Thursday, January 22, 2015

Curated Treasury: "black and gold"

Today's treasury is curated by Susan, from the Etsy shop CalloohCallay from St. Louis, MO.

CalloohCallay features unique gifts including vintage home decor and housewares, vintage button jewelry, vintage accessories and luggage, vintage books and postcards, vintage jewelry, industrial and rustic items, and much more

Susan is the owner, designer, photographer, "Hunter And Gatherer", researcher, and fashionista behind CalloohCallay.

"The name Callooh Callay was happily borrowed from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, a poem in Through the Looking Glass. 'And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! He chortled in his joy.'

Callooh Callay is all about the joy of discovery--that moment when you round the corner at the flea market and find the perfect Art Deco statue, or cobalt blue hat, or vintage bellows camera. I bring an eclectic mix, culled from my personal collection and from sales around the Midwestern United States."

Susan has been selling on Etsy through CalloohCallay for more than seven years. In that time, she has sent an Olive Oyl marionette to a toy museum in South Korea; cocktail hats for weddings in New Zealand; rustic wood carvings to downtown Manhattan; teacups to Kuwait; and one-of-a-kind vintage button jewelry all over the world. 

"I still smile thinking of my red, white, and blue pillbox hat on the streets of Bangkok."

CalloohCallay offers a changing selection of vintage and antique items, including hats, purses, books, postcards, toys, housewares, jewelry, architectural salvage, and home decor. To this rich collage, Susan add her own jewelry, fashioned from vintage buttons, pocket knives, and other bits and bobs she has picked up along the way.

Here is a small sampling of items you will find when you visit Susan at CalloohCallay.


Please take the time to browse CalloohCallay on Etsy.

We also encourage you to take the time to visit the shops of the artists featured in this treasury, explore the variety of their work, and learn more about them.

We hope you enjoy this treasury.



Etsy is a fabulous social shopping experience. Our involvement has led us to discover new shops, and new friends, all over the globe.

Etsy Treasuries have been an extraordinary opportunity to introduce us to new artists and shops.

We are pleased to be presenting just a small fraction of the fabulous Treasuries that have been curated by Etsy shop owners.

We encourage you to discover more Etsy Treasuries, and Etsy shops, on your own.

You can support Etsy shops online, all over the world, in your locality, or visit a shop, in person, at an event near you.


  1. Lovely collection. I have many items saved in my favorites from Susan's shop.
    Love the blog.
    Thanks Ellen and Bob.

  2. Truly wonderful! A golden masterpiece. Thank you for featuring this T!

  3. Beautifully curated! Thank you for sharing!

  4. So wonderful of you to feature my shop and my treasury, with all these fantastic sellers. Thanks so much--you made my week!

  5. I loved the article, including the story about the origin of the shop's name and I LOVE the treasury!

  6. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for including me in this feature and sharing the Etsy community to your readers.

  7. Superb curation, Susan! Lovely article, too! Congrats!

  8. Bravo on your choice to feature Susan's shop CalloohCallay! I've long been an avid admirer of this exceptional vintage Etsy shop. How lovely to see this blog providing your readers the best of Etsy!