Saturday, December 3, 2011

A bit of local love

Kev and I really enjoyed the DUCF today.  Unfortunately I can't show you any pictures yet of our goods for fear the Christmas recipients may be watching.  This was followed by our second great meal at the Cass Cafe.  We even met some Ann Arbor artists displaying their goods and a classmate from highschool (small world).  If you didn't make it to Detroit, never fear, more local art sales next weekend.  Seriously, this is such a wonderful way to shop for the holidays.  Very small lines, very happy workers, very beautiful merchandise.

Upcoming local events...
Tiny Expo | Ann Arbor | 12-10-11 | 10am - 7pm | "Tiny Expo features local artists and crafters selling their wares along side displays of unusual merit, food and libations"
and
D.I.Ypsi | Ypsilanti | 12-10 and 12-11-11 | 11am - 8pm & 12:00 - 6:00 respectively | " 35 Indie Artists, jewelery, home goods, apparel, accessories, and art of all kinds"

I really liked the needlework at Little Gold Poppythe whale pillows by Knitter Who, kimono shoes by Hip to Piece Squares, and birch jewelery from Bettula.

Detroit has some of the most gorgeous buildings.  While I have only known these buildings in decay, I often imagine how amazing Detroit was in the 40's and 50's.  The husband brought me to a great site today.  DetroitUrbex.com  The site contains photographs of some of Detroit's most gorgeous buildings and neighborhoods now.  The pics include a bit of history about the buildings and even some old historic buildings. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

DetroitUrbex.com was fascinating, yet familiar. One more site correctly describing what happens to a city when the money leaves...

Dad.