Today was Small Business Saturday. Although I did manage to stop by some chain stores yesterday for Black Friday(2 was all I could handle to be honest), I always love to support local stores and boutiques over big business.
Today I made sure to stop by some of my favorite local shops to do a little spending.
Main Street in Mesa is such a beautiful and quaint little area, although it has really struggled and has had it’s share of store closures over the past few years. It is usually very quiet, but today I was actually pleased to see that there was very little parking available.
My first stop was FOUND, a home design studio and shop with so many beautiful decorating ideas. I love browsing through there every chance I get, but especially at christmastime, when the entire store smells like fresh pine. Mmmm.
Another shop I visited today was Design Lab. I’ve never been in before, and I will definitely be back.
I wandered around a few more shops, and picked up some goodies along the way. Here’s the stuff I wanted me to have.
A bottle of pearly glass glitter, a mini chalk board, an eraser that looks like dice (why do I still love erasers so much?) and dangly aqua earrings. I picked up a few gifts too, but no need to spoil those just yet.
I hope you all managed to support your local businesses today, it’s a great cause and it is so much more fun than seeing the same old crap at Target. And if you don’t have any great shops nearby, try to visit a family-owned restaurant if you can. Guaranteed the food will be better anyway!