As a small business girl myself I understand the value of shopping small. I also understand how important word of mouth referrals are. Through work I have had the opportunity to meet some of the sweetest shop owners around who not only have amazing talents, but huge hearts. These shops are full of gorgeous pieces that I just know you are going to love as much as I do. These are not paid advertisers, just shops I truly love and wanted to share with you! I hope you will take a few minutes to meet these wonderful girls.
Shannon, owner of Greyden Candle Co.
Oh my goodness. I "met" Shannon when I won a giveaway on her Instagram page. I won a Citrus and Cilantro hand poured candle- which was the one I was eyeing from her shop. From the first time I lit that candle I WAS HOOKED! It is by far the most highly fragranced candle I have ever owned. Every candle I have from her is ah-maz-ing. And her packaging? Just adorable. It's like opening a gift! I know these will instantly become your favorite candle- they certainly became mine on day one. Follow Shannon on Instagram @greydencandleco
Michelle, owner of Sparrow Soaps
There is nothing better than a lush soap that leaves your skin feeling amazing, is there? I am obsessed with the goats milk soaps Michelle makes. My favorite is the Oatmeal, Milk and Honey. It is perfect for the dry winter weather around here. I've tried several of her soaps and haven't found one that isn't awesome. She has dozens of scents to choose from and you can even sign up to have soaps sent to you each month. You're welcome in advance. Follow Michelle on Instagram @sparrowsoaps
Mari, owner of Restyled Rustic Designs
As a sign maker myself, I am drawn to signs that are unique, creative and original. And I was drawn to Mari's work instantly. She works so hard to create designs you won't find in every other sign shop. Her pieces are meticulously hand crafted. The quality is absolutely amazing! Her Rae Dunn inspired sign is one of my favorites, because let's face it-- the obsession really does start with just one mug! Trust me, when you peruse her shop you will find so many signs you love you won't be able to buy just one. Follow Mari on Instagram @restyledrusticdesigns
Jenni, owner of The Vintage Songbird
I have been on the hunt for gorgeous throw pillows for the longest time. Everything I found was just more of the same-- until I stumbled upon Jenni's shop. I just adore these pillows! They are so beautiful and unique and with several color options there is a pillow to fit everyone's style. I just love the lacing detail on these. You will be seeing several of these pop up on my couch! Follow Jenni on Instagram @thevintagesongbird
Shanna, owner of Simply Mine Sign Co
Shanna was a customer turned friend turned sign maker. I just adore her gorgeous style! Her signs are so very well made with some of the most beautify designs you will find in a sign shop. Plus every picture is so perfectly styled you will want to not only buy all of her signs, but you will want Shanna to come over and style your home for you. She is as sweet as she is talented, too! Follow Shanna on Instagram @simplyshannahome
Missy, owner of Parish Mercantile
I recently found Missy's shop and I immediately fell in love with all the gorgeous pieces she has to offer. Whether your style is farmhouse or boho or vintage she has something for everyone! There are so many pieces I cannot wait to add to my home- especially my kitchen after I finish remodeling. So if you are a decor junkie like me, you are going to want to check out her shop. Follow Missy on instagram @parishmercantile
Katie, owner of Curl Design Co.
I was introduced to Katie by another maker featured here (Mari) and I am so glad that happened! Katie makes wood bead garlands that are so unique and beautiful! No matter what the season, she has something for you. She can customize the length of the garland, color of the beads and the shape and text on the charm! No matter what you are looking for, Katie has a piece that will add instant character to your home. Follow Katie on Instagram @curldesignco