Have you heard of the Etsy Design Awards? They are Etsy’s first ever global award program! So cool, right? Also known as #TheEtsies, they honour creatives from around the world and celebrate the talented people behind the winning products, because YES, there are real people behind all the products on Etsy. No machines, people! 

I just learnt about #TheEtsies recently, but maybe next year I’ll apply! Thousands of entries are received from around the world, intact there were 160 finalists, all hoping to win the grand prize of $15,000 USD or a prize in one of the five categories which include: Inventive Decor, Signature Style, Festive Celebrations, Earth-Friendly and Creative Collaborations. The winners will be announced September 2019. 

I’ve had so much fun checking out many of the finalists and I wanted to share with you some of my favourites!  

Magnetic Dino Wallpaper 

Come on, how cool is this magnetic dino wallpaper?! This one was in the Inventive Decor category and I’d say that’s pretty darn inventive! I have never seen anything like it. 

Lark Jumpsuit

How gorgeous is this Lark Jumpsuit? Handmade with linen and it’s like you are getting two jumpsuits for the price of one because it’s reversible! You can wear the tie part at the back too. You can find this one in the Signature Style category.

Rainbow and Butterfly Coat

How adorable is this handmade coat? This one really stood out for me, its so cute! Check out the other beautiful photos HERE. This one is also a finalist in the Signature Style category.

Bridal Ballet Flats

These Bridal Ballet Flats are gorgeous! I’m not one for heels so these really stood out for me. Maybe I need to get married again? Haha, kidding! You’ll find these ones in the Festive Celebrations category.

Personalized Christmas Bauble

Another one from the Festive Celebrations category, I love the simplistic design of this personalized bauble. It would be perfect for one of our real Christmas Trees!

Glass Straws

Next up is the Earth-Friendly category and I think these glass straws are my favourite so far! The shop is from Canada and the item is totally affordable, in my opinion! Double plus. 

Did you happen to see the glass straws from the Jillian Harris x Etsy Summer 2019 Collection? They are made by the same shop! Click HERE to get yours!

Bamboo Dinner Plates

I love how these bamboo dinner plates match the straws above! They aren’t even from the same shop, but they are both in the Earth-Friendly category.

The Ethical Magic Sliders

As soon as I saw these, I had to share them! I mean, they are super cool, made with recycled materials like car tires, motorbike inner tubes, cork, rubber and such, but even more important, if you’ve been following my Instagram, you may have seen my poll on the whole socks and sandals trend. My husband and I were having a disagreement regarding what is okay when it comes to socks and sandals. I said its okay to wear socks with sandals when you have pants on, but he disagreed! Seriously though, this trend is back and its NOT just with pants. All the cool kids are wearing socks and sandals with shorts! However I did terribly lose the poll….75% agreed with my husband. But these sandals, now wouldn’t they look wicked with socks? I think YES!

Baby/Toddler Bearmouse Hat

I don’t know what it is, but hats with ears are just so much cuter! This Bearmouse Hat is made from organic cotton and it looks super soft and cozy! 

What are you favourite items from all the Etsy Finalists

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