This past weekend I had a lovely time selling some of my Beauxoxo hair accessories at the Dorset Etsy Team Christmas Market. I’m so passionate about supporting local and handmade businesses and as Christmas shopping fever is definitely in the air, I wanted to share all the lovely things available in this community that would make the perfect Christmas treat for yourself or your nearest and dearest.
The Dorset Etsy Team Christmas market is part of the Etsy Made Local scheme that takes place across the country giving Etsy sellers the opportunity to sell their products in person. It also coincides with Small Business Saturday, a day that highlights the amazing work of small businesses.
The Dorset Etsy Team was again held at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne where two rooms of the centre were filled with incredible talent from local artists, crafters, illustrators, jewellery designers, cakes, hair accessories (oh hey, that’s me!), cards and Christmas ornaments as well as vintage and antique treasures. It was the perfect opportunity to shop for unique gifts and for so many amazing artists to come together under one roof.
I made a video of the day on my new Olympus Pen (more on this soon!) and the 45mm lens and it captures an event like this really beautifully so let me know if you’d like more videos like this. I’ve picked some of my highlight artists below but if you want to see all the amazing people that were part of this event a full list of artists can be found right here.
How amazing is everything above? I really hope you discover some new shops on Etsy you love! The Etsy Made Local events are always a special way to meet with other local sellers and realise how powerful the Etsy community truly is. And as always, huge congratulations to The Dorothy Days for pulling this together so brilliantly as usual.
Were you able to shop at a Etsy Made Local market this year? Did you come to the Dorset Team event? If not, are you giving an Etsy presents to friends and family this year? Tell me your favourite sellers and everything you’re lusting after below. You can shop Beauxoxo on Etsy here.