Buy Small and Local

This time of year there is a lot of shopping being done. With Christmas right around the corner it is time to think about buying local and supporting small businesses. If you are thinking about having something custom made for a friend or loved one. Now is the time to start that order.

You have a lot of choices when buying local. In the Norman, Oklahoma area you have little craft boutiques like MerryBelle’s Gifts, Art & Tea. You can buy fine art from various local artists at the gallery in the Norman Firehouse Art Center. You also have the world-wide network of local artists and crafters on Etsy. One of my favorites is Pioneer Artisan works. This talented couple makes beautiful custom metal flowers, wooden letters, and custom metal wall art. Of course I am also a fan of Galloping Glass where you can buy my hand beaded ornaments and see what else is going on. Etsy has just started offering gift cards so you can let that hard to buy for person pick out their perfect gift.

Remember they scheduled Christmas for December this year. Don’t let it sneak up on you.


My ornaments and the support for my horses are at

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