What do you get when you mix craft + vintage + beer? Well, you get Craftoberfest, St. Louis’ first lantern-lit outdoor night market featuring local beer, live music, and some of the best handmade & vintage finds our fair city has to offer.

Held at Urban Chestnut Brewery, just a few blocks east of the Fox Theatre, it’ll be an amazing night to shop and hang out amongst the lantern lit beer garden. Here are some of the goodness that can be found…

The ReTrailer
Strange Donuts
Scarlett Garnet
Creature Type
Fable & Lore
Newberry Furniture
Sprouted Designs
August Abroad
Flowers and Weeds
The Heirloom Room
Riley Construction
Cristin Rae Knitwear & Accessories
A Tiny Moth
South City Studio
Just Liv
Strange Overtones vintage
Beqi Clothing
Madi Sharp Design
Lovely Dovely Vintage
Sherwood’s Luminarium
Envisage Vintage Jewelry
The Iris and The Bee
Binx Ceramic
Villa Design <—- hey that’s me! ๐Ÿ™‚
Zenbot Design


Strange Folk Festival


I say it every year, but I always have a blast at the Strange Folk Festival. It gives me a chance to hang out with friends and just kick back and relax. Once again, it was so busy I never really had time to run around and look at the 150 crafters vending their wares. Though I did spend the last hour on Sunday running around making trades with fellow artists. ๐Ÿ™‚


The remnants of my mugs from this show and Vintage Market Days. I started with 15 last weekend… I’m down to 4! (Not including the full stacking set). Must make more coasters though. Loved how the vendor on the right forgo the tent and had terrariums and pumpkins all over.


I’m kinda obsessing over triangles at the moment.

Oh, and obsessing over chevrons as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Vintage Market Days


Hello. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s been quite a while blog. I will fully admit it’s hard to keep up here with running my own business, Villa Design, and Fusion (with two amazing gals). I’m better with small, quick updates on FB and twitter, so if you haven’t yet, please follow me there!

In any case, over the past weekend, Sept 20-22, I participated in the first St. Louis Vintage Market Days. I had hoped it would be a good show, after all, who does not love vintage? It turns out, it was beyond my wildest expectations. The crowds just kept on coming, to the point that the driveway was backed up 90 cars deep.

Not only only that, my fellow vendors were so much fun hang around with! I only had brief moments to run around and check the goodies, here you go, filled with my random thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have also have to give a huge shout out to Chanda for bringing Vintage Market Days to St. Louis. The little touches for vendors, such as banners, name tags and mason jar drinks made the event special. Oh, and I may need Toddโ€™s chocolate chip cookie recipe. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Shades of Blue
ย is run by Rachel and small world! Sheโ€™s actually in Wood Icing, which is just two doors down from Fusion.

Rusted Nail Designsย is the niece of the organizer and again, small world goes to Maryville University! (which I graduated from eons ago)

Red Posie Vintage. Definitely need to check out their shop in St. Charles.

Rescued Furnishings. They were across the bar. We might have both freaked out about the baby kittens.

I also managed to come home with some treasures. I havenโ€™t quite figured out how to display them yet, but will tackle it next week after Strange Folk Festival. If you want to see more photos, go to my facebook page.

Meanwhile, I’m prepping for Strange Folk Festival this weekend. I ran out of a few things. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy day!


Rock n’ Roll Craft Show

Never doubt an original. Rock n’ Roll Craft Show was St. Louis’ first indie craft event and I’m happy to have been part of this show since RRCS 3. It has grown crazily since then, and for the last few years, been at Third Degree Glass Factory.

So if you are looking for something handmade and special, look no further and shop this fantastic show, Nov 23-25! More details can be found HERE.

Poster design by Firecracker Press

DIY Trunk Show

So, if you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen the epic jewelry making going on. I have 6 shows remaining on my yearly schedule and one of them is DIY Trunk Show in Chicago. I’m teaming up with Zenbot Design, and I’m excited travel up to Chi-town for this one day event! Also, it could be we are going to make stops at IKEA and CB2. Because you know, those don’t exist here in STL.