I have nothing but love for the people who have brought the Horseshoe Market to my life really I LOVE YOU ALL! Sofia & I met up with our friends Amy & Allie and braved the blustery 32 degree day to take in as much as we could as quickly as possible. A 3.5 year old & an almost 4 year old are not the most resilient cold weather shoppers. I would have perused the wares until my hands and feet were numb, but carrying around Sofia (because “I am so cold I might just die Momma” although 1/2 hour before leaving she had a mini fashion meltdown because she was told she couldn’t wear shorts with her snow boots no matter how cute you think you will look, and yes you need to wear a coat even though you have a scarf and hat on.) made swooning over the prettiness while trying to take pictures too challenging for one mere mortal. I promise to make up for it by flying solo to the Horseshoe Holiday Market in December. But I did pick up a couple little goodies to tie me over for a couple months and there is always Etsy which most of the vendors can be found on! So, check out the vendor list and shop local for the holidays.
One of my favorite vendors was Hippo Kiss Creations with her vintage inspired necklaces and accessories. I bought Sofia the necklace in the middle with her initials. I am such a sucker for vintage typography I need to purchase a necklace for myself and all my nieces as well. I am still kicking myself for not purchasing what I have dubbed the “Deconstructed Doll House in a Jar” which is by Baby Grey Clementine. I actually want two jars for the middle of my dining room table. What a fantastically whimsical centerpiece! Maybe Santa will bring me a couple for XMAS! Randee Kildow is incredibly talented and I think I am going to ask her for a little private peek into her studio for the blog! I am giving my husband her business card for future gift purchases. She sells via Etsy as well as in some local stores.
I was pretty excited to find a small bag of antique marbles from The Pink Attic Cat to add to Sofia’s collection which was handed down from my grandfather and uncle. Their store is located in lovely Downtown Littleton and the ladies that run it are super sweet and really know their stuff. They have some great one of a kind finds that I cannot wait to see more of. On November 2nd & 3rd they will be filling their store with vintage Christmas items. I have already marked it on my calendar.
I have been a fan of Hip Violet for a VERY long time and I always make a point of stopping by her booth. Jesi’s daughter Violet is also a classmate of my daughters and the inspiration behind the brand. Every baby gift should contain at least one of her adorable bibs!
Obviously there was a whole plethora of fabulousness that I didn’t get to blog about today, so see for yourself and make it out to the upcoming market in December. It’s a great place to take care of all your gift giving needs. Last year I made an effort to buy almost all my gifts either via Etsy or at local handmade markets like Horseshoe. Support small artisans and businesses whenever possible people. The End.