Sunday, December 14, 2014

Shop Local. Shop Handmade - Shop Small Everyday!


While this is the last of my 30 day series, I hope you will consider adding some shop small alternatives to your everyday shopping routines. Two great things about shopping locally: comfort and discovery. The comfort of knowing you are contributing your community and the discovery of finding new businesses with unique items that the big box stores do not carry. Purchases, even the small ones, have power. Buying local injects desperately needed money into the economy. 

And if you can't shop local this season at least you can shop small and handmade onlne. Below I have a recap of the artisans I have featured during the last 30 days for easy access. Shop small all year!  

Beadware - stone, pearl and glass jewelry
LaGrave Designs - unique wall art
Eastern Wind Glass - glass art, classes and supplies
It's A Perfect Day - casual clothing company
San Nicolas Book Art - hand bound journals
Botanical Creations - real flower jewelry
Corenas Creations - luminaries
Dog Gone Sailboats - wooden boat toys and wind vanes
McCrain Photography - avian photography
Beadmask - leather masks, hair toys and jewelry
Picket Fence Designs - bags and totes
Inky Quills LLC - soaps and lotions
Blue Fox Glass - fused glass dishes and accessories
Snooter-doots™ - huggable art
Restless Chocolates - tasty sweets
Engayla - wearable art - classic design - fashion clothing
SuStudio - sterling jewelry
Kitsap Therapeutic Medical Massage & Bodywork, LLC  - massage
Side Door Pottery  - functional and beautiful
Olympic Lavender™ - lavender products
Echo Art Works Bead Shop & Gallery - supplies, classes and jewelry 

 Local galleries:
Crazy Lady on Bay Street

Local Eats:
Monica's Waterfront Bakery and Cafe
Bay Street Bistro
Public Market
Amy's on the Bay
110 Lounge
Blue Agave Mexican Grill

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