Flea fave 3U returns to the indoor market with their limited-run, handmade "endless" bangles. With new patterns being designed every month, you're going to need a longer arm. 3U is constantly adding to their exclusive lines of both traditional and contemporary designs, now with over 60 different patterns in their collection.
The latest? They've recently released a set of wildly popular (401) bangles and HOPE bangles!
Spencer Udelson (number 3 in the generations of U's) told us, 'In our work, we revive skills and techniques that have a rich history and significance in this part of the country, and we take great pride in continuing the jewelry traditions of our community. Honoring these traditions, every bit of our process takes place locally, within an 8-mile radius." We are proud to be made in our little southern New England corner of America.
See 3U at the Holiday Flea on December 7th!
Sara Milner of Bottles and Bonfires brought her soy wax candles to the very last outdoor Flea in September. With "flavors" like Toasted Marshmallow and Brandied Pear, she left Flea patrons wanting more bottles and more bonfires. These great-smelling votives are made in small batches with 100% soy wax that are hand poured and hand crafted at her studio in Plymouth, Mass.
Sara told us, "Two things inspire me to make these candles. One is using a container that is left for recycling and turning it in to a rustically romantic treat. I also enjoy working with fragrances that evoke a memory and create a special mood."
Sara collects recycled wine bottles from local restaurants and works with recycled glass partners. "We're a good fit for the Flea because we are repurposing for the sake of art and function, we support our local communities by buying and crafting locally, and we are creating handmade quality items that are unique."
See Bottles and Bonfires at the Holiday Flea on December 7th!
The Bird's Nest landed at the Flea last season to the delight of Flea fashionistas. Owner Melissa Perez quickly became a popular Flea'er on summer Sundays with her thrift store sensibility as she told us, "There is so much used clothing and accessories out there that are still beautiful...that somebody should be enjoying them." (Just think, that somebody could be you...!)
With all of her merch from thrift store, yard sale, and online finds, you won't see her collection turning up in the usual retail locations. Melissa is a treasure hunter: "I love to search and find anything that catches my eye, that you can't buy everywhere." And that includes a selection of pre-loved vintage and modern thrift clothing and outerwear, leather shoes, boots, belts and bags, plus other accessories and jewelry, too!
Swoop in to the The Bird's Nest on December 7th & 14th at the Holiday Fleas!
These little guys make us smile. Crocheting is a talent that has been passed down through the generations in Tricia Jutras' family. She learned how to crochet when she was just 6 years old. It all started there, and continued right through her college years when she made a series of crocheted monsters for her senior thesis at Parsons School of Design in 2005!
Tricia told us, "I always made the monsters for fun but would really love to give them more exposure--that is why I started Monster Squishie... I have never done any sort of flea market or other type of fair and would love the opportunity to be a part of the Flea!" Done, Tricia! Each of her monsters has a character all its own with a vintage crocheted flair, although they are made with all new materials. One of Tricia's stuffed monsters is even based on a vintage robot.
See Monster Squishie at both Holiday Fleas on December 7th & 14th!