Wednesday, October 31, 2012

vendor highlight #15

Happy halloween Bloom Market friends!  I spent many halloweens with our next vendor! I've known her since 7th grade! And I'm so excited she is joining us this year with her "Too Cute Tutus"!  Lori has always been the crafty, creative type!  She is always giving cute gifts with adorable tags that she prints and ties with fun ribbon. So it was no surprise to me when she started making these ADORABLE fabric tutus.  I think its her girly outlet since she lives with her husband and 2 boys. :)  She is also making some fun holiday frame sets and children's candy necklaces (great for stocking stuffers or party favors!). So here's a peek at all this cuteness!

I'm sure you ALL know a little girl somewhere who would just LOVE to twirl around in one of those tutus!! So go support Lori and her new venture at Bloom Market!! I'm so excited for her! :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

vendor highlight #14

Well we are a little over halfway through our list of vendors! And many more good ones to come. Today we have Pam from The Wishing Box. She makes beaded earrings, bracelets, necklaces and anklets and hand stamped earrings and bracelets. A little bit about Pam:


I started stringing so that I could use beads from a broken strand of Swarovski crystals that had belonged to my grandmother to create a piece of jewelry that I could wear. Once I finished that first bracelet, I was hooked! I love playing with beads of all shapes, sizes and colors to create unique designs for my customers and the important people in their life.


That hand-stamped "10K" necklace is a great reward after running a 10K! Pam has much more to look at (you can peek at her other items in her Etsy store). So please be sure to see her booth at Bloom Market!  And remember...2 great shopping times!! Nov 9 from 5pm-9pm and Saturday Nov 10 from 10am-4pm!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

vendor highlight #13

Our 13th vendor is Emily from Ornave Aromatherapeutics, selling her vegan bath bombs-made, soy wax candles, vegan milkbath, vegan lip balm, and more!  She uses only the finest quality organic ingredients, natural preservatives and Aura Cacia essential oils. No chemicals, synthetics, excess water, artificial colors or perfumes are ever added. Sounds so soothing right? Here's an intro to Emily:


My name is Emily James of Ornave Aromatherapeutics. Ornave stands for organic, natural, and vegan; which aptly describes every product I produce. Around the same time I became a mother, my sister became vegan, and we often discussed the disturbing array of toxic ingredients in commonly used products. Being an avid do-it-yourself-er, I started researching. As luck would have it, my Master Cosmetology degree and six years with a major skincare company, came in handy as I started to handcraft everything from luxurious milkbath to cooling anti-oxidant eye gel. I love to source ingredients from local farmers and use only the finest essential oils to add fragrance and performance. It certainly keeps me busy, but the fun part is getting to test all the goodies!


I just might need some of these things when Bloom Market is over! :) Be sure to come by Emily's booth...I'm sure the delicious smells will draw you in! (You can also see more of her products in her Etsy store).

Sunday, October 28, 2012

vendor highlight #12

I'm happy to introduce you to Denise from Aqua Verde. Her art is beautiful and you can tell her heart and soul go into her pieces. Here's some more info on her:


Denise Streleckis is a devoted wife and mother of three children.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1994 and a Masters of Medical Science in 1999 both from Emory University.  She works part time as a Physician’s Assistant in Atlanta. She enjoys making artisan jewelry and crystal cross bottle sculptures in her spare time.  She has been making art and jewelry since her early youth.  Her mediums of interest include oil painting, black and white photography and metal smithing. Denise finds inspiration from God, her attraction to light, and a love for all things vintage. Her art work is a personal reflection of the very things that inspire her to create.  Her vintage cross bottles and artisan cross jewelry are perfect examples of the ethereal nature of her designs.  She prefers to work with vintage elements.  Each piece she creates is given a new life with purpose:  to bring peace and scerenity to your life and home. 

Come by and see her work in person at Bloom Market Nov 9 & 10! Or you can have a sneak peek here on facebook!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

vendor highlight #11

So another new vendor this year is Rebecca. She makes some fabulous scrapbooks (sigh. i remember when i used to scrapbook. my poor children have unfinished albums!).  I'm sure many of you feel like you don't have the time to make scrapbooks of your family photos. Rebecca does the hard part for you. All you have to do is add the photos!  Here's a little bit more about her:


Hi!  I’m Rebecca Boyer, sometimes known as Scrapista.  I am a marketing coordinator by day and covert scrapper by night!  If a day goes by without at least 15 or 20 minutes of creative time I feel completely discombobulated (is that even an official word?). My love of scrapbooking really comes from the idea of preserving a piece of history, not just photos or memorabilia, but feelings and emotions.  Using a mini album to celebrate a special event is a perfect way to do that. 
You can visit my site at Scrapista.

I know she will have all sorts of great things to look through. Make sure you check it out at her booth Scrapista! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

vendor highlight #10

Our tenth vendor is Stephanie from Two Bees and a Blossom. Stephanie grew up in Greenville, SC and is a mother of 3 (2 boys - the bees and 1 girl - the blossom!).  She started sewing at the age of 14 and it has paid off! The quality of her work is excellent and she has a great eye with her fabric choices. Stephanie will be selling modern tote bags, large and small purses, wristlets (large and small), clutches, cross-body bags, and some felt and silk flower headbands. Take a look at her handiwork:

Any of these would make a wonderful Christmas gift! Or a gift for yourself! Please be sure to come by and see Stephanie...and also be sure to look inside her bags...they are just as pretty on the inside! (you can visit her etsy site too at two bees and a blossom or "like" her facebook page!)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

vendor highlight #9

Today I'd like to introduce you another one of our jewelry vendors. My friend Mary Beth Stager started her journey with beads and jewelry making when she couldn’t find a necklace to wear to a very special event. She found some Rose Quartz and was shocked at the stringing fee. She decided she could do it herself; and she did! She spends as much time in her basement studio as she can and often has friends, both new and established, over for some studio therapy. Her work is displayed at Gallerie 110 and also at

Her work is impressive...just look at that detail! She will have a variety of jewelry to choose from. I'm happy Mary Beth will be joining us this year! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

vendor highlight #8

Up next, my friend Beth is joining us this year with her adorable canvases and lovely home decor. BLT is her new venture and I'm thrilled that she is diving into the handmade world.  I think you will love what she is making! 

My name is Beth Townsend. I am a wife and mother to three of the greatest blessings on the face of this earth. They have really been the inspiration for my new venture into the crafting world. While trying to decorate their rooms with cute things on a budget, I found the only way to get what I really wanted (in my price range) was to do it myself! I would not have considered myself in any way crafty prior to becoming a mother, but here I am! And best of all...I'm
loving it!

I started out by making some cut paper art on canvas for my kids rooms.  From there, I was inspired to try to do some DIY decorating for other parts of my house.  

Some cute things for your home, huh?!  So look for Beth's booth, BLT, and see for yourself!  See you at Bloom Market!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

vendor highlight #7

Lucky number 7 is another new vendor this year. She is so talented and will be a great addition to this year's Bloom Market! Here's a great bio on Jane:

   Jane Murphy has been making and building things since she was a little girl, when her mother and grandmother taught her to sew.  Her favorite medium is fabric, and she especially loves vintage pieces. She has a degree in fashion design from F.I.T. in New York City, where she worked in the garment industry at the beginning of her career.  When she moved to Georgia, she began a workroom, making custom window treatments and bedding, which she continues to do today.
   A few years ago, her daughter, a chef, inspired Jane to create custom aprons. Since then, Jane has added market/tote/travel bags to her line, and is constantly exploring other possibilities.  Jane sells directly from her workroom and her shop on Etsy is named janie janes.
“I enjoy what I do and especially like a challenge and the creative process.  I can’t imagine not creating; it is part of who I am. I am inspired by the world around me, in the colors and the patterns I see."

You can check out more of Jane's goodies in her Etsy store at janie janes.  I'm sure there are some chefs & bakers out there that will love those adorable aprons!  Check out Jane's booth at Bloom Market -- Nov 9 & 10!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

vendor highlight #6

So Bloom Market is not just for the women folk. Check out our next vendor, Spare Time Artisan, and you will see why!  I'm super happy she is joining us this year selling her whimsical bowties! I know there is a man in your life that would look dashing in one of these cool ties. Here's a little bit about Kristie:


I'm Kristie Fields, also known as Spare Time Artisan. I squeeze my sewing in between carpool runs, laundry, grocery shopping and sporting events (hence the name!) for my husband and our four teen and pre-teen boys. I love sewing bowties for men and older boys, and I especially love using beautiful fabrics from Liberty of London, my favorite store. According to my husband, sewing ties is just an excuse to stockpile fabric, but I will use it all eventually-really, I will!


i completely understand the addiction to fabric...i have the same issue!  Kristie's booth is a must see!! A handsome bowtie would be a great surprise in any man's Christmas stocking!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

vendor highlight #5

 i'm excited that this vendor is returning this year. she is our youngest vendor at the age of 13. and she amazes me (not just because i'm her aunt!). she has always been artistic since the day she started drawing. and now she is sewing and crocheting like a pro!  her name is Lane and her little business is called Periwinkle (named after her childhood nickname given by my she really likes the color too!). she sells adorable fabric headbands that can fit toddlers to adults, curlicue scarfs in a variety of colors and yarn type, and crochet bags that can stretch to hold just about anything!  

i'm super proud of my niece! Lane has been working so hard preparing for Bloom Market! make sure to come by her booth to see everything her hands have made! i am certain you will be impressed!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

vendor highlight #4

so #4 vendor is Katie from Replated. the first time i saw this concept of recycling license plates was at an outdoor market in Rosemary Beach. i loved it. and so i'm thrilled to have katie join us this year at Bloom Market with her super cool signs.  Here's a little bit about her:


Well, hi! I'm Katie and I'm representing my little venture, Replated. As a child who grew up without videos, dvds and ieverythings for long car rides, we played games with the other cars' license plates to make the time pass. I have a special appreciation for them and since I love the idea of recycled art its a perfect fit! I wish I knew even a few of the places each plate has been. I am loving giving all these pieces with history a home in a piece of art work that has history for my friends and customers!


so i particularly like the "BLOOM" one...for obvious reasons!! she will be taking custom orders so you can get your own personalized sign! come say hi to katie at Bloom Market! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

vendor highlight #3

so raise your hand if you like jewelry?! i think its safe to say that most women love accessories and Bloom Market will be a great place for you to shop for some fabulous jewelry! we have several jewelry vendors...all with their own unique style.

the first jewelry vendor i want to introduce is Ingrid of's a little bit about her!


My name is Ingrid Morris and I’m a part time drama and art teacher. I’m a full time wife and mom of four. BEADINGrid is an excuse for me to make one of a kind cute, affordable and fashionable jewelry FOR ME. Recently I’ve been invited to in-home jewelry shows. Love the stuff, but not the prices… So, I said to myself “You can make that!” And that’s how it all started. I never make anything that I wouldn’t wear myself. I love color, texture and ere on the side of big instead of small. Each piece is one of a kind. Really, they are little works of art.

When asked where I get my materials the short answer is EVERYWHERE. Some of my stuff is from the traditional crafts stores, but I love to remake or repurpose, too. I scrounge sale racks, thrift stores, garage sales and my own jewelry drawer. I’ll even take commissions for reworking sentimental favorites or that awkward piece that just doesn’t work. 

If you see something you like, but need a different size and color…. Just let me know! I love doing personal orders. Also, talk to me about wedding jewelry. I’ve made several sets of bridesmaid’s jewelry. You won’t find a more unique and affordable gift option!


aren't her pieces so pretty? make sure to come by her booth, and you just might walk away wearing something new around your neck. or ears. or wrist!  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

vendor highlight #2

I'm pretty giddy about introducing all of our vendors! And today, I'm happy to introduce you to Tonya of Delicious Box Studio. She is all about paper goods. She makes a variety of things like gift tags, note cards, ice cream wrappers, coco cones, cupcake toppers, treat bag toppers, Stickers by the sheet, Treat boxes, and MORE (if you can believe that!).


Hello! I'm Tonya, the owner and designer behind Delicious Box Studio. But more importantly, I'm the full-time "ma-ma" to my sweet little munchkin boys. Delicious Box Studio has been a lifelong dream. As a child, I had a fascination with sweet treats and paper. After researching for cute ways to give someone a special treat - I found a very small industry for my needs. So, I created Delicious Box Studio. Everyone deserves a special treat in a beautifully displayed presentation. Savor the sweet life!


Just look at all this adorableness. You need these for your next party!

Be sure to hop on over to her cute website to see more of her goodies at or get some cute ideas on her blog ....but also come be sure to check out her booth (aka party headquarters!) at Bloom Market to see all she has to offer!