It’s official- Fall Festival Season has begun and I couldn’t be happier! Just about every weekend in September and October boasts at least one festival or fair to check out- whether it’s arts & crafts…food…or antiques and vintage. And guess what? I love it all!
For months leading into Spring, I’ve had a heavy calendar filled with craft fairs and vintage markets, taking me around South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. And I’m very sorry to say that I’ve hit my last festival of the season- the Retropolitan Craft Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee.
I seriously love to explore new markets, meeting new vendors and finding new small businesses and start-ups to follow and buy from. And even though I don’t vend at these shindigs, I do feel as though I’m part of this fun, friendly community.Read more ›
As everyone should know by now, I am a HUGE fan of upcycled vintage jewelry. It’s something I love to do myself, but even more so, I love finding new artisans that create amazing pieces for me to add to my collection! Last spring, I attended the Vintage Market at the Park in Greer, South Carolina and absolutely fell in love with a new-to-me booth, RMK Collection. It was hard for me to pick a single item to purchase, but I ended up with a sublime bracelet made from an old school locker tag and a broken brooch.
I love RMK’s of salvaged “bits” in her pieces- silverware, door hardware, drawer pulls… they add a rustic edge to the sparkling glam. I suspect there will be more RMK Collection originals in my jewelry stash soon…but until then, let’s find out more about Kitty Adams (the artisan behind RMK Collection) and her fantastic creations!Read more ›
You may recall that I attended something called the Indie Craft Parade back in September…a weekend-long festival dedicated to handcrafted, functional, obtainable arts and crafts right here in Greenville, South Carolina. I bought a fantastic tote bag there- handcrafted from waxed canvas and a salvaged feed sack- from Hawks and Doves. Now, truth be told, this was my SECOND Hawks and Doves purchase because I just LOVE her stuff.
If you put together one part vintage, one part craft, one part upcycling, and one part farm-on-a-rolling-countryside, you’ll get the makings of a FANTASTIC annual festival that those of us in the know call the Farm Fresh Fair. Located at the Farm on Rabon Creek in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, the Farm Fresh Fair is quickly becoming one the preeminent vintage fairs in the South.
It was highlighted in Garden & Gun Magazine after all…
So when the date rolled around again, my friends and I gathered the troops and headed to the Farm.