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Monday, December 5, 2011

The Portland Bazaar: Dec 10-11

We've got a "not-to-miss" event happening this weekend in the Portland area.  How did this slip by me until now?!


It's the Portland Bazaar, a curated holiday fair that celebrates the high-quality handmade work being produced by Portland’s creative community!  Grace Bonney (Design*Sponge), Greg Hennes (Antler and Co.) and Matt Pierce (Wood & Faulk) teamed up to create this spectacular event.

The Portland Bazaar will provide a unique spin on traditional holiday fairs. In addition to offering a curated selection of vendors in a wide range of categories (clothing, accessories, home goods, books, music, vintage wares, fine art, food and spirits), the Bazaar will also offer unique demonstrations and classes, including custom bike frame building and DIY workshops that teach visitors how to make holiday wreaths from local Portland flora.

To compliment the excitement happening inside the Bazaar, the street in front of Sandbox Studio will be closed to traffic and lined with some Portland’s finest food trucks. We aim to provide each and every guest with not only great holiday gift options and DIY ideas, but tasty snacks and drinks to go along with them.


The Portland Bazaar will feature upwards of 70 carefully chosen sellers that wonderfully represent the city’s creative community.
Check out some of the wares that will be available...

Studio Olivine
Nice Work

Scout Books ~ The hubs was happily surprised last Christmas when he found their "33 Beers" book in his stocking.
 And they're offering book signings & classes!  On the top of my list?

Saturday, December 10th
11am-12pm: Wreath Making with Amy Merrick ($40): Design*Sponge’s resident floral expert, Amy Merrick, is flying out to Portland to teach a class in wreath-making using local Portland greenery and decorations. Each class attendee’s fee will cover all materials and you’ll leave with your very own custom holiday wreath to decorate with or give as a gift to a friend. SIGN UP HERE

3pm-4pm : Build your own Terrarium with Artemisia ($30): Terrariums are a great way to bring the outdoors in, and the perfect way to give a gift that keeps giving long after the holidays are over. Join Amy Aiello from Portland’s Artemisia as she teaches you to make your own terrarium. Your class fee covers all materials. SIGN UP HERE 

Sunday, December 11th

3pm-4pm: DIY Wooden Wreath-Making with Shannon Quimby ($20): What do you get when you combine local Salvage DIY Decorating Gal Shannon Quimby, scrap wood, a blow dryer, glue and paint? Lots of fun and super stylish, upcycled, one of kind, decorative wood wreath that will stand the test of time. Class attendees will leave with their own wreath and a couple surprises from Shannon. Shannon will also be signing copies of her book, Salvaged Secrets. Your class fee covers all materials. SIGN UP HERE
I want to be there sooo bad, but sadly, I will be working on the house and up to my elbows in crawl space dirt.   Anyone want to trade spaces with me?  PLEASE?!

Fine.  Enjoy the bazaar.  You lucky, SOB's.


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