For the second year in a row I am proud to participate in the Old Schwamb Mill Craft Show and Sale. This Saturday from 11am-7pm, thirteen artisans will be on site at the Old Schwamb Mill to sell hand-made arts and crafts. The Mill will be open to the public and a portion of all proceeds will go toward the preservation and conservation of the historic mill building.
Even semi-regular visitors around here know that Geoff and I like old stuff. And by old stuff I mean antiques. We have a lot of them around the house. (To be fair we have a reasonable amount of old rocks too, but most of them are set into jewelry.) Some of the antiques we own come to us in rough shape. Some of it we’re good at restoring ourselves, but sometimes we need to involve a professional. Note that you’ll never see an antique piece of furniture painted “shabby chic” or with chalkboard paint in our home. NEVER.
But, you will see furniture with good bones get reupholstered. Reupholstery is part of restoration, sometimes the fabric on a piece isn’t original or is but is too badly damaged to salvage. That’s where a really good upholsterer comes in.
This is going to be so much fun. This year I get to participate as a vendor in The Look of Local Fashion Show, an event put on by Cambridge Local First in conjunction with The Garment District and Boston Costume and a bunch of the most happening local businesses around. It is going to be fantastic.
My first Fall show is upon us! That’s right, it’s Riverfest 2016! Everything is happening tomorrow from 12-8pm and when I say everything I mean absolutely everything.
Check out this lineup:
We’ve been writing a lot about A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones lately, and that’s fabulous. You have been a super audience and excellent with the comments, reading, and sharing. But as today is May the Fourth and there are other cool things going on I’m going to pop in to add a post that, while awesome and geeky, has nothing to do with Game of Thrones. Not even a little.
The Facebook event is here. There is an entry fee as a part of the fundraiser, $4.00 general adults, $3.50 for seniors and free for children up to 12. All on one level with easy handicapped access.
We’re about to depart for Framingham. We’ll be there 10am-4pm today.
See you there!
Come join me and a whole bunch of great vendors at the market from which LIFL gets their name. The Local is for Lovers Valentine’s Day market at Arts at the Armory in Somerville on Sunday, Feb 7th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Somerville Local First does great work getting local artisans and small businesses in front of local folks. Come join us on Sunday and Shop Local!
As always, kids are welcome because Knucklebones is in the house.
Confirmed Vendor List:
Alex’s Ugly Sauce
Just Enough Nonsense
Lindsay Blevins Illustration
Loyal Supply Co.
Patricia Wellenkamp Jewelry
Porcelain and Stone
Sarah Kelly Ceramics
Sasha Walsh Designs
Shop Luke Aaron
Singing Stones Jewelry
Somerville Soap Works
The Bead Lady
The Last Draw
The Sneaky Penguin
Thorn & Bloom Perfume
Yennygrams, Calligraphy + Design Services
See you on Sunday!