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the last three weeks have been busy with back to back to back shows in the philadelphia region! here’s a round up of some of the talented artists i met and great art i saw at each event 🙂

on September 29, i was a second time vendor at Vix Emporium’s Go West Craft Fest at the Woodlands in West Philly. it was a brisk fall day and plenty of families came out to see the art and entertainment! above is an image of my booth setup and some cuties who showed off the plush owl and cat they went home with.

i came home with these sweet polaroid camera buttons- i love them so much and i can’t find the artist who made them anywhere! the back of the packaging looks like it reads catkowski.etsy.com, but i couldn’t find the shop. if anyone knows, please let me know! i’d like to give credit where credit is due 🙂

i couldn’t decide which photo i liked better so i included both! these gorgeous blue bowls from Anne-Marie Gincley are the perfect size for a side dish like rice, pasta, or edamame. i also traded with Emily from Vix for one of her delicate birds nest necklaces under her etsy persona precious meshes.

Chase Brown was at the last Go West! and i adore his ceramic flask pieces. i brought one of the smaller ones home to use as a bud vase. thanks so much for the trade, chase!

the following weekend, i headed over to Penn’s Landing to participate as a vendor at the Old City Seaport Festival at the Philadelphia Seaport Museum. vendors had to arrive so early to set up that i got to see the sun rise on the Delaware River:

the day was beautiful and many Go West! artists were also there. i met Virginia Evans and her husband of Apricot Basket, whose photographs and stationery are great! be sure to check out her etsy store. anyhow, the Seaport Festival was a well attended family event that seemed to be a great time for all who attended.

the following friday, i headed down to Main Line Art Center for another edition of their One Night Stand event. i participated back in May, but if you missed my post about it, it’s basically a Friday night art show/sale featuring young artists from the area. here’s a photo of my setup and of the space near me:

there were some returning artists . . .

(prints by Gillain Pokalo and sugar skulls by Emily B. Snedden Yates)

 . . . and there was a whole bunch of new faces! my neighbor was the ultra-talented painter Anna Kocher:

one of my favorite setups of the night was the work by Claudia Eckel, a painter whose primary subject matter is cats!

the ceramics by Bethany Rusen were also stellar:

later that weekend, i headed back down to Lancaster Ave. to participate as a vendor at Ardmore’s Clover Market! it was a perfect fall Sunday and people came out in droves early in the morning! the wind did kick up a bit, but my booth managed to stay in tact. whew! here’s an image of the setup, along with some new items i’ve had out on display this fall craft season:

there were many talented returning vendors that i’ve written about in previous posts, but i did manage to scope out some cool finds i’d never seen or posted about before. i also noticed that many artists and antique vendors had very elaborate setups that were just stellar in terms of arrangement. so inspiring!

the top left features a display by Creekside Antiques– i came home with two of those skeleton keys. the bottom left is a vendor i’ve written about before- Press No. 9. how cute is that tote bag? the right features two gorgeous necklaces by Reagan Hayhurst; i loved her setup and her work!

recognize these flowers? i posted about my own ventures making them this past summer for my boyfriend’s family’s beach house. The Painted Home was selling their own version of the craft with giant spiral flowers and stems made of actual twigs! very cut stuff, ladies.

i’m not exactly sure whose booth this was from (perhaps funretro?) but i loved the packaging of these keys.

Milkshake Crafts had a really cohesive setup and i loved these small art panels! how adorable are those Russian dolls? the handmade jotter books were also cute.

my favorite display of the whole show was hands down the work of Made by Liddy. i will be posting separate photos on my “show setup” Pinterest board. the whole look was cohesive and professional and i was totally blown away. it also helps that i’m a sucker for hand drawn type on chalkboards!

as you may have noticed from my Seaport Fest photos, I’ve been setting out a dog bowl at my outdoor shows. i’ll leave you with two satisfied pups who came for a drink. thanks so much to everyone who made the fall season a success!

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a treasury inspired by the upcoming Old City Seaport Festival in Philadelphia on October 6 + 7! The artists featured here aren’t participants, but fit the theme of ships and the sea 🙂

Blue Sail coaster- Letterpress printed, SET of 8 - paisleytreepress
Surf Wave Woodcut - tugboatprintshop
Gold Anchor Necklace-Nautical Charm - RHjewels
Ships Wheel Sign Nautical Sign Beach Coastal Wall Decor - SlippinSouthern
Nautical Fabric Badges - Pack of Four - KaelaMills
Boys Bow Tie in Orange Nautical Anchors - littlevys
wallet - leather wallet - pirate ship wallet - men wallet- grey - backerton
Kinetic Sculpture with Red Sailboat and  Nautical Charts - BeBraveMakeWaves
Nautical handbag. Navy blue and white stripe bow clutch. Wedding clutch. Made to order - toriska
Canvas Tote Bag - Oversized Recycled Cotton Grocery Shopper Tote -  Reusable and Washable - Eco Friendly and Awesome - Nautical Ship Print - ohlittlerabbit
Antique Metal Ship Lantern - EastonandBelt
Mint Vintage McKee Roman Arch Red Ships Salt & Pepper Shaker Set w/ Bakelite Lids - FromBagstoDishes
Nautical Trivet Woven Turks Head Cotton - MysticKnotwork
Out to Sea Fabric SAIL AWAY Ships Double Border Print Deep Sea Jewel Bloom Pink by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics  - 1 yard - TreasureBayFabric
vintage liquor decanter, engraved sailing ship, nautical decor - ionesAttic
Pirate Ship and Sea Creatures Illustration Print - studiotuesday

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

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hey all! if you’ve been on the blog lately, you may have noticed that my “upcoming shows” column has been growing slowly. my fall season is three weekends of shows beginning next weekend!

Saturday, September 29: The second installment of the thrice-yearly event sponsored by West Philly’s own VIX Emporium! Held at The Woodlands Historic Mansion/Cemetery/Landscape in West Philadelphia, this festive family friendly event is happening from 11-5pm. There will be over 50 art/craft vendors, as well as food and a packed entertainment schedule. Check out this neat Pinterest board featuring work by all the creative vendors who will be in attendance!

Saturday, October 6 + Sunday, October 7: I will be a first time vendor at Philadelphia’s annual Old City Seaport Festival at the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing. You do need to purchase a ticket to attend, however your ticket includes admission to the museum, historic ships, craft area, entertainment areas, and deck tours of the Tall Ships. They will have food trucks and a beer garden located on the second floor deck of the museum, as well as river tours throughout the day. They have a whole schedule listed for each day that you can check out by clicking on this link. I attended this event years ago as a kid and I really enjoyed; it something that is definitely unique to the east coast. Anyhow, I’ll be there both days from 10-5- hope to see some of you there!

Sunday, October 14: I will be a returning vendor at Ardmore’s popular Clover Market! I was sad to miss the fall season kick-off date in September, but it only makes me more prepared for October’s market 🙂 This “modern flea market” is one you surely don’t want to miss- Janet Long’s suburban creation has gained press and notoriety in the past few months. The market is located in the parking lot at 12 E. Lancaster Ave. and is open from 10am – 5pm, rain or shine. Check out the website for detailed maps, where to park, and more! There’s even a comprehensive Pinterest board showcasing all of the artists who will be vending during the fall season.

Hope to see you this fall season! I will be showcasing a couple new prints, many new greetings cards, and even a new shirt design! Woo hoo!

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