Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Morning Recap

This past weekend was a weekend for creative stimulation and great shopping. i sold at the Silverlake Art Craft and Vintage Market on Saturday and attended the Market again on Sunday at it's New (old) location.

Saturday was slow...but not as slow as I had feared. I was showcasing a specific selection of vintage purses, jewelry and shoes, and included our Handmade Line and Witchy Poo Cosmetics. Smart Fashionistas took advantage of our super-slashed prices and purchased killer boots for as low as $10, bracelets as low as $5, and handmade scarves went for $18 and up. Body Shimmers with built in pump brush were purchased for only $20! It was a great sale day at Better Than Naked's booth at the market.

When I found time, my mom and I strolled around the market. I passed by an adorable booth offering hand-crafted baby and kids clothes. Cute designs, with just enough edge for baby. I passed by Mr. Bob's Unique Store, where shabby-chic style furniture was being offered. He refurbishes great vintage furniture with fun shades of red, green and blue. And the prices truly can't be beat! Items began as low as $10! Look him up in the Gardena area. I purchased 2 adorable bookmarks which should keep me motivated to read. Donna is the owner and creator of Buttoned Flower, and she also offers greeting cards, note cards, tags and more! If that's not enough talent, her husband recently (and I mean recently) discovered that he's a great painter! so the talented duo was offering up great paintings and amazing prices as well as their beautiful line of stationary.

Sunday I headed back to the market, this time as a shopper. The Silverlake Art Craft and Vintage has moved back to its original location; the Citibank parking lot on the corner of Glendale Blvd Silver Lake Blvd. I'm hopeful about this new location, as it is located on the same street as Red Lion Tavern, Rockaway Records, The Circle, and other great local LA hangouts. I made some fun discoveries that I just have to share - it would be selfish of me not to. Thank god for Brown Bag Books! I've been searching high and low for a sketch pad, and was SO excited when I found it at Brown Bag Book's booth! This clever artist and teacher takes the front and back covers of vintage books and binds them with paper. And, you can purchase 2 for $20! that's cheaper than buying corporate mainstream! Each notebook is obviously one-of-a-kind, and some of the titles and covers will have you rolling on the ground in laughter. Perfect gift for yourself and a friend. I made my way over to another creator, Cathi Milligan with Cathi Milligan Designs. Offering up unique and tasty looking beads, Cathi creates and makes each one of her desert inspired glass beads, and offers them to us at super great prices! I seriously wanted to eat every donut and cupcake design on the table. And my most fun find of the day, which I still think about and catch myself laughing about, was Quirky Creatures. Creator of her own creatures, Artist Irit Elazar Cohen captures "other wordly creatures roaming our planet" and offers them up in framed pictures, greeting cards, kitchen magnets, tree ornaments and more! I'm a huge believer myself in the WolfOwl.

After purchasing a pair of fun and funky sunglasses for only $3, I made my way out of the Market with a grin on my face and a bag full of fun finds. I ended my Creative and Fun weekend with a Tarot Card reading at Caulderon Kitty where I gained some insight on myself and my possibilities and was able to reach back down to my root. It was a nice experience and I recommend Caulderon Kitty in Silverlake if you are going to have your cards read.

We'll be out at the Silverlake Market on Sunday, 11/22, and we'll be returning with our vintage handbags and jewelry and handmade fashion and accessories. So if you're in the area, be sure to come by and say hi!

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