Spring Fling

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Vintage crazy like me? You will want to check outย Spring Fling in the City, which will be hosted in North Cityโ€™s Crown Square. Happening on May 10, 2014 from 10-4, itโ€™s virtually a vintage smorgasbord featuring more than 60 local vendors in addition to highlighting Crown Square businesses and restaurants. Who knows, I might have found more vintage suitcases and cameras by then. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sunday Funday

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I have a few shows coming up in May! First one is Sunday Funday over at the original location of Urban Chestnut Brewery. If you still need to shop from mom (or just for yourself), stop by on May 4 from 11-5.ย  There will be noms from The Sweet Divine (cupcakes!) and Holy Crepe, music by Letter to Memphis and Morgan Nusbaum (of Bruiser Queen), and an appearance by Rack + Clutch mobile boutique!

Vintage Market Days

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The spring event of Vintage Market Days has come and gone, and once again I had a grand time! Well… after I got my car out of the mud. ๐Ÿ˜‰ With the torrential downpour days before the event, the grounds were super soaked, and I’m so glad that I had an inside booth!ย  I didn’t have a chance to run around as much to view all the lovely goodies, but I did get a few things. And resisted quite a few more. For more photos, check out my Facebook page!

VMD_03Of course, I’m attracted to turquoise. ๐Ÿ™‚ And any kitchen ware just slays me.

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Necklaces for Rock n Roll Craft show

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I’ve been mostly quiet because I’m catching up with jewelry making. It has been an insane show season and I still have the Rock n Roll Craft Show, which is an insanely busy event. And it’s NEXT week. Eeep…

Anyways, I’ve been repackaging the Woodland Initial Necklaces and made new Inspiration pieces. More sneak peeks are on the way. ๐Ÿ™‚

Craftoberfest Hangover

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It was the good kind of hangover. ๐Ÿ™‚ The kind of craft showย delirium when an insane crowd just packed it in a fantastic setting and enjoyed all what the evening had to offer. There was no doubt in my mind the crowd was 3 times of what it was last year. ๐Ÿ™‚

Craftoberfest is one of the few night-time handmade + vintage markets out there… perhaps the only one? Besides the various vendor offerings, there was the delicious beer from Urban Chestnut, yummy snacks from Strange Donuts and music from Beth Bombara, a group that definitely got the crowd dancing.

I may sound like a broken record, but I had an amazing time. I truly feel St. Louis has a special indie craft scene that can’t be beat.

If you want to view more pics of the event, just head over to my fan pageย on Facebook and take a sneak peek!ย Oh and one observation? There was a lot of guys there as well… I guess the temptation of beer brought them in. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Craftoberfest

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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…

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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
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Beqi Clothing
Madi Sharp Design
Lovely Dovely Vintage
Sherwood’s Luminarium
Envisage Vintage Jewelry
The Iris and The Bee
Binx Ceramic
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Villa Design <—- hey that’s me! ๐Ÿ™‚
Zenbot Design

Strange Folk Festival

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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™‚

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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.

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I’m kinda obsessing over triangles at the moment.

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