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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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Reside, located in Cambridge MA, is Boston’s premiere source for mid-century modern. “The diverse and constantly evolving collection includes original works of great design, as well as rare, out of production, and hard to find pieces by some of the era’s greatest designers and manufacturers. Reside also offers unique and intriguing home accessories that compliment the collection, including vintage art, ceramics, designer rugs, throws and pillows, African textiles and artifacts.”

Yesterday’s visit to Reside was both inspiring and educational! I had a wonderful conversation with owner/buyer Pamela Watts, and was fortunate enough to meet her stylish and talented daughter Nicole (check out Nicole’s beautiful handcrafted jewelry at NYX Studio)! Thank you for welcoming me!

Now it goes without saying that the vintage furnishings are a must see but I have to say I was most impressed with the mix of art and accessories ~ especially the vast collection of African textiles and artifacts. I’m in love with the kuba cloth custom pillows! (see second to last picture) You really have to see them in person to fully appreciate the texture, color and beauty of the textiles. Gorgeous! I also love the collection of vintage art ~ everything from photography to paintings to mixed media ~  what a great resource! So next time you are on your way to Harvard Square, take Concord Ave and visit Reside! Enjoy!!

(photos by danielle boudrot 10/13/10)

 

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