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2014 Due South Makers Market

Happy Monday!

As I reminded y’all on Friday, Saturday was Due South in Thomasville, Georgia.

Thomasville Center for the Arts Due South Fest 2014

It was such an epic day I’m going to have to split it into two posts!  Today is Part 1: the Makers Market.  We were there to set up bright and early, and the Market opened around 11.  I was working the booth for the Refinery, and we had a great day!  I was also thrilled to have lots of good friends there selling their handmade wares, and was fortunate enough to make some really great new friends, too.  This isn’t a comprehensive list of vendors (you can find that here) but it is a collection of scenes from my favorites.

Scroll on through, wish you had come, and click on over to see what all these awesome folks are doing around our area.

The Refinery

The Refinery - Candles for a Cause | Oysters & Pearls

With This Light You Give Hope - The Refinery | Oysters & Pearls

The Refinery Candles - Hand Poured by the Women of Still Waters in Bainbridge, GA | Oysters & Pearls

The Refinery Candles at Due South in Thomasville | Oysters & Pearls

The Refinery  | Oysters & Pearls

The Refinery Candles at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

New Refinery Scent - White Sands | Oysters & Pearls

With This Light I Offer Grace - The Refinery Candles | Oysters & Pearls

Southern Restoration Furniture by Marc Ventry

Southern Restoration Furniture Tobacco Slat Cutting Board and Picture Frame at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Southern Restoration Furniture Tobacco Slat Frame | Oysters & Pearls

Southern Restoration Furniture Tobacco Slat Cutting Boards | Oysters & Pearls

Nunya Beeswax Chapstick and Hand Balm | Oysters & Pearls

Southern Restoration Furniture Tobacco Slat Art | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Knives

Heartwood Forge - Hand Made Knives | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Handle Oil | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Knife at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge at Due South in Thomasville | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge at Due South 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Oyster Knife | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Knives at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Safety First at Heartwood Forge | Oysters & Pearls

Orchard Pond Organics

Orchard Pond Organics at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Orchard Pond Organics Strawberries | Oysters & Pearls

Orchard Pond Organics Veggies at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Blackberry Patch Handmade Syrups and Jams

Blackberry Patch Syrups at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Blackberry Patch Maple Syrup | Oysters & Pearls

Blackberry Patch Fruit Butters at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works

Anhaica Bag Works | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works at Due South Makers Market in Thomasville | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works Pannier/Backpack  | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works Waxed Canvas Tote | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works - Local Beeswax for Canvas | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works at Due South Makers Market | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Designs

Knot + Bow Designs Necklaces

Knot + Bow Designs Earrings | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Designs Bracelets at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Designs by Karli | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Designs Statement Necklaces  | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Statement Rings | Oysters & Pearls

Thomasville Townie Company Store

Thomasville Townie Company Store - Shotgun Shell Ornaments | Oysters & Pearls

Thomasville Townie Company Store - Hand Sewn Mounted Deer Wall Art | Oysters & Pearls

Thomasville Townie Company Store - Calligraphy Starter Kit | Oysters & Pearls

Let's Put a Bird On It Wood Wick Candle, Available at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Hand Painted Beagle Wall Art, Available at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Love Letters Kit, Available at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Flour Sack Towels at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Hand Made Fox Notebooks and Hand Stamped Thomasville, Georgia Necklace, Available at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Thomasville, Georgia Hand Stamped Necklaces at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints from Carrabelle, Florida | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints at Due South Makers Market | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints at the Makers Market | Oysters & Pearls

Luckily, the Makers Market was just outside the gates of Due South, so we got to enjoy the live music all day while people shopped with us.  It was such an awesome event, and I so appreciated the focus on high quality, hand made, locally made goods from around the region.  I loved getting to spend the day with my maker friends, and I’m so pleased to report that I made a few new ones.  Keep an eye out for them on O&P!

And doesn’t that necklace at the Thomasville Townie Company Store look familiar?  ;)  I made those especially for the Townie!

When the Makers Market shut down, we freshened up and rallied the troops for the main event… which I’ll cover tomorrow! ;)

Until Next Time

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!

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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

Bainbridge Art & Wine Walk

Happy Good Friday to all!

Last night was the Downtown Bainbridge Art & Wine Walk, and while I didn’t snap nearly enough pictures, I wanted to share a few of them with you. We had so much fun exploring our local businesses downtown!

Art & Wine Walkers in Downtown Bainbridge

Snapping Pictures in 401 Broad

Atelier at 401 Broad in Downtown Bainbridge

The View from Atelier at 401 Broad in Downtown Bainbridge

Art by Local Artists Ashley Long and Vicki Bailey in Artsy on the Square in Downtown Bainbridge

Local Artist Ashley Long and Jessica Grace of The Refinery in front of Ashley’s Mural in the Yard at Crave Eatery in Downtown Bainbridge

The Refinery now has candles on each and every table at Crave Eatery – Thanks, Lori!

Good Morning from Bainbridge on Instagram, @goodmorningbainbridge

Pretty awesome, right?

– No pictures, but the Museum downtown is awesome.  I could spend days in there.

– Meeting new friends along the way.  There were 19 stops, and we didn’t make them all, but we had a lot of fun trying!  A good time was had by all, and I would be willing to bet that there are a few headaches around town this morning if you made all 19 stops. ;)

This year’s A&WW was so much more fun than last year’s.  I can only hope it will keep on getting better!  Thanks to Downtown for participating and to everyone who came out!

I’ll be baking all day (I have the day off!) so at least I won’t be wishing I was outside.  It’s supposed to pour all day!  Please cross your collective fingers that it quits before the party we are hosting tomorrow evening to honor my BIL and his fiancé!!

Happy Easter, everyone!

Until Next Time