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:
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
Old Books Guy: Wide variety of old and rare books, prints, and massive collection of Life magazines. www.oldbookguy.com
VintageValues: Vintage and contemporary holiday, collectible, and replacement china and glass for everyday use and gift giving.
Braden, Mark: Hand-painted Christmas village scenes, home décor. See video: http://youtu.be/MfUh9UpGufc
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
Gebreeggziabaher, Zebenay: Hand-made curtains made by her and her brother.
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
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.
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/
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.
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.