Monday, July 11, 2011

made on mass

I had heard rumors for months that an Etsy-inspired store was coming to my neighborhood, and then I had the excellent fortune to bump into my friend Robin at the post office today. She said: "Have you heard? It's open!" And off I went. It's called Made, at 737 Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence, and was started by Etsy seller Jennifer (littlerory) when she realized that her favorites list had gotten so big that it was time to make a brick and mortar shop out of it. Everything is handmade -- a mixture of items from Etsy sellers (I recognized a few shops such as Uncommon and Tinder & Bloom) and local artisans.

made-storefront

made-bird-cage-1

made-jewelry

made-cushions

made-front-display



made-desk-pillow

made-bangles

made-buckles

made-tinder-and-bloom

made-uncommon

made-back-display

made-little-rabbit

made-linens

made-blue-table

Jennifer and Matt, the owners, are pure delights and let me wander around with my camera to my heart's content, and didn't even call me on the carpet when I jabbered their ears off 15 minutes past closing (I forgot it was Sunday and didn't realize my transgression until I got home). What an awesome and much needed addition to downtown Lawrence -- their store gives a whole new meaning to the Etsy concept "shop local."♥

46 comments:

painted fish studio said...

!!! awesome !!! i am jealous that jennifer and matt made the leap, and that you can walk there every day if you want to! i wish made loads of success.

Cori Lynn Berg said...

I want this...
I want this...
I want this...
ok.. I won't get that cause I'm waiting to see artsyville's things there!

Bonita Rose said...

It looks beautiful! So will you be selling your cards there? I wish them loads of success.. the country needs more of these shops... it's my dream to open up a store like this, with a bit of vintage thrown in just cuz I love vintage! hugs xo

Stephanie said...

I feel a mini road trip coming on...Lawrence is just the best little place in the whole world.

Buffalo Lucy said...

Cute, cute, cute! I had no idea we had such a place; can't wait to check it out!

cath c said...

i am positively green with envy!

T.L. Holmes Williams said...

Fabulous!! Oh, how I wish we were headed back to Lawrence this summer :s (sigh) Enjoy!!

Caity said...

WOW! Looks spectacular, I hope they get the support they deserve! Thanks so much for letting us see the amazing stuff they have.

bichonpawz said...

FABULOUS post!!! I love this idea! What an awesome job they did with setting up the place...it's gorgeous...and I want it ALL! Wait...maybe I'll wait til your stuff gets there! Thank you so much for sharing! Let's hope people shop LOCAL!

happeningsonchaosranch said...

What a cool place! I sure hope it makes it. Then maybe they can open a second location in Dallas, TX. ;)

Sharon

S.E.Minegar said...

i'm totally jealous of all of the fabulous Lawrence stores/boutiques/restaurants!

might have to scour etsy tonight!

:)

nacherluver said...

Wow! That is so great! If I lived closer, I would be there today!!! Good luck to the owner and congrats to all involved.

Isabel said...

How awesome!!!!!:O) Love the pillows in the pictures:O)

Christine E-E said...

{{lucky}}
it seems Lawrence has a "wealth of artistic talent" --- why even your "downtrodden areas" are creative looking!
what draws artists to your area? college? family-friendly community? weather? inexpensive to live?

Chel said...

wow. WOW!! An etsy store would just be the end of any grasp I have on our finances, I know that for sure... is that Hulk book a journal?!

oneartistjournal said...

How cool Aimee...when people evolve like this, it's exciting.
And what even more exciting Miss Aimee, is you visiting me on my blog, it's been a long time and I missed your Artsyvillish views and words. Thank you.
XOXOrly

joanne said...

oh wow! what an amazing shop! Is your beautiful artwork going to be coloring up their shelves? :)

Janie B said...

Great little shop! I'm sure it will succeed.

Kim Hambric said...

How cool!! I so hope this shop works out and spawns others. I think Lawrence is sucking all of the cool out of State College, PA.

Stephanie said...

ooh...I am so very jealous! Such fabulousness so close to you. It is my dream (well, one of them!) to have a store like that...for now I'll just browse etsy!

Annie Pazoo said...

Yowsa! As if the dailt rainbow-wonderfulI Artsyville isn't reason enough, I need to visit Lawrence NOW. Love it

beka*b said...

A truly awesome idea! So pleased to see folks are taking this next step: it had to happen sooner or later. I will have to go learn more about how she pulled this together...

Cindy said...

what a fabulous store and your photos are terrific! i think they need dome artsyville doodles to make their shop even more fantastic!

Andria said...

What a fun-looking shop! Thanks so much for sharing your photos. I am amazed time and again by how fun and arty Lawrence, Kansas, turns out to be!

kristen said...

looking for the 'like' button here...("love" button would be better) this place is awesome and so are your pics. man, I may move to Lawrence....

meg duerksen said...

how did i possibly miss this this weekend?!!!
i was right there!!!
it must have been the heat.
it blurred my vision.
:)

stephanie levy said...

I'm ready to move to Lawrence now - what a gorgeous place - who needs Europe :)

58 and Grace said...

This is absolutely DREAMY! Road trip!!

Marcie said...

In Lawrence? WOW..I'm going to have to get myself up there to see! And - I think MassArt also has a similar MassMade store. Do you know about it??

Natasha said...

Can I come over and then can we paint and then go over to this FABULOUS store together?? I wish I could transport myself there like Captain Kirk from Star Trek.....

Jane said...

Holy mackerel, that shop is AMAZING!! Wish we had something like that in my hometown.

Eydie said...

Oh so yummy.
Thanks for the wonderful and inspiring tour.
Loved it!

Pattyskypants said...

That is so smart I want to do it too!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Just when I thought your town couldn't get any cooler....it does! Lucky you!!!

Debbi said...

brilliant... I've always wanted to start one of these in Sydney!

lori vliegen said...

woo hoo......i've found yet another great reason to come to lawrence!! fabulous idea......every town should have one of these!! you'll have tons of fun shopping there!! xoxo

Dion Dior said...

Oooh...please bring this to Iowa. xx

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Oh! How totally wonderful! Can't wait to see YOUR stuff there, too!

kszwahl said...

I need to come down and visit! I haven't been to Lawrence in a while!

aimee said...

isn't it cute? i'm going to be a frequent shopper for sure. hoping that lots of shops like these pop up all over the place -- it's a great idea!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

ooooh, goodie! I didn't know that was there, how did I miss that when I was downtown? I'm there a lot, my son is opening a business too.

As a local etsy-er, I'll be looking forward to checking this out.

~Rasz~ said...

I want a store just like that out here!!!! What a great idea!

AG Ambroult said...

looks like there are delights-a-plenty. Every city needs a shop like that.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh my goodness! That is so cool. An etsy inspired store. Wow! I stopped over to visit you from Rachel Awe's blog.

Lee Ann

Geri Centonze said...

We used to have something like this near my house - but it closed - hmmm...that would be fun to open! I don't think you've signed up with artseebloggers.com yet - it's a directory of the creatively inclined. Would love to see you there!

L'Atelier said...

oh wow!!!!!!!!
another reason to one day visit your town!