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Artisanal Handicrafts

Pakistan has numerous cottage industries that provide employment to the workers and joy to the purchasers. From fancy carpets to dolls, from embellished swords to pots made from clay, this activity allows for citizens and tourists alike to benefit from it. 103 more words


Cottage Industry in Vietnam: Lacquer Handicrafts

(This post is linked to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Industry)

I remember being on a day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and the tour includes a visit to a lacquer handicraft shop which sells lacquer paintings and souvenirs. 41 more words

South-East Asia

Shop Local, Think Global.

I’m absolutely astounded at all the amazing ways we can support good causes just through local purchase.

Thanks to a new trend I just learned about called Cottage Industry, I can buy from local stores and support my local economy while also empowering women in third-world villages to support themselves via their art. 70 more words

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The Big Listen

The Vintage Business Digital Magazine started out as a guide to the vintage scene.  We would report on festivals, retail stores, the buys online, performers and so on, but… 505 more words


Happy New Tax Return!

After the decs have come down, I usually set to work on my tax return.

Yes, I know it’s not very Christmassy, but when it comes to your TR, there is no time like the present, and besides, I have never liked things hanging over me when the world goes back to work in a few days time! 359 more words


Cora's Christmas Doll: 1879

 Cora Norwood’s Christmas Present.

Press and Knickerbocker, Albany, N.Y.

The brightest and pleasantest story of Christmas season comes to the Press and Knickerbocker, from Maine. 924 more words

News And Announcements

Top 10 Reasons to give this Season

So far, we have raised $227 toward our goal of $1,000 by December 31st. Thanks to everyone who has already given!

If you’re still on the fence about why or how to help the Holistic Homestead with our annual fundraiser, here are ten reasons to get you inspired about what we are doing and how you can be a part of it!  209 more words