Friday, November 26, 2010

black friday

did you guys have a fabulous thanksgiving? i did. on wednesday afternoon, we drove the hour and a half to my parents house so we could spend some extra time with them. their house is out in the sticks in the middle of 50 acres so i have no phone service and no internet connection. just pure country goodness. it's pretty nice.
but i began my turkey day with a nice and frigid 6 mile run then some coffee and cranberry walnut pumpkin bread (i must share this recipe with you guys, it's soooo good). and as soon as the rest of the family got there, we were rushing around trying to get everything ready for lunch. i realized how hard it is to coordinate the timing of different side dishes. my sister and i were in charge of the food, and it is a tough job. we almost forgot to make the rolls, and then ended up cooking them a bit too long and some things made it to the table on a paper plate. but the food was good and we all had a great time visiting. plus, the patriots won. that always makes for a good day.
and that brings me to today and the busiest shopping day of the year. now, i avoid black friday shopping at all costs, but that doesn't mean i won't be browsing etsy for cool gifts and great sales. i just wanted to share with you guys some of my very favorite shops :)

little ocean annie: super cute vintage clothes at very good prices. plus she's having a sale!
clydes rebirth: ah-may-zing handmade jewelry. every piece is unique and lovingly handcrafted by the lovely merl.
mo vintage: clyde's vintage sister. this shop has some of the coolest dresses ever!
archives: beautiful vintage clothes and accessories. and a leather skirt that i'm currently loving!
kellyshoestrings: everything in here has such a great easy southern california feel. and lots of sale items.
yarn over movement: these knits are just deliciously warm and cozy. i have one of the circle scarves and i love it like my own child (not really but close). and there's a black friday sale today only!!!
laura lombardi jewelry: gorgeous handmade jewelry. her stuff is just simply elegant.
felix and jayne: the cutest handmade clutches and headbands ever. i sell her stuff in my shop and everyone just loves it. check it out!
nobletown vintage: very cool jewelry. i really love the fishspine earrings!
lamixx: i love this clothing line. just very well designed and simple pieces that are classic and cool. and free holiday shipping!
sally jane vintage: probably the most lady like shop out there. i just love the pieces that she has put together. great vintage.
toil and trouble: beautiful handknits. i sell her stuff in my shop and i've been able to see her wares up close and personal. and i love it all!
upside of wonder: she's a fellow amanda, so she's cool just for that. but her vintage shop has some of the cutest dresses in it. she has a great eye and great prices too!
thief and bandit: awesome handmade accessories! and there's a black friday special going on through the 30th. so go check it out!
amandromeda: haha! had to add myself on here. i'm doing a 25% off from now til tuesday. just use the code THANKFUL at checkout!

and remember to support your local shops today!!!


archives said...

soo many great shops!!! thanks for the shout out.

sounds like you had a wonderful thanksgiving!!!! :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I have bought from a few of these shops! really nice. thanks for sharing some I never heard of! Happy Thanksgiving to your family!!!!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

thank you so much for the mention!! I stayed away from all the shopping frenzy, it intimidates me!

FancyTreehouse said...

Great list!
Glad you had a good holiday! :)