Last weekend when I was in New York City for the Craftacular, I came across a colorful outdoor market in Union Square. The booths were semi permanent plywood structures that stay up for the holiday shopping season. I didn't envy the shopkeepers who are there in all weather every day for weeks, but I did envy some of the displays.
I'd like to preface my enthusiasm by adding that most of the products here are imported from countries in Asia. None of them claimed to be fair trade enterprises, so I didn't buy anything. But there is no doubting the emotional pull of the colorful decorative merchandise. I can only hope to fill a craft show booth as compellingly one day...
Bara Boheme Jewelry
The red chandelier popping against the turquoise with all the crisp white makes this booth!
Pattern + color = yummy!
More of my holiday window shopping in NYC to come...
I used to be a clothing designer in New York City, then I chucked it all to start a family. I stay busy as an independent designer of kids’ clothing and textiles for various companies, and for my own label “chirp & bloom”. This is my personal blog, where I keep my notes on all things vintage, green, handmade, indie, kid-friendly, and whatever else inspires me to keep evolving. Just for fun, I feature artisans I discover at indie craft shows and share sewing and other DIY projects through tutorials. Thanks for visiting!
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