Sunday, November 27, 2011

Small Business Saturday

Yesterday was Small Business Saturday and I totally shopped small businesses! They were local too which made me even more happy. The first place I shopped was this new to me business called F. Olivers. They create very fancy olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Plus, they give out recipe cards to go with the oils & vinegars you've purchased.......such a great idea. I purchased a pairing for my father, my sister and of course myself. Today I'm going to make Dirty Angel Food Cake using the dark chocolate vinegar & the chipolte olive oil I purchased. I know, it sounds odd and possibly not very good but I am confident it will be amazing.

If you happen to be in Rochester or Canandaigua you should definitely try out F. Olivers. A wonderfully different type of place and one that is a new favorite for me.

The other spot I shopped at yesterday was More Fire Glass Studio. The owner, Elizabeth Lyons, is an amazing glass artist and holds a holiday open house annually. I learned glass blowing from Elizabeth and I started my love of lampworking at her studio too. She has grown to be a dear friend. I was so thrilled to pick up one of her glass vases and then a pair of wicked cool earrings from Mahine Ratteson. Okay these "gifts" are for me but I did support small business and I shopped local.

Over the next few weeks I'll share with you the small businesses that I will be shopping at in hopes you too will shop small business, buy handmade, support local shops.

1 comment:

Penelope said...

Hi Linda, It's Penelope Pankow, owner of F. Oliver's OIls and Vinegars. First, thank you so much for featuring us in your blog. Second, I have one of your bracelets that I purchased years ago at the Clothesline festival. It is one of my favorite and most cheerful pieces of jewelry. Thank you so much for making such a beautiful item! I look forward to meeting you sometime in our store or at a festival. Until then, I wish you all the very best from one very appreciative small business person to another.