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You might have thought you’d just walked through a portal straight into Santa’s workshop if you were at the Lowcountry Artist Market a couple weeks ago. This Etsy inspired event, hosted by Music Farm, featured everything local, handmade and vintage from painters to glass-makers, vintage scouters and jewelry creators.
Having completely sold out of vendor spaces, not a single craft was left un-featured. Not to mention all items were locally sourced! We learned from Tessa Taylor, creator of Birds of a Feather, that she uses feathers from local farm raised chickens for her fine earrings. While the animals themselves are “farm to table,” their feathers are cured to become “farm to fashion” accessories! We discovered so many cool stories behind so many incredible Etsy finds and the best part is you could see them all up close and personal.
Of course, I couldn’t exactly make it out of there without at least one fashion purchase. Sabrina Heise of Seek Vintage styled me up with a retro, double-clasp purse that is now my new go-to accessory. Heise says she loves a good hunt and welcomes the challenge of a customer in search of a specific, vintage item.
Overall feeling after this season’s Lowcountry Artist Market? Overwhelming pride in our local talent. This is the 5th anniversary of the event and nearly 1,100 visitors made it out to explore the craftiness. To stay connected with LAM check out their blog and if you didn’t make it out this year, be on the lookout for your next opportunity in March 2012.
Check out some of our Style Team's top picks below and you can find them all locally or on Etsy!
Feather Accessories - Birds of a Feather
Vintage Straw Handbag - Seek Vintage
Vintage Bangles - Candy Shop Vintage
Retro Camera Print Dish Towel - Perla Anne
Kids Bug T - Neve Inspired
Tutu Style - Retulled Tutus
Oversized Beaded Statement Neck Candy - JuJu Beads
Happy Holiday Shopping!
Written by Guest Blogger: Angelica Diaz
HOLY CITY ARTIST AND FLEAS
If you love this market idea for Holiday shopping don't miss the final Holy City Artist and Fleas happening this Saturday and Sunday at Eye Level Art, 103 Spring Street from 10 - 3pm. Trust me there will be trinkets, vintage and baubles galore! Not to mention a few sad goodbyes. Eye Level Art, you will be missed!