I was jonesing for some good coffee beans the other day. My daughter and I stopped over at our neighborhood organic vegetable market, The Green House . They carry a wide variety of locally produced goods, including fruits and vegetables, breads, honey, coffees, and teas. We visited a few times before and were very impressed by their selection and more importantly, their genuine warmth and hospitality every time we visited the store. By far, my favorite item is the Mississippi Mud Coffee they carry; and I wanted some.
When we walked in, we were happily greeted by one of the owners, Christine, who surprised me by saying she read my blog that morning and loved the pumpkin selection for my Fab Finds on Aloha Friday (10/8/2010). Wow! Obviously, I was elated to hear she read my blog. I couldn't get over it and was smiling from ear to ear. It's terrific to know that in this vast expanse that is the internet, lovely people like yourself are reading. :)
A few days later, I read on Facebook The Green House has just celebrated their 7-month anniversary. Awesome! In this struggling economy, I believe it's very important to support local businesses and entrepreneurs. I am proud to support The Green House and the local businesses they support in turn. So today, I wanted to tailor a special Fab Finds on Aloha Friday in honor of their 7-month anniversary, featuring artisan goods in and around the St. Louis, Missouri area with the color green as the motif.
A stylish bag to tote all your goodies around town. Fashionable!
2: Daydream Handmade Olive Oil Soap by BellaLunaCrafts
Bergamot? Lemon? Orange peel? I can smell the goodness of this soap created with citrus-y essential oils from over here.
3: Little Apples Stationery, Set of 6 by pspapergoods
While e-mail is certainly quick, it lacks personality. This very cute stationery gives you some style while you keep letter-writing from going the way of the dinosaurs.
4: Elfin Apron by Gingerly Garnished
The bold pattern on this handmade apron is fabulous. I can totally see a girl elf wearing this apron while baking cookies for her Elfin husband. :)
5: Hot Apple Pie 6 oz Soy Candle by candlekitty
The smell of hot apple pie filling the air in your home? Yum. This unique candle does just that and in such a cute package, too!
6: Art Deco Rose Platter by Amanda Moon's Sunfire Shop
In going with the green motif, this little Rose Platter by pixiechick1 is absolutely cute to adorn your kitchen.
7: Jeweltone Holly Green Upcycled Neckwarmer by iheartmisslemon
With temperatures dipping down to the 40s at night, 'tis the season for warmth. This fab upcycled scarf can help you keep warm while looking cool.
8: Birdhouse for Baggins by angelsgourden
Organic and artfully painted, this gourd is a rocking home for the birds visiting your garden.
Thank you to Christine and her daughter at The Green House for being my inspiration for today's Fab Finds on Aloha Friday. Happy anniversary! I wish you the best!
And to you, my lovely reader, Happy Aloha Friday.