Here’s an early thought about Christmas. Why early? I’m a last minuter myself, and here in the USA we need to take time for Thanksgiving. But today we’re celebrating Friendsmas, in which I let you know who in this community is making goods, or offering services, that you or someone you know might like.
And the Friends, small businesses all, really appreciate some time to schedule your photo shoot or make up your order.
Meg at Pigtown*Designs, household sundries
Last year Meg brought us mother-of-pearl flatware. That’s still on offer, but here’s the real news. Tea towels! Designed by Meg, printed in on a cotton/linen blend with non-toxic inks, made in the USA. Some feature Alice in Wonderland images.
And for anyone living in Maryland, a must. Crab Flag!
Note: Tea towel orders must be placed by this Sunday, November 20th, for Christmas deliver.
Carol at French Flower Farm, skin care
Carol comments often here on Privilege, and you might have caught a conversation she and I had about a skin care serum. Well, although Carol’s main line of business is candle-making, she also offers a French peptide-based serum that increases collagen in the skin. We shall call it Carol’s Serum.
That’s my bottle.
I’ve been using it for maybe 6 weeks now on my eye and mouth, and I haven’t measured with my micrometer but I swear that lines are lessening! In combination with hyaluronic acid for the rest of my face and a light layer of marula oil over everything, I’ve found a new skin care routine.
You can contact Carol at her email address, email@example.com. She will make Carol’s Serum for you in pink, green, or colorless, and in one of her two scents, or unscented. I chose pink, in the floral. Both scents are perfume-like vs. essential oil-ish. She’ll send you an invoice, $51.20 to my neck of the woods, with shippping.
Cuyana, via Jane at @simplepretty (Twitter, Instagram)
Jane put together a guide to SF for a local store, Cuyana, which she kindly sent me. It was so lovely I took a look at the company’s goods. Fewer but better is their motto. For $295, a bag with Céline-esque lines.
Patsy at her jewelry site, Patsy Kane
Not just for sailors any more. Also Patsy is a crack up, which should never be undervalued.
Brigitte Carnochan, fine art photography
I will remind you of my stepmother’s photography. This year she gave each of us kids one of her pieces. I chose this one, of a California grass.
It is spectacularly beautiful, the palladium printing process bringing light to detail in a way the web cannot begin to replicate. I am going to buy this one next year to hang next to it.
She generously insists on giving us her work, not letting us purchase, but I think I can do it in stealth mode. You can find her work here, at Modernbook Gallery. She has something for peony lovers too.
Cara at Bluebird And The Bear, family photography
I’ve loved Cara’s work forever. You can see why.
Cara’s in North Uist now, far north, off the coast of Scotland. She travels to London, and points south. She works in color too, but I wanted to show her moody side. Reach her at her email, firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a family photo shoot. And go to North Uist if you can, it’s spectacular.
Laura at Baby Picture This, family photography
I wrote about Laura’s work last year, she’s done nothing but get better and win awards ever since.
Laura’s still in Brighton, she travels to London, and points north. Reach her at her email, email@example.com, to schedule a family photo shoot.
Thank you all for supporting the Privilege community. I appreciate each and every one of you.
This post is not sponsored, no links are monetized, let’s support the gang!