‘E-shop’ the Hill — Capitol Hill Etsy/eBay/etc. online shopping open thread

1486896_10152115273753689_129703280_nWe hope you have had a chance to Shop the Hill this holiday season — we’ll continue to highlight local gift ideas (“new pure copper slabs combat lethargy and passivity while stimulating optimism“) and deals through the coming weeks.


This weekend brings a handful of craft gift shops to the Hill including Canoe Social Club’s Bizarre Bazaar, a holiday art fair at Vermillion and the NEST pop-up boutique on Bellevue Ave.

You probably know somebody you really, really love who needs this Madsen Modern Hans Wegner Rocking Chair

You probably know somebody you really, really love who needs this Madsen Modern Hans Wegner Rocking Chair

It’s also coming up on crunch time so you might want to bring technology to play in finding gifts for loved ones.

There are lots of Capitol Hill-based artists, crafters and creators to choose from online. Below, we’ve highlighted a few.

Please let us know about your online shop in *and* Capitol Hill connection in the comments below.

  • Sarah Hood JewelryEtsy
     I’m a Capitol Hill born and raised jeweler who went through the (now defunct) jewelry program at the School of Art at UW, and I now make and sell my work through my own studio here in Seattle. I specialize in custom wedding and commitment rings and also ready-to-wear pieces of all kinds. You can see my work in person downtown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery or visit my Etsy shop for an even larger selection. I love custom work so don’t hesitate to get in touch for that special piece!
  • Madsen ModernEtsy
    Capitol Hill-based Madsen Modern, run by brothers Brandon and Brian Madsen, offers high-quality mid-century and Danish Modern furniture at affordable prices.
  • Pistil BooksEtsy
    A Capitol Hill bookstore since 1993; online only since 2001. You can pick up your books at our Capitol Hill office/warehouse. We have almost 13,000 used books in all categories, and many are in new condition. http://www.pistilbooks.netWe also have an Etsy shop for cool vintage books, recycled blank books, and collage and paper art.

Many of your favorite Hill merchants also have excellent online commerce sites. Check them out if you’re in a pinch.

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4 thoughts on “‘E-shop’ the Hill — Capitol Hill Etsy/eBay/etc. online shopping open thread

  1. I’m a Capitol Hill co-op dweller and founder of Padded Spaces. We make Prop ‘n Go, a comfortable ergonomic lap stand for tablets and laptops. We also just released iBedside, an elegant and convenient way to store gadgets in the bedroom.

  2. bigalgie Consignment Services has been on the hill for 15 years.

    We have 18,000 items in inventory and special requests are welcome, from books/CDs/DVDs to art/furniture/clothing/collectibles. Brand new and wrapped, to vintage, to antique.

    You can reach us via Amazon, eBay, Etsy, or FB under bigalgie. We hand deliver to central Seattle customers (sometimes even same day!) and partially rebate the shipping costs.

    We can also sell your collections when you need to purge, move, or downsize — or sell those unwanted gifts you may not want to regift and make you Christmas cash –any time of year!

    New in today are 500 hard to find import CDs, a full length white mink coat/hat set, and a 1953 Singer Sewhandy hand crank sewing machine.

  3. 3 local markets to put on the top of your holiday shopping list!

    *Saturday Dec. 14th, Capitol Hill, In Arts Holiday Bazzar, Inartsnw 1647 17th Ave, Seattle http://organize.ussf2010.org/org/arts-nw

    Join us for The In Arts Bazar Gnar:

    In Arts North West is a community of thirty artists living collectively on the top of Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Residents specialize in a variety of performance and visual art. Our focus encompasses the full spectrum of visual art, music, theater and performance.
    -12- 8 pm, all ages and free.
    *Sunday Dec 15th Capitol Hill, The Bizarre Bazaar
    Canoe Social Club is hosting the 2nd annual Bizarre Bazaar at our NEW LOCATION! 1423 10th Ave. Studio C, near Union St. on Cap Hill

    Get your last minute holiday shopping on at Canoe! Canoe members and their esteemed guests will have their wares on sale for one day only. Come down and feast your eyes and pocketbooks on all of the cool things that Canoe members make (and sell). This sale is open to the public, so please spread the word generously.
    Sunday Dec. 22nd, Capitol Hill, Makers Market at Liberty 517 15th Ave E · Seattle.
    -1-7 pm, 21+ and treats.

    The holidays are fast approaching! If you subscribe to gift-giving culture, you probably already know that handmade gifts benefit their recipients as well as your local micro-economy and are *extra* special. We’d like to present you with a unique opportunity to stock up on all sorts of handmade jewelry, coasters, animal art, knit goods, and other DIY pieces. Sunday the 8th in the back room at Liberty on 15th ave E. Lively libations, coffee, and sushi will also be available (YUM!)
    -1-7 pm, 21+ and treats.