(E-Dubs = EW = Etsy Wednesday)
"This is a pie-house, not some sort of herbal crack den." -Olive Snook.
I admit the above quote/picture has almost nothing to do with this post. But whenever I think about pie, I think about the beloved show Pushing Daisies. I digress.
I promise I will lay off on the food related Etsy Wednesdays soon. But, how could I resist a whole collection of things based off of pie when Thanksgiving is just around the corner (tomorrow)? I think we all know that the number one most important part of turkey day is not just to sit around and be thankful but to sit around and be thankful while eating a slice of pie. Pumpkin, apple, rum raisin, mincemeat, ricotta, stone fruit, berry, sweet potato, pecan, lemon meringue... if a kind of pie exists it can show up on your Thanksgiving table. And I love pie.
The fun part about Etsy is that everyone has their own take on what makes something pie related. There were the obvious items like pie plates, pie birds, pi puns and then there were items that were 'as sweet as pie' or even more abstract. As always, here are the ones I found most interesting. The link for the complete treasury is at the end.
If you like to stamp things and you like to bake pies, this could be the perfect item for you to use when giving pies as gifts. Because who doesn't want a pie as a gift? (Hint. Hint.) I especially love the heart shaped steam. Adorable.
This 'sweet potato pie' necklace is made from fabric rosettes with a ribbon tie. It would be an absolutely stunning accessory to wear to your Thanksgiving dinner (or any other day, don't limit yourself).
I love this dessert stand made out of a pie plate. It shows that cakes aren't the only things that deserve to be put up on a pedestal.
The background on this print reminds me of old wallpaper. I love it. (It doesn't take a lot to win me over when it comes to patterns).
I love this pie server turned into an arm bangle. How exquisite is the combination of the cut outs on the serving end and the antique, sculptural look of the blossoms on the handle.
I love tea towels. Not because I find them particularly useful in the kitchen (maybe I don't have enough tea parties or something) but because usually they make amazing art. I tend to collect tea towels thinking I will turn them into neat wall hangings. I love this cherry pie print, and I think it would look great mounted on a canvas (or matted in a frame) and hung up above the kitchen sink.
This pumpkin pie soap looks good enough to eat. My guess it doesn't taste good enough to eat though, so don't try that at home. (Oh, and it is vegan friendly for those of you who need to know that).
I love the whimsy of this pie-themed brooch. Made of vintage crocheted layers and glass stones and beads atop a felt leaf, this would like great on any outfit. I think we all need to make a conscious effort to bring brooches back. Seriously, let's start a movement.
I can't be the only one who loves vintage recipe cards. And I don't think it's a coincidence that the two pies pictured on these are my personal favorites (lemon meringue and pumpkin). It must be fate in a meant-to-be kind of way.
I know I've shown hand stamped forks before, but I love these just as much as the garden variety I showcased a few weeks ago. And if you have a pie in front of you, you need a way to eat it. So there you go.
It's impossible for me to resist puns like this one. Especially when I do heart apple pi.