Monday, June 13, 2011

Bookish Things at the Renegade Craft Fair

When a friend from book club told me last fall about the Renegade Craft Fair that happens in Brooklyn every June, I put it on my calendar immediately and have been looking forward to it ever since. It happened in McCarren Park this past weekend, and I opted for the sunnier of the two days (Sunday) to take a stroll and browse.

I LOVED this craft fair. Lots of talented artists peddling their wares—jewelry, clothing, prints, hand-sewn goods. Prints are my weakness at these sorts of things, and if I had unlimited funds, my apartment walls would be covered to the point where I'd need to institute monthly showcases of my collection by rotating art! However, here was my problem: I went stocked with cash, but whenever I saw something I wanted, I would hold off on buying in case I saw something I wanted more. It’s a case of either come home with EVERYTHING or come home with NOTHING. And I came home with nothing besides a collection of business cards so I could check it all out later. Oh well.

I loved so many things—which I've summed up on my Tumblr in case you want to see more—but here are some bookish things I thought you guys might love as well.

And if you're lucky enough to live in or around San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, or London, you can check out the Renegade Craft Fair for yourself later this summer or fall!

Book Jewelry from Peg and Awl. I'd kill for a neck full of these! They also have journals made from antique materials. [Etsy]
Library Card Notebooks from Kelso Doesn't Dance. They also had lots of notebooks made out of old Golden children's books but I can't find those online! [Etsy]
Bookish notecards from Jacqueline Schmidt. Birds and books are two of my design favorites! Browse to find a number of bookish prints. [Online shop]

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