Because I always need more dishes ($28)
Beautiful earrings from Bellezza Jewerly ($18)
Adorable tote from the craft pantry ($16)
I am making a point to buy from the smaller retailers out there when I can. There are a few reasons to do so.
1) When buying from an individual you are buying their passion not just a "thing".
2) investing in the economy, its good no matter where you shop, this way is just a little more personal.
3) USUALLY you don't have to compromise on quality for price. Just make sure to read what the product is made out of.