On Sunday I had the great pleasure of attending The Strange Folk Festival–the St. Louis area’s largest outdoor indie arts and crafts show. They feature 150 vendors and 10 bands from across the country along with plenty of eco-freindly craft activities, exhibits and local cuisine. It’s put together by the same awesome group that hosted the Etsy Craft Party I went to in August and I’ve been looking forward to it ever since then!
I went with a small group of friends and we had a blast seeing all the amazing goodies, eating tons of amazing carnival food, spending way too much money, and meeting all the adorable, crazy talented vendors–connecting with other artists and crafters is my favorite part! It just keeps fueling my hopes to one day join them!
I embarrassed myself by standing around the Swan Lake table for way too long, obsessing over all the goodies and arguing with myself over what to get. I ended up buying one of those round broaches and an AMAZING necklace that I’m sure will be starring in an outfit post asap. I could’ve easily bought everything at their table, for real. Perfect colors, perfect geometric meets organic shapes, perfect perfect perfect!
Amy Rose is the new love of my life. How adorable is she?! And how extra adorable is her work?! It was love at first sight. I bought a super cute bow ring from her to add to my collection. :)
Very cool notebooks and sketchbooks make from old hard bound books by AirScreen Printing & Design Co. They even put some of the book’s original pages mixed in with the blank pages!
Some of you may recognize Sucre Shop–being featured in Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple will earn some visibility! They make super cute hand-painted/stamped wooden utensils and my dear friend, Marie (pictured above at the Sucre Shop table), works for the owner, Brooke Pratt!
The above necklaces are by Fable + Lore, another gorgeous accessory shop. My friend Erica got one of these sweet arrow necklaces from them. The owner, Chelsie, was lovely and is pictured below.
How precious are these necklaces by L.E. Goods?! Those clouds! The cute owner, Angie, is pictured below. Marie got a pair of lemon earrings that make me curse my gaged ears…
This was a mobile tea cafe! (!!!)
Definitely snagged one of these genius bear medals from Sally Harless Art + Illustration!
MuggyTuesday is a partnership of two sisters, Margaret and Sarah (pictured below), who make gorgeous crochet jewelry! Marie and I were in awe of all the lovely little details in their work.
Such wonderful plushes by Whimsy Vintage.
Beth from Parsimonia is the second new love of my life I met at Strange Folk! She owns a wonderfully curated mobile vintage boutique and as we were chatting, we discovered that she’s a freelance writer for the magazine I work at! How serendipitous. She was the sweetest and is posing above with the most perfect vintage dress ever that now happily resides in my closet! Can’t wait to share an outfit post with it soon! :)
Phew, cute shop overload, am I right? Can you see why I overspent my intended budget times two? Oops!
And here’s what I wore! So happy the weather allows me to break out my favorite Blowfish boots again!
We had the best day! Can’t wait until next year!