Best Of 2019

Best Place to Find Local Makers When There Isn’t a Pop-Up Market: Deerhaus Décor

So you love all the makers you can find at markets like The City Flea or Oakley Fancy Flea, but there isn’t one this weekend. Where can you scratch that shop-local itch? Deerhaus Décor, perfectly situated in Findlay Market, carries one of the best selections of local arts, crafts and apothecary. Founded in 2016, the self-described transparent and eco-friendly boutique has a focus on small-batch and sustainable goods as manifested through their myriad items from both local Cincinnati artisans and those they find on their many travels. In terms of Queen City favorites, their list of vendors reads like a greatest hits: You’ll find rope baskets and dishes from The Northern Market, waxed canvas bags and aprons from Volcano Goods, soap from Orange Fuzz, naturally dyed scarves from Deerhaus owner Sonja Thams’ Eco-Raw Studio and deodorant, beard oil and body butter from nearby Findlay neighbor Queen City Alchemy. They also carry hand-selected industrial-style vintage home items, plenty of cookbooks, the occasional plant and more. Also be on the lookout for their adorable shop dog, Nala, a beautiful white husky. Deerhaus Décor, 135 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine, deerhausdecor.com.