Autumn Olive makes one-of-a-kind (OOAK), fun and feminine clothing for women from reclaimed materials. Designer Lisa Perry deconstructs existing clothing she finds at thrift shops and flea markets to harvest fabric. Each piece is created without a pattern and no two are ever exactly alike. We can't wait to see her flowing sculptural skirts, layering shells, and tunics at The Providence Flea. Autumn Olive will join us on June 2 and July 7 at The Flea...won't you?
Providence's Archetype Vintage sells vintage clothing and accessories for women. Their collection ranges from the 1920s through the '80s and from everyday affordable pieces to rare designer finds. Kim Hobby, the eye behind Archetype Vintage, says, "I love connecting people with unique vintage pieces that will continue to be worn and appreciated. I've been fortunate to meet many interesting people from all over the world who appreciate vintage fashion. It's very satisfying to unearth a gorgeous dress, polish it up, and give it a whole new life!" Come see her selection of dresses, hats, jewelry, shoes and handbags at The Flea on June 2, June 23, July 14 and August 11!
We want this jewelry right now... ladeDah! creates new and vintage assemblage jewelry drawing on a variety of materials, including hand-forged copper and silver, torch-fired enamel, Thai silver, Czech glass, gemstones and flea market finds. We love the architectural quality of this work...and who is behind all of this fabulous? Designer Sue Gallagher, whose designs "reflect her easy-going style and her cowgirl spirit." What drives Sue? She says,"I love the hunt for great materials and learning new methods and techniques. I am inspired by fashion, nature, patterns, and my customers! I love trying to figure out new and practical uses for things that someone else has discarded." Sue travels to shows throughout New England. You can catch her this summer right here at The Providence Flea on June 2, June 30 & July 21.
Gail Whitsitt-Lynch is a fixture on the Providence art scene, and we are delighted to have her vibrant jewelry at The Providence Flea this summer. Gail will be sharing OOAK bracelets, earrings, pins and other jewelry that she constructs out of reinforced paper and enamel. So lightweight and colorful, each piece is a mini work of art--and you''ll surely want to become a collector! Gail says, "I use a variety of color families that both mirror and expand upon people's personal image." She likes flea markets because they draw a diverse crowd and enable her to talk directly with people about her work. Summer just got a lot more colorful. Talk to Gail about her work at The Providence Flea on June 9, July 14 & August 11.
The first seeds of Mardy Stark's collection were planted while rummaging through thrift stores in Buffalo, NY. This foraging led to Mardy Stark Vintage + Handmade, a wonderful source for vintage and handmade clothing and accessories for women and children. Their handmade designs include knitwear and casual separates made from vintage fabrics or natural fibers. Designer Jessica Starkweather is originally from the UK and lived in Barcelona, Asia and Brooklyn before recently moving here to our divine Providence. She says, "I would like to think that all my designs capture the essence of things past while looking boldly in the future and are made to such a standard that they can be passed on for generations." We're lucky to have her direct from the Brooklyn Flea!
Experience Mardy Stark style June 2, July 14 and August 4 at The Flea!
"Thanks for the heads up on this--definitely excited for the Flea!"
Deb Terilli is part Florence Nightingale by day, part upcycler and jewelrymaker by night, searching the state for unique vintage findings to create meaningful art for her followers to wear. Deb's work has evolved into an extensive collection of vintage repurposed necklaces, metal hand-forged rings and bracelets and vintage earrings. Deb told us she derives inspiration from her fellow jewelry artists in the area, with a healthy appreciation for their individuality. Likewise, Deb's whimsical designs have a mark all their own!
See Deb at The Flea on June 30, July 14 and August 18!
We're over the moon with the response from our food truck friends who have said, "Yes!" to The Flea. It's hard to pick a favorite, but we sure do love Plouf Plouf's rustic French scratch cuisine and fresh, organic awesomeness--free of all those yucky hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and other generally unappetizing big words we can't pronounce. Check back closer to our start date on June 2nd to see when you might catch Plouf Plouf for Steak Frites and Croque Monsieur one fine Sunday afternoon!
Lynn McCarthy has been selling antiques and collectibles for over 20 years, mostly 1950s and 1960s home goods and women's vintage accessories. Lynn has been a dealer at the RI Antiques Mall for five years and recently decided to give up her booth. Her wares for The Providence Flea will include small treasures in her magic glass case, as well as a few pieces of mid-century furniture, pottery, glassware, jewelry, vintage cowboy boots and old postcards (not magic, per se, but similarly spectacular!).
See Lynn at The Flea on June 16!
We're very excited to have Julia Ledoux of Absolutely Creations join us at The Providence Flea. Julia creates plant arrangements using tillandsia, succulents and found objects in unusual containers. Tillandsia species are epiphytes (also called aerophytes or air plants) – i.e., they normally grow without soil while attached to other plants. Julia also makes jewelry from upcycled plumbing hardware and brass housing material found at salvage yards. "The jewelry is raw and edgy and never plated. I like patinas and weathered finishes," she told us. We love her keen eye and funky look!
See Julia at The Flea on June 30, July 21 and August 25.