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Introducing the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy Collection

by Aleksa Brown

Aug 31, 2020

Vintage-inspired, kid-friendly, and oh-so-versatile, Elsie and Emma’s limited-edition home goods and accessories are packed with personality.

Elsie and Emma cheers with mugs at a kitchen table
Photo by: Amber Kelly

For Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson, the DIY-loving sister squad behind lifestyle brand A Beautiful Mess, the best kinds of finds are the ones brimming with personality and crafted with heart. Enter the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection, featuring more than 30 limited-edition pieces in Emma and Elsie’s signature sunny style—think rainbow-shaped statement earrings that seamlessly transition from WFH to backyard date night, vintage-inspired woven wall hangings, and one-of-a-kind ceramic vases that look just as stunning holding spatulas as they do fresh-cut flowers.

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The best part? Each exclusive item was created in partnership with one of 15 talented Etsy sellers, and the line runs the gamut from kid-friendly home goods to eye-catching fall accessories, with jewelry and beauty buys to boot. Says the pair: “For us, this collaboration was all about creating beautiful, handmade pieces that encourage shoppers to support small businesses.” Scroll on for a full walkthrough, then shop the collection.

Star mug and pour-over and pink tumbler from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Ceramic star mug, $50; ceramic star pour-over, $60; ceramic pink tumbler, $36, all from Katie M Mudd Ceramics

Morning routines are infinitely better with ceramics that make you smile—and a starry pour-over, matching mug, and pretty pink tumbler are up to the task, even before you’ve had your first cuppa. Bonus: They’re microwave and dishwasher safe.

Assorted greeting cards from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: "Home Sweet Home" greeting card, $6.25; "Sweater Weather is Better Together" greeting card, $6.25; "Hey Y'all" greeting card, $23.50 for five; "Thanks" greeting card, $23.50 for five, all from Posterity Paper

With sweet designs for celebrating sweater weather, honoring home life, offering gratitude, or just saying “hi,” these hand-lettered greeting cards make a thoughtful statement all their own.

Some days, you just need a little something extra—and these playful polymer clay earrings, which come in two exclusive styles, fit the bill, serving double-duty as a mood-booster and outfit-enhancer with their pleasant, peachy hues and unexpected shapes.

Shell-shaped pillows from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Small peach shell pillow, $62; medium blush shell pillow, $70, both from À la maison & co.

Add a retro-glam vibe to any setting, from living room to playroom, with these velvety smooth shell-shaped stunners, available in an array of sizes.

Cherry wood serving trays from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Cherry wood serving trays from CBYMCREATIVE, from $64

Not all appetites are created equal, so this tray set made from rich cherry wood gives you two options: a smaller size for bites and nibbles, and a larger version for full-on snack spreads.

Wall hangings from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Rainbow-streaked wall hanging, $150; white roving wall hanging, $75, both from Sunwoven

Weave a tactile touch into your interiors with a ‘70s-esque, rainbow-streaked wall hanging crafted from wool yarn and finished with a shaggy fringe. Need something more neutral? This bright white roving tapestry is so soft and fluffy, you might just mistake it for a cloud.

Floral vase from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Floral clay vase from Gabrielle Silverlight, $170

Let the oversize petals on this hand-built speckled clay vase inspire your next bouquet arrangement—because when it comes to fresh flowers, more is definitely more.

Ceramic tray trio from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Ceramic tray trio from Dovekie & Finch, $112

Use this colorful ceramic tray trio as a landing pad for loose jewelry, spare change, and your ever-elusive house keys. Bonus: The geometric shapes mean they also look sleek when stacked.

Knit beanies from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Pink and brown knit beanies from Hazel Bea, $55 for kids, $60 for adults

These cable-knit beanies—topped with fluffy pom-poms just begging to be squeezed—come in two colorways and two sizes, so you can spend cozy season in sync with your sister, bestie, or even your mini-me.

Animal wall hooks from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP (clockwise from top left): Giraffe, triceratops, and elephant-shaped wooden wall hooks from The Jungle Hook, $25 each

Crafted from sturdy European birch and sanded to satiny perfection, these friendly-faced animal hooks add an element of imagination to tidy-up time, and come in three kid-approved styles: elephant, triceratops, and giraffe.

Agate coasters from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Pink agate coasters from Design Pretty, $55 for two

Whether you’re celebrating cocktail hour al fresco or protecting your coffee table from pesky water rings, an elegant set of agate coasters just feels snazzy—and did we mention the edges are trimmed with rose gold?

"Howdy Y'all" doormat from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: "Howdy Y'all" doormat from Proper Letter, $64

Make the mail carrier smile with a heartfelt, hand-painted “howdy” doormat, which comes treated with a waterproof, UV-resistant coating that's sure to withstand all those special deliveries.

Body oil from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Orange rosemary body oil from Brown Butter Beauty, $32

Add a nourishing body oil to your Sunday self-care routine and let the scent of orange and rosemary carry you peacefully into the week ahead. 

Assorted planters from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: 4-inch star ceramic planter, $60; 6-inch pink ceramic planter, $65, both from Katie M Mudd Ceramics

Give your prized succulent a new pot to call home with two sizes and styles to choose from: a 4-inch star-splashed number or a 6-inch speckled version, which comes in a pink so subtle it pretty much passes for a neutral.

Throw blanket from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Pink and green throw blanket from Calhoun & Co., $128

Tonight’s plans? Cozying up with a movie and this mossy green and millennial pink throw blanket, which is knitted to be as snuggly and warm as your favorite chunky sweater. Pass the popcorn.

Ruched headbands from the A Beautiful Mess x Etsy collection
SHOP: Vanilla velour, sparkly apricot, and rust velour ruched headbands from Bardot Bow Gallery, $30 each

Last but certainly not least, these ultra-comfortable (and ultra-cute!) ruched headbands come in a flexible one-size-fits-all fit and three fall-friendly shades: vanilla velour, sparkly apricot, and rust. Talk about mommy-and-me accessorizing goals!

Photography by Amber Kelly.

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Aleksa Brown

Aleksa Brown is a writer, editor, and brand storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. Some of her favorite things include burgers, bike rides, and being outside with friends on sunny days. Read more of her work on the Etsy Journal.