Monday, January 13, 2014

Where I Shopped For Handmade

As I said in a previous post, I wasn't able to make any of the gifts I wanted to make for Christmas and I also wasn't able to physically go shopping the way I wanted to.  All of my shopping was done online and I did some handmade shopping on Etsy.  I would highly recommend these shops and shopkeepers when you're looking for something special!

Memories For Life offers all kinds of engraved wood and etched glass items.   Everything from jewelry to wedding invitations to photo albums to glassware.  Edi takes such great care with her designs and her work is incredible.  My bicycle riding husband received this tie tack and was thrilled with it.  You can also follow Edi's blog, Memories For Life.

I also got these buttons for me, because I just couldn't resist!  They are gorgeous!

MSK Beads offers a variety of beautiful handmade and handwoven beaded jewelry.  I was looking specifically for something purple and this necklace was perfect.

From Libertine Tacoma, I chose this sampler of gourmet salts and salt blends for my son.
This shop offers over one hundred varieties of gourmet salts and salt blends as well as twenty three gourmet sugar blends.  They are all natural, vegan, and additive free.  The set came with a list of ideas and foods to use each blend with.  I'm going to order some for myself!

My daughter had these earrings on her wish list from Cathy Cortez Studio.  They were absolutely beautiful!
Cathy is having a clearance sale right now if you're looking for beautiful jewelry.

Have a marvelous Monday!

xo Annette xo

21.  watching daughter and granddaughter interact
22.  a nap on a rainy gray gloomy afternoon
23.  playing with the camera again
24.  being a Grandma


  1. And just look at all the "small boxes" you made happy. Well done and great choices!

  2. Great finds, Annette! My daughter would love those earrings, too!
    Love your banner, too.

  3. Your purchases are fabulous! I'm intrigued by those salts. I have the sweetest custom wine glass set from Memories For Life that my man and I drink out of. :)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing my items and for the shout out Annette!
    Love those earrings and the salts sound like a nice addition to any kitchen!

  5. What wonderful finds A. :)

    The earrings are amazing :) T.

  6. You sound like me! I had big plans to make lots of gifts, but never got around to it. Maybe this year...

    Love the wooden buttons!


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