Early December I went to my second Makers Arcade event this year. This was one was Holiday themed and I can’t wait for the next one! This exhibition of handmade goods, printed art, floral design, unique clothes, and much more took place on the harbor in our lovely downtown area.
It’s not too often I experience such a surge of creative inspiration and festive fun all in one afternoon. So grab a pomegranate lemonade spritzer like I did and have a look around.
The Broadway Pier was interesting venue. When it’s not being used as a terminal for cruise ships it works as a facility to host events. Pretty cool. The blue tinted glass and sea animal shaped sculpture in front blend perfectly into ocean backdrop.
Entering, a view towards the back of the building where it opened up to food trucks and live music.
You could really find all types of gifts here from essential oils to pickled goods and flavored salts.
These were my kinda stockings. Their bright colors and festive patterns make them almost pretty enough to hang all year round. And those paper flowers aren’t too bad either 😛 I’m in love with Dulce Diego‘s modern twist on classic Mexican design.
This display by the Hostess Haven stopped me in my tracks. How gorgeous are these linens and pom poms? Her tabletop styling is so beautiful it’s kind of worthy of a party in itself. A mixture of florals, gold accents, and unique drink ware are arranged around the table, strewn together with deep green foliage.
This string garden by Kelso Doesnt Dance, a set growing succulents in moss, reminded me of shiny Christmas ornaments. She also sells the cutest tiny air plant pods. I really regret not snatching one up.
I loved these Sheep Fuzz’s pom pom balls so much I bought a set to decorate my tiny Christmas tree with. After the holiday’s are over I think they’ll find a way into Lucia’s nursery somehow.
The Thread and Arrow booth reminded me of a rustic and cozy attic filled with vintage suitcases, old world globes, and dusty books. They create some really great burlap cloth textiles and modern printed tee’s. They also had really cute kid’s clothes.
Layered Vintage display of floral sachets, crowns, and arrangements gave me serious flower envy! It’s one thing to browse thru these beauties on her Instagram, but to experience them up close was a treat.
I may have saved my favorite for last. A Handcrafted Home‘s display of handcrafted fabrics colorful art prints are so inline with my creative style dreams! Her color schemes and geometric patterns instantly caught my eye. Britt was so sweet and didn’t mind my 100 questions. She’s definitely gained a new follower and fangirl for life. I can’t wait to hang one of her beauties up on my wall.
#dreamcatchergoals right here.
I will leave you with this cozy little corner setup by Folklore. Don’t mind me I’ll just be chilling here for all of eternity. K. Thanks. Bye.