Seize a Berwyn Summer day by walking over to Friendly Coffee Lounge and shopping at the C&V Market. Berwyn is rich with makers & artists of all kinds. The monthly Craft & Vintage Market at Friendly Coffee Lounge is a way to showcase, support and share that creativity with our fantastic neighborhood. We cannot wait to see you all again and hope that you will share this, always free & family friendly event with others.
Two years ago, on the third Saturday in August, I hosted my first Craft & Vintage Market. At that time, Berwyn didn't have any regular events of this type and yet our community was home to some amazing artists, makers and vintage dealers. Fast forward two years later and the C&V is continues to be a monthly happening.
I want to extend a huge thank you to Friendly and Rob Pierce for allowing the C&V to be housed in such creatively energized place. And to Lindsey Susanne Bach, for being my Friendly go-to and C&V Barista. To the C&V vendors, thank you for your professionalism and for trusting me to showcase your work. Last but far from least, to all of you that support the market, your makers community, the arts and buying Handmade goods.
The pop-up shops for August 19th are as follows:
Josh Benkert Tintype Photography
~Offering 1850's tintype portraits to the public, also known as ferrotypes or melainotypes. These photos are one of the earliest forms of photography in history. This process consist of a very large amount of lighting and for the portraits the sitter/subject/person needs to be able to sit still for several seconds. I will need 20 min of time with the customer for the shoot and the plate will be available for them to take home with them by the end of the event. Josh will also have tintype artwork available for purchase.
*Wild & Free AND Black Forest Bakery
~A collective of women who were searching for a way to bring back to the community while working with raw, natural and organic materials. This allows us to appease that inner need and drive to create, and an opportunity to do so with ethically sourced and homegrown materials. Each member of our tribe brings something unique and original to the table including; jewelry, bath & body products, baked goods, plants, clothes and home decor.
~At CN Factory we make screen prints that mash up our love of all things nerdy with a little hometown pride. The perfect gift for the hard to shop for. CN Factory offers hangable prints, cards and buttons that are fun for all ages.
*Naughty Pig Studios
~A combination of Jewelry - brooches and pendants, Soft Sculptures - free standing pillow terrariums, plants, and houses, Ornaments, and Framed Embroideries. The variety of items are visually tied together by a strong but unique mix of techniques and imagery that features the playful combination of domestic artifacts and elements of nature.
*Lydia Jean Art
~Lydia Jean creates super fun & whimsical illustrations. Her work puts a fun fresh spin on some of your favorite characters as well as original art. If you are looking to find something uniquely adorable, look no further. Prints, button, cards, magenets and mugs will be avaible.
*Megan Lee Designs
~A Berwyn favorite is returning to the C&V this month! Offering screen-printed t-shirts, totes, mugs & onsies, MLD has fashions for all your friends and family. Megan's designs and phrases are both whimsical & unique. Most recognizable for her State of Mind T's, MLD clothing makes the perfect gift for all ages. Dont forget to buy your Berwyn Love t-shirt, featuring the infamous Berwyn Car Spike.
*Jessy Laubis Handmade
~Using a process described as fabric collage, JLH creates artworks that don't require a space on the wall to be enjoyed. Hand painted, drawn & fabric cut elements are both machine & hand sewn into pillows, tote, toys and framables. Rich textiles give each piece a bohemian flair These funtional artworks are one of a kinds. Custom orders are accepted.
*Sur Le Feu
~ Simple, stylish, functional handbags and accessories with a twist. From geek to chic, Sur Le Feu offers designs for the fun at heart.
~Berwyn Betty wont personally be at the C&V BUT her bath bomb sale bin will be. Stock up on $1, $2 & $3 bath bombs. Pamper yourself and loved ones with these amazing bath treats! Good clean fun for you, your family & loved ones.
*Eat some organic baked goods, buy new clothing, jewelry and accessories, decorate your home with beautiful pillows, pottery and vintage pieces. Wash it all down with a coffee and/or a bloody. All that in one visit to the monthly Craft & Vintage Market.
*As always, this is a free, family-friendly event. Bring a friend & enjoy your neighborhood market!
Seriously, how cool is Berwyn?
See you soon~
Jessy Laubis Handmade
JLH Craft & Vintage Market