Wanna come shopping with me? I spent a recent gorgeous fall day at The lovely Clover Market in Ardmore, PA. Let me show you some of my favorite things.
Olde Good Things has a warehouse in Scranton, but they bring a stash of their gorgeous authentic ceiling tins…(you can see how I’ve used some of these tin tiles in a redesign by clicking here and looking at the 5th photo down, right side.)
and finds like this copper-clad window frame mirrors to the market. Why yes, I am glad I kept my pedicure up to date, thank you.
This gorgeous slipper chair is covered in authentic French burlap grain sack. The owner of Spotted Horse Textiles tells me that these chairs and recovered sofas are big with families at the shore. She recovered these two chairs (twin not shown) with her textiles. Just look at the buttons and piping!
We were talking about the heavy use of burlap in designs these days. Some day soon I’ll be showing you how I used this humble choice twice in my own recent office redesign.
I loved her entire tent. There’s Sue Swarter, the owner, on the left, next to some authentic European textiles.
My friend, Caroline Ritter, at ‘Lina Bean has amazing hand-made items for tots. I just love this great sturdy fabric storage bin for kid’s toys.
Here she’s modeling the storage bags (same as above, but with handles up) and crayon rolls.
There are tons of jewelry, textile, and gift vendors. Vintage bottle cap necklaces from Creations By Esther were my favorite, something I’ve not seen anywhere else. The soda bottle caps are pretty…
but I loved the champagne caps even more. They are delicate and prettier on the back. Either of these would be a great gift for notoriously hard to buy for tweens.
A big trend these days is in custom made dining tables from barn wood.
Reclaimed Crafts, stocked at Conshy Consignment, had one with a little something special, for those looking for a little more character.
There is a lot of vintage and hand-finished furniture here. The booth from Shutters and Sand is just one beautiful example that will make you dream of windswept shores.
You certainly can get some great ideas here. I almost bought some lavender to try lavender oatmeal, but I had to hurry and didn’t get mine, but I came home to look up some recipes. Doesn’t this Lavender Blueberry Oatmeal sound yummy?
This beautiful paper wreath, made from the pages of an old book, is something to try when I’ve got some extra time on my hands (which will be never). Made By Liddy brought these sweet paper flowers, with words or musical note papers.
I had fun bringing some of the market home for you, but here is a site with some gorgeous images of the picture-perfect day from a real pro. You’ll enjoy browsing even more through these magazine-quality shots from Carrie Hill Photography.
Are you ready to find something special? The Clover Market will happen twice more this year. Mark your calendars, and let me know if you want me to shop with you to update your space.