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Thursday, August 05, 2010

These Fabulous Items Could Be Yours; or A Tiny Little Auction For a Great Big Cause Preview

Today's activity here at Running With Letters is the ever popular past time we call window shopping...you know, strolling along a wide, tree lined sidewalk, favorite seasonal beverage in hand, just taking in the possibilities. What would that faux fur fedora look like on me? Do I have anything to match that checked pea coat? Fun stuff. Sometimes we wind up splurging, other times we simply dream and de-stress--and it's good either way.

I've been scattering hints of an auction across the blog blog like a woodland squirrel preparing for autumn and I want to give you a sneak peek at what's going up on the block and why.

Earlier this summer I became a tad bit excited about a booth I stumbled upon at a festival I attended with my family. I was immediately drawn to the textures and colors of the handbags and jewelry I saw on display and treated myself to a bracelet and bag and my friends to a couple gifts. But I was equally drawn to the couple I met--Belle and Joseph--and to their story as well the cause to which they have dedicated their summer. I'll be introducing them to you on Monday and sharing more about their work in support of social justice and freedom...but the curious can get a preview by clicking on the hyperlink above.

So drawn was I to this grouping of goods and goodness, I returned three times, each visit learning more --and adding to my purchases, some of which I have chosen to auction off next week for proceeds that will be sent directly to the organization to which Belle and Joseph have committed their summer. For those of you playing the numbers game, that's double profits per item, going straight to the cause.

So without further ado, why not grab your beverage of choice and let's take a stroll through the possibilities.
















See you Monday? I hope so!

2 comments:

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Those bags (and the jewelry!) are just gorgeous.

blueviolet said...

What beautiful finds, truly beautiful!!

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