as a kid in Chicago. When I got to college I found myself dragging my roommates to second-hand sales and force feeding them my quirky decorating style in its awkward stage. And now that I have my very own grown up home, I find the most joy in filling it with family heirlooms and my most precious vintage finds – items I’ve carefully packed and moved around the country from rental to rental.
As I mention on my shop page, the connection between new and old is really important to me. As a student of history and interior design, the roots of a design – how it was raised – are what makes it interesting to me. Everything in the shop has firmly anchored today’s design trends and will play well with the new things in your home.
I’ve only stocked the shop with one tenth of the wares that I have in stock and will be adding new items daily – hourly – all the time. Tell your friends and fill your homes with COOL VINTAGE SHIT!
In the time it’s taken me to connect the shop to the blog and make this announcement, I’ve already sold one of my favorite items – the Made in Japan French Bulldog Figurine. So my Etsy cherry has been popped (so gross, I know)!
I’m so amped up on Etsy that I’m offering a shop-wide discount through this Sunday, 6/22.Use the coupon code “CHERRY” at checkout to receive 10% off your order.