Small Shop Love

One of my goals for 2015 was to have more purposeful and planned out blog posts. I am not saying that just talking about day to day life it not purposeful but I felt like I wanted to do more than just that on here this year. This involves me planning posts and ideas ahead of time, taking better photos than I usually do and then taking the extra time to write these kind of posts. One series idea that I wanted to incorporate with this goal was to feature small shops on my blog. I love to support small shops and all the unique items they sell that are hard to come by in regular stores. So once a month I plan to post on one or two small shops, all thoughts are 100% my own and I receive no compensation to do this unless I state otherwise.

Today, I have two fantastic small shops to share with you! Both are jewellery shops but very different.

Starting with sam & nat. I learned about this shop through Becky just before Christmas and ended up ordering two pieces as presents.

A bit about the shop (from her Facebook page):

“all pieces are created and hand stamped by myself, janine, in my airdrie studio. stamps may not always be perfectly straight or evenly indented. these small differences should not be looked at as imperfections but as what makes your piece one of a kind. all pieces are created individually for you, with your custom design in mind. the photos captured on this page are a representation of the design that will be hand made for you!”

I had Jenine create two necklaces for friends and let me tell you she is SO helpful. With very little info and scattered messages to her she came up with perfect ideas and I loved the finished products. My favourite aspect is that each piece is custom and hand stamped so there will never be another one like it.

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This is one of the necklaces I bought for a friend. You can have any saying, initials or whatever you want stamped then she has many pieces you can add, including birthstones.

Jenine was great to work with and even though I placed an order less than a week before Christmas I had both pieces in my mailbox but Christmas!

Make sure to check out her Facebook page for ideas, as she has lots of her creations on there.

Shop #2 is one I shared back in December when she hosted a giveaway, Modern B Boutique. A local online shop that sells fashion jewellery at great prices. But this time I have more exciting news, she has teamed up with another shop to sell adorable mom and baby matching bracelets! Avery loves my jewellery so I was pretty excited to get her some of her own. Enough talking about them though, you can see for yourself, it does not get much cuter…

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Oh wait, it does when I have the matching set!

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Modern B also sells watches, necklaces and earrings! So make sure to check out their site.

There are my two small shops for January!

Lindsey

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