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Monday, November 19, 2012

shopping on a Monday

This week we head into the busiest shopping season of the year. It is a time of joy, but can also be a time of stress. We want to give gifts that express our love, but for many of us we have to do this on a limited budget. 

I am vowing more than ever to shop local and small businesses this year and to support handmade and vintage. As an American, I want to support products made in the United States and in our closest neighbor, Canada. If you are a resident of another country, I hope you will support your local businesses.

With that in mind, I have chosen products from American and Canadian sellers for this weeks shopping on Etsy. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me in front of the fire.

Please remember to click on the item name to see the item and the shop name to see more lovelies from the seller.


houses on canvas print from PeyLu


rustic snow globe from Worleys Lighting


let it snow from hairbrained schemes


vintage pair of holiday cookie tins from Coco and Bear


french farmhouse paper book wreath from roseflower48


men's shaving set from Miri Hardy Pottery



Johnson Brothers Fish Platter from ImSoVintage


 

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that shaving mug!!! Isn't that spectacular. And I love the vintage tins. Nice.♥

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  2. I'm a sucker for book wreaths. Always. But I'm also loving your fish platter!

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  3. That shaving mug is gorgeous, but I love the fish plate!! I'm trying to spend only a little this year on gifts and buy local for sure! In fact I am so far behind in my shopping I need to take a visit to some of these Etsy sellers for sure. hugs, Linda

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  4. Everything is just wonderful, and has that special thought behind it. We built our home will all products out of our home state Michigan. Anything that couldn't come out of Michigan was made in the USA. I so agree with your post, I buy local even when it costs more just to support our local people. Probably in the long run no extra money was spent by the time you factor in gas and your time. It is lovely you are supporting your country:)

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  5. That wreath is so pretty! Hope all is well. :)

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  6. I think it's wonderful that you are including Canada, there are some amazing artisans living here that sell on Etsy. Thanks!

    I've always shopped as local as I could, and am encouraging everyone to buy handmade, shop local.

    Jen

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  7. You have such a great eye Laura, these are all great gift ideas! I am trying to do quite a bit of local, handmade and vintage myself this year.

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  8. Wonderful finds! I'm always searching for products that are American made, they just aren't always easy to find.

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  9. What wonderful finds. I'm trying to avoid big box stores this year.

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  10. LOVE those snow globes. Too sweet.

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  11. There are some really sweet things here. Aren't those mason jar globes cute? I am anxious to hear how things go when you go back for your stuff. xo Diana

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  12. I am loving that paper wreath!

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  13. I love your post about supporting local businesses. Bravo!! blessings ~ tanna

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  14. I am smitten by the tins...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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