Today I'm highlighting a real live Etsy-ish event. I've mentioned in a few posts this month a local event here in VA called Vintage Lynchburg. It has grown over the past few years from a handful of local creatives to over 70 vendors (you can see the list & links to their websites here). And people - there are food trucks. With iced coffee. And apple cider donuts. Fall perfection if you ask me. Who says you can't have a taste of big city life in a small town? I'll be there all day with main man at the Burl & Badger booth....so come hang out!
The event takes place November 8th at the Urban Arts Garage (10th & Commerce) in Downtown Lynchburg from 9am to 3pm. I was waiting in line first thing in the morning at last spring's event and seriously there were at least 100 people waiting to get in. You'd hate to miss out on the perfect thing right? There's furniture, clothes, jewelry, hair bows, art - you name it...someone will be there with it.
In general, I despise craft fairs. There's usually a few good things surrounded by a plethora of mediocre quality booths. Just my opinion. But VL does it right. They won't let too many people sell similar items & all vendors are reviewed before they are accepted. Which should tell you it's not junk. I spent 3 hours wandering booths last year - so bring a coffee (or get one there!) and do some Christmas shopping. Etsy in my own backyard. Bless my credit card's heart.
A few notes - There is an admission fee of $3 which supports The Motherhood Collective a local group of moms supporting moms. Most vendors have "Square" devices and can take credit cards, but I always bring cash just in case!
Ready or not, October is over! As much as I've loved discovering some incredible Etsy stores, I'm glad to cross nightly blogging off my to-do list. I took the #write31days challenge to get back into the routine of writing now that baby girl has arrived. The new goal? Write at least twice a week with a few extra tutorials and DIYs thrown in! If you started reading thehomemadefig during this series I hope you stick around! Thanks for reading this month and I hope it's helped someone other than me to start their Christmas shopping!