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.