I have long been passionate about supporting small shops and local businesses. Even before I was a small business owner, I loved supporting the little guys and gals out there trying to make it!
When you place an order with a small business, you are helping put food on another family's table, supporting a hardworking mama or daddy, and making their kid's Christmas a little brighter! When you place that order, a actual person sees it and does a little happy dance! I know firsthand, because here at The Nest, we LOVE doing happy dances! ;)
So, here is a list I've put together of some of my favorite small shops! These are some of my favorite items and favorite people around...
Rosana @nestofpetals (Virginia)
Rosanna is a hand-embroidered pillow maker. This beautiful Merry and Bright pillow pictured above is just one example of her beautiful work. She makes seasonal pillows, quote pillows, heart-shaped pillows, and mini pillows that make any space welcoming and warm! Not to mention, she's just an amazing gal! Picture: @toni_mariana
Nikki @posturedecor (Ohio)
If you are looking for 100% soy candles that burn forever and have a scent that fills a room the moment you take the lid off... look no further! Nikki is not only one of the kindest, supportive people but she truly makes the best candles you'll EVER buy. I promise.
Christina @thehalseyhomestead (New Jersey)
Christina not only is an AH-MAZING picker of all things vintage and antique, but she also hand makes the sweetest little things like these mini trees made from old spools and grain sacks! I'll take the entire forest!, please!
Robin @e.f.papergoods (Missouri)
Robin @edgewoodfarmhouse was one of the first people I followed on Instagram. She has always been so kind and friendly and her taste in home decor is on point! She taken that amazing style and creativity and makes farmhouse-style paper goods that are simply beautiful! From holiday cards, to adorable flash cards for the kiddos, to beautiful calendars, Robin has it all!
Brenda @brendacalvert.art (Washington)
There just aren't enough great things I can say about this gal! She's an art teacher and an extremely talented artist! She sells her original paintings, but also has a new 2020 calendar, greeting cards, and fine art prints too!
Jill @dovesanddahlias (California)
Jill makes the most adorable farmhouse-style pillows for seasonal decor, like the one above, but all other kinds of beautiful pillows for year-round!
Doves and Dahlias Etsy Shop (Restock every Friday 10am PST)
Kaylee @champagne_and_chalk (Washington)
Kaylee is a momma with an amazing eye for vintage goodness and extremely talented at hand-lettering. The good folks at @simplytooshabbyinspo even decided to give Kaylee her own mug line featuring her hand-lettered art!
Emily & Allie @pumpkinvinecreeksoap (Georgia)
These sweet girls are as hardworking as they are adorable and kind! They make their soaps and body products from real goats milk... that they milk themselves on their farm in Georgia! Their Christmas line launches this Friday so mark your calendar!!!
...and finally, don't forget about me!
Katie @baker_nest (Illinois)
Me and The Baker Nest girls have been hard at work making barn quilts, both large and small for those looking for a ready-made, ready-to-ship gift. But if you're looking to get crafty for the holidays, we also have 11 different Pattern Books to choose from which are complete, do-it-yourself guides to making your own barn quilt. Want all the materials shipped right to your door? We have you covered with our build your own DIY kit that includes Fusion Mineral Paint, Frog Tape, blank wood pallets, and brushes!
Visit the website for our complete inventory: baker-nest.com
Happy shopping, my friends! :)