If you’re going to be in Atlanta, GA in the next three days (12/21/2017 – 12/23/2017), stop by the Root City Holiday Pop Up Shop! It’s located in downtown Decatur, a super cool town just outside of Atlanta. The physical address is 1 W Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030. Their pop up shop is full of local artisan made goods!

There’s something for everyone!

No seriously there is! I strolled through and snapped a few photos (with permission, of course) of just some of the local, handmade goodies you can buy and I’m dedicating this post to them!!

For the art lover:

by Lacy M Freeman of LMF art and illustration

Check out LMF Art & Illustration’s paintings! Painter and illustrator, Lacy Freeman creates the most colorful, whimsical, and fun animal portraits! And be sure to follow her on Instagram.




sQuishiepuss Print on wood

sQuishiepuss is a well known Atlanta artist. He is all about pink and his signature character, this french bull dog.  When driving around town, be on the look out for his murals. Here at the Root City Holiday Pop Up Shop, you can snag one of his prints on wood.  Stay up to date on his art by following him on Instagram!


For the home decor lover:

Arrow by Chad Floyd Woodworks

Chad Floyd Woodworks is an Atlanta based furniture maker and creator of home decor.  He has several cool pieces available at the Root City Holiday Pop Up Shop, like this arrow, an upcycled wooden map of GA, and these super cool watch boxes. Follow him on Instagram to check out more of his fabulous work!

For the cook:

Oven mitts by Textile & Twine

I love Textile & Twine’s oven mitts and pot holders! She also makes matching aprons for adults and their little chef in training! Stay in the know of what Danielle at Textile & Twine is doing by following her Instagram!

For the Local Lover:

Ornament by Jennifer Upton

Get ornaments and magnets with local Atlanta scenes on them from Jennifer Upton. What an excellent stocking stuffer for the  Atlanta lover!  Follw Jennifer on Instagram.





Atlanta Map by Map of Home

Pick up an Atlanta map by Jamie at Map of Home, too! Jamie also makes maps of other cities….I’m looking at you Decatur!  Check out her Instagram to see more of her cool art!


For the plant lover:

Re-purposed Typewriter by Deercat

Seriously, y’all, how cute is this re-purposed typewriter by Deercat? They have all kinds of cool stuff at the Root City Holiday Pop Up Shop! But this one is by far my favorite! Check out there Instagram!



For the dapper dude or dudette:

Neckties by Admiral Row

I love, love, love these neckties by Admiral Row! What a great assortment of designs and an excellent gift for the dapper one in your life! Follow them on Instagram.


For the baby:

Future Hiker bodysuit by Mount Inspiration

Check out  Mount Inspiration. This bodysuit is adorable as can be.  And they have adult clothes too! What?!?! I know, right!  Check out their Instagram and stay in up to date on all their cool digs!




For the tea lover:

Mulling Spices by K Teas

Check out these mulling spices by K Teas! Husband and wife team, Dustin & Katie, create, blend and bag their teas here in Atlanta, GA.  Check out their Instagram to learn more about their brand and the teas they offer!


For the Social Justice Warrior:

Rabble & Rouse Pennant

Rabble & Rouse Bag

Rabble and Rouse has some pretty awesome stuff! If you need a good SJW shirt, check out their website! But for these pennants and bags, ya gotta shop at the Root City Holiday Pop Up Shop because these are exclusively there! This Latinx owned business also gives back 20% of their profits to non profit organizations serving their community.  What’s not to love!!! Follow them on Instagram to see more of their gear.

For the bird (or paper) lover:

Paper Birds by Flight Patterns

Y’all, how sweet are these birds? Flight Patterns hand crafts each bird using mostly hand made paper. What a beautiful 3-D piece of art to hang in an office, or studio, or home! Dorothy’s work is so beautiful and meticulous.  I just love it!!


These items are just a handful of the cool things you can find at the Root City Holiday Pop Up Shop.  So, please stop by in these next few days and support the beautiful and unique art community of Atlanta!

‘Til next time,


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