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

Dec 22, 2011 by

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.

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″


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:


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

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

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


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


My Equisite Scentsy: Candle-warmers with moderns scents and aromas.


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.

Phone Accessories

Fashion Wireless: Phone accessories, phones. Jewelry.


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.

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