Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shopping - this weekend!

As a general shopping slacker, I have quite a bit of Christmas shopping left to do.  I made some progress at the Lowcountry Artist Market in November, but I didn't take care of everyone.  If you're with me on this, here are a few other spots to pick up unique Christmas gifts - this weekend!

A German-flavored Christmas market. Friday night come out for caroling, a brass band, warm drinks, German sweets, and holiday shopping. All proceeds fund the programs of the Community Center. 

Friday, December 2nd, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, December 3rd, 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday, December 4th, 9:45 am - 2 pm
The Community Center of St. Matthews
403 King St. 

The Family Circle Stadium will again be transformed into an exciting outdoor holiday festival on Saturday, December 3. The Tennis Center will come alive with bargains galore and a vast assortment of unique gifts for the whole family. Charleston's finest vendors...including your favorite retailers to our best-kept secrets will be offering gift selections in every category. 

Saturday, December 3rd
11 am - 4 pm
Family Circle Tennis Center Stadium, Daniel Island, SC

The $5 to $50 Gift Market is the perfect opportunity to bring affordable art to our community during the holiday season. 

Saturday, December 3rd
11 am - 3 pm
1077 East Monague Avenue
Park Circle, North Charleston

You cannot beat Charleston City Paper when it comes to keeping up to date on great Charleston events.  For a serious list of free holiday events this weekend, here it is.

The Fresh Stitch, Chuck Keppler, Don & Lina

I hope you're not getting tired of pics from the Market.  I may have gone overboard.  I'll try to space them out with some pics of random craftiness that I run across.  One more set and I'll give you a break!

We'll start with The Fresh Stitch:

Here's Chuck Keppler Designs:

And the food!  Thank you to King of Pops and The Magic Cheese Truck for keeping everyone well fed.

Last in this set - Don & Lina Stationary.  This was their 1st time participating in the Market and we were really glad to have them.  Note cards for every occasion and really great Christmas cards:

These vendors are all on, so you can continue shopping online.  And check out the Facebook pages for King of Pops and the Magic Cheese Truck to catch them around town!

Janetics Ink & Bird Flower Creations

Next round of recap photos!  Janetics Ink and Bird Flower Creations below.  

Both of these ladies have pages, so if you missed them at the Market, you can still pick up some great finds online. 

Photos from November Market

Once again, thank you to all the vendors who participated in the November market at the Music Farm!  And thank you to those who advertised and promoted the event.  And a HUGE thank you to those who came and shopped!  Here are a few pics.  I took quite a few, so I may space them out over the next few days. 

Check out Add Libb Designs and Nicholas Lane Jewelry below.

You can visit these ladies in studio at:

47 A Spring St 
Charleston, SC 29403

Or shop online!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thank You!

We are still working up all the numbers from the last event, but we just wanted to go ahead and say thank you Charleston - over 1000 people came to the Market!  

Thank you to the vendors.  We heard several comments on the quality of goods sold, so your hard work did not go unnoticed!

Thank you to Charleston Media - Charleston City Paper, Charleston Scene, Charleston Magazine, Charlie, and The Bridge 105.5.  Specifically thank you those of you I saw at the Market -  Mike, Laura, and Nancy from the Bridge; Ayoka Lucas from Charleston Magazine. 

We'll post more stats soon.  Thank you for buying local, Charleston!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Only One Day Left ...

You'll see awesome things like this:

Set up something like this:

Check out the list of vendors and the rundown on what to expect at the Market.

 Hope to see you all on Saturday!

Monday, November 14, 2011

What to Expect

With the Lowcountry Artist Market just one week away, I thought I should give you guys a little rundown, so you know what to expect.

The Artist Market consists of 40 local vendors, selling a variety of handmade and vintage goods.  Including, but not limited to:

Vintage Clothing
Handmade Jewelry
Children's Books
Children's Clothing
Christmas Ornaments
Knit Scarves
Adult Tshirts
Vintage Jewelry
Home Goods
Print Art
Stuffed Animals

Goods range in price from $5 to $250+, with the average somewhere between $15-50.  Some, but not all of the vendors accept credit cards.  Some even accept checks.  But I suggest you come with some cash.  The Music Farm does have an ATM on site, in case you run low and your favorite items are cash only.

There are three entrances to the Music Farm - double doors at 32 Ann St, up the stairs beside the venue and in the alley between the Farm and Dudley's.  The alley way entrance is the ONLY entrance without stairs, so if you're traveling with a stroller, we suggest this way.  Just look for the food trucks and come in that way.

Speaking of food trucks, come hungry!  The Magic Cheese Truck and King of Pops will be on site, serving up tasty treats.  Who doesn't love a pimento cheese sandwich followed by an banana puddin' popsicle?!  

The Music Farm will also have the bar open, running specials on mimosas, bloody marys and beers.  Just have your ID ready if you plan on partaking.  They accept cash and credit cards.

Oh, and the basics:

Admission is FREE.

The event runs from 10 am - 3 pm.  

This is ONE DAY ONLY, so don't miss out.  The next Market won't come until Spring.  

Thank you again for your continued support of the Market and local artists.  Thank you to the vendors for being so talented and hard working!  See everyone on Nov 19th!

The Fresh Stitch

Corinne Citrolo of The Fresh Stitch is personally one of my favorite vendors.  And I know I shouldn't play favorites, but there is ALWAYS something cute of hers that I feel like I need to pick up for my niece/friend's new baby/sibling of friend's new baby/cousin/everyone I know under the age of 10.  

Photo Credit - Kaitlyn Iserman
Sister Sibling Set
The Fresh Stitch came about when one day I woke up and decided to begin sewing! I am a happily married, stay at home mom to a fun and loving five year old girl and I also care for a three year old happy boy. With two children on my hands, where do I find time to sew? School mornings and late nights!! I have always found myself to have an eye for fashion and a love for shopping. So, searching for stylish fabrics couldn’t get better!! Being around two wonderful children all day, sewing and shopping all night, and adding fresh & modern styles to all ages … I couldn’t be happier!!
- Corinne Citrolo

Support Movember Mustache Bodysuit
Peasant Dress
Peasant Dress

The Fresh Stitch has been featured on Army Wives, Charleston Magazine, Charleston City Paper, Charlie Magazine, MADE ...  

In addition to clothing, she also creates bibs, burp cloths, crayon rolls and more.
Bib/Burp Set
Burp Cloth
Crayon Roll
Her products can also be purchased at local shops like Lily (on King Street), Kids on King, and Poe's Studio (Savannah Highway).  You can also order online, become a fan on Facebook, and follow The Fresh Stitch.  And of course, you can pick up some of her amazing items at the Lowcountry Artist Market THIS Sat, November 19th!