by catherine brawner in ,

Hello to new friends and long-time chums. If this post has arrived in your email inbox, boy are you in luck! 

I love this time of year when "gratitude" seems to be on everyone's lips and social media is abuzz with calls to "Shop Local!" and support small businesses. In honor of Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday, I'm offering free domestic shipping on all purchases made this week in my shop (use coupon code: FREESHIP). 

A thank you shout-out to those of you I recently met at the Goathill Museum Shop's open house. It was so fun to hang out in the capitol building for the day - thanks for stopping by! For those of you who didn't attend, I debuted my new logo and packaging at the event last week, visible in the photo above. And while I'm on a gratitude kick, a massive thank you to the ever lovely jewelry designer, Andrea Marty, for her recent help as a stylist/photographer/supermom/juggler. I am so in love with her new holiday ornaments, it's kinda insane.

More local events to come! The Tallapoosa Street Goods pop-up shop is going to be a little holiday gem in the middle of downtown Montgomery. Area artists will be stocking the shop with their wares in the coming week and it will be open for business from December 6-15. Definitely the place to get those unique, locally crafted gifts for the holidays!

And speaking of holidays...

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put a little holiday in your market

by catherine brawner in ,

A disclaimer for all of you who live outside of the Alabama state lines : Hang in there! I'm going to be posting about quite a few local events around Montgomery in the coming weeks. And while it's great that my fair city is buzzing with activities, I can only imagine how jealous you're going to be. Like, super, mega, uber (you get the idea) jealous. But do not despair! Take a look around your locale and I'm sure there are plenty of handmade, home spun, locally-sourced artist events nearby for you to enjoy.

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This week the Jr. League of Montgomery hosts it's annual Holiday Market at the Crampton Bowl. I know, I know. "Isn't Christmas over already?" you ask. Well, it turns out that was last year and the Jr. League likes to give you a very ample head-start for the next Noel to come. So while you still haven't gotten up the Halloween decorations for our current month, we are barreling away towards the frenzy of gift-wrapping and pine-scented merriment that is the holiday season. So get prepared and come on down to the Holiday Market this week for some How-To events and an abundance of gift ideas. My jewelry will be featured (and on sale!) in a local artist section where you can pick up handcrafted gifts and swell with pride as you realize you are the best gift giver ever. Check out the website for a detailed schedule and ticket purchases.