EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: UP ON TRENDS: St Patricks & Vintage Fashion by alteredgirl

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

UP ON TRENDS: St Patricks & Vintage Fashion by alteredgirl

2012 Season Premier !
written by Rebecca of AlteredGirl
Logo designed by Eva of CocoNme

Trend #1: St. Patrick's Day !

Since St. Patrick's Day is less than a week away, I thought it only fitting that I start my first "Up On Trends" feature focusing on the holiday.

St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 17. It is celebrated in Ireland and many other countries where there are Irish immigrants or those with Irish ancestors. Of course in the US lots of people who aren't Irish still celebrate by wearing green and celebrating, usually with copious amounts of food and drink!

The color green, shamrocks (or clovers), leprechauns, rainbows and all kinds of symbols of luck are popular themes for this holiday. Etsy for animals Team members have some great items in these categories.

- a lucky collar for man's best friend

- 4-leaf clover charms AND lucky horseshoes on this bangle

- good looking (and lucky?) cat toys

Some ideas for tagging St. Patrick's Day
themed items: holiday, green, luck, lucky, Irish

Trend #2: Vintage Fashion 1950s & 1960's

Authentic vintage fashion and decor seem to be bigger than ever lately, possibly due to the popularity of shows such as "Mad Men" or maybe just a yearning for the past. Vintage items from or influenced by the 1950s and 1960s are among the most popular.

Sleek looking suits, trench coats, and fedoras are all the rage for men. Pearls, pencil skirts and sweater sets personify this look for women. Home decorating themes for this era include long clean horizontal lines, subtle colors, metallic finishes, East Asian inspired decor, abstract art, Chippendale sofas and bar sets.

Here are some selections from Team EFA members that fit this theme:

- this wallet size shopping card is so perfectly retro

- authentic designer fashion

- with images from the 1961 movie classic

Some ideas for tagging items in these categories:
1950s and 1960s but also 50s and 60s, mid-century


  1. What a wonderful start to this series, Rebecca !

  2. Nicely done! Great new series idea too! Can't wait to read more.

  3. I love this new addition to the blog! Can't wait for the next one! Thanks!

  4. What an awesome new series this is going to be, and what a great start this post is!

    (I'm a fan of the 1930s and 40s, myself!)

  5. very cool! I like this idea. Thanks for featuring my collar


  6. Thank you for the nice comments! I'm really excited about this, it's really fun and I get to volunteer for the team! :)

  7. So adorable! Thank you for including me!

  8. Thank you for including my vintage shirt!


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