shopping small with Show of Hands

Were you able to take advantage of Show of Hands virtual Holiday Show? I was! I got lots of goodies. Some to give, some to keep. I loved the exclusives several vendors offered and defiantly blew my budget the first day. It was great. Here's a little roundup of the goodies I got. You can still shop all the vendors through the Show of Hands Online Directory and be sure to follow them all on Instagram. That's where all these beautiful images came from.

shopping small with Show of Hands

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5one7 designs - amazing jewelry! I purchased one to give and one to keep
Soap Distillery - the best soaps based off everyone's favorite cocktails. I buy the soap shot bags for the print shop. Everyone loves how well they clean and how delicious they smell.
Wild Botanicals - very excited for the full moon bath bomb! I also love their detox face masks and anything and everything pink Himalayan salt.
Squasht - this dress screamed my name. Soft, cozy but looks dressy. I adore it! Check out their Chicago boutique on Chicago Avenue.


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Lila Barn Clothing - hand dyed napkins that look and feel good. Got a set to give and one to keep, these were SOH exclusives.
Starshaped Press - I have a hard time resisting Jen's amazing letterpress prints. Each one is typeset, one character at a time and lovingly printed one color, one sheet of paper at a time.
Jack & Joie - these mugs are so frickin' festive and cute! I snatched up the SOH exclusive with two mugs and a matching tea towel.
Edgewater Candles - my most favorite candles just got even better! Their new line C&LE is a collaboration of beautiful handmade vessels from artists filled with delicious smelling Edgewater Candles. Just when you thought you had enough candles, they go and create these beauties that we all NEED.

As you can see, I had a whole lotta fun shopping Show of Hands this year. The directory is still online, be sure to check it out for a great selection of handmade goods.

Show of Hands - Virtual Holiday!

Holiday Show of Hands

Holiday Show of Hands show is back this year! Once again, it's virtual. That means you can shop from the comfort of your home or work or your friends home, we don't care, just come shop!

Unlike in person events, there is no time limit. You can literally shop for 31 hours straight. That's right! The show runs from Saturday, Novemebr 20th 10am to Sunday, November 21st 5pm. That gives you 31 total hours to peruse all the amazing makers and goods. Plus, many vendors, like me, keep their show coupon code going until 11:59pm, giving you and additional 6:59 minutes to shop. If you're keeping track that's 37:59 minutes to take advantage of our SOH promo! This year there are 90 vendors. So head over to the Show of Hands vendor page and start making your shopping list.

Almost 60 vendors are offering exclusive products. That means you can only buy these goodies on their online shop during the show. Keep in mind these are limited edition, you need to shop early to get the best selection and secure your exclusive goodies.

This year we're offering THREE exclusives just for the show. We're bringing back our Chicago notebook paired with two Le Pens, in Chicago colors, of course.

We're also offering an exclusive Chicago penpal set which includes Chicago flag notecards and a Chicago bic clic pen.

Our third exclusive is our 2022 wall calendar and clip with our blank paper inspired set of 5 foldover cards. Again, these are all limited quantities and only available while supplies last or until Sunday, November 21st, whichever comes first.

For local residents, we'll be offering order pickup. This saves you the added cost of postage and stress that goes along with shipping. No need to keep refreshing that tracking number over and over. Instead, select pickup under the shipping options, we'll send you a note when your items are ready and you can stop by during our regular store hours. Easy peasy!

You may have noticed I mentioned a SOH promo. Yep! We're offering an exclusive discount code for SOH shoppers. You have to check out the SOH website at 10am Saturday to get our code and all the the other vendor's promo codes too.

As part of the virtual market, Emily, the creator of Show of Hands and Orange Beautiful will be hosting six Instagram live interviews with makers throughout the weekend. Be sure to follow @showofhandschicago and tune in Saturday at 11am and Sunday at 10am to hear from makers. We'll be live with Emily at 10:30 Sunday, see you there!

Mark your calendars! Set your alarms! 10am Saturday, November 20th to shop 90 makers and kick off your holiday season.

2022 Calendar Preorder!

Congratulations! You all have made it over half way through 2021. We think you should be rewarded! So for a limited time, we're offering our 2022 Clip Calendar and 2022 Calendar refills for 15% off. Seriously, the last year was rough on everyone. We wanna help you feel accomplished and hopeful for another year.

Order today thru August 9th to get your 2022 calendars on sale. Regularly, our 2022 calendar costs $29, grab them for $24.65 while you can! 2022 Refills are $19 but on sale for $16.15. Your calendars will ship between August 23-30, click here to order. This offer applies to retail orders only, not wholesale. 

2022 calendar details

Keep reading for all the fun details of our calendar design!
Our calendar has all my must-haves; at a glance look for three months ahead, space to write notes, phases of the moon, numbers you can quickly see and recognize holidays fast. I
've included phases of the moon, astrological signs and birthstones for each month because I kinda love all that stuff. Plus, it's being sold with a classic, vintage-looking document clip. 

2022 calendar and clip detail

Refills are sold without the clip. Use it with your favorite clipboard or document clip to hang on the wall. I have a heavy duty magnetic clip that holds one of mine on my file cabinet. They make a perfect hostess gifts, teacher gifts, office gifts, secret santa or gift for any orgaziation lover. You can purchase them here

Sidewalk Sale!

The Businesses of 4432 N Kedzie Ave are hosting a Sidewalk Sale!
You can shop Friday and Saturday, July 9-10. Read more →