Marketplace: Upcoming Events, Not Just for Local Friends

display at Carnegie farmers market
My current setup at events.

The first few events of the year have gone well, including the first farmers market—it was so much fun, so many people all happy to be there, and great sales too. My dishtowels, especially the ones featuring Mr. Sunshine without me even telling anyone about his cancer or raising funds, and of course Bella!, have just been walking off the table.

And I’m excited to see that, while my votives have always been relatively popular, I can barely keep my Upcycled Jar Lamps in stock. I’ve sold and replaced nearly all the ones shown below, and even come up with more new designs.

Upcycled Jar Lamps
Upcycled Jar Lamps

Garden flags continue to be popular, though Mimi is gratified that she leads the way with the most popular designs, probably because she’s the subject of about five of them! And I have even more designs than the ones shown below—that’s one of the photos I need to catch up with!

I had always included specials for our non-local friends in my open house offerings and discounts, but I’ll be doing something a little different this year to include both my local customers and those of you who follow me online. Right now, especially, all sales are very welcome for Mr. Sunshine and all the rest of our household! Scroll down for more images and information and a complete list (to date) of my upcoming events, but any time you shop in person or online you are welcome to use my customer loyalty discount: CUSTOMERLOYALTY10%.

And I have several customers who email me with a list of what they’d like and I make sure it’s in stock, or make it if I need to, add it up and I send an invoice or they send a check. I’m not stuck on my shopping cart software!

Open House Events vs. Small Weekly Events

I’m not sure if I’ll be hosting an open house event until the holidays because I’ve been seeing fewer visitors at my open houses and even at my solo event in June. Over the past five years of open houses my local friends have already seen and purchased a lot of what I offer, and while it seems appealing to stay home and set it all up here, I barely have a reasonable space to do that unless I can set up on my porch and deck, and put tents all over my yard in hopefully good weather, and even that doesn’t always go well!

Instead, I’m going to go with small weekly events, like the farmers market every Sunday, and pick up a few Saturday events along the way. Because part of the fun of my open house events and local events is the new items and the really one-of-a-kind items I make, I’ll be sharing those things here. I can easily photograph parts of my display that include unique items and share them in a post. And when I make several new items, like the new Upcycled Jar Lamps, they won’t be listed individually on my website, it’s just too time-consuming, but I’ll share them on my website in a group with photos and a list, like this page. That way I can keep up with the inventory and save time in photography and building product posts. And you’ll have all the same discounts I offer at those events.

Below are photos of more items. You can also visit my Handmade Gifts Gallery to look over what I have listed, though I always have things that aren’t listed too! However, since some updates to my site and servers, some galleries will not appear. I’ve been trying to resolve that and get some substitute up so that you can browse. You can always ask me to send you links!

Starting Sunday, July 10 through the end of September, join us for the Carnegie Farmers Market on Main Street from noon to 3:00 p.m.! I can’t wait to start!

Sundays July 10 through September 25

Carnegie Farmers Market

I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street
Tentative schedule:
July 10, 17, 24, and 31
August 7, 14, 21, and 28
September 11, 18 and 25 (closed Sept 4)

 

cat tiles
A selection of tiles.
Votive lamps on two different jar styles.
Votive lamps on two different jar styles.
Vintage Cigar Box and Mache Keepsakes
Vintage Cigar Box and Mache Keepsakes
Scratch Your Claws Here Mat
Scratch Your Claws Here Mat

Here’s the schedule at the moment, and I’ll be adding to it as a few other things are finalized. The farmers markets are Sundays, and I may also have a Saturday event here and there.

Spring and Summer Events

Sundays July 10 through September 25
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street
Tentative schedule:
July 10, 17, 24, and 31
August 7, 14, 21, and 28
September 11, 18 and 25 (closed Sept 4)

Sunday, July 17
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, July 24
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, July 31
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Monarch Butterfly Festival

Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, August 7
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, August 14
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, August 21
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Friday and Saturday, August 26 & 27
Rock the Quarry XX
Art and photography of the trail and the woods surrounding
Fundraiser for Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail
Vendors, food and lots of local music
Friday 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 3:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 28
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, September 11
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, September 18
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Sunday, September 25
Carnegie Farmers Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
40 vendors, food, music
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Carnegie between Mary Street and Broadway Street

Saturday, October 1
Carnegie Fall Fest
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
Hayrides, pumpkin painting, crafts, live music, and Carnegie’s epic “Rogi Rumble” a.k.a. pierogi contest. More details available closer to the event.
Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Main Street, Carnegie, 15106

Sunday, November 20
Carnegie Holiday Market
I’ll have all my feline and nature gift items and select art and prints
30 vendors, food, music, sidewalk sales
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Corner of West Main and Third Street, Carnegie, 15106


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