December 19, 2008

Weekend Events: Last Minute Handmade Holiday Shopping Trail


Did you miss the boat for online shopping, yet still want interesting gifts just in time for the Holidays? If you're in the New York City area this weekend you're in luck. Get on the the "Last Minute Handmade Holiday Shopping Trail," where you can find fabulous handmade gifts from Etsy sellers and meet the makers too! It's like getting a two for one. And all three holiday fairs are within a 2 mile radius.

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Chapeau Rouge, 1920

First stop is NYCreates, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. NYCreates runs from Thursday December 18 to Tuesday December 23. Among the the 30 plus vendors you will find 1920 who makes beautiful 1920's inspired hats, bags and accessories from TESAGE by Yukiko Sato of Long Island City Gifts, and whimsical earrings by Milkmade.

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Poppy Earrings on Dimes, Wabi Sabi Brooklyn

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Mimi Stoneware Dinner Plate, Take Me Homeware

The second stop on the trail is the Brooklyn Indie Market on Smith Street, run by fashion designer and Etsy seller Kathy Malone, aka Fofolle. This weekend BIM partners with St. John's Bread & Life, "Brooklyn's largest emergency food provider." A percentage of market sales will benefit the charity. Here you can find decoupage jewelry by Wabi Sabi Brooklyn as well as beautiful hand decorated ceramics of Take Me Homeware.

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Oh what a man Soap, Nordea's Soaperie
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Moleskin Screen Printed Notebook Journals, Fisk & Fern

A ten minute walk southeast on Union Street will lead you to the third and final stop, the Brooklyn Lyceum's Holiday Craft Market. There will be over 50 local area vendors, including the lovely knitted wares of KnitKnit, yummy soaps of Nordea's Soaperie and nature inspired journals and scarves of Fisk & Fern.

So don't despair, there's still time to find plenty of unique handmade gifts this weekend. Bundle up, put on your walking shoes, grab your metro card, and hit the "Last Minute Handmade Holiday Shopping Trail."

December 18-December 23
NYCreates @Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn Heights, Bklyn
2,3,4,5,R trains to Court Street

December 20& 21
Brooklyn Indie Market
Red & White Tent on Smith Street @ Union Street
Carroll Gardens, Bklyn
F or G trains to Carroll Street

Holiday Craft Market @ The Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue, between Union and President Streets
Park Slope, Bklyn
R train Union Street

9 comments:

Red Bridge Studio said...

Thanks for posting Kimm. Please come back and comment if you check out the trail this weekend. Happy Handmade Shopping.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the map! I'm going to print that out and start from Point A to Point C!

KimmChi said...

I love this post!! So much going on!!

waisze said...

Fantastic post. Thanks for the reminder!

May Luk Ceramics said...

The map really helps!

Beth said...

Hoping to get through the snow and head to Brooklyn tomorrow! Good luck to all the vendors and buyers!

KimmChi said...

Oh Beth, i hope I can actually meet you!!! Do make sure to say hi if you get a chance to stop by the Lyceum

Marilyn said...

I hope everyone does super well this weekend!

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