Hard at work on the couch.
Each morning I get up, fix a cup of coffee and get online. I check out the local news from overnight and then my social media. I check stats from my Etsy shop and see if I have any emails. This morning I noticed all of the great LOCAL businesses in this area. So, let’s make sure we are sharing the local LOVE this holiday season! If you are like me, you don’t want to travel all over for Christmas gifts, so here are some ideas.
First up, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. Now, they don’t officially open until tomorrow, but oh my goodness…..they have some good pie. They’ve been doing some practice runs this week, and EVERY time I drive past there is a mob of people there. We got a pumpkin pie last week, and I have to admit, we ate half of it right out of the box at the table where everyone just had their own fork. Get one to take as a hostess gift, or pick up a gift card. No one is going to be taking back a pie they get for Christmas. No way. They are going to be spending too much time EATTING it! Welcome to the neighborhood, Buttermilk Sky…..I will be cussing you come Janurary.
Right down Kingston Pike from Buttermilk Sky is Fig and Company. Another new local business with some of the cutest home goods and gifts around. Just going in and walking around is a treat. Here’s their Facebook page. Make sure you ‘like’ their page because they do some nice give aways!! They have gifts, decorations, supplies for painting projects, as well as artwork and beautiful furniture. Be sure you stop in because I PROMISE you will find a gift for someone.
Are you shopping for grandparents that already have EVERYTHING they need? Do you need those Christmas cards printed out? Never fear, just drive another mile down Kingston Pike and pull into Fleetwood Photo. Think shopping online is easier? Get onto their website and upload your own pictures and pick out your items. You don’t have to shop at a company clear across the country to shop online. You can shop LOCAL and with ease. Trust me. I LOVE using Fleetwood.
Now, move on over to Northshore Drive and head to Rocky Hill. If you are looking for local food items then Butler and Bailey is your place, and if you haven’t tried out their meat department……well, you are missing out. If you have college kids on your list then a B&B gift card would be PERFECT! Make sure you set aside a few extra minutes for your shopping because you WILL run into a friend in the aisles. Plan accordingly. By the way, they also have a food drive going on right now, so be sure to help out there, too.
Now, if you aren’t quite in the mood to cook, drive on down Northshore and pull into Northshore Brasserie. You won’t believe you can get this kind of atmoshere in a strip mall! Plus, the food is INCREDIBLE! They sell gift cards, too, so you can mark yet another gift off of your list while you are there. Just LOOK at all the Christmas shopping you’ve finished, and you haven’t even left your neighborhood!!!
Here’s a lot of what I see from the third week of November to the middle of December.
By now you are probably tired and ready to start heading home. So, head back down Northshore and pull into Creekside Nurseries because it’s time to PICK OUT THAT TREE! Our trees come from the same area that supplies The White House Christmas tree. No other area of the country has prettier Christmas trees. We will get them within 24 hours of them being cut, on November 22nd. We get them off the truck, put them in water and wait for you guys to come pick out your favorite!
This year we will have something a little different along with the trees. I’ll be doing custom embroidered and monogramed items, so be sure to check those items out. Look at that!!!! ANOTHER item off the Chrsitmas list!
Gifts for those picky preppy girls.
How is that for shopping local??? You haven’t left a 5 mile radius of your home and you’ve gotten all KINDS of Christmas shopping done!