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Tomorrow, Saturday November 26th, is the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday! It is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year…small businesses create half of the jobs in the private sector, in fact, they have created 65% of the net new jobs over the last 17 years…if we support independently owned small businesses in our community, we can truly make a difference…today’s post is a tribute to twelve of my favorite small businesses in the Boston area…from colorful silk scarves at Artisans Way in Concord to a wooden box of chocolate mice from L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates in Cambridge, these lovely shops are filled with unique gift ideas for everyone on your list!

Wishing you a glorious holiday weekend! Happy shopping!

Artisans Way, fine art and contemporary craft ~ Concord, MA

Nesting on Main, antiques, home and garden ~ Concord, MA

West Concord Five and Ten, old fashioned five and ten (perfect for stocking stuffers and wrapping needs!) ~ Concord, MA

Didriks, home accessories, tableware and outdoor furniture ~ Cambridge, MA

L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates ~ Cambridge MA, Walpole NH, New York NY

Reside, specializing in vintage mid-century modern furniture and home accessories ~ Cambridge & Boston, MA

Good, jewelry and accessories ~ Boston, MA

Hudson, furniture, home accessories and vintage items ~ Boston & Wellesley, MA

Neil Devlin Antiques, antiques and decorations ~ Wellesley, MA

Lakota Bakery, homemade cookies, brownies and bars ~ Arlington, MA

The Elephant’s Trunk, children’s bookshop ~ Lexington, MA

Andrew Spindler, antiques and decorations ~ Essex, MA

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artisans way

Friday evening, 11/28/11, marked the official grand opening of Artisans Way! Located at 18 Walden Street in historic Concord center, the 2000 square foot space offers a gorgeous collection of fine art, jewelry, wooden crafts, pottery, metal sculpture, textiles, art glass, furniture and more…store owners Liz Stevenson and Jodie Apeseche are a match made in heaven! From the moment you walk through the front door, you can’t help but be lifted up by their wide smiles and sweet laughter…a positive energy that only comes from true happiness…their passion for fine art and contemporary craft is realized in this remarkable store…every piece is carefully chosen with a curated eye and a pure love for what they do…it’s been said time and time again, find what you love and the rest will fall into place…Liz and Jodie have followed their hearts and found what they love…how exciting for us that we can share in their dream come true…

Artisans Way

18 Walden Street

Concord, MA 01742


above ~ close up of Changing Faces by Jodie Apeseche, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″

above ~ close up of Elvis Rocks the Blues by Jodie Apeseche, acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 20″

above ~ colorful scarves by Pam’s Pashminas

above ~ gorgeous turquoise inlay serving pieces by Tree Stump Woodworking

above ~ autumnal hues by Pam’s Pashminas (I am the proud owner of three of these beauties!)

above ~ a water inspired glass piece by Hudson Beach Glass

above ~ perfect for a fall feast, this clay masterpiece is crafted by Three Wheel Studio

above ~ handcrafted toys as sculpture by Dona Dalton

above ~ floppy bowl by Glass Eye Studio

I may need to purchase this fish on wheels for my desk! For me, it represents the heart and imagination of a free spirit…how inspiring!

photos by me, 11/28/11

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