Photos: Etsy's ten latest and greatest Colorado pride items
Back in January, we shared our ten favorite Colorado-centric items on Etsy, an online marketplace where the crafty among us gather to peddle out-of-the-ordinary creations and unusual discoveries of every description, usually at super-reasonable prices.
A couple of months later, there's already a new roster of curiosities perfect for proud Coloradans. We've picked another ten favorites, complete with links to the original listings. See -- or perhaps we should say "C" -- the latest collection below.
The description reads: "Bike Denver is a print of an original map painting of mine. A beautiful vintage map of the Denver area is in the background and a bold silhouette of a bike painted on top. Cities and places include, Denver, Boulder, Rocky Mtn National Park, Estes Park." Rocky Mountain Hi from Denver Card: $4
Wow: Who knew the phrase "Rocky Mountain High" is actually a misspelled greeting? The creator's description admits that "no one I know is actually from Colorado...so this card was designed to give a special shout out to the ones we left behind :)." Continue for more of Etsy's ten latest and greatest Colorado pride items. Denver neighborhood type map in black: $12
The listing's cap-free description reads: "oh how i love the mile high city.
this map illustrates all of denver's most beloved neighborhoods -- from baker to university hills to stapleton.
show your denver
This takeoff on the RUN-DMC logo is available for other cities, too, but the Denver version works great, especially in comparison to, say, the one for Charlotte, which comes out RUN-CLT. Continue for more of Etsy's ten latest and greatest Colorado pride items. Colorado flag "RADO" sticker -- Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies: $3.95
The logos of the four major professional sports teams in town fit together amazingly well, don't they? Personalized Subway Art--Denver: $17
Okay, if you want to get technical, Denver doesn't have a subway, unless you're talking about shops in the sandwich chain, in which case there are plenty of them. But this is a cool print anyhow. The description reads in part: "I lived in Denver and chose locations that were special to me. In blue is our old Denver address. The best part about this print is that you can choose everything...city, locations, color etc! I can highlight the location you choose, in any color." Continue for more of Etsy's ten latest and greatest Colorado pride items. String Cheese Incident Denver Nuggets NYE Limited Pin: $10
Into both the String Cheese Incident and the Denver Nuggets? Then boy, does this seller have an item for you. Denver Artistic Blueprint Map: $30
The description reads: "For this series of artistic map, I've been inspired by traditional blueprints. Each map is created with accurate data and then artistically transformed to highlight each city's street network, highways, and water features. After the map is created, the print is customized with architectural/engineering embellishments. The maps are then printed on premium paper suitable for framing. Each print is hand signed and numbered and make for a beautiful and fun conversation piece." Continue for more of Etsy's ten latest and greatest Colorado pride items. Denver Colorado Pennant Vintage: $13
Did there used to be a Denver sports team with a Native American mascot? Or is this banner simply an attempt to connect the Mile High City to its Old West heritage? Dunno -- but even though it's not very politically correct, it's certainly an intriguing oddity. Crochet Denver Broncos Helmet & Diaper Cover.... Baby newborn photography prop: $42.99
Sure, this cap and diaper cover are a bit expensive, but they're also hilarious. And who can put a price on laughs?
More from our Lists & Weirdness archive: "Colorado pride: Our ten favorite home state items on Etsy."
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