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Sunday, November 14, 2010

getting started

every year i plan to start my holiday shopping early, but lets face it it never happens.  i started last week with a few purchases, but today the shopping really began.

this year, i decided to shop (as much as i can) from artists, small shops and others places where i find handmade goods.

here are a few places i wanted to share with you, just in case you needed some ideas for great places to purchase unique handmade and vintage gifts.

i know i have shared a few of these great people with you before, but seriously i love their art and want to share it as much as i can.
enjoy and happy holiday shopping

1. crystal b
this jewelry is absolutely stunning.  i have ordered a couple of pieces from her etsy shop and they are even more amazing in person. 

2. lori portka (happiness through art)
i found lori from my friend julia at the painted path.  her art is so inspiring and these recycled magnetic locket sets are the cutest. 

3. painted path- i have shared julia's beautiful artwork on my blog before and i own one of these adorable necklaces.  i receive so many compliments on this gem, i want to buy one for everyone i know!!!

4.  i love lune vintage!!!  jill has an amazing eye for all things fabulous.  check out her blog and etsy site and you will fall in love with lune too!!!!

5. gussy sews makes all sorts of great things but my favorites right now are these adorable headbands!!!!!

6. allora handmade- so i know i have talked about allora before but that was before i owned one of these fabulous necklaces.  oh my goodness i love it and receive tons of compliments when i wear it.  

well, i will start with these 6 amazingly talented ladies.  check back for more as the month goes on and i continue my search for amazing gifts.
love love love


  1. Thank you for thinking of Lune to add to your holiday list! I hope you and your readers have a beautiful holiday! Love Lune!

  2. You are the sweetest, Kelley. Thank you so much for including my art in the list of your favorites-it means so much. Looking forward to checking out your other beautiful finds.

    Have a happy Monday, my friend.


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