Over the weekend my fellow creative/business partner Heather and I went around the city supporting our local artisans and vendors in hopes to gain a little inspiration and some ideas in return.
Our first stop was in East Nashville at the newly formed Walden Artisan Market located in an empty retail space on Eastland. There was a handful of talented artists and contemporary craft people, many of them Etsy sellers. Here I acquired this groovy gray and red mushroom hand-printed tee made by artist Mary Ink.
Next stop Plaza, our neighborhood art store, where Heather and I picked up a silkscreen kit to start our adventures printing on our handmade items! Look for these new additions coming soon to our shop Gathering Spriggs.
…and here are my flea market finds:
A set of yellow and white wicker shelves to display my teapot collection!
A super cute vintage metal highchair for Hannah’s favorite baby LaLa and two miniature Golden Books.
Also this vintage green polka dot terry cloth apron.
And this brown and white floral tablecloth that I plan to turn into a wrap skirt.
Our local excursion left me inspired, rejuvenated, and ready to create some unique handmade items for you. I also recommend that you support your local artists and vendors by skipping the big box stores the next time you need a new piece of furniture, clothing, or acessory for you or your home and head straight to the flea market or artisan fair instead!