Some of my prior sellers have emailed over pics of some of the items they'll be bringing to Clover this Sunday. Remember, we're on rain or shine! Check here Sunday morning in the unlikely event of a severe weather cancellation, but right now, forecast is looking good...
Distressed green dresser from Kitsch-N-Kaboodle
Deco makeup vanity - original red paint - Kitsch again
We have a great group of new sellers coming to Clover for the first time on the 26th! As you can see, it's a really nice mix of original art, antiques, collectibles/smalls, vintage linens, ephemera, artisan jewelry, and vintage and repurposed jewelry. There's a little something for everybody.
Many of our favorite returning sellers will be there too...Chairloom, D4 Architectural Designs, Dae Rebeck Sanchez, Kitsch-N-Kaboodle, Lesley Haas, Nannygoat, Reclaimed Crafts, Tommy Sheldon with more on the way... We'll have Milkboy coffee onsite at the Clover tent, music by The Barn Swallows, and our featured nonprofit the Main Line Art Center.
There are so many things that I love about Clover, but one of the most important to me personally is that this Market supports and provides a venue for some of the most interesting entrepreneurs and artisans in our community. These are folks who are making a living celebrating all that is historical, unique and handmade. Many of them actively promote the reuse and rebirth really of old furniture, fabrics, and goods that would otherwise have landed in a landfill. I'm thrilled that Clover can play a small part in supporting them and helping to introduce them to buyers.
Please join us on 9/26 and take the time to meet the sellers, ask them about their work and collections, and celebrate all that they do to make our world a little more colorful, textured, and soulful. These are not hourly employees working in a retail store; they are passionate about their work and the items that they take great care in acquiring. Here's a little something to whet your appetite....
First up, accomplished local watercolorist and teacher (Main Line and Wayne Art Centers) Deena Ball who will be sharing a booth with Kathy Hetznecker. Both women are proudly representing the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen.
Cathy Hetznecker's hand crocheted rag rugs, rag rug furniture & pillows are helping to rescue countless fabric remnants from USA woolen mills and the workrooms of interior decorators.
Handcrafted jewelry by joeyfivecents features "found" vintage and modern images. Formerly a film and video editor, Susan Forker now tells her stories through her jewelry and preserves vintage images from her own collection.
"Vintage linens, vintage books, and charming old stuff" are the name of the game from Jennifer Reynolds' business Call Me Jasper. A self professed "mid-century modern American", born in the Eisenhower years, Jennifer has a love for all things vintage Americana.
Reagan Hayhurst Jewelry Art will be featuring handcrafted jewelry using the lost wax method. When you stop by her tent, ask her about her 10 year apprenticeship with a nun!
The Folk House features "personable" handmade arts and crafts (textiles, ceramics, glassware) from native New Yorker Caroline St. George who also has a PhD in folk/ethnographic arts.
Marjorie Prendergast will be bringing vintage linens, quilts, sewing items, ephemera and primitive smalls. Marjorie currently sells at Creekside Antiques in Downingtown (booth shot below), the Zionsville Antique Mall and online on Ruby Lane and Etsy.
Fom her Main Line studio, designer Shelly Rabuse of No. 27 Collection creates unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Many of the elements she works with are limited edition (which will be featured at Clover), from crystals salvaged from vintage necklaces to beads purchased on trips to Europe.
Barbara Shelley will be bringing her wonderful handbags made from repurposed vintage fabrics, repurposed vintage belt buckles, and her handmade silkscreen printed shirts. Barbara's designs are currently being sold in New York’s Gallery Vercon and Philadelphia B Square Gallery.
After growing up on The Eastern Shore of MD, photographer John Sturgis moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, where he lives with his wife and two children. John will be bringing both framed and unframed options landscapes, floral images, and selections from his nature gallery.
Don't forget, weather cancellations going forward will be for severe weather only. Check here or to the Facebook page by 8 am Sunday morning for any updates.
Again, my most sincere apologies to everyone for any confusion today about the weather and whether the Market was open. There are always many factors being weighed in the early morning hours, forecasts are notoriously inaccurate, and I have many factors to consider. I did my best to get the final word out quickly (after the initial rain delay), but I truly apologize for any inconvenience. That said....
For the rest of the fall Clover Markets, I will be sticking religiously/taking a harder line re: our policy to proceed unless the weather is TRULY SEVERE. I'm talking about category 5 hurricanes, basketball-sized hail, volcanic eruptions, cloudy with a chance of meatballs...you get the idea. Rain - we're on! Showers - we're on!
I hope you'll join us for one of our remaining fall markets, rain or shine, and appreciate all of your support for Clover so far. If, on an upcoming Clover morning, you think we're having "severe" weather, please check here or to the Facebook page just to be sure. Any cancellations (NOT LIKELY going forward) will be posted by 8 am and that will be the final call. You have my word on it.
I am so sorry everyone for the back and forth on this. Weather taking a turn and too many sellers can't risk it today. We are going to cancel. Very sad and so disappointed but we are planning for great things on the 26th. Please help spread the word!!!!! This is the final call.