Did you know that West Elm is a huge proponent of the handmade movement? They purchase items wholesale from Etsy sellers to sell in their retail stores. They include handmade art in their catalog layouts. And they host awesome events where they invite Etsy sellers to set up in the store for a day. I have always wanted to be a part of one of these events and I'm so excited about this weekend!
Saturday, November 23rd from 1pm to 4pm (possibly longer)
Charlotte West Elm, 1100 Metropolitan Avenue
There will be about ten local Etsy sellers there, offering everything from iphone cases to jewelry to throw pillows. And of course, cool leather pouches and flannel scarves. I've also heard rumors of food and drink, but I can't promise anything. But there is a frozen yogurt place next door, so either way I think you're looking at a delicious afternoon.
Also- have you been to West Elm recently? Their holiday decorations put me in a festive spirit almost immediately. Lots of antiqued gold and silver and glass- it's so beautiful. I'm actually looking forward to spending the better part of my Saturday in the store.
I'll be working hard over these next two days to get all the final preparations done, but, as you can see, the house is filling up with stacks of completed products. I've really been pushing the limits of time to get everything done and a big thanks goes out to: Steve, for not minding when we have things like scrambled eggs for dinner and Arthur, who is content to play with the fabric scraps I drop on the floor like they are a new toy. Love those two.
In honor of the season of gifting, we're also rolling out some new product packaging and will have everything ready to box your gift up right there in the store. Even if it's just a gift for yourself.
Steve has promised to take lots of pictures, so hopefully even if you can't make it, it will feel like you were there! Have a great weekend!