Happy Small Business Saturday

Now that Wooden Nickels has started her Etsy empire,  I’ve been paying more attention to handmade goods.  I spent a recent Sunday at a craft fair with her, and we had a great time pushing her pillows on unsuspecting shoppers.  And when we got a sale, it was so exciting!

My one true blogging love, Elise, has been releasing a limited edition handmade items each month for many months now, but I had yet to pull the trigger on any of them.  Until last week.  She started sharing Instagrams and bloggy hints about these throws she knitted.  Holy amazing!  I had to have one.  They launched last Saturday, and I was lucky enough to jump on this edition in time to get one of the color combinations I most wanted.  I started thinking more about Elise and her blankets (and her prints, and her plant stands, and all of her projects) during the craft fair, and wondering if she still gets that same high five-y feeling every time she sells something.  I hope so.

It’s exciting to think that when you make a purchase from someone whose own hands are involved in the making of their product, you make their day.  Until my little craft fair experience, I don’t think I ever stopped to think about a seller’s reaction to the purchases I make.  Which is probably because my usual purchases are from Gap or Target, and my new sweater that cost $24.50 on sale is negligible to them.

In conclusion, it’s small business Saturday!  Yes, that’s a thing now!  Buy handmade!

Here are my favorite Etsy finds, all within the $15-50 range.

Leather wallet with gold dots - gold dots, pouch, confetti, grey clutch

Raramodo’s leather wallet with gold dots (45.00)

2015 A Year of NY Calendar, Photography Calendar, NYC Calendar, NYC Photography

Sweet Fine Day’s A Year of NY Calendar (24.00)

Desktop Perpetual Calendar

1 Canoe 2’s desktop perpetual Calendar (58.00)

washington d.c.- horizontal PRINT

Studio KMO’s Washington DC horizontal print (35.00)

Their hand-cut paper maps are incredibly beautiful (and incredibly out of my price range)

The Original You're Like, Really Pretty PRINTED Doormat, Door Mat Indoor/Outdoor 18x27

Be There In Five’s “You’re like, really pretty” doormat (30.00)

Favorite Things Pencils - White & Gold, Set of 6

ACD Shop’s favorite things pencils (12.00)

Colorblock Stripe Monogrammed iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Case

Pencil Shavings Studio’s colorblock stripe monogrammed iPhone case (28.50)

Silver Square Necklace, Minimal Jewelry, Sterling Silver Bead Necklace, Geometric Necklace, Modern Classic

Julie Garland’s silver square necklace (30.00)

Modern stylish bookend BookOne Wooden edition FREE SHIPPING

Design Atelier Article’s book one wooden bookend (39.00)

Floral Art Print // Typographic Quote Art // Must Have Flowers Claude Monet // Typography Print Hand Drawn Type

Color Bee’s must have flowers print (18.00 for an 8 x 10)

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