Did you know that 1 out of every 2 homes in America a woman is running a small business? 50% of homes in America! Small businesses are the backbone of our communities, our country. I'm entering my 14th year in business, and I am utterly honored to still be running a successful small business. There are so many of us! Please support us and Shop Small today. Keep in mind that not every small business has an e-commerce website, but this also means that you are getting very special attention, and you're dealing with a real person.
I want to introduce you today to five of my favorite small businesses ready to make your holiday shopping all the more a lovely experience. Don't miss the special from Stone Cottage Paperie just for Your Style Vault readers!
JRenee Jewelry, Nashville, TN
Do you have any vintage brooches or bracelets from your grandmothers? Here is a way for you to start wearing them! Jill Robinson has been a dear friend of mine for over ten years. She has a really big, important job at one of city's universities, and is also a career and life coach on the side. Then, about a year ago she started collecting vintage brooches, bracelets and earrings from the '40's, '50's and '60's (not the chintzy stuff!) and reimagining them as modern jewelry. She leaves the vintage pieces in their original, unaltered state, as she finds them. Which means a lot of these pieces below are convertible - you can take the brooch off the necklace and wear on a coat, or the remove the earrings, oh and the bracelets are all adjustable! Send Jill a treasure you have in your jewelry box and she'll customize a piece just for you.
Aren't these braided leather straps so cool! All the brooches are removable, and the straps are adjustable.
Jill hand-selects the beads, too. These can be doubled, layered, however you imagine!
Her wrap bracelets are my favorite. And they are so easy to put on and take off, and they work on every wrist size. Send Jill a vintage brooch you've never known how to wear! She won't alter it, it'll still be removable if you want to wear it separately.
Isn't this lariat so pretty! The tassels on the ends are vintage crystal earrings. You can take them off and wear them separately, too!
Prices range from ~ $100 - $125
Visit Jill's Facebook page for more images and to contact her. https://www.facebook.com/jreneejewelry/
Stone Cottage Paperie, Franklin, TN (special promo for YSV readers!)*
I discovered this paperie last Christmas at a holiday gift open house. I ended up purchasing several gifts and a desk calendar for me! I cannot tell you how precious Carol, the owner, is. The heartbeat of her business is to spread joy, beautifully. You can shop from her online store (some of my picks below), and she will also create a bespoke design for you. I've had the pleasure of visiting her in her studio, and I gasped! You will love Carol, and her designs.
STAFFORDSHIRE DOGS WRAPPING PAPER - there are lots and lots of Christmas wrapping papers!
*BUY ONE ROLL GET 2ND HALF OFF! Just mention you are a Your Style Vault reader!
Splendor In The South, Nashville, TN
I met Lauren last year when I found her on Instagram and bought 2 little lamb figurines. If only there were time to become best friends with every kindred soul you meet! Lauren has impeccable taste, and she sells it on her instagram account. Click the collage below, which is a screenshot of her feed, and you can follow her, and start shopping to see what she just listed!
Valley Vintage Va, Shenandoah Valley, VA
I've been following this mother/daughter duo for a while now. They sell mostly silver, china, collectables, but wouldn't you know it, I bought a caftan from them! Such a sweet pair to deal with, and I will say my caftan came beautifully wrapped. Here's a sampling of what you'll find on their feed. (Click to shop.)
Evergreen Collections, Nashville, TN
I've known owner Carol Fails almost as long as I've been in business. I started working with Carol early on to custom-make necklaces and horn cuffs for my clients. Carol is such a delight to work with, and I cannot tell you how happy I am she has a website and is doing trunk shows across the country. Here are a few of my favorites, but be sure to explore her entire site.
Your Style Vault Wardrobe Consulting, LLC
Last but not least, I'd like to introduce our Wardrobe Package Holiday Promo! Save $150 off any package, including the Girls Shopping Trip (discount applied to group). When you purchase a package, we'll refund $150. This makes a great gift for college grads, wives, husbands, new moms, anyone!
Thank you everyone for supporting small businesses. We are truly grateful, and it's cliche but we really wouldn't be here without you, and your fabulous taste!
Don't forget we just dropped our new Gift Guide: Your Style Vault's 5th ANNUAL 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE.