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.
Eco-Bling ~ Jewelry made from repurposed scrabble pieces, vintage buttons, glass beads and wire-wrapped skeleton keys.
Message Boards and Coat Racks from upcycled shutters, doorknobs and such.
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.
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
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.