Friday, August 27, 2004

The Insatiable Shopper

Scouting the marketplace with Joy Kraft

Urban green thumb: Odd to find pitchforks and shovels at an Over-the-Rhine store, but Julie Fay, owner of Urban Eden at 1313 Main St., sold three one month. The real finds are the gifts, crafts, sculpture pieces, even furniture, from local artists, and the soaps and honey from Satterfield Farms in Patriot, Ind. (Fay's granddaughter, Amber Satterfield, was Beekeeper of the Year at the Indiana State Fair this year). This leather watering can purse ($25) is typical of the whimsical merchandise Fay carries. Don't miss the lovely garden in back. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Information: 260-8434.

Nunsense: We're not sure what the good sisters would think, but Wellspring has a line of black-and-white polka dot trim napkins and list and note pads showing partying and shopping nuns with clever names including, "Sister Mary Margarita," "Mother Shoperior," "Sister Mary Merlot" and "Sister Mary Immaculata." $4-$5 at Ann's Hallmark Gold Crown Store in Florence.

Olympic flame: Figs don't have a distinctive fragrance and olives aren't known for their pleasing scent, but Yankee Candle created a Fig & Olive candle anyway to salute everything Greek. The candles, just in time to keep the Olympic fervor aflame, give off a fragrance with the kick of fresh green fig leaves, spearmint and citrus with hyacinth and jasmine. $4.99-$21.99 at Yankee Candle stores.

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