Thankful for local shops we love

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re spending it together (of course) with our family and plan to eat all the things. We love watching the NYC parade in the morning and playing games after dinner. When we started to brainstorm ideas for this post we got really excited about the idea of being thankful for local businesses. We have been mentally collecting a bunch of local shops we love and really want to tell you about (especially for DIY projects) and with a growing emphasis on supporting small local businesses during the holidays, it seemed the like the perfect fit. This is a bit different from the typical gift guides you’ll see as we put our own twist on it - trying to strike a balance of offering content whether you’re in wedding (or maybe wedding shower) planning mode or not.

Ok, we can’t wait any longer! Here are local shops we love, want to support and hope you’ll take the time to visit. We can also virtually guarantee this won’t cost you more than shopping at a big retailer online (unless you decide you want all the things in the store, like we do), which is why we are loyal customers.

Baker’s paradise

Home Cake Decorating Supply Co.

This place has such a fun story, it’s an ‘About Us’ section worth clicking on. There aren’t many places like this left, but if you have a baking project in mind this is the type of shop you visit first. Always helpful, tons of ideas - so much fun stuff to dig through and then come up with a project! The prices are also great and the friendly service is even better. We will definitely be back here soon for all our holiday baking projects.

Your DIY dream store

Seattle ReCreative

Not only does this definitely fulfill our promise of saving you money, you’ll wonder why this hasn’t always existed: it’s the Value Village/Goodwill (mini-shout out because we love them too) of craft supplies. Seriously. There is such an amazing selection of all the craft things you could ever want at great prices and you’re saving things from the landfill - as Michael Scott would say, that’s a win-win-win. They also have tons of ways to get involved, learn or hang out with fellow crafters.

Get yourself party ready

Labels Consignment Clothing

This consignment shop has been around since we were little, but now it’s in a bigger, brighter location and we can’t help stopping in every time we walk by. A mix of trendy and classic styles with great prices, we have found some of our favorite pieces here. We particularly love the great selection of dresses, so consider stopping in to look before getting ready for your next party.

When you realize you need to pick up a hostess gift

Chocolati

Fair warning: the hot chocolate here is going to blow your mind, but we decided to add it to the list because it’s also the perfect local spot to grab a small gift. Of course this city is full of great chocolate shops, but we have to rep our home-neighborhood of Greenwood! Plus again, a gift for your friend, a hot chocolate stop for you.

Add a little *sparkle*

Rhinestone Rosie

This place is full of vintage jewelry, a truly unique shop where you can buy beautiful pieces and the only place that will work on vintage costume jewelry. (note from Amanda: I brought a family heirloom here to have a bracelet made a little smaller - she did an amazing job and turned the extra pieces into matching earrings!) It’s a great place to find that unique piece for a special occasion, wedding or costume.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and start to your holiday season, let us know about any local businesses you love!