August 11, 2018
by The Handmade Market

Applications are rolling in for The 25th Handmade Market!

Calling all artists, crafters and designers! Applications are rolling in for that Holiday event called The Handmade Market!

Do you want to be a part of our 25th Show? That is really something to celebrate isn’t it?

The event will be both indoors and outdoors, and for only one day from 10am until 6pm at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. Summer is nearing it’s end so it’s time to be thinking about your favorite place to sell your wares or buy your wares! If you are not an artist but have a favorite one in mind, we thank you for passing this information on to them.

We want this to be our best show yet!

If you are ready to be considered along with the other applicants, head to the Artist Links tab under The Handmade Market. There are lots of answers to all of your questions. Or follow this easy link: Application Guidelines and Event Information

If you have already read all about it head straight to the application with this handy link: The Handmade Market Application.

The application deadline is midnight, September 13th.

Go for it! We cannot wait to start looking over all your work.

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August 1, 2018
by The Handmade Market

Oh what fun we had at Urban Vintage!!!

A hearty hug to all of you who came to Urban Vintage at All Saint’s Chapel last weekend! What a beautiful background for all those freshly picked vintage treasures! Thank you for coming out and making our vendors happy. And allowing them to leave the show with a haul much lighter than when they arrived!

Thank you to All Saint’s Chapel for providing such a beautiful space. The staff was a dream to work with!

To the amazing vendors, we thank YOU for turning All Saints Chapel into a magical, rusty, vintage, retro shoppers paradise. We already can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store.

If you want to keep up with any or all of the vendors you saw, check out the vendor gallery.  And, read the vendor spotlight posts, where you will also find links to their various websites and social media outlets. You may want to find out where they will be showing up next.

And we would love to shout out one more THANKS to our sponsors from local vintage shops.  





We cannot thank them enough partnering with us to bring this show to you fine folks!

Be sure to tag us in photos of your purchases!!!

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July 28, 2018
by The Handmade Market

Come out to Urban Vintage today!

Urban Vintage will be in full swing today from 10am until 5pm!

Do you like antique, vintage, retro, mid-century, salvage and industrial goods?  Join us at All Saints Chapel today from to see what the very best ‘pickers’ in our area have found for you!

There will be 25 of the most amazing vendors all set up in one indoor, air conditioned spot for you. A $5 entry fee will be there to get you through the door so can spend your Saturday browsing two floors of retro furniture, vintage clothing, antique tchotchkes…and much, much more.

You can find directions and more about this event here.

Come out and join us, won’t you? It’s going to be swell!

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July 27, 2018
by The Handmade Market

Urban Vintage Starts Tonight!

Urban Vintage will open it’s doors promptly at 6:00 pm this evening for all of you Early Birds! The cost for tonight’s event is $7 and you will have first access to all the unique finds our vendors have brought with them. There will be music, a food truck as well as well as free swag from our sponsors to keep you entertained as you make your way through the aisles of awesome.

Our preview event goes from 6pm until 9pm at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh.

There is a parking lot available for free parking after 5 pm on Friday at the corner of East Street and New Bern Avenue.

Street parking is available all around the event this evening.

Come on out tonight and see us!


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July 25, 2018
by The Handmade Market

Urban Vintage Spotlight: The Local Vernacular

Joanna Bolding of  The Local Vernacular

Describe your influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
My childhood home was small and nearly nothing was new – but it was filled with excellent craft. Our canning cabinet was made by my Papa with brooms my mother made hanging from a hook on its side. Our upright piano had ivory keys and was a century old even then- my parents bought it for $100 and refinished it back to the original wood – warm and perfect. Hanging next to it was a watercolor of my father’s – a snowy landscape of the dairy farm where my mother grew up. In the corner my mother kept the huge, grapevine handled basket she wove for my bassinet.

I firmly believe the everyday domestic can be beautiful, carefully kept, and made with skill. When I find things like these in the wild, forsaken, I bring them back from the dim. My business is directed by this impulse – reclaiming the handwoven, handsewn, handpainted, the cast brass, hammered, enameled in far off places with quality materials and careful construction.

Who are your style crushes/vintage icons/fashion muses, and why/how do they influence you?:
Mary Randolph Carter: A collector her whole life, her style balks at minimalism and celebrates each and every beautiful, strange and beloved thing that gives you joy or some sort of aesthetic satiety. Down with Marie Kondo!

Frida Kahlo: Personally and artistically, she was fierce, strange, and genuine. She made a point to emphasize her Mexican identity, wearing traditional textiles despite her wildly non traditional self. Her legacy of strength in disability coupled with her infamy over her husband’s, Diego Rivera, reminds me we never know the outcome of living our truest selves – in powerful, loud, and strange ways.

What are the things customers seek you out for?:
Quality materials and construction, often handmade or imported or both. Sourcing locally celebrates our way of being here in the south – modest practicality with an emphasis on homeyness. I can’t resist a handsome handwoven basket, home sewn clothing, middle eastern brass, or precise and perfect Japanese tea cups.

What is the oldest thing you own.
Aside from the Pennsylvania Bluestone slab I bought home from the family farm (formed 360,000,000 years ago during the Devonia period), either my great grandfathers childhood coin purse or my great great aunt’s heavy cast iron typewriter. It’s an unknowable toss up!

Were can customers usually shop your wares:
401 W Geer St Durham NC 27701, and at shows.

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For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about the next Urban Vintage, go here, and come see us July 27 & 28!

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