Festival Zinnia scarf by Merchantship
Feast your eyes on the beautiful scarves from Merchantship! These are the creative works from the hands of local crafter, Alicia Gaston.
Alicia prefers to work with super luxurious Japanese Echino fabrics and unique designer patterns as well as the super-soft ‘minky’ fabric used to line the inside of her scarves.
Olive Rose scarf from Merchantship
To feel these fantastic scarves with your own fingers, visit Merchantship at The Big Chill arts, crafts and vintage holiday sale at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Sunday, December 2nd from 10am to 4pm. We can’t wait to see you!
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Today’s vendor spotlight features DOCKSMITH, a couple of characters living just north of Portland bringin’ technology down to Earth.
Their driftwood and rootwood iPod, iPhone and iPad stations are foraged from Maine beaches and woods and carved in to these functional forms.
For a chance to get your hands on your very own iPad stand or iPhone/iPod dock, visit Docksmith at The Big Chill on Sunday, December 2nd. 10am-4pm. 10 Mayo St, Portland, Maine.
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Stuffed Owls by Lillianka
Today’s Vendor Spotlight features Lillianka, with creator Lillian Harris at the helm. If you’re interested in ordering Lillianka items you can visit her Etsy shop or view her wares at The Merchant Company on Congress St. downtown. But if you’re patient we’re sure she’ll be bringing the cream of the crop to share at The Big Chill on Sunday, December 2nd!
Red Wool Button Tote by Lillianka
While Lillian is a tinkerer in all things creative and crafty, she finds her place at home most easily sitting at the sewing machine stitching together functional, stylish art.
Scented Sachet by Lillianka
Looking for a sweet, special gift for the holidays? Our money’s on the scented sachets you see above. Perched in the guest room, tossed in the sweater drawer or anywhere else the scented sachet adds that warm, spicy scent for the season.
The Big Chill holiday arts, crafts and vintage sale is on Sunday, December 2nd from 10am to 4pm. 10 Mayo Street, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, Maine!
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Smart Alex, samples some berries!
Introducing “Smart” Alex, the creator and concocter behind Smart Alex Jams
. We all know that great handmade businesses often come from a passionate, creative person doing something that very labor intensive and very delicious for years and years. And all those years they hear people telling them “This is so good, you should sell it!” That’s exactly the story behind the Jams at Smart Alex, and we are really looking forward to picking up a jar of our own at The Big Chill on Sunday, December 2nd!
Blueberry Spice Jam by Smart Alex Jams
With flavors like Ginger Peach, Crabapple Jelly, Blueberry Spice, Raspberry Mango, Cranberry Orange Zest, Christmas Jam and more available there’s gonna be a little something for everyone. We hope she brings tasters!
Please join us, Smart Alex and all the other wonderful vendors at The Big Chill arts, crafts and vintage sale on Sunday, December 2nd from 10am to 4pm at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine.
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That’s right, y’all. This poster will soon be gracing the halls and walls of coffee shops, community centers and libraries everywhere. This screen printed, limited edition of 100 will be for sale for $10 at the bar at The Big Chill on Sunday, December 2nd. Yay to our local artists, Kris Johnsen and Meagan Anderson for putting it together!
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Calendula Oil by Wunder Budder
Today’s Vendor Spotlight features Lisa Dolloff of Wunder Budder. A bevy of product good for the skin, soul and home! Above you see a 1 oz dose of calendula oil, you know that super soft and special smell baby products have? That’s calendula, and it’s my favorite. A spritz of this and your skin (and smeller) will love you!
Drawer Sachets by Wunder Budder
Wunder Budder was founded in 2002 in Lisa’s mother’s kitchen, and later truly realized in 2010. In addition to a terrific website where you can purchase her wares (although we know you’ll see her at The Chill!) she keeps a journal to chronicle wellness and natural cleaning/treatments in her life. There’s a great recipe for a good, clean time for you and your shower when you visit the blog!
Who wouldn’t love a tin of Garden Grease in their stocking? Wunder Budder
Take a minute to browse the shop, get excited, and keep counting the days til The Big Chill! It’s Saturday, December 2nd, 2012 from 10am to 4pm at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland. Oh! And stay tuned, because our beautiful poster will be ready for unveiling really soon!
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Necklace of Sugar and Brass by Amalia Moon
The fog of election season clears! We celebrate this morning with a picture show from Amalia Moon. Amalia Guettinger is a metalsmith who has a studio at Mayo Street Arts and will be opening her doors to share the day with us! From fine art and high concept (re: the sugar-and-brass necklace above, check out more pictures at her website!) to perfectly formed jewelry accents for sale in her Etsy shop, there’s definitely something for everyone! Sit back and enjoy (all pictures are clickable links):
Visit Amalia Moon along with a whole slew of artists and crafters at The Big Chill on Sunday, December 2nd at Mayo Street Arts! 10 Mayo St, Portland, 10am-4pm.
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