Outdoor Markets on the North Shore This Fall

 

There are so many great opportunities to enjoy the fall weather and support local businesses in the next several weeks.

Personally, on Sunday, 9/13, I will be selling repurposed and upcycled jewelry and other repurpose-inspired products at the Bittersweet Collectibles Flea Market on Route 1 where it intersects with Route 133,  about a mile south of Todd Farm Flea Market (the mother of all flea markets to many…).

Here’s a review of Bittersweet Collectibles from citysquares.com:

Bittersweet Collectibles in Rowley is a wonderful place filled with fantastic treasures from present and past. It smells like Granma’s kitchen when you walk in and the women are inviting that work there. It is easily accessible at Rte 133 and 1A. Sundays it gets better with the flea market and charcol hotdogs! Come see you won’t be dissapointed.

 

 Here are some examples of my products: 

(I’ll be adding pics so if you see this message, come back in the next day or two to see more pics!)

Kiddie Bling ~ Earrings and Charm Bracelets from Barbie accessories and vintage buttons.

This charm bracelet is made of many vintage buttons, glass beads and doll shoes ~ all in various shades of blue! A fun alternative to costume jewelry made overseas in questionable circumstances.

This charm bracelet is made of many vintage buttons, glass beads and doll shoes ~ all in various shades of blue! A fun alternative to costume jewelry made overseas in questionable circumstances.

   
Eco-Bling ~ Jewelry made from repurposed scrabble pieces, vintage buttons, glass beads and wire-wrapped skeleton keys.
 

Vintage buttons and discarded glass bead earrings make a statement that goes beyond fashion!

Vintage buttons and discarded glass bead earrings make a statement that goes beyond fashion!

 

These keys are great fun to make and wear. The older girls love them as they are a bit sophisticated. No two are alike...Just like the people who will be wearing them!

These keys are great fun to make and wear. The older girls love them as they are a bit sophisticated. No two are alike...Just like the people who will be wearing them!

Message Boards and Coat Racks from upcycled shutters, doorknobs and such.
 

An earth-friendly alternative to the trendy shabby look found in many catalogs and made from all new materials that are then treated to look old. My stuff is the real deal! Vintage hooks and door knobs partnered with salvaged wood to create one-of-a-kind (OOAK) pieces for your home or for gift-giving!

An earth-friendly alternative to the trendy shabby look found in many catalogs and made from all new materials that are then treated to look old. My stuff is the real deal! Vintage hooks and door knobs partnered with salvaged wood to create one-of-a-kind (OOAK) pieces for your home or for gift-giving!

Plant Stakes from Rescued Shutter Slats … hand-decorated with words for whatever you want to grow in your garden, from “basil” to “peace,” “love” and “harmony”… Made to order and pre-made.

 

What would you like to grow in your garden? Parsley, mint, sage? How 'bout some tranquility, peace, order, love or respect! Plant a virtue and watch it grow!

What would you like to grow in your garden? Parsley, mint, sage? How 'bout some tranquility, peace, order, love or respect! Plant a virtue and watch it grow!

Raw Supplies for Eco-Art, Eco-Scrapbooking, Altered and Assemblage Art: I also have raw materials for eco-artists to transform, limited only by their imaginations, including vintage advertisements, game pieces, hardware and more ~ It’s like a “penny candy counter” for collage artists and eco-artisans! (I’ll add some pics of those as well so check back if no pics yet!) 

 

Time at the market  allows me to add to my mailing list and share my plans for my new, mission-driven business along the way. It also provides a chance for me to earn a few dollars, important as I continue to bootstrap my way through the pre-launch phase (builds character, right?) If you have time to drop by the flea market, be sure to stop by and say hello!

Other Farmer’s Markets and Open Markets

Georgetown Open Market, Saturdays, 10-2.

Newburyport Farmer’s Market, Sundays, 10-2

Salem Farmer’s Market, Thursdays, 4-7pm

Topsfield Farmer’s Market, Topsfield Fairgrounds, Saturdays, 7-noon.

Add more info and links here about specific vendors and/or other events in the area and we could end up with quite a list.

Here’s a link to some neat antique shows this fall for those who like old stuff!

Carpe Diem ~  N.

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One response to “Outdoor Markets on the North Shore This Fall

  1. I don’t know If I said it already but …Cool site, love the info. I do a lot of research online on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read..Jim Bean

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