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Wednesday, April 21

anthens indie craftstravaganza

if you are in the athens area next saturday, may 1, definitely stop by the indie craft fair! all the items are handmade by super talented artists and crafters, and everything is so unique. trust me when i say that these events are always so much fun! not only are there the most unique and adorable items, you get to meet some really cool independent artists.
among the talent that will be displayed next saturday are two of my faves. lesley from homemade grits and her lovely friend from down and out chic. if these two are any indication of what will be showcased at this event... well, let's just say that it will be spectacular.

graduate school zipper pouch by homemade grits

robin's egg blue chrysanthemum hair pins by down & out chic

supporting local artists and businesses is something very close to my heart, especially lately. {i will spare you the ugly details, but let's just say i have had too many friends burned by major companies that they and i were so loyal to. ahem, anthropologie.} also, buying local and buying handmade is a great way to go green.

so come grab a bite of delicious athens cuisine {i recommend transmet for a slice of veggie pizza}, pick up some lovely handmade items, and enjoy a beautiful spring day in athens!

hope to see you there!

images courtesy of homemade grits and down and out chic
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Christina said...

thank you for this amazing post!!! i don't think i realized you were in athens. please do come by and say hello :)

Lindsay said...

Both of those items are beautiful! Several of my friends who attend UGA have posted info about the craft fair, it looks like so much fun. I wish I didn't live so far away, or I'd be there! Do any of the artists mentioned above have Etsy pages, by chance?
And, mmm Transmet! When I visited friends in Athens a few months ago I went there for every meal and fell in love with their deep dish slices of veggie pizza :)

Lesley said...

preach on preacha! thanks for sharing my love! i really hope i get to see youuuuuu!!!

Jodi Kendall said...

sounds like so much fun. wish I was there. take lots of pics and buy lots of fun stuff please :)

Unknown said...

I want to go!!! I didn't even read this whole post. I just saw pretty pictures and something about crafts...I. WANT. TO. GO!

AsianCajuns (Lar) said...

Sounds awesome, Ashley!!! Cath and I will be in a wedding in Baltimore, but we can't wait for your recap.

ps- I just babbled in a previous posts' commenting section about needing hiking gear help- thinking it was the most recent post (allergies are leaving me with minimal brain cells ;) - I can't think of a more perfect person to turn to for advice!