Places hosted by Mystique Vintage feature authentic and affordably priced 1940s and 1950s clothing and accessories. Vintage sewing patterns from Advance, Hollywood, Simplicity, McCalls, Vogue and Butterick.


We’re happy to introduce a new and improved version of Commonplace today. We listened to feedback from our beta members and responded by focusing on making Commonplace a better experience for browsers and Place Hosts alike.

In the new version, you’ll find:

  • Faster Place load times
  • Drag an Item anywhere on a Place page
  • Edit multiple Items within a Place at once
  • Intuitive navigation with scrollable page thumbnails
  • Improved multi-user collaboration and chatting in Places
  • Social plugins for Facebook, Twitter and Google+


    Making Commonplace easier and fun is our goal. It’s an ongoing process that needs your input to evolve it in the direction that’s best for Commonplace members. So take a look at the “new” Commonplace. Sign up (it’s free) and make a Place or two. Let us know what you think. Your input makes a difference.

    Send us your thoughts at


    New Places for Spring

    by Mike McGrath on March 28, 2011

    The Commonplace Spring Showcase is now gracing our home page. It has a sampling of new Places that contain unique Items from around the country. Take a look and see how people are using Commonplace as their shop’s online display window.

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    The Etsy community is an early adopter of Commonplace. Etsy shop owners are embracing Places as smart way to engage shoppers and bring them back to their shops on

    You’ll also find Items from eBay, Cafepress, 1stdibs and other nooks and crannies of the Internet brought to you by people from other marketplaces.

    The Spring Showcase highlights:

    Clickthrough and check out all the new Places on Commonplace.


    Showcase your Place

    by Mike McGrath on February 11, 2011

    We’re happy to say that Commonplace is open to the public. We’ve dropped the invitation only stuff and are now focused on listening to and growing the community. It’s a big milestone for us and we want to mark the occasion.

    We’re celebrating our launch with the first ever Commonplace Showcase. It’s our way of saying thanks to our earliest Place curators. The Showcase will be part of Commonplace’s Home page so it’ll raise your visibility and visitors.

    The rules are simple. All Places launched by March 1, 2011 will be considered for the premiere Commonplace Showcase. 5 Places will be chosen based on the quality of the items, the presentation and cover. We’re looking for the most intriguing Places. If selected, your Place thumbnail will be on our Home page for the month of March. Since the thumbnail links to your Place, you’ll get more visibility and visitors.

    So, spruce up your current Place or launch something new. This is a great opportunity to hype your Place. Show off your best stuff and may the best Places win.


    New Member Showcase

    by Mike McGrath on October 19, 2010

    Most of the first wave of commonplace members comes from the Etsy community. They were the first to learn about making Places to show off their wares. We’d like to give all of them a tip of the hat and highlight a few Items from our newest members. Check it out.

    Click Enter Now to go inside the Place below. If you see something interesting, click the Item and then click the Info link. You’ll see a description of the Item and a link to where you can find it online.

    Browse the Place to see one of a kind items from:

    Clippididoodah Hairclips

    2K Studio
    Kit ‘n Kaboodle
    Barbara Giles Jewelry
    aroluna artisan jewelry
    Soulo Decor
    Aire Trashion
    Vintage Script Press
    Kitty in Pinx
    Calaveras Apparel
    Erin Kane Homemade Necklaces
    Gioielli Designs

    Visit the full-sized Member Showcase on to see how birds of a feather flock together over the things they love. A big thanks to all of our early adopters!


    Now Featured on Etsy

    by ah on June 25, 2010

    Etsy Dev

    We joined Etsy’s developer community a while ago because we love Etsy and saw a real opportunity to help Etsy shop owners build communities around their shops. By creating visually rich Places with real time chat and messaging, shop owners use commonplace to acquire prospects, nurture customers and build repeat business. And since Places can be embedded in websites or on blogs cool Etsy shops can pop up almost anywhere, extending their reach and growing their fans.

    Here a few of the first Places from Etsy shop owners.


    Knit and Kaboodle

    Earth’s Song Jewlery


    We’re a community of collectors, curators, designers and culture mavens — who love to show off our favorite products, collections or brands. We’re looking for individual and business enthusiasts to participate in our closed beta. If you’re interested in joining our community then request an invitation today.