Tea Advent Calendar from ArtfulTea
Magnetic Advent Count Down. How adorable are these! They would work perfect on your refrigerator. Purchase this set from MooreMagnets
Vintage Style Advent Calendar from vintagemodernmix
I love the colors in this Advent Calendar from Popsey
Ahh, papery. My true love, how I've missed thee. With children abound, I've cut back on my stationery hording, collecting. However, tis' the season, to be jolly and stationery makes me jolly! Here are a few fantastic indie businesses who deserve some attention for their gorgeous offerings.
A Chic Christmas from stationeryboutique
Mini Gift Wrap Kit from ThurstonPost
Gingerbread and Candy Cane Gift Wrapping Kits from paperandparcel
Gold & Glitter from 3girlsandagoat
I love this time of year! Have I mentioned that? Small businesses shine and work "magic" with their creations, their passion for providing you something special. Customer service is usually top notch and I can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Today, I'd like to share with you Elm Tree Studio.
Christmas Tree Bunting & Sweetie Cones
Do you have a favorite stocking?
Tis' the season! My favorite time of year. I love spreading good cheer. Let's kick off our 2013 Deck the Halls feature with these gorgeous vintage finds from Be Quirksy.
Shop these vintage ornament finds and more via bequirksy.
What about you? What are your favorite ornaments to bring out each year?
Tis' the season to support local businesses. Now is the time they need your hard earned money more than ever. They're competing with the big guys and most of the time have so much more to offer.
Husband and wife team, Justin and Emily Carabello have recently opened their brick and mortar Roasting Works and Craft Coffee Bar in Newport, Ky.
They're doing amazing things there, like hand crafting out of this world cappuccinos. I could have stayed there and sipped their delicious brews all day.
They're not just brewing yummy coffee though, they're giving back by sending much of their profits to benefit coffee regions in Kenya, and Nicaragua. You don't find dedication and commitment to the source for many products like this. It is truly refreshing to see Justin, pursue his passions all while helping others and delivering fantastic coffee. I
I can't wait until my summer craving for coffee starts! They're the first to offer cold-brew coffee on draft. I can already feel my taste buds starting to twinge.
Enjoy & Shop Local!
Visit Carabello Coffee Roasting Works & Craft Coffee Bar at 107 E. 9th St. in Newport, KY. Hours are: Tues. - Fri. 7am - 8pm, Sat. 8a-8p. Not local? Visit their online store. Their brews are a must read! The stories you can tell about your coffee will warm your heart.
While you're there, pick up some local coffee for Christmas gifts this year! Your friends and family will love you.
Headbands for your little sweetie.
Shop > turniptots
Turkey Tuxedo Shop > sarasweetandsmall
Party Dress from oKIDDo
Headband from AverysKnitAndStitch
Printable Thanksgiving Day Photo Booth Props (Instant Download) Purchase > silhouetteshop
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Let's not forget the kids table this Thanksgiving! I always loved it when my grandmother set our table with her fine china and silver for Thanksgiving. It made us kids, feel very special. Here are some great products from small business owners to make the kids feel special this Thanksgiving.
Kids Cups from CherishedBlessings
Kids Spoons from EllaJaneCrafts
Color Your Own Place Cards from CardStockShoppe
Kids Place mats from HarperandDaisy
OK, so now you have your artwork and your invitations. What about the party decorations? Check out these printable parties and you're almost ready for the big day!
Thanksgiving Printable Party Collection from pinkpeppermintprints
Looking for a last minute invitation? Why not support a small business owner and purchase one of these fantastic printable invitations.
Purchase this Thanksgiving Tree PDF From DearPoppi for an instant reminder of why we're giving thanks this Thanksgiving Day.
Printable Wall Decor or For your Thanksgiving Day table from DandelionGraphicsCo
Printalable from JustAPeekAHo
Instant Download Subway Art from ScrapbookCustoms1
Printable Art from PrintableHome
1307 Cleary Avenue Danville, IL
Mylk and Honey
There is something beautiful about the simplicity of burlap and the intricate details of lace, when paired together. Visit Etsy shop Jessmy
for these gorgeous table cloths & runners for your special day.
This shop is absolutely gorgeous! If you love vintage, there are surely some beautiful things to find here to add to your collection.
Shop Lemon Rose Studio for these vintage finds and beautiful upcycled candles!
Do you have any special Thanksgiving dishes that you pull out every year? Perhaps a special platter, passed down from generation to generation? If not, today's Daily Swank is full of all kinds of options for you to start your own tradition.
From My Vintage Find
Vintage Indie would like to welcome, as our featured artist, Anja Fallan. Anja is creating beautiful artwork in London, England
What is your preferred medium? Ink, watercolour and sometimes charcoal.
How did you get started? I've loved painting ever since I was a child. But it was first after I attended drawing and painting classes at the age of 16, that my love for creating art was seeded. The school I went to was in the attic of an enchanting old building in Oslo, with huge windows letting in a lo of natural light. It felt so magical to be there and work with colours and big white canvases. From that time I knew that this was something I would do for life.
Does vintage play a role in your art or life? If so, how? I love vintage and a lot of my painting are a based on nostalgia.
What is important for your customer to know about your work? That it is made with love .
A special thank you to Anja for your time.
For more information please visit Anja Fallon at her websites.
Visit her Etsy shop to purchase prints. Anja Fallan
I would like to be completely honest here. Crookneck squash has never been my favorite, to me it has a bland and kind of off taste. Until I made this recipe, I didn't make it very often. After one bite I was hooked on crook neck squash. If you're looking for something different and healthy for a new Thanksgiving side dish, why not try this.
2-3 Medium Yellow Crookneck Squash Sliced into half moons and then again.
1 Cup of Frozen Chopped Spinach or 2 cups of fresh
1-2T of Coconut Oil
1 Clove of Garlic minced
1tsp. of oregano
Pink Salt & Pepper to taste.
In a medium to large saute pan, bring the coconut oil up to medium to medium high heat. Add the squash and saute until just starting to soften. Next, add the spinach, minced garlic and seasonings. Contiue to saute until the spinach gets slightly crispy and the squash begins to brown slightly.
See how easy that was!
Serve warm and enjoy.