Saturday, September 15, 2012

Clover Market, Here We Come!!

Tomorrow morning, (Sunday), early, early, we head out to Ardmore, Pennsylvania, as Booth #95 in the Clover Market.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Clover's fabulousness, I have re-posted the blog about my visit there in May, below.  The vendors are super-high quality - I bought a LOT: silkscreen prints, earrings, cards, a little gift for my niece.  Every booth was cuter than the next. And the folks were so professional and prepared.  (She says, cringing a little, biting her nails and feeling a little highly-jiggly...)

Am I nervous?  Um...yeah, a little.  It's my first time as a seller at the Market.  It's my first time using the new tent.  And I vacillate between hoping I have enough inventory, and stressing that no one will buy anything.  I hope Square won't be temperamental.  Will the other vendors in my area be nice?  Since we're a first-time vendor here, we have been assigned a spot that is not as highly-trafficked, and I worry about that, too.

But I gotta let that all go, dress pretty, and do my thing.  Right?  By this time on Monday, it'll all be over and it will be what it will be, and I will sold what I have sold.  And hopefully, I will feel like an old pro, and want to do it again in the spring.  Wish me luck, butter beans!!

This is the song that is getting me jazzed up: 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Clover Market

The Clover Market in Ardmore, PA.  First visit there and may I be so bold as to suggest it might be my new favorite?  Loved this market.  LOVED it.

This three-year old market, nestled in the charming town of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, is held one Sunday per month, April through November, and is a beautifully curated collection of handmade and vintage items.   It's a juried market, so there are NO cheezy Barbie toilet paper covers or dried flower decor - only gorgeous handmade or curated vintage things: handsewn linen pillows, blue-dotted mugs with handles that fit perfectly in your hand, letterpress goods, silver jewelry cut fine as lace.  There are vintage necklaces and dresses by the bushel, and colorful mirrors whose frames are made from vintage tin.

A little food truck is parked near the stalls, giving out samples of small batch, natural sodas to passersby.  Inside a nearby building are some other food vendors with wares like oatcakes, gluten free macaroons and grilled cheeses made to order.

I was completely impressed by the staging of the booths - each prettier than the next.  What a fun wander I had!   I came home with a print for my sister, an eco-friendly, reusable Space Invaders sandwich pouch for my little guy's lunchbox, and a reversible, (aqua and orange!) enameled necklace for me.

The remaining dates for the 2012 market are:


10 am - 5 pm rain or shine

12 E. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003

Visit for more info.  FYI: they have a lovely blog with lots more info and eye candy.

p.s. Don't miss Milkboy Coffee in downtown Ardmore for live music and a damn fine latte.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Nerikomi Magic

Click on the link for a little clay magic and a tune that will get you groovin' in your seat.  So grateful that I subscribe to John Britt's Clay Club blog, or else I wouldn't have seen this amazing little video nugget, documenting Dorothy Feibleman's Nerikomi process.  I will never again think my designs are labor-intensive....