Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Etsy finds -- Fleur de lis

Happy Mardi Gras, y'all! Okay, so I'm a day late, but that's only because my Etsy finds posts always happen on Wednesdays. But that little technicality isn't going to stop me from bringing you a bevy of items that feature the fleur de lis.

In case you didn't know, the fleur de lis is a traditional symbol of New Orleans (which the NFL finally figured out after its recent trademark infringement witch hunt). I've rounded up some traditional and not-so traditional items for this week's Etsy roundup.

Fleur de lis T-shirts are pretty popular around New Orleans. It seems like every independent T-shirt designer has their own version. HappyFamily sells this oneon Etsy and also at Metro Three, a brick and mortar store in New Orleans.

(Speaking of T-shirt shops in New Orleans, don't miss Storyville Designs. They're not on Etsy, but they make great shirts. They're also one of the small businesses that the NFL threatened with a cease and desist letter, but don't get me started on that topic again.)

Here's something I wouldn't have initially associated with the fleur de lis, but this baby sling from Babyette looks very cool. I've heard that D-ring slings are great for moms who need to tote around babies or even toddlers. Anyone have any experience with these?

Paper wreaths made out of old books have recently surged in popularity in both the craft and design worlds. Here's a lovely fleur de lis inspired wreath, courtesy of White Serenade.

And finally, no second line parade on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans would be complete without a parasol. New Orleans Umbrella Company offers this ivory and gold parasol to suit your second line needs.


serenade said...

Thank yo so much for including me! I'm honored. You have a lovely shop and blog. DE

Beth said...

Hi there Kim! I'm thrilled to be included in this feature!
Yes, the Fleur De Lis is an unusual theme for a baby carrier, which is why I used it ;-D I had no idea there was a copyright issue... (!)
You're right, Ring Slings are also a great way to tote babies & toddlers. Most of my shop is Ring Slings.
Great finds!

kim taylor - - - the sassy crafter said...

Thanks again ladies for having such wonderful creations in your Etsy shops and also for stopping by my blog and commenting!

cannwin said...

I've had a ring-sling wrap for 8 years and I love it!

One of my favorite things about it is that you can use it as a baby-leash when they are a little older, just by pulling the fabric nearly all the way through and wrapping it around their waist.

I have to say I was totally anti-leash until my 7year old started walking. He REFUSED to be strollered. That sling saved my sanity.


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