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Remember to shop small

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Remember to shop small

On this Small Business Saturday I wanted to take a moment to shout out to my favorite small costume businesses. This community of ours is rich and vibrant with many successful small businesses. When shopping for holiday gifts this year think about supporting some of these great (mostly woman run) companies.

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Want gorgeous jewelry? Taylor is the woman! Her collet necklaces are all handcrafted from gorgeous settings. Not only is she a true artist she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I wear her earrings to work on an almost daily basis. Cannot recommend her enough.

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Need a corset? or corset pattern? Redthreaded has you covered! My new 1860s corset is from her pattern and I LOVE it. Also one of the nicest people…sensing a theme here.

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I have a pair of their Connie shoes I wear with all of my 18th century stuff. I love the straight lasts and they have held up like iron for 10 years. 

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B&T have fabulous period correct fabric and their kerchiefs are my personal favorites

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Historic hair. All of it. The supports, the BANGS. love it. 

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Gloria makes lovely custom jewelry, another person who’s earrings feature in my work wardrobe regularly.

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Can’t have a historical small business list without AD. For all of your footwear needs!

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Okay so they’re not historical, but all of my favorite stockings are from them. 

So that’s my little reminder of suggestions. Do you have any favorite small businesses I should include on the list? Who did I forget?

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Ft Fred Market Fair 2013

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Ft Fred Market Fair 2013

On Saturday I journeyed to Ft. Fred for Market Fair for the first time. I had a marvelous time! What a great 18th century shopping experience.  But sadly my dear friend J couldn’t make it, you see she’s getting married and had important bride-things to do. So since she wasn’t with us I thought I’d see what kind of silly wedding gifts I could find for her at an 18th century market fair.

Lets see we’ve got:

How about a lovely collapsable BBQ?

How about a lovely collapsable BBQ?

How about a nice dead animal for your head?

How about a nice dead animal for your head?

the ORIGINAL Spork. Spon

the ORIGINAL Spork. Fork on one end spoon on the other.

A nice bear skin rug for those romantic newly wed nights

A nice bear skin rug for those romantic newly wed nights

Incase he cuts paper with your fabric scissors.

Incase he cuts paper with your fabric scissors.

I have no idea what this is.

I have no idea what this is.

NO WAIT I FOUND THE PERFECT GIFT!

Loin cloth for those frisky newly weds

Loin cloth for those frisky newly weds

Phew all this shopping wears a girl out!  Photo thanks to InTheLongRun

Phew all this shopping wears a girl out!
Photo thanks to InTheLongRun