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Etsy is an online marketplace where hundreds of thousands of creative people from more than 150 countries sell their handmade crafty goodness. Each week, we're featuring a handful of our favorite items in our Etsy Roundup. On the menu this week: Fun items for Mother's Day. Whether you're shopping for your mom, a friend or yourself -- even if you're not a mom -- these Etsy items will add to your home's style, function or both.
Soap of the Month Club
by Bambu Earth
Vintage Love throw pillow covers
by The Home Centric
Give the gift that keeps on giving! Bambu Earth offers the Soap of the Month Club ($88). The first soap is shipped within a few days of purchase, then the remainder are sent on the first of each month for an entire year. Scents are new each month and include selections such as Eucalyptus Mint and Peppermint. The soaps are packaged in handmade plantable paper labels -- once you've unwrapped the soap, plant the label and watch wildflowers grow!
Made of silk dupioni fabric, this vintage-looking Love throw pillow cover ($26.20) is "beautiful, delicate, romantic and magical for your lovely home!" You can choose from four sizes and four colors. You'll find a concealed, covered zipper on the back for a fresh, clean look.
I Love Strawberries Berry Bowl
by Clay Coyote
Family Values Subway Art
by Words to Live By Signs
Far more than just a berry bowl, the I Love Strawberries berry bowl is a steamer and a strainer, too. The three-piece set ($49) contains a plate, steamer bowl and a lid. Steaming is simple -- just place your veggies in the bowl and set it in a pan with a low level of boiling water. The set is also microwave-, dishwasher- and oven-safe. Note that you can choose from many colors -- just look through the Etsy seller's shop for options. Home fashion and function -- hard to top that!
Be happy, always tell the truth, laugh out loud and try new things -- these are great rules to follow in life. Why not display them, among others, in your home on a piece of subway-style wood? This custom Family Values subway art ($35) measures 24" by 12" and is light enough to hang from a single nail. The Etsy seller features several subway art boards with different sayings.
Home is where the heart is, so celebrate it! This Home Bunting ($23) is 5 1/2 feet long and is great for a homecoming or everyday decoration, for a sweet piece that makes a statement in a subtle way. You can also choose other words, such as "love." If you'd like to choose your own bunting, the Etsy seller is happy to accommodate custom orders.