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Japanese Furniture Tansu Drawer Front Vintage Wood Hardware in Meiji Period Made of Japanese Cedar

This is stunning! This is a drawer front from a tansu furniture (Japanese set of drawers). It is in Meiji Period (1868~) and made of Japanese cedar ("Sugi" in Japanese). There is a diamond shape metal work near the keyhole (family crest of family who owned this furniture). It is lacquered . It combined sophisticated style with the highest quality…


Posted by from japan with love on July 26, 2014 at 9:10am

Japanese Dance Fan Mai Ogi Hand Fan Tokaido 53 Tsugi by Hiroshige Ando (F127) Ukiyo-e Wood Block Print

This hand fan is stunning and the pictures don't do it justice. This is called a "mai ogi" or dance fan. One side has Tokaido 53 Tsugi by Hiroshige Ando - (The original one is UKiyo-e Wood Print in 1860). Another side has white color used washi paper . The handle is lacquered bamboo.…


Posted by from japan with love on July 15, 2014 at 5:20am

Japanese Dance Fan Mai Ogi Hand Purple Green Silver Gold Cream (F36)

Japanese Dance Fan Mai Ogi Hand Purple Green Silver Gold Cream (F36)


This is simple yet elegant! It is a "mai ogi" or dance fan. The…


Posted by from japan with love on June 9, 2014 at 1:01am

Bijin-ga Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print

This is a vintage Japanese print of Ukiyoe, Bijinga painted woman geisha by Kitagawa Utamaro. …

Posted by from japan with love on May 16, 2014 at 11:03am

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Featured Shop: not Tuesday

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Photo by not Tuesday

Hi there! My name is Rachel Wightman, and I am a jewelry designer and maker from Sydney, Australia. My shop is called not Tuesday.


The seed for not Tuesday was planted a few years before I acted on it. As an interiors magazine stylist, I was forever sourcing new products for shoots; at the time, it was impossible to find a tea towel that wasn’t tartan or a tourist souvenir. This got me thinking about being a designer and maker. Later on, after I had a baby, the time seemed right to give it a go.


I believe if you can’t find what you like, or you can’t afford it, you can make it yourself; I’ve been making my own clothes, amongst other things, since I was a teenager. More recently I started making my own necklaces, but I wasn’t completely happy with the choice of beads I could find – which of course led me to make my own.


After an unsuccessful experiment with resin, I found my preferred medium: polymer clay. One day, I decided to put my necklaces out there to see if anyone else was interested, and Etsy seemed like the obvious marketplace to give them a go. Within a week, I was contacted by a fabulous Australian gallery store who wanted to place an order.


I’m a night owl, so I spend many nights mixing colors and rolling beads. My aesthetic is bold and simple, and I love giving simple geometric shapes added texture through the imperfect nature of being made by hand. I work in my living room at home, which is the only space in the house that isn’t a bedroom or bathroom. While there are times when I would like my work mess to be hidden, for the most part, it works.


Since opening my Etsy shop three years ago, what I have come to value most is my own belief in my work. I had doubts in the beginning that my “no frills” approach might be seen as too basic, but now I appreciate that it’s my thing. I’m not trying to follow any trends, and while I’m sure my designs will evolve and venture into other mediums, I can’t imagine straying too far from the simplicity of a circle or square.

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