Small shops are charming. They are manageable. Big stores overwhelm me. I like things that are handmade, single, creative pieces. Often in these stores I find that there is a human element that is a far cry from plastic capitalism. I like the fact that I am supporting an artist, a talent and an enthusiastic spirit. Last week, I ordered 2 things from Irene on Etsy and she sent me a packet of goodies along with a hand written note. Such a thoughtful gesture. Good marketing, I hear you think, simple things is all I have to say. It takes so little to make someone happy. Her art makes me smile. I wanted to put in a word for her on the blog. A little ad. Perhaps you could go take a look at her shop.
Irene: www.ireneagh.etsy.com Or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org