Buying locally can be as easy as shopping from home on your computer. Etsy.com, a web site for creative and entrepreneurial vendors, has created a search system to find sellers by location.
Etsy currently lists 2,680 items sold from various Leesburg vendors.
How about a poseable redheaded angel ornament, handsewn and embroidered by Kara Loughlin?
Or a zippered pouch with ruffle, handmade by Pink Poppy Creations?
Maybe a stoneware casserole dish, made by Amy Manson Pottery?
Other Leesburg retailers that sell their goods online include Lola Cookies and Treats, which ships its baked goods by mail anywhere in the U.S.
“Our mail order business has been growing over the years,” said Lorraine Hooper, owner of Lola Cookies and Treats.
Leesburg jewelry artisan Rae Anne Johnson sells her jewelry online as well. To order place an order, visit www.facebook.com/rajewelry.