As change occurs ever more rapidly, it is interesting to take note of the survivors.
Founded in 1998, (that's a million years ago on the Internet,) it is a peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items.
I dimly remember examining the site soon after it became popular and never buying anything.
But I made a return visit recently, spurred on by a desperate quest to locate steel furniture to match my antique metal autopsy table.
My, Etsy, how you've grown.
There are all kinds of hard to find things on the site:
Steampunk Victorian aviator goggles? Check.
Upcycled Clothing and Accessories from Lithuania? Check.
Hand forged rings made from Morgan dollars? Check.
I didn't find the steel chairs of my dreams, but came across this super cool (and well priced) raw industrial nightstand made in Los Angeles.
Check it out.