I know it’s been a while, but I just felt like I had to say what a great time I had at the Temescal Alley holiday fair.
It was an especially chilly day for the bay area, so I had cozy items that could appeal to both shoppers and sellers. At one point I looked around and at least 3 people in view were wearing my things. That was a pretty awesome feeling.
I also bought some goodies from vendors around me. This adorable upcycled dress for Harper came from Berit’s Lilla.
And I had to get one of Jen Hewett’s screenprinted bags, which I gifted to a friend.
It always feels good to have a successful show, but I also loved being part of the spirit of the indie shops that line the alleys. It kind of reminded me of friends who opened shops in Des Moines’ East Village. Fun people, doing what they love, making an old neighborhood new again. In this case, tiny shops came out of old horse stables and carriage houses.
My photos don’t do it justice, but it really is a cool place to shop. Maybe one of these days I’ll get to Doughnut Dolly before they sell out. 🙂
Bonus: Now I have a few rope baskets at Walrus, a cute shop full of upcycled household items.