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Friday, January 20, 2017

Shopping Local

Deborah Johnson, owner of Art Connections Gallery Bastrop, posted a thoughtful article about buying local.  I know I am very guilty of shopping on-line, especially on Amazon.  We do eat out a lot, maybe that makes up for part of it, right?  Good to keep tax money local.

 Musings on Shopping Local by Deborah

Art Connections is "my" gallery where I show work in Bastrop.

And partly contrary to that, I wanted to replace some Bolivian tablecloths and could not buy that locally.  I ordered a large aguayo in November from Bolivia Mall so we would have a red tablecloth for Christmas.  Well, it finally came today.  I also ordered a little nativity scene that did not come.  I will call again tomorrow.  The first package was sent back to Bolivia, probably by Customs.  Took a while for them to reorder, eh?

We went to town today to have breakfast (see, we do eat out .... a lot).  We went to the Post Office and to buy groceries.  There our car battery died and we had to replace it.  Guess that will help our local shopping and be a boost to President Trump's plan to boost the economy.

Downtown looking up Main Street.  This was early before the sun came out.  It was a beautiful day after noon time.


Joan Tavolott said...

Love that fabric!!! I think I fall into the same pattern as you do. Sometimes it is just easier to sit at the computer (especially with Amazon Prime) instead of shopping locally. I was thinking that the other day and how I should shop more at small local stores. I went to Office Max to have a poster printed for the NYC Women's March and after it was printed I realized I should have gone to my friend a few towns over who has a frame shop and also copies things. I just don't think sometimes.

Bag Blog said...

It is good to buy locally when you can. I don't mind spending a few extra bucks for something local. But when locals are extremely high, I will go somewhere else.

Jennifer Rose said...

I would love to buy locally more often but we are surrounded by pound stores and charity shops so often don't have any other choice but online :/

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, that fabric is amazing. You can wash it in the washing machine and then dry it over and over. Never fades and is about the weight of denim.
I am spoiled with Amazon. So much easier..... Sigh....

Bag Blog, you are right and I think that is more true for small towns with fewer local options.

Jennifer Rose, same situation I imagine. My other problem is I don't like shopping. I send Gene to do the grocery shopping and anything else I can get away with!

Jennifer Rose said...

I'm not a shopper either, I go, get what I need and leave. none of this spending hours window shopping

Jo Castillo said...

You are my kind of shopper, Jennifer Rose! :-)

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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