Slightly off topic from Etsy, but if it weren't for etsy, I would never have found this store. I had purchased this pretty little pouch at the Halifax Farmer's Market from LouLouBell, who happens to have an etsy shop. While checking out her wares online, I noticed that she sells her stuff at Love, Me Boutique in Halifax - a store I hadn't heard of before (I really need to get out more. Or at least get my newspaper subscription back).
Love, Me is on Birmingham Street, tucked in next to Woozles books. It's a fantastic store that sells only handmade items and everything is Canadian, including works by local artists/artisans. If you're in the area, you really should check it out.
Finding out about the store was total serendipity: after having the pouch (a gift) sit around most of Christmas, I only checked out louloubell.ca yesterday, and then googled Love, Me. When I got home, I picked up a copy of the Community Herald from the lobby because I was interested in a book by a NSCAD student. As I walked up the stairs, I realised that one of the articles was about Love Me! So I had to check it out on my way to the Market this morning. I was not disappointed. It is full of really pretty items and I look forward to spending some money there (when I have money to spend). It's nice to see a store supporting handmade goods (and the downtown community).