Wrap-Up: Greensboro Spring Arts & Crafts Market

April 09, 2012

Hello again!  Another week and another fun filled craft market.  This week I headed to Greensboro, my hometown as well as the place where Julia & I first met , to peddle our wares at the Greensboro Spring Arts & Craft Market!  This market was held in the old national guard armory building which now houses the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market just outside of downtown.

Before I get into the market and vendors I want to give a special shout out to Emily, who drove all the way from Danville, VA to stop by, say howdy and pick up some of her favorite soap.  We first met Emily and her mom at Atherton Mill & Market in Charlotte over a year ago and they have been enjoying Whispering Willow products ever since.  Thanks Emily!

Ok, on to the market!  The space was great and the market had built in booths so I had to improvise form our normal table setup!  Here is a view of the market as vendors are filing in and setting up!

Here is a pic of our booth:

This is the display that was directly across from my booth.  A combination of dried and fresh flowers grown locally on the Rumley Family Farm made quite a statement.

Bird! Bird! Bird is the word!  These birdhouses from Nest Dwellings were stunning.  The creativity and craftsmanship was quite remarkable and the fact that they are all made from reclaimed material is super cool.

Adam Wiley, a Seagrove potter had some very nice pieces.  I remember one of my grandfather’s favorite ways to spend a day was to hop in the car and head down to Seagrove.  He could spend hours wandering through the shops and studios.

From clay to wood you could find incredible crafts all over the place.  This display of woodwork caught my eye from across the market.

Last but certainly not least was Metal Art By LC.  All of the metal used in these sculptures is reclaimed from local salvage yards.

Many thanks to all the folks that came out to check out these local arts & crafts.  It was great meeting everyone and I hope to see you again at the Fall & Holiday markets!

Live Simply, Be Well

Wayne






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