Kimberly Joslyn has had a passion for all things vintage since high school: furniture, quirky decorative pieces, lamps, linens, hankies, kitchen goods, mirrors, frames, books, and… well, you get the idea. Kimberly offers these gems to the world through Arrowtrue Vintage. She also repurposes some of her treasures into jewelry and decorative pieces.
In true treasure hunter spirit, Kimberly told us, “Most of my items come from thrift shops and yard sales." And then in a whisper, "Although some of my best stuff has come from the side of the road.”
Kimberly summed it up best: “A whole crowd of people converging on the Providence waterside for the love of vintage and food? What's not to love?!” Get your Arrowtrue on at The Flea on June 22 and 29.
Oh how we LOVE the The Providence Comics Consortium (PCC). The PCC teaches free drawing and cartooning classes to kids at Providence Community Library branches and then publishes their work alongside the work of adult comic artists.
“We love showcasing all of the local kid and adult talent we work with," Julia Gualteri, one of the organizers tells us. "Craft shows, comic arts festivals, and fleas are about having a cool venue to share our project with new audiences, meet kids that might like to take a class or meet adults that might want to contribute to the project.”
Their books are beautiful, colorful, and self-published. They print on a risograph duplicator machine. These machines were popular in offices and churches in the 1990s but rendered obsolete by digital printing. Risographs are finding their way into the hands of artists who are using them to make books and prints. Cool.
The PCC gives local kids a chance to make art with working artists and put it into the world. If you know PCC, you love their work. If you haven’t met them you MUST. Stop by their booth at The Flea this Sunday, June 15th. We pretty much insist.
"All my life I have held a great love for the old and abused, as well as the odd and eccentric."
- The Marquis
Roland Marquis is led by a third generation antique collector, restoration artist and dealer. And their collection of found, vintage and repurposed treasures makes us want to climb in a time machine.
Roland Marquis specializes in antiques and upcycled items from the Victorian, Edwardian, early 1900's and machine age eras. Look for furniture, books, ephemera, prints, clothing, jewelry, accessories, knickknacks and items without categories. Their collection also includes handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories inspired by these eras.
Come meet The Marquis and experiences the Roland Marquis collection at The Providence Flea on June 8, 15, 22 and 29!
One of our favorite kinds of browsing is digging through piles of books. We are thrilled to welcome Providence's own Symposium Books to The Providence Flea. Symposium sells discounted books in art, architecture, photography, design and literature -- perfect for leafing through under that Providence skyline. Sam at Symposium is looking forward to the Flea because, "it is more relaxed than the conventional retail world, a good time to chat with customers. " Get some summer reading at The Flea on June 16 at the Symposium booth.