Now, imagine a place set up as a 24/7 online craft fair, with easy ways to purchase these pieces of art.
Etsy is a fantastic website where you can access thousands of shops that sell anything you can think of. What is even better is that you can filter the shops you are looking at not only by item but by location. All you have to do is go to the left-hand side of the “search” page and refine your search to the location you are looking for. This is the perfect way to be sure you are shopping local and shopping small.
Below is a round-up of Etsy shops located right here in Connecticut:
AcornHillCollective (Orange): Stamped travertine drink coasters and marble photo coasters. Choose from his designs, or order something personalized.
AMEvangelista (Trumbull): Hand stamped jewelry with any word, phrase, name, initials, number, date, or quote you would like.
andMorgan (Bristol): It is super easy to become obsessed with the t-shirts sold in this shop! The shop also sells flour sack tea towels and totes.
CheerBowsBowtique (Glastonbury): This shop makes incredible cheer bows for cheerleaders and bow-lovers of all ages.
jessicahoward (Fairfield): Stunning nature-inspired pottery. All items are hand-drawn, hand-painted, and hand-glazed by Jessica.
LayeredandSimple (Fairfield): Wish bracelets on inspirational cards, available for every occasion or just because.
LTTrinkets (Fairfield): This shop is full of preppy, beach-inspired jewelry and accessories. Lots available for Lilly lovers!
SeaUrchinStudio (Ridgefield): The most adorable children’s art prints and paper goods.
SnoogsAndWilde (Little Falls): Modern and nature-inspired art prints. Her artwork is beautiful, and the colors are amazing.
TieDyeAndTonic (Greenwich): A tie-dye lover’s dream, offering a variety of bright and fun color combos.