Monday, November 7, 2011

'tis the season....choose handmade

Christmas Dinner for Horses - Washington DC (circa 1918)
(click link to view all the beautiful details in the photo)

The holidays are my favorite time of year. There are traditions old and new, visits with family and friends, and plenty of excuses for eating all those decadent treats. As you celebrate this gift-giving season, please consider gifting handmade treasures. I for one enjoy receiving a gift knowing that it was brought to life by an artist or craftsman who is passionate about their trade.

Last year I blogged about the wonderful conversation that Jan and Earl of Poppytalk began in 2008 about buying handmade. Those reasons still hold true today.

Perhaps you'd like to get a jump start on your shopping. Check out these amazing finds over at Poppytalk Handmade's Pre-Holiday Market.



  1. I second that! This year my birthday happens to fall on Black Friday... so I'm throwing an anti-black-friday handmade holiday gifts craft party. I'm really excited!

  2. What a brilliant idea for a celebration! Happy birthday and happy holidays to you and yours. ~Mandy