I promised you a few field trips this week. Today, it's off to Providence, Rhode Island.
I took a family trip there in late spring. It has always been on my list of "places to visit" and I'm happy to have finally seen it!
It's a compact, clean and nurturing city.
There's a good mix of commerce...
...and the Rhode Island School of Design
make it a university town.
How lucky was I to have stumbled upon this gem of a craft store:
It's called Craftland.
It's the same place where I found those pompom window decorations I mentioned three weeks ago.
What started out as an annual holiday craft fair is now a storefront that "celebrates all kinds of sparkly handmade objects and the people who make them." Isn't that TADA!? I wish all towns had a shop just like this one.
The covet-worthy merchandise is made by local artists from Rhode Island and crafters from all over the U.S. You'll find everything from t-shirts, to jewelry, home accessories and stationery here.
It's also a good place to get souvenirs and gifts for friends back home -- they're one of a kind and supports local and handmade!
The shop also offers craft classes, there's an on-site art gallery and if you're a crafter, you may be able to sell your items here -- check this out for details. You can also visit their blog.
See you tomorrow!