Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Christmas Shopping Guide: Etsy Love
When you shop Etsy or family owned businesses this Christmas season (and after the holidays) you are:
~Supporting families, not corporations
~Supporting Artisans, Entrepreneurs, Mothers, Fathers, Husbands, Wives
~Helping a family pay for anything from groceries to music lessons
~Supporting family owned small business
~Making a REAL difference in the lives of REAL families
These are some of the Etsy shops and small business websites that I love. love. love. Some are sponsors of Brighton Park, some are not, but all I support because of their creativity, quality of product, and business practice. I hope you will visit them for some last minute shopping and into the New Year! (and if you do, tell them Brighton Park sent you!)~~Katie
Green Planet Parties: If you are eco-conscious then you must check out this great shop. Don't let their name fool you; they are more than just party supplies. Handmade and eco friendly gifts, stocking stuffers, decorations, eco-friendly giftwrap, tableware, even organic candy! My favorite this holiday season is the homemade Christmas crackers! Crackers are an English tradition. Mr. Darcy loves these! http://www.greenplanetparties.com/
Cuffs and Ruffles Etsy Shop: Diane's shop is so dear to my heart. When I was a little girl, my Mother, whom I did not live with, made me many of my dresses. When I wore them, they made me happy and made me think of her even though we did not often get to be together, and the beautiful dresses in the Cuffs and Ruffles shop remind me of those my mother made. She is not taking any more special order until the new year, but check out her current inventory of gorgeous handmade frocks and dresses and she even has adorable doll dresses available as well! Check out the aprons (matching) for Moms, daughters and dollies! http://www.emke.etsy.com/
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Aprons with flounce for dolls, girls and Moms
Think Pink Bowtique: I became acquainted with this great shop a few months ago. I was overwhelmed with the quality of the item I received. Gorgeous. Girly. and it made my 2 yr old a compliment magnet! If you have a daughter or granddaughter and love all things shabby chic, then check out their rompers, hats, dresses, legwarmers, and matching headbands! I will be back to this bowtique very soon for an outfit for spring pictures! I mean, with outfits like this, and most items in the $10-$20 range, I double dog dare you to not fall in love with their site! http://www.thinkpinkbows.com/
Mauve Lace romper, $14.95
Dorothy Jane Etsy Shop There is something about paper crafts done well: journals, handmade books, tags...and when their themes are some of my favorite things like Jane Austen, Paris, Victorian, Shakespeare, Christmas, Ballet, Nature...Be still my heart! And with a price point starting at $4.00, who can resist? Be sure and mark this shop as a favorite; you will want to return again and again.
Mille Lacs Impressions A custom printing shop that offers a wide variety of items at prices to fit everyone's budget. My favorite is the moon pendant necklace; a perfect stocking stuffer for under $10. You can check out her amazing wares at http://www.louisescountrycloset.com/brands/Mille-Lacs-Impressions.html?page=2&sort=featured
Fresh Eggs Daily Etsy Shop: Lisa of Fresh Eggs Daily has some great items for everyone on your list. Vintage magazines, handmade aprons and ornaments, linen bread bags, handmade upcycled feed sack totes (a favorite of mine) and wine sweater socks are sure to please everyone on your list. I love these handmade country items. Her shop also carries chicken coop plans, hand blown eggs, handpainted signs and more! Visit the Fresh Eggs Daily Blog (click here) Etsy Shop page to grab a discount code for your Etsy shop purchase!
Perfect hostess gift, Nordic thank you wine cozy
Catherine Cole Studio Etsy Shop: Seriously, if I were to be buying something for myself this year, and after finding this shop I just may have to, I am in love. love. love. with the legwarmers and socks they have there! The hardest part will be picking just one. http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherineColeStudio
Thank you for helping me support families by supporting family businesses this holiday season!
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