Little Winter Wonderland

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Sometimes I feel exorbitantly lucky to live in Portland, Oregon. Last weekend, as I wondered through the Little Winter market in the Ace Hotel, I was glowing with adoration for my creative hub of a city. Little Winter is a handmade market, with vendors that will take your breath away; this post has just a sprinkle of the vendors. If you think the scarf above looks ridiculously soft, double the notion and you may be somewhat close to the gentle, malleable texture of this gorgeous weave by Secret Pocket.

This Mossiere 2011 Calendar is quaint and charming. I have been eyeing this beautiful confection of graphics for weeks. Literally weeks. It doesn’t disappoint – it’s even more delightful in person.

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Forestbound offers some of the most delicious bags, I am totally in lust. This Recycled Canvas Tote Bag would be just right dangling from my arm. Don’t even get me started on these hand knit socks from Garmet House (could these be the elusive cure to winter?!).

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And finally, this metallic necklace from Sulu-Design is simultaneously masculine and delicate. Oh, how I want one. Or two.

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This gathering of handmade lovelies is just the beginning. Visit the Little Winter Blog to explore all the vendors. Step into this clever video (by the talented Anja Louise Verdugo of Clever Nettle) to experience a little glimpse of Little Winter.