Shop Local and Handmade…Shop Etsy!

This time of year I find myself rushing around looking for all those perfect gifts for loved ones. I usually head to a couple craft bazaars, shop catalogs, and hit the mall, but this year I’m also searching on etsy! is such a fun place to shop for handmade and vintage items and the coolest part is that you can search locally for artisans in your area.  You’ll feel good about supporting a local artist as well as helping simulate the local economy. Since I live in Salem Oregon, here are some featured artists and their crafty work.

Also let me know where your favorite place to shop for holiday gifts in Salem Oregon! I always love a good shopping tip. My friend Kim calls shopping…. “retail therapy”!

25 different Vintage Antique Pharmacy Drug Store Medicine Bottle Labels great for art, collage, scrapbooking, and crafts
I recently bought these vintage labels from TinkersShop’s shop . The labels are old medicine labels with the stick still on the back.  I’m planning on using some of these for mixed media collages as well as adorning brown sack wrapped gifts.

Holiday Headband 2 - Festive, berry red satin headband with rope accent - Ready to Ship Lovely twigs & honey original holiday headband by .  Isn’t this amazing! Paired with the right cocktail dress at a holiday party…simply stunning!
Green Tea and Lavender . essential oil . olive oil soap
These Green Tea and Lavender soaps would be a perfect stocking stuffer or gift for those who are hard to buy for.  There are a bunch of different soaps to choose from at
Upcycled Modern Stacking Mustache Espresso Mugs With Matching Plates and Holder Special Holiday Edition
Check out these very hip stacking mustache mugs at plates at .  Don’t you think Santa would like sipping his milk from one of these mugs?
NEW - Turkish Delight Top/Dress - The COCO Collection - 12 months - 6/7 has the most adorable outfits for your little one. Funky and fun, these clothes are stunning and patterns are for sale as well!
Leaves and beads throw pillow
Feather your nest with this sweet muslin pillow that is accented with beads made by  TheSceneryOfMyLife’s shop
Happy shopping everyone!