That time of month is approaching........The May 20th Craft & Vintage Market!!!! Seize a Berwyn Spring 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 neighborbood. We cannot wait to see you all again and hope that you will share this, always free & family friendly event with others.
The pop-up shops for Saturday May 20th 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.
Celebrate the art of analog communication. Every card and framed quote is hand typed on a vintage typewriter and adorned with a real vintage postage stamp from my collection. Slight imperfections in the old type and variations in the stamp cancellations mean that each piece is one of a kind.
*Jelene Britten Designs
~Jelene transforms the ancient arts of glassworking and chain mail for modern women. The collection includes both luxurious statement jewelry as well as classic everyday pieces that are sleek, stylish and comfortable to wear. Many pieces incorporate glass beads and rings that Jelene makes in a glass studio. The designs use clean lines and pops of color that will speak to your unique personality.
*Vayas Homegrown Health + Beauty
~ Handcrafted small batch health + beauty products that are made from herbs & essential oils. Product line includes mood sprays, scrubs, serums, lip balms, soaps and body butters. These products soothe the mind, body & soul.
*Revolutionary Lemonade Stand
~The C&V welcomes Pilsen's own Revolutionary Lemonade Stand to the February 18 market. RLS sells handscreened patches on baby, kid and adult size shirts. As well as scarves, bags & hoodies- all with a peace & Justice theme. The artist Stephanie Weiner, will also offer pillows, coasters, mugs, journals and sketch books.
*Tania Romero Ceramics
Berwyn native Tania Romero, creats functional ceramic works that are heavily influenced by the organic fluidity of nature. Her one of a kind designed ceramics explore the beauty of texture and surface. Romero's signature style selectively exposes the matte qualities of clay, up against the reactive surfaces of Raku.
*Wild Lilac Artisan Jewelry
~One of the kind handmade wire wrapped copper and silver earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces. Each piece is made up of semiprecious gemstones, pearls, crystals and coins. Each stone individually getting inspiration from nature.
~Patty Anne was the longtime owner of Berwyn's Depot District vintage shop, Exquisite Revisit. Although the shop is no longer there, Patty still lots of fun treasures to browse. The C&V is excited to host one of Berwyn's own this month. LONG live vintage!
*Megan Lee Designs
~A Berwyn favorite and C&V staple will be available again 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. Don't forget to buy your Berwyn Love t-shirt, featuring the infamous Berwyn Car Spike.
*Jessy Laubis Handmade
~ 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, toys, ornaments & framables. Rich textiles give each piece a bohemian flair. These funtional artworks are one of a kinds. Custom orders accepted.
*As always, this is a free, family-friendly event. Bring a friend, grab a coffee (or Bloody Mary) & enjoy your neighborhood market!
Seriously, how cool is Berwyn?
See you soon~
Jessy Laubis Handmade