Happy Black Friday! Ready to score some major deals? Question: Are you one of those highly-caffeinated people who ventures out into the crazy crowds… or are you (like me) someone who is cuddled up on the couch shopping online? Either way, #ShopLocal on Black Fri-YAY. Bonus — you can shop small & local even when it’s not a local business to you. No reason why you can’t buy top-trending Cleveland items from real artisans/creative store owners online. Most offer FREE SHIPPING, too!
And besides shopping small (below) at my FAVE Cleveland local businesses – you definitely want to enter my Holi-CLE Giveaway to <fingers crossed> WIN some of the MOST coveted items!
Because it’s SHOP Small O’ Clock …
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FOUNT is a design and production house based out of Cleveland, Ohio, with a focus on luxury leather bags and accessories. The company began in late 2013, as husband and wife creative team, Phillip and Jackie Wachter, began to pursue their passion to create quality products that are ethically made here in the United States. What started simply as a side project, making handbags and accessories out of their home, quickly turned into a bustling creative studio in downtown Cleveland, now employing 16 team members and couting. The meaning of the word FOUNT is, “an abundant source of desirable quality.” That is exactly what we are striving to be as a company, quality in every sense of the word.
Bonjour! My name is Anne. I spend my days as a wife, mother, jewelry designer, friend, daughter, sister and entrepreneur. I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful children, a French accent and a mild addiction to cooking. I was born in France to my mother who is the child of two Italian immigrants, and my father who is from the exotic French Island of Ile de la Réunion a tropical place with blue-green lagoons and volcanic mountains. I inherited a love of cooking from my Italian side and a love of nature from both. Growing up, our lives revolved around the land. We picked olives before Christmas, planted gardens in the spring, canned jams in summer and hunted for mushrooms in the fall.
Love brought me to the new world in 2002. I moved to America to marry my now husband, Turntablist and Founder of Fresh Camp Doc Harrill, and left the rolling hills of the French countryside for the urban center of Cleveland, Ohio. Needless to say, it was a big adjustment.
In Jewelry, I found my voice and made America my home.
I believe life’s beauty can often be found in everyday pleasures, like sharing coffee with a friend, the flavor of raspberries in season, or the way the right hint of gold on your wrist can give the day a whole new perspective. It is my hope, that as it has with mine, Océanne helps you celebrate the big and small moments of your life and reflects your story with each piece you wear or share.
Paper Cutz was founded by Shari Escott & Cathy Strauss in 2013. Their business was born out of a need for peace during a challenging time in their lives. Art Therapy brought them calm and tranquility, and they soon realized they had found something they wanted to pursue beyond a hobby. They took a leap of faith and decided to take their art to the people. After their first show, they knew they had a good thing. Paper Cutz has given them an appreciation for the power of creative expression and its healing power, as well as the pleasure one gets from meeting so many wonderful people.
Not just anyone could take crafting and turn it into a business. Shari dreamed of being an artist as a young girl, but discouragement and life stood in her way. This therapeutic, creative exploration extracted the dormant artist within her and created opportunities unavailable following high school. Now she creates beautiful collage art out of vintage paper—scouring antique and vintage shops for exactly the right pieces to craft the whole. Every design is unique, and the materials themselves are related to the subjects of the artwork. Whether it’s a bowl full of old matchbooks, a 50-year-old hat box or rolls full of vintage wall paper, Shari will find a place for it. She hand-cuts each piece and glues it into place to produce a visual story full of history and imagination.
With Cathy’s flair for business and their continued support of each other, this duo cannot be stopped. Their evolving, city centric brand continues to turn out new work regularly at a price point for everyone and every occasion.
Emily Roggenburk is an Indiana native living in Cleveland, Ohio. She has long been a lover of art and design, which led her to Indiana University to study apparel merchandising and fashion design. After graduating from IU, Emily moved to Cleveland where she worked in product development for a consumer products company for five years.
Emily Roggenburk Studios was born when Emily decided to rent a helicopter on the day of the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers Parade to capture the celebrations from above. Since then, she has photographed major championship parades such as the 2016 Chicago Cubs Parade and the 2017 New England Patriots Parade.
Her aerial photography has been featured on local news stations, and nationally by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Good Morning America.Emily’s love for hometown pride and comradery also led to the creation of her apparel line, which celebrates the places that people are most passionate about.
The mission of Emily Roggenburk Studios is to create, capture, and celebrate the moments that bring people together.
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Fashion is ever changing and like fashion, Sanity is always changing to stay on top of sought after trends and styles. Sanity’s collection of labels is focused on style, quality and cost savvy-ness.
Sanity was established in 2008 by Kevin and Isabel Pritchett whose vision is to have their store near their home where they can be at the store on a daily basis in order to keep the ideas changing and the passion alive.
Sanity’s interior and décor is always changing as is the inventory, but like your favorite tee the comfortable atmosphere will always be a staple.
We strive to offer superior customer service and a helpful sales staff at all times.
…and we offer complimentary personal styling and complimentary hemming on regular priced jeans. How great is that?!
Use fashion to express yourself and to serve as an extension of your individual personality.
SPL started early in 2017 after years of ‘trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grow up’. I’ve worked for a major shipping company for 20 years, and as much as I love that job, there is ZERO creativity! I need to be making something at all times! I’ve been creating my whole life. I started crocheting when I was 16 and about 3 years ago, I taught myself how to knit. About 12 years ago I took a silversmith class at the local art school and I dove into that too. I would make hats and scarves and earrings and necklaces for friends and family and do many many many craft shows! But that phase of my life started to end when I discovered the wonderful world of woodworking. Thanks to my wonderful hubby and my dad for showing my the ropes, I dove in head first and Sweet Pea Layne was born. I hope you enjoy your new sign as much as I enjoyed making it for you!
Good luck with the GIVEAWAY..and Thanks for stopping by!