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Friday, June 18, 2010

A Road Trip Through ‘Shop Local

I just returned from a fantastic trip to Chesapeake, VA, to visit my sister-in-law.  We had a great time at the beach and catching up.  The only downside was the 20 hour ride there and back – with a 2 and 3 year old!  I decided I would like to take a ‘Road Trip’ with some of the etsians from the cities we traveled through on our journey.  I used etsy’s nifty ‘Shop Local’ tool to help me come up with my finds. 

Our journey started in good old Madison, WI.

baretree

Military style Khaki color Bare Tree Apparel Old School Penny Farthing Bike Messenger Bag from BareTree Apparel.

 

Due to an unexpected missed exit I woke up to find we were in Chicago, IL,  instead of going around…

bethtastic

Chicago, Illinois pendant and necklace - The 50 states project from bethtastic.

 

Potty break in Cincinnati, OH…

moonforest

Small Fairy Doll - waldorf inspired art doll from moonforest

 

Lunch in Grayson, KT

stringthing

Hand dyed Superwash Merino Roving Melted Crayons from stringthing

 

Slept over in Charleston, WV.

daisybones

O My Mountain People- Digital Art Open Edition 8X10 Print from daisybones

 

Fantastic vacation in Chesapeake, VA.

imogensgarden

You Tell Me a custom Snuggle doll for Shipment in June 2010 from ImogensGarden

 

After a fantastic couple of days with beautiful weather and fun and the beach and pool it was time to head back home…

 

Left crazy early (3:15am) from Chesapeake, VA.

jperegrine

inner states/dreams and imagination mixed media collage from jperegrine

 

Time to turn around and head back.  Potty break in Roanoke, VA

shoptheNEST

Totally Repurposed Tie Transfered dyed scarf from shoptheNEST

 

Stopped for brunch in Huntington, WV (yes, we left EARLY).

StephanieFizer

Bookish Owl Too Notepad To Do List from StephanieFizer

 

Stayed over in Indianapolis, IN and weathered crazy thunderstorms and Tornado Warnings. 

goulash

Beatnik Sweater XS/S - Vintage Flair from Goulash

 

Did not take a wrong turn on the way home and went through Bloomington, IL.

MoxieMadness

Threads - Fitted Tunic Top - White - Small - Med – Large from MoxieMadness

 

And then Rockford, IL.

viridian

Sedona Flower Pin from viridian

 

Finally, finally, FINALLY back in Madison, WI!

jennyblasenpottery

brown beer mug from jennyblasenpottery

Until my next road trip…

2 comments:

The Hillbilly Housewife said...

Well, that was fun. I did a road trip too, via etsy. I can't wait for my daughter to come over. Road trip..computer style!

kimbuktu said...

We go to Virginia Beach pretty much once a year to vacation, love that area.

Cool idea to do an Etsy roadtrip.

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