Etsy Eight: January

Emma Frankart Henterly

Etsy is a go-to resource for many couples planning their weddings. But did you know that you can shop handmade and local? Check out our top Etsy picks for this month, all from shop owners based right here in Columbus.

We’re big fans of mix-and-match frames in rustic wedding décor, but who wants to sift through every thrift store in Columbus looking for the perfect options? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Enter this frame set from EsTeRaP. Pricing starts at $33 for three frames and goes up to $144 for nine frames with glass and backing. A mix of flat and aged finishes—or all flat finish—gives you plenty of options.

If the naked frame aesthetic isn’t your style, maybe a literary reference will do instead. We like this F. Scott Fitzgerald quote from LovelyGrainStudio. The sentiment isn’t from his novels, however; it’s an excerpt from a letter he wrote to, we assume, his wife. The print, framed in natural, gray or dark walnut wood, is yours for $24.

Columbus Weddings is all about just that, but if you’re looking to jet-set for a destination event, you can’t go wrong with a boarding pass-themed save the date. The $9 listed price acts as a deposit for your final product, which aLITTLEsmallTALK prices based on your customized needs. Our suggestion for you wanderlusting to-be-weds? Host a reception locally so everyone can celebrate with you.

Ah, carrieklein—a longtime favorite of Columbus Weddings staffers for her beautiful, handmade paper flowers. This month’s selection deviates from the norm; it’s a ring bearer dish featuring the shop owner’s signature paper flowers, plus lovely moss and a handmade plaster bowl. At $84, it’s not cheap … but the craftsmanship makes the price worth it.

We love the idea of using doilies in your centerpieces (editor Emma Frankart Henterly’s wonderful sister crocheted more than two dozen of them to use in her wedding in 2015), and with the mismatched vintage aesthetic still at the top of the charts, this vintage doily is a great piece to add to your décor. For just $18, you can include this piece on a memory or head table, and be sure to check out the rest of HexHeartHollow’s offerings for other items to mix in.

The bride who wants to be a little extra when it comes to her “something blue”—or one who just prefers other stones to diamonds for an engagement ring—will go gaga over this stunning blue topaz ring from ScotchStreetVintage. It features an aquamarine halo, diamond accents and a 14k white gold setting. At $550, this ring is a size 7 and can be resized. The center topaz is a whopping 4.5 carats, so it’s sure to make a statement.

Get creative with your “something old” and dangle this antique rose gold locket from your bouquet, or wear it as a necklace as it was intended. It features a monogram of “WH” on the back, and the initials “MC” and a photo of a World War I soldier on the inside. SmallTownVintageShop has added a new chain to the necklace, which sells for $175, so you won’t have to worry about an old clasp breaking on your big day.

The cake cutting and champagne toast—two classic reception events that often require the newlyweds to bring their own accoutrements. Don’t be left scrambling; order this lovely flute and utensil set from astylishdesign for $64 and be prepared. You can choose virtually any color ribbon to accent the pieces, or opt for black, white or ivory lace instead. Either way, you’re sure to find the perfect match to your wedding colors.

That's it for this edition of the Etsy Eight. Check back next month for more from our favorite Columbus shops!