Thoughtful Shopping-Small, Local and Vintage

It’s almost the end of November and time to think about holiday gifts. Some of you, who are on top of your shopping game, have been picking  up gifts all during the year – the rest of us frantically look around in the last few weeks before the big day.

Aberdeen Mills antique and vintage sale

If you’ve read this blog in the past you know I’m a big supporter of shopping local, small, hand-made and vintage. I know many of us are trying to live with less, and I believe shopping thoughtfully and locally can support that.

Recently, we visited two small merchants (Obscure Relics and Bohemi Antiques.), who we met at the HBG flea, at their barn sale. We found out they open their barn for sales only a few times during the year, so made sure we went in October.

The sale is held at historic Aberdeen Mills in Middletown, PA., by two very creative women who share their artfully arranged and carefully curated wares. The prices are fair and there’s a good variety of vintage and antique items.

The mill and farm are in a beautiful setting which is fun for all ages to visit. We spotted some pretty chickens and friendly kitty’s.

Here’s a few more photo’s from our visit. We really enjoyed poking around and we came home with a few fun treasures.

This time of year is so much fun! We enjoy learning about new opportunities to shop small, local and vintage, end explore our local area. Hopefully, you can visit Aberdeen Mills for one of their sales soon – the next one is Saturday, December 2, 2017.

While your out and about here’s a few events happening in Pennsylvania where you can find original and creative gifts and support local artists and small businesses.

2017 December Flea & Holiday Markets

HBG Flea – Curated Pop-up Shop

Strawberry Square
320 Market St, Harrisburg PA, 17102
phone: 717.412.4342
Saturday December 2, 10 – 4pm

Market of Curiosities

Carlisle Expo Center
100 K St, Carlisle, PA 17013
Saturday, December 2, 2017 11 – 7pm

Punk Rock Flea Market

1901 S 9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
Saturday, December 16, 2017 10am – 5pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 10am – 5pm

For more shopping options in your area, do a Google search or check your local paper for holiday sales and events. Hope you can get out and explore the many unique shops and merchants in your area and help support a local business.

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