Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tried and True Gifts from our VENDORS!

Annie Wheeler

Also known as HappyLittleArtist,
 is the ORIGINAL artist of these particular fabric headbands that have been going strong across the valley for a few years now. She has an Etsy shop, and will be at our show this week! We love to support Annie and her design, thanks Annie for making the world a better place:)

Great Gift Idea: Headbands are popular for girls ages 3 on up.
Moms, teenagers, little girls alike are all more artistic in style when sporting a headband by Annie!

Lauri Cox,  ArtGirl

Lauri is another one of our very artistic vendors whose work varys across many mediums! She told us a little about her inspiration:

"Although a challenge at times, I strive to embrace the imperfection and realism of life and do so by creating imperfect and whimsical art which adds charm and organic originality to each piece I make. I strive to live my bliss, my creativity allows me to live that and is play for me as I strive to embrace the oddness's and whimsies of life that surround us and truly live my joy."

Great Gift Idea:

Lauri's unique art is perfect for home decor, and also becomes a special one of a kind piece of work. It is more than a gift, it is art! Come see the variety she will share.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Traveling Trunk Holiday Show is HERE!

Happy Holidays Everyone! We are happy that our SHOW starts this week! We still have many vendors to highlight, and a few giveaways for cheer!

Congratulations to Carolyn Louis who said: "I could always use more jewelry from Fleur Des LYS!"
Thank you Carolyn!

We hope to see all of you at our SHOW this week. It is such a fun time to see old friends and new ones! Check in with us each day for vendor highlights so you can be prepared to SHOP!


Vintage Fern is everything from hair clips & pins, baby gifts, one of a kind bags, stiched cards and notebooks, girls and women's clothing, and much more!

Amy Redden is owner and creator of Vintage Fern, and she is the REAL deal! We love her artistic flair and eye for design. She says,  "I love using vintage and repurposed textiles in my work, I think it makes things fun and unique!"

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Calling all Friends, Family and shoppers alike! It's certainly not too late to check the Christmas LIST once and certainly TWICE!  Stopping by at these Last of the Season Boutiques will make your Holidays NICE!

Helpful HINTS for your Holiday Gifts:

Caramels, or Papers Goods, Books galore,
Jewelry and Hoodies! Who could ask for MORE!

Neighbors, and Mother-in-Laws, Sisters and Friends, co-workers and clients, Grandma and Grandpa, and especially your BEST friend!

Remember a good goal is to BUY LOCAL first, keep the money right here where it's sure to circulate back to your PURSE!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Santa Baby...Buy Local this Season!

Dear Santa,

I am making my list, yes checking it twice and hoping you will consider shopping with us
for Christmas to be right! Our local leaders in the community, namely our city and county mayors Ralph Beckert and Peter Caroon are urging us to BUY LOCAL! Our economies need us to support local business. Keep the money circulating here!  One FABULOUS way is to shop the Holiday Neighborhood Boutiques going on in each area. Most Boutiques offer a great variety of items to fit everyone on your shopping list. Even BETTER when you can find fun, hip and unique gifts many of which are HANDMADE, and of high QUALITY.

While we are clearly in debt to our friends in CHINA, the traveling trunk is asking you to TRY SOMETHING NEW, and shop a boutique or two. We PROMISE you will not be disappointed.

Items you will find at our Holiday Boutique NEXT week include:

Homemade: Bags, purses, skirts for girls and moms, candies, fudge, soups, papergoods, wrapping paper, jewelry, jeans, hair bows and head bands, hoodies from Nepal, mens silk ties, books from LOCAL Book store owner,  magnet boards, cookbooks, art work, glass goods, makeup, spices, baby gifts and much, much more!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fleur Des Lys

Jewelry is a great gift for friends and family, not to mention yourself!
Fleur Des Lys is all handmade jewelry designed by Alyssa Larson. She says jewelry tells us a story about a person, and gives us clues about their mood. "It's a lighthearted way to brighten any girls day!"
The Winter Collection of 2009 has an Anthropologie flair, check out her stuff at our show!


Fleur Des Lys is giving away a pair of earrings in preparation for the show!
Leave a comment for Alyssa and we will randomly select a winner this Friday!