clockwise from top right:
:: vintage spaniel swap playing cards from: OnlineVintage ::
:: mini Z Is For Zebra bunting flags from: prettylittlestudio ::
:: travel clutch from: owlsay ::
:: small initial heart sterling silver necklace from: moncadeau ::
:: Wizard of Oz everyday wallet from MishmashDesigns ::
I've formed a new habit: when I need something, like a new wallet, a gift, or something cute to bring a smile to my face, I head straight over to etsy . Today I was contemplating whether or not to buy that adorable (and very practical! see the details inside here )travel clutch with the airplanes on it. I have been eyeing it for a while, but the $25 price tag plus $5 shipping had me hesitating. Then I made a funny decision; I decided I would read the seller's profile, and if I liked what I read, I would buy it! When you read it , you will see why I chose, with a very happy heart, to support this seller.
It made me very aware of just how special etsy is. I am so grateful to this platform for stay-at-home-moms, college students, retirees, artists and artisans of all walks of life. It's such a fantastic feeling to not only find cute, handmade or vintage items, but to know your money is going directly into the hands of a talented individual who is appreciative of each and every sale.
It has made large companies and corporations feel cold and impersonal, and I hope to buy as many of my future belongings through etsy as possible.
I bought this stroller blanket for my sister-in-law, who gave birth to her second son last week.
:: chenille and cotton blanket Funky Monkey stroller blanket from BubblesandSqueaks ::
So next time you are looking for something, be sure to stop by etsy before heading to a chain store. You will find so many wonderful things there. Your hard-earned money will be appreciated by the sellers, and you will experience a very gratifying shopping spree.
Just a little reminder to consider handmade.
yours, xoxo country girl
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