Last weekend, as I had hoped, I attended the Vintage Bazaar Holiday Jubilee. I’m happy to report that I got pictures and some contact information for you! Now you can come along via the internet and do a little Christmas shopping of your own (or at least file away some great ideas for later).
It was really fun to be a reporter for my own blog. I met a lot of great makers. In fact, I was doing such a good job of remembering to take pictures of my favorite booths, that I forgot to Christmas shop, and I had to do a second round after my “blog round”. While this bazaar was not as large as the September event, there were still many more vendors than those I photographed. I actually got to a point where I was tired of taking pictures and there were a few booths that I really should have captured but, as you’ll see, this post will have plenty of new finds for you even without the ones I missed (I actually broke it into two parts because it got lonngggg!). Let’s dive in!
Jess’ shop was filled with yarn, patterns, and the most wonderful tactile things. My knitting buddy and I always like to see the Jwrobel shop at craft shows. Her work is very high quality and has a distinctive beauty to it that makes it stand out. Plus, she’s nice. You can’t beat that.
Next up, Luksin. luksindesigns.com Sadly, my picture won’t do this shop justice, so you should check out her site if you are interested. The clothing at this booth has a great visual unity, and it’s super cool, and it’s soft. I’ve been looking online for fabric like her maxi skirt ever since the bazaar.
I also visited Selina Vaughan Studios. www.selinavaughan.etsy.com This is one of my favorite booths at Brimfield as well. This shop stocks very well-made bags created from vintage seed sacks as well as really eclectic jewelry.
After that, I visited Forestbound. www.forestbound.com Have you ever had a bunch of cool fabric scraps that you wanted to use, but didn’t know how? Well, Alice Saunders has the answer. Every bag was interesting and high-quality. I’m not a bag maker, but I found her booth inspirational.
Did you every have a spoon ring? Not So Flatware by Cassandra Mae takes that concept and expands it. www.NotSoFlatware.Etsy.com Each piece is unique. Cassie creates beautiful rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. She had a great set-up. Look at some of these displays. I kind of want the one below as my normal jewelry storage!
You know I love vintage, and there were plenty of 20th century antiques at this show. Scrapped and Found (find them on Facebook) had both antiques and fun things they had upcycled.
Need some jewelry for a friend or family member? Check out the cool offerings from Erin Nelson. www.freebird-designs.com
Upcycled Wool Mittens was a lovely booth to visit. Jean Roaf (firstname.lastname@example.org) makes all her mittens out of recycled sweaters and lines them with fleece. She also sews the cuffs on by hand to make them more comfortable and give them a flatter seam. These must be some of the warmest mittens I’ve ever tried on.
Tomorrow I’ll show you the rest of the booths that I photographed. Have a great weekend!