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local finds // the horseshoe market

“There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.”

I’m feeling so lucky that this sentiment is especially true today. Yesterday’s rain has passed and I can see blue skies just beyond my computer screen. Plus, I woke up to my 5th Etsy sale, helping me meet my very first sales goal for Bubbly Design Co. And, the delicious buttercream icing on the cake is that we hit 100 followers on Instagram today { 103 to be exact }!! Holy cow, things are getting exciting around here!

But, today is not meant to be about me. Instead, I wanted to introduce you to three local Colorado vendors that I discovered last weekend at The Horseshoe Market. If you’re in the area, this seasonal indie/craft/vintage market happens four times per year and the Holiday one sounds like it’ll be an extravaganza! Two days (Dec. 13-14th), 60 vendors, food trucks, and mobile boutiques galore!

if you’re not in the area, never fear. Two of these vendors already sell online, and I’m sure the third is soon to follow { she told me she’s working on getting her Etsy shop all set up – I can’t wait! }.

Shop Local in Colorado // Oh Sweet JoyFirst up is Oh Sweet Joy, based in Boulder, CO. Not only is Kim, the designer and seamstress, one of the cutest Texan-turned-Coloradans I’ve ever met, her work is impeccably crafted and thoughtfully designed. At the market, I couldn’t quite see myself pulling off one of her adorable kimonos, but I’m really starting to think I under-estimated myself. I tried on this lace number and it’s lined with a crazy-cool striped fabric. Check her out!

Shop Local in Colorado // Sparkle & StoneErin’s work at Sparkle & Stone really caught my eye amidst a sea of jewelry vendors. She uses raw elements like quartz and arrowheads but turns them into simple, chic statements. I am saving my pennies so I can order some of her geometric hanging pieces { shown below as a holder for air plants }.  Total side note: she also has a pretty rad tattoo on her forearm that reads “Create” in the prettiest scripty font.

Shop Local in Colorado // The Mood ShoppeFinally, The Mood Shoppe, which had one of the prettiest booth displays at the whole market. Plus, the most unique fall-themed candle scents like Bonfire and Black Tea Tobacco. The only reason I didn’t purchase one was because she was sold out of her large-size candles in my top THREE scents. I’m telling you, these candles are GOOD! Plus, she packages the larger size candle with a small slice of wood as a coaster of sorts. Ahh-dorable! Her Etsy shop is in the works, so keep your eye on this one!

With the holidays and lots of gift-buying occasions coming up, let’s try to keep the local love going! I’d love if you would comment below with some of your favorite Etsy shops or local vendors so we can all support these hard-working artisans!

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