Due South Preview 2014

Good morning and Happy Friday!

I just wanted to drop in today to give you the scoop on Due South, a fantastic event going on over in Thomasville, Georgia tomorrow!


The bands are going to be the bomb, but what I want to share more with you today is all the Makers!

The Makers Market will be going on from noon to five on Saturday, April 26th.  There are 30 amazing makers, selling all sorts of handmade goods from candles to bags to knives.  In fact, I’ve featured 3 of them right here on Oysters & Pearls in the past!  Let me reintroduce you to:

The Refinery

The Refinery Logo

The Refinery Soy Candles - We Seek to be a Light in our Community | Oysters & Pearls

The Refinery Soy Candles - With this light I Offer Grace | Oysters & Pearls

Jessica Grace and I will be at the Due South Makers Market peddling candles and telling the story, and we hope you’ll come by and see us!  And buy a candle, naturally. ;)

Southern Restoration Furniture & Nunya Beeswax

Extra Large Custom Tobacco Slat Cutting Board by Marc Ventry | Oysters & Pearls

Custom Tobacco Slat Picture Frame by Marc Ventry | Oysters & Pearls

Marc Ventry | Oysters & Pearls

My good friend Marc will be at the Makers Market selling his unbelievably gorgeous tobacco slat cutting boards, frames, trays, and wall art, along with some of his beeswax hand balm and chapstick.  I know he’d love to see ya!

Heartwood Forge

Heartwood Forge Paring Knife and Handle Oil | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Knives, Athens, Georgia | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge 3 Inch Paring Knife with Reclaimed Cherry Handle  | Oysters & Pearls

My buddy Will Manning is making the trek from Athens this weekend to show us what he’s been working on since he left Tallahassee.  He’ll have a variety of knives with him and will be taking custom orders, so be sure to get in line early!

In addition to these Makers who are close to my heart and my blog, there are an unbelievable amount of crazy-talented people converging on Due South to sell their handmade wares.  Check them all out!

Libby Armstrong Ceramics – Ceramic Ware – Tallahassee, Florida
Anhaica Bag Works – Hand Waxed Canvas Bags – Tallahassee, Florida
LGDunston – Gyotaku Fish Prints – Carrabelle, Florida
Ceramics by Erica Passage – Pottery – Tallahassee, Florida
Divine Fem – Art – Tallahassee, Florida
Caddywampus – Pottery – Thomasville, Georgia
Wax + Wane Candles – Candles – Tallahassee, Florida
Cahoots – Soap, Jewelry – Thomasville, Georgia
Life Form Ceramics + Art – Ceramics – Quitman, Georgia
Lauri Jo’s Southern Style Canning – Fruit Pepper Jelly – Norman Park, Georgia
J. Morgan Photographs and Prints – Small Photo Prints – Jacksonville, Florida
Evon’s Muse – Jewelry and Accessories – Jacksonville, Florida
Raley’s Confectionary – Handmade Natural Artisan Candy – Tallahassee, Florida
Buffalo Girl Soaps – Goat Milk Soap – Ocala, Florida
Blackberry Patch – Jellies, Jams, Syrups, and Chocolate Sauces – Thomasville, Georgia
Handmade Maggie – Cards and Home Goods – Tallahassee, Florida
Great Basin Press – Handmade Books and Cards – Tallahassee, Florida
Knot + Bow Designs – Jewelry – Macon, Georgia
SouthLife – Leather Goods – Thomasville, Georgia
SSP Design – Jewelry – Memphis, Tennessee
Thomasville Townie Company Store – Thomasville, Georgia**

**I may or may not have some of my hand-stamped pewter necklaces for sale tomorrow at a certain Makers Market booth…

On top of alllllll this, the Rose Show and Festival will be going on downtown this weekend, too!  So it’s a pretty awesome weekend to visit Thomasville.

I’m crossing my fingers and toes I’ll see lots of you there!  And if you’re a reader, please come up and say hi – I’d love to meet you!

See ya at Due South!

Until Next Time

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