(Clockwise from top left) "Here I am" greeting card by Artsy Fartsy, "Owl Be Yours" greeting card by Space Oddities, "Love" pendant from Steinvika Fine Silver & Copper Enamels, "Vintage Flower & Rhinestone Pin" from Glitter Workshop, "Love Note" from Art
Valentine's Day is approaching quickly and last minute shopping can be a major pain. It is hard to make a gift look thoughtful when it screams, "I'm from the Walgreens that just happened to be on the way to your house."
If you foresee this predicament, there is no need to panic. While it is too late for my usual online Etsy shopping tips, I can point you in the direction of several local purveyors of Etsy artists. Your last minute gift just may look like you planned weeks in advance.
Declare your love for your sweetheart with the "Owl Be Yours" card from Space Oddities. It is cute and simple in the most charming way, just like the many other items made by Andrea Thorson. Gifts from Space Oddities can be found in town at Anthology.
Keep Valentine's Day lighthearted with a card from Artsy Fartsy. Alisson Burda uses vintage photographs to create quirky and unusual messages. If you are looking for a card that your Valentine has not seen before, the "Here I Am" card is definitely the one for you. Artsy Fartsy can be found at Anthology, Pick More Daisies, Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery, Mallat's Pharmacy and W. Cupcake.
Let her know that you want the world to know she is loved with this silver enamel "Love" pendant. Hand forged in a kiln by Linda Stanek, it is truly a one-of-a-kind piece, perfect for a one-of-a-kind love. Steinvika Fine Silver & Enamels can be found at Milward Farrell Fine Art, Pop Deluxe, Absolutely Art and Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery.
Profess how you feel in a "Love Note" book. Created by Susan Schaffer, these small small books are worthy of memento status when a note from you is written inside. Art Kitten can be found at Anthology.
Jazz up a dreary winter day with a broach from Glitter Workshop to adorn her coat. Your love will adore a "Vintage Flower & Rhinestone Pin" for its beauty and because she can think of you while wearing it. Glitter Workshop can be found at Anthology, Green Parasol and Absolutely Art.
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Madison Etsy Shopping Tour
Stop #3: Green Parasol at 1370 Williamson Street: Glitter Workshop
Stop #4: Pick More Daisies at 1216 Williamson Street: Artsy Fartsy