Whoa. I love it when i find stores or websites that have simple, well-designed, handmade and affordable things for sale. Etsy.com is still my favorite site for fun handmade stuff, but here are a couple new places I ran across lately:
The Carrotbox (www.thecarrotbox.com): gorgeous glass, lucite, stone and wood rings, most under $20 apiece. The ring above is handmade Murano glass. Reminds me of sea glass.
Oompa Toys (www.oompa.com): wooden, classic, and thoughtfully designed toys and kids’ decor. Check out the Haba line of toys.
Blabla (www.blablakids.com): knitted dolls, toys, baby/toddler clothing and packs handmade by folk knitters in Peru – fair trade and all-natural!
Two Monkeys & Me (www.twomonkeysandme.com): I would be remiss if I didn’t have a shout-out for my friend’s boutique. Unique baby and children’s items, and, as she puts it, “other exceptional finds”. Great keepsake stuff, too, for you parents out there. My friend, Randel, is such a fantastic person, and full of that great Southern charm. Tell her Lindsay sent ya!