Sunday, December 11, 2011

Local Shopping

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I haven't!

I have gotten a lot of my shopping done in the past week, but I need to look at my list to see who else to buy for. Something exciting to me is that I was able to do some Christmas shopping at local shops in Downtown Gadsden and Downtown Attalla. One shop makes candles in hundreds of scents! Another sells mostly Alabama made products. Other shops were antique/vintage shops which also had some new or handmade items for sale. I want to take a picture of everything I bought but am afraid it will ruin the surprise for some people who might come and read. ;) If you haven't finished your shopping either, you should check out some of your local shops for locally made or reused items! They don't have to cost an arm and a leg. I am a bargain shopper so I look for good deals.

One of the antique shops was having a massive Holday sale - 50% off prices plus additional 20%. I scored! I did buy myself one thing, inspired by Angela, our bloggy turned real life friend! Check out this post where she posted pictures of her newly acquired antique booth. My mother and I sent items for her to sell in her booth(at her very kind and thoughtful suggestion!). My mom sent crocheted items and I sent jewelry. Angela displayed everything so nicely! She used an old rake head to hang necklaces on.  I thought that was a fun way to display necklaces! In the antique store having the big sale, my mom saw one and asked me if I wanted to buy it. Yes! So I got it!

Another example, found on pinterest:

And about those lace up boots I mom ordered me a pair to try for Christmas! They are longer than the pair in my last post, but finding boots in my size was a difficult task for my mom who looked at page after page on amazon! She found some that should work and ordered them. Yay!


Angela said...

:) I love the rake too and can't wait to find another one for myself!!

beka said...

um, that rake idea is darling! i've been pondering different ways to organize my necklaces and such.... :)