A Road Trip Through ‘Shop Local

I just returned from a fantastic trip to Chesapeake, VA, to visit my sister-in-law.  We had a great time at the beach and catching up.  The only downside was the 20 hour ride there and back – with a 2 and 3 year old!  I decided I would like to take a ‘Road Trip’ with some of the etsians from the cities we traveled through on our journey.  I used etsy’s nifty ‘Shop Local’ tool to help me come up with my finds. 

Our journey started in good old Madison, WI.


Military style Khaki color Bare Tree Apparel Old School Penny Farthing Bike Messenger Bag from BareTree Apparel.


Due to an unexpected missed exit I woke up to find we were in Chicago, IL,  instead of going around…


Chicago, Illinois pendant and necklace - The 50 states project from bethtastic.


Potty break in Cincinnati, OH…


Small Fairy Doll - waldorf inspired art doll from moonforest


Lunch in Grayson, KT


Hand dyed Superwash Merino Roving Melted Crayons from stringthing


Slept over in Charleston, WV.


O My Mountain People- Digital Art Open Edition 8X10 Print from daisybones


Fantastic vacation in Chesapeake, VA.


You Tell Me a custom Snuggle doll for Shipment in June 2010 from ImogensGarden


After a fantastic couple of days with beautiful weather and fun and the beach and pool it was time to head back home…


Left crazy early (3:15am) from Chesapeake, VA.


inner states/dreams and imagination mixed media collage from jperegrine


Time to turn around and head back.  Potty break in Roanoke, VA


Totally Repurposed Tie Transfered dyed scarf from shoptheNEST


Stopped for brunch in Huntington, WV (yes, we left EARLY).


Bookish Owl Too Notepad To Do List from StephanieFizer


Stayed over in Indianapolis, IN and weathered crazy thunderstorms and Tornado Warnings. 


Beatnik Sweater XS/S - Vintage Flair from Goulash


Did not take a wrong turn on the way home and went through Bloomington, IL.


Threads - Fitted Tunic Top - White - Small - Med – Large from MoxieMadness


And then Rockford, IL.


Sedona Flower Pin from viridian


Finally, finally, FINALLY back in Madison, WI!


brown beer mug from jennyblasenpottery

Until my next road trip…


  1. Well, that was fun. I did a road trip too, via etsy. I can't wait for my daughter to come over. Road trip..computer style!

  2. We go to Virginia Beach pretty much once a year to vacation, love that area.

    Cool idea to do an Etsy roadtrip.


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