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PostHeaderIcon Procrastinators unite at Flower Ave. Holiday Market on Dec. 24

This Slinky Bronco pull toy from the 1950s will be on sale Saturday at Orion's Attic.

If you’re not all set for Christmas, there’s still one more Saturday to shop local at the Flower Avenue Holiday Market on Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yet more new vendors will be there, too!

Located at 8809 Flower Avenue on the parking lot at the corner of Flower Avenue and Arliss Street (near Piney Branch Road), the last day of the holiday market features some of our most popular vendors selling hand-made clothing, jewelry, men’s cufflinks, antiques, vintage toys, hand-carved animals from Africa, hand-painted Christmas villages, candles, cosmetics and more. The Long Branch Women’s Sewing Circle also returns, selling shopping bags and taking orders for more. New this week are vendors offering hand-made bookmarks, leather belts and bracelets, and phone accessories.

The dollars you spend support local entrepreneurs and re-circulate money in the Long Branch/Silver Spring/Takoma Park communities. Your shopping also helps raise funds for IMPACT Silver Spring, a nonprofit dedicated to community building and economic empowerment in our neighborhoods. Read more about the social good the market is doing.

Here’s a list of some of the vendors scheduled for the Flower Avenue Holiday Market on Dec. 24:

Antiques, Collectibles

Orion’s Attic: Antiques, art, collectibles, decorative glass, home décor, vintage toys. www.orionsattic.com

Art and Arts & Crafts

Christ-Life African Arts and Crafts: African arts and crafts including hand-carved wooden animals.

Huaman, Maria: Peruvian crafts and holiday things.

Thai Art: Thai Oil Painting on Black Velvet pictures. Sizes from 4″x10″ to 28″x50″

Bookmarks

Barney’s Bookies: Handmade beaded bookmarks on silk thread. The beads were harvested locally from bead stores and recycled from thrift stores.

Christmas/Holiday Decor

Braden, Mark: Hand-painted Christmas village scenes, home décor. See video: http://youtu.be/MfUh9UpGufc

Clothing

Asunder By Ray: Custom-made cufflinks, Raymond Thomas links men with sophisticated taste to cufflinks that express their personal style. www.asunderbyray.com

Bold as love: Clothing, all tie dye hats, tapestries, shirts, socks and  pants. www.tie-dyedtots.com

CHO-PI-CHA: Clothing, Ladies tops, Pants, Dresses, Scarves, Hats, skirts and Accessories.

Curtains

Gebreeggziabaher, Zebenay: Hand-made curtains made by her and her brother.

Hodge-Podge

My Equisite Scentsy: Candle-warmers with moderns scents and aromas. https://myexquisite.scentsy.us/Home

Jewelry

Fun to Give, Fun to Get: Hand-worked sterling silver and precious metal clay with natural stones, glass beads and swarovsky crystals.

Jennifer’s Handcrafts: Arts/Crafts, Jewelry, Handmade and import Jewelry for kids and adult.

K Wear Designs: Leather belts and leather embellish bracelets, seashell pendants, ornaments for pants, provocative chokers, clay made pendants and etc.

Lovely To Look At: Hand-crafted jewelry.

Nonprofit Organizations

IMPACT Silver Spring: Dedicated to creating economic empowerment opportunities for communities including Long Branch. http://www.impactsilverspring.org/

Phone Accessories

Fashion Wireless: Phone accessories, phones. Jewelry.

Sewing

Long Branch Women’s Sewing Circle: A group of Latin American micro-entrepreneurs sell a variety of sewn items and will take orders for more.

Skin care/Beauty Products

Canales, Yolanda: Perfume

Williams, Tiara: Mary Kay Cosmetics. The products for sale include gift baskets that host skin care, fragrances, and make up.


 


 

 

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Kermit, blown glass, Christmas decor, school bake sale headline Dec. 17 Flower Ave. Holiday Market

Pose for photos with Kermit this Saturday!

An appearance by a human-sized Kermit the Frog, blown glass, and a school bake sale top the ticket at the Dec. 17 rendition of the Flower Avenue Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 8809 Flower Avenue on the huge parking lot at the corner of Flower Avenue and Arliss Street (near Piney Branch Road), this week’s market is brimming with holiday fun and all kinds of local vendors offering everything from vinyl snowflake window decorations and hand-painted Christmas villages to hand-made jewelry, crochet-wear and rare books. (See list below.)

Kermit the Frog, you say? Yes, he will be on site from 10 a.m. until noon — and he might come back after hopping back to the pond for a quick  lunch. Children and adults who would like to pose with the famous amphibian are welcome to make a small donation to IMPACT Silver Spring to support its community building work in the Long Branch neighborhood.

Sligo Creek Elementary School, meanwhile, will offer a huge variety of lip-smacking treats as part of its effort to raise money to send students on a French immersion trip to Quebec next year. Mindful Decluttering and Organizing is collecting hats, gloves, and scarves for Shepherd’s Table and a portion of all its sales will be donated to the charity. Read more about the social good the Flower Avenue Holiday Market is bringing to Long Branch.

Home Grown Glass Art will be on hand, too, dazzling shoppers with blown glass demonstrations

Home Grown Glass Art captivates shoppers every time.

and selling its creations. Visitors will also be able to listen to live music from performers including John Thayer, a.k.a., Nomad, savor the tastes of other local food vendors, and even get their faces painted.

Don’t forget about chances to shop for all kinds of great holiday gifts and decor. The vinyl snowflake decoration vendor is back by popular demand. So are countless other crowd pleasers.

Here’s a list of some of the vendors scheduled for the Flower Avenue Holiday Market on Dec. 17:

Antiques, Collectibles

Orion’s Attic: Antiques, art, collectibles, decorative glass, home décor. www.orionsattic.com

Barrera, Sonia: Antique/vintage, collectibles, furniture, home décor, pottery,

Art and Arts & Crafts

Christ-Life African Arts and Crafts: African arts and crafts including hand-carved wooden animals.

Home Grown Glass Art: Blown glass demonstrations and a wide-variety of glass. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ryaneicher

Huaman, Maria: Peruvian crafts and holiday things.

Kavango!, Kavango sells home accents handmade & fair trade primarily from Africa. Some items are from the Caribbean and from Laos and Vietnam. I work with these women’s cooperatives and select the pieces personally. Baskets, tablecloths, aprons and some jewelry, ornaments, cushion covers, masks

Mitchell, Ida: Original paintings on canvas and prints. Giclee/german etched reprints. http://www.art-ida.com/

Patterson, Keith: Block printed cards and watercolors

South African Bizarre: Beaded animals made by hand along with a neat variety of other crafts made by women in South Africa.

Thai Art: Thai Oil Painting on Black Velvet pictures.
Sizes from 4″x10″ to 28″x50″

Books

Old Book Guy: Wide variety of old and rare books, prints, and massive collection of Life magazines. www.oldbookguy.com

China

VintageValues: Vintage and contemporary holiday, collectible, and replacement china and glass for everyday use and gift giving.

Christmas/Holiday Decor

Braden, Mark: Hand-painted Christmas village scenes, home décor. See video: http://youtu.be/MfUh9UpGufc

Window Flakes: Static cling window decorations. http://www.etsy.com/shop/windowflakes

Clothing

Afrochet: Fashionable handmade crochet wear. www.aminataafrochet.etsy.com

Asunder By Ray: Custom-made cufflinks, Raymond Thomas links men with sophisticated taste to cufflinks that express their personal style. www.asunderbyray.com

Bold as love: Clothing, all tie dye hats, tapestries, shirts, socks and  pants. www.tie-dyedtots.com

Dorjebajra Tibet Shop: Felt bags, wool hats, gloves, statuary, Tibetian products. http://www.mytibetshop.com/

CHO-PI-CHA: Clothing, Ladies tops, Pants, Dresses, Scarves, Hats, skirts and Accessories.

Ferguson, Ann: Independent vendor selling women’s clothing and accessories. Hand crafted semi-precious gemstone jewelry. Women’s tops and sweaters (silk, cashmere, wool, rayon) shoes and boots (leather & suede heels, leather & suede flats) sneakers, leather gloves and travel & cosmetic bags

K Wear Designs: Leather belts and leather embellish bracelets, seashell pendants, ornaments for pants, provocative chokers, clay made pendants and etc

Curtains

Gebreeggziabaher, Zebenay: Hand-made curtains made by her and her brother.

Food

TofuDelights: Barbeque tofu, jerk tofu, steamed rice, green beans and more. http://www.tofudelights.com/

Hodge-Podge

Berman, Mara: Design your own earrings, landscape paintings, face painting.

Case-Ons: Transform old CD cases into decorative building blocks. http://case-ons.com/

go mama go!: Americana, Antique/Vintage, Books, Furniture, Vintage printed tablecloths, vintage kitchen gadgets, outdoor tables (teak and tile), cookbooks

Kiehne, Jacqueline: Books, clothing, collectibles, furniture, home décor, records, CDs, instruments, pottery, arts & crafts, clothing, lamps, and Christmas decorations

My Equisite Scentsy: Candle-warmers with moderns scents and aromas. https://myexquisite.scentsy.us/Home

Jewelry

Fun to Give, Fun to Get: Hand-worked sterling silver and precious metal clay with natural stones, glass beads and swarovsky crystals.

Jennifer’s Handcrafts: Arts/Crafts, Jewelry, Handmade and import Jewelry for kids and adult.

Lovely To Look At

Tibet Shop: Hand-made silver Jewelry, felt bags, wool hats, gloves, Statuary, Tibetan products. www.mytibetshop.com

Vargas, Mireya: Handmade necklaces of different semi-precious stones in sterling silver and also organic seeds.

Nonprofit Organizations

IMPACT Silver Spring: Dedicated to creating economic empowerment opportunities for communities including Long Branch. http://www.impactsilverspring.org/

Sligo Creek Elementary School: Selling tasty treats to raise money to send students to Quebec as part of French immersion program.

Service Providers

Mindful Decluttering and Organizing: Decluttering and organizing services, workshops and publications. www.clutterfreenow.com

Rossie’s Enterprises: translation service. www.rossiesenterprises.com

Sewing

Long Branch Women’s Sewing Circle: A group of Latin American micro-entrepreneurs sell a variety of sewn items and will take orders for more.

Skin care/Beauty Products

Canales, Yolanda: Perfume

Stiles, Marybeth: Mary Kay. Cosmetics plus table with baskets to display as well as the opportunity for visitors to enter a raffle to win a gift certificate and prizes. www.marykay.com/marybeth.stiles

Howard Roman's (right) tie-dye clothing for kids and adults is a magnet for shoppers in Silver Spring

 

 


 

 

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Rare books, Christmas village scenes highlight Dec. 10 Flower Avenue Holiday Market

Everyone is coming to the Flower Avenue Holiday Market!

Rare books, sports memorabilia and hand-painted Christmas villages highlight a packed Flower Avenue Holiday Market this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 8809 Flower Avenue on the huge parking lot at the corner of Flower Avenue and Arliss Street (near Piney Branch Road), this week’s market is reaching a sellout of vendor spaces. (See list below.)

Visitors will also be able to listen to live music from performers including John Thayer, a.k.a., Nomad, and savor the tastes of La Escudilla and Tofu Delights.

Shoppers can also find out about great nonprofits including IMPACT Silver Spring and the Audubon Naturalist Society and get more information on the Purple Line. Mindful Decluttering and Organizing, meanwhile, is collecting hats, gloves, and scarves for Shepherd’s Table and a portion of all its sales will be donated to the charity.

But that’s just the beginning of the social good the market is doing. Read more about the social good the Flower Avenue Holiday Market is bringing to Long Branch.

Here’s a list of some of the vendors scheduled for the Flower Avenue Holiday Market on Dec. 10:

Antiques, Collectibles

Orion’s Attic: Antiques, art, collectibles, decorative glass, home décor. www.orionsattic.com

Barrera, Sonia: Antique/vintage, collectibles, furniture, home décor, pottery,

Art and Arts & Crafts

Christ-Life African Arts and Crafts: African arts and crafts including hand-carved wooden animals.

Huaman, Maria: Peruvian crafts and holiday things.

Kavango!, Kavango sells home accents handmade & fair trade primarily from Africa. Some items are from the Caribbean and from Laos and Vietnam. I work with these women’s cooperatives and select the pieces personally. Baskets, tablecloths, aprons and some jewelry, ornaments, cushion covers, masks

South African Bizarre:

Thai Art: Thai Oil Painting on Black Velvet pictures.
Sizes from 4″x10″ to 28″x50″

Uniseacorns by Yoshabel: Create stuffed sea creatures out of upcycled and funky fabrics. I specialize in sea serpents and unicorn-seahorse hybrids of different sizes. They come with nametags and biographies. Also make duct tape wallets and fabric flowers.  www.uniseacorns.com

Books

Old Books Guy: Wide variety of old and rare books, prints, and massive collection of Life magazines. www.oldbookguy.com

China

VintageValues: Vintage and contemporary holiday, collectible, and replacement china and glass for everyday use and gift giving.

Christmas/Holiday Decor

Braden, Mark: Hand-painted Christmas village scenes, home décor. See video: http://youtu.be/MfUh9UpGufc

Clothing

Afrochet: Fashionable handmade crochet wear. www.aminataafrochet.etsy.com

Asunder By Ray: Custom-made cufflinks, Raymond Thomas links men with sophisticated taste to cufflinks that express their personal style. www.asunderbyray.com

Bold as love: Clothing, all tie dye hats, tapestries, shirts, socks and  pants. www.tie-dyedtots.com

CHO-PI-CHA: Clothing, Ladies tops, Pants, Dresses, Scarves, Hats, skirts and Accessories.

Ferguson, Ann: Independent vendor selling women’s clothing and accessories. Hand crafted semi-precious gemstone jewelry. Women’s tops and sweaters (silk, cashmere, wool, rayon) shoes and boots (leather & suede heels, leather & suede flats) sneakers, leather gloves and travel & cosmetic bags

K Wear Designs: Leather belts and leather embellish bracelets, seashell pendants, ornaments for pants, provocative chokers, clay made pendants and etc

Curtains

Gebreeggziabaher, Zebenay: Hand-made curtains made by her and her brother.

Hodge-Podge

go mama go!: Americana, Antique/Vintage, Books, Furniture, Vintage printed tablecloths, vintage kitchen gadgets, outdoor tables (teak and tile), cookbooks

Kiehne, Jacqueline: Books, clothing, collectibles, furniture, home décor, records, CDs, instruments, pottery, arts & crafts, clothing, lamps, and Christmas decorations

Jewelry

Tibet Shop: Hand-made silver Jewelry, felt bags, wool hats, gloves, Statuary, Tibetan products. www.mytibetshop.com

Jennifer’s Handcrafts: Arts/Crafts, Jewelry, Handmade and import Jewelry for kids and adult.

Nonprofit Organizations

Audubon Naturalist Society: The Audubon Naturalist Society inspires residents of the greater Washington DC region to appreciate, understand and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education and advocacy. www.anshome.org

IMPACT Silver Spring: Dedicated to creating economic empowerment opportunities for communities including Long Branch. http://www.impactsilverspring.org/

Purple Line: To connect communities in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, the Maryland Transit Administration is studying a new east-west high capacity transit line. http://purplelinemd.com/

Service Providers

Mindful Decluttering and Organizing: Decluttering and organizing services, workshops and publications. www.clutterfreenow.com

Rossie’s Enterprises: translation service. www.rossiesenterprises.com

Skin care/Beauty Products

Canales, Yolanda: Perfume

Stiles, Marybeth: Mary Kay. Cosmetics plus table with baskets to display as well as the opportunity for visitors to enter a raffle to win a gift certificate and prizes.

www.marykay.com/marybeth.stiles

Sports Memorabilia

Gudelsky, Barry: Wide range of autographed sports items, photos and more. Saturday highlights include baseball signed by Ted Williams, photo signed by Brooks Robinson and more.

Brooks Robinson autographed photo on sale Saturday

 


 

 

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Christmas villages come to holiday market

 

Mark Braden was working his way through the painful process of clearing out his father’s house after he passed away when he stumbled into something that connected him to his mother Alice Marie Braden … boxes full of Christmas village scenes that she hand painted decades earlier in their Milwaukee home.

“Oh my God!,” Braden said to himself when he found the boxes. “She was extremely talented and made all kinds of things. She wanted to sell all of her work, to get it out there to people, so that’s what I’m doing. I’m taking her work to the market.”

Braden made his first appearance at the Georgetown Flea Market on Dec. 4, where Orion’s Attic spotted him. We were down there doing some buying and recruiting more vendors for the Flower Avenue Holiday Market. We saw his chest-high display of intricately detailed Christmas villages and knew we had to bring it to Silver Spring on Dec. 10.

The broadcast engineer will also offer all kinds of other Christmas items — from holly-painted glasses to silver flatware.

While his day job keeps him busy, it means the world to Braden that he is able to share his mother’s work with other people.

“That’s what she wanted,” he said.

The work of Alice Marie Braden will add cheer to any home this holiday season.

PostHeaderIcon Flower Avenue Holiday Market Springs to Life on Saturdays

Hand-carved animals will be on the loose in Silver Spring

We’re excited to report that our up-and-coming home-based business has launched the Flower Avenue Holiday Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 24. Located at the corner of Flower Avenue and Arliss Street in Silver Spring, Maryland, the market is designed to achieve several short-term and longer-term goals that center around the idea of linking community with commerce.

For the holidays, we want to create a new destination in our own neighborhood for people to shop locally and for entrepreneurs to generate income. Along with a number of our vendors, we live within minutes of the Holiday Market. We hope everyone in Montgomery County and beyond comes out to peruse antiques, art, books, collectibles, furniture, hand-made clothing and accessories, holiday baskets, jewelry, and all kinds of other treasures.

This is just the beginning.

There is tremendous entrepreneurial and artistic talent in the Long Branch community. We want

A host of great vendors sell hand-made jewelry at the market.

to celebrate it, show it off, and nurture it – while giving residents a great shopping experience.  We are already exploring options to keep this momentum going at this same site in 2012 thanks to the support of Flower Avenue Shopping Center owner Greg Fernebok, whose enthusiasm and generosity is making this operation possible. He is allowing us to donate the rent we’re paying for the space to IMPACT Silver Spring. We are partnering with IMPACT – a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic empowerment — to give a few new entrepreneurs a chance to sell their products at a market for the first time. One from El Salvador sells cosmetics by Mary Kay, another from Ethiopia makes beautiful curtains.

We are also creating space for local service providers to promote themselves … like the “Tutor Table” of foreign language translators and tutors who will soon make their debut.  A great local restaurant, La Escudilla, will fill the air with the tantalizing scent of its cuisine. We are also working with the Long Branch Business League to create and distribute a coupon booklet to encourage market shoppers to explore nearby businesses.

Orion’s Attic is itself a local business run by Won-ok Kim and me. The mission of our home-based antique and high-end flea enterprise is to enable people to “buy good stuff, do great things.” We partner with and serve great nonprofits in everything we do, from donating a percentage of our profits to conducting fundraisers for them. We are open by appointment, sell online through our Web site and other venues, provide estate sale services, and throw huge “Upscale Yard Sales” like the ones we do at our home and the fundraiser we did for Pyramid Atlantic in downtown Silver Spring last October.

Antiques and art abound at Flower Avenue Holiday Market

Our effort to create a Saturday market in Long Branch  is the next stage of our evolution and it is already making an impact. Vendors are generating sales. We’re putting local teenagers to work and we are spending money at Silver Spring businesses that are printing our signs and providing our supplies. We even bought an old truck that was parked about 100 feet from the market site. The seller himself is an industrious young entrepreneur who is seeking to buy a bigger truck he can use to make deliveries for companies needing his help.

We hope everyone in the area can make plans to visit the Flower Avenue Holiday Market each Saturday. There will be additional vendors (including a rare books dealer on Dec. 10) and other attractions each week. We’re also grateful for anything you can do to help us spread the word through social media and word of mouth. We’ve got a few thousand flyers to distribute, too.

Let’s celebrate Long Branch together. Hope to see you Saturday!

Chris

P.S. The media coverage has been great! Check out these articles in the Silver Spring Gazette, Just Up The Pike, DC Event Junkie and Silver Spring Patch.

 

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