Shop Local, Volume II.
Hi gang. Here's my second installment of shop local for the holidays. As our days are dwindling before Christmas, and Hanuakah is sooner, it makes even more sense to by from those who live close to you. If you can keep it handmade or vintage (the new green), it's all that much better.
So here's a selection of what's available in my part of the world. If you have a blog, I'll once again suggest you do a post like this in the next couple of days to prompt your followers to at least think of buying from merchants close to them.
Can I just say, I've always loved houndstooth. Classic. Never, ever goes out of style.
Add a pop of red, and WOW~! You'll be styling.
I jokingly call myself The Bird Lady of Stratham. Yes, I talk to the birds. Don't you?
The prettiest birdhouse around, are just up the road from me at Backyard Birds and Garden Frills in York, Maine.
My sister-in-law and her Mom and Dad put their hearts into this shop and it shows. They've got a lot more than birdhouse though, and one walk through the door will prove it.
Need to send a note? How pretty is this?
A perfectly pretty and ultilitarian spoon. I love a good wooden spoon.
How about a lovely, organic and locally sourced dinner? This is the place.
Gift certificate? Yes, please. I do love being greeted by the hostest with the mostest, Ms. Alissa Gallant, and served a tastey Rosalita Margarita made with Blue Moon's own thyme infused simple syrup. The food? I don't have time to go there, but suffice it to say, delicious.
Ah, the sea. Luckily I'm not far. There are lots of people in my area who take their insiration from the shore.
Considering I've lived on the coast my whole life (except when I was in NY for college), it's pretty sad that I've yet to go on a whale watch. Someday.
So, when you're trying to whittle down the rest of your list, think of the shops that are near you. They can probably even ship something to you if need be, and still get it to you in time for gift giving.
A big thanks to everyone for linking up at our current shop link up. Wow. I am overwhelmed with the fine selection of handmade and vintage goods, and wonderful blogs. Stay tuned tomorrow for 'picks from the party'.
In the meantime, have a great day in your little corner of the world.