Friday, September 30, 2011

Spotlight: Buddy & JoJo

Just a quick little reminder that tomorrow at midnight is the cutoff for entering our giveaway! Hurry up and get over to one of our most favorite local blogs, Simply Grove, to enter! And keep your fingers crossed that you win that adorable watch from Meggie's Love! If you've already entered, then stay around a while and check out our next vendor spotlight!

With all the plastic, easily breakable toys available to kiddos today, it's a relief to see a toy company simply go back to basics! That's exactly what Buddy and Jojo is all about. Safe, handcrafted, non-toxic and durable toys that are lovingly made in the USA from sustainable materials. Sounds just about right to us! Not only do Paul and Michelle Blair ensure that the materials they make their toy with are baby and toddler safe, but also the design. Each edge is sanded to ensure no sharp edges, and each hole is made big enough so no fingers will get trapped. We wish every toy was made with this much caution!

In a world filled with toy recalls, keep it healthy and simple with the handcrafted toys with a conscious. Finished with a blend of olive oil beeswax, and occasionally food grade safe coloring, you can be confident about the safety of each toy made by Buddy and Jojo. Feel good about giving your little one a safe, locally made toy. We're sure they will love it too! Come visit Buddy and Jojo at Wintry Market on Nov. 5th and 6th at the Ballet Idaho Auditorium.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spotlight: Alicia Jane Boswell

Hello again, fellow supporters of fantastic locally made goods! Time again for another vendor spotlight! Before we dive into that, though, take time to enter our giveaway that ends October 1st! Who can pass up awesome free stuff?!

When it comes down to it, who can pass up beautiful, handcrafted jewelry? Alicia Jane Boswell crafts some of the coolest metal jewelry we've seen around. Her work is the perfect balance of being tough and resilient, but at the same time being delicate and feminine. She uses traditional enamel techniques, however applying the enamel in nontraditional ways for a unique, yet subtle look.

Alicia's work is also eco-friendly, using recycled precious and non-precious metals. Just another reason that we love every piece of jewelry that she has! She will be featuring her lovely pieces at Wintry Market on November 5th and 6th in the Ballet Idaho Auditorium. Be sure to stop by and check out the beauty of her work in person!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Giveaway...Simply Grove w/ Meggie's Love

We are so excited to present our very first Wintry Market giveaway from our vendor, Meggie's Love
on Simply Grove today, an amazingly good (and local) Interior Design and Decor blog! 

Please visit Simply Grove to enter, Good luck!

Thank you Kirsten and Megan!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Spotlight: Tangs and Tines

Time keeps slipping by, and you know what that means: It's getting closer to the Wintry Market! We could not be more excited for the variety and quality of vendors we have lined up! Speaking of, we would like to introduce Tangs and Tines.

Upcycled silver jewelry made from antique and vintage silverware. That's what Tangs and Tines is all about. They started by making jewelry as gifts for their own family, but demand got so big they decided to make it available to everyone! They make a wide selection of jewelry from the old silverware, including rings, earrings, bracelets, even hair barrettes. Using antique and vintage silverware gives each piece a personal quality with an air of individuality and authenticity. 

Not only do we love the designs that Tangs and Tines creates, but we are really jealous that their family gets amazing handmade jewelry as gifts all the time! Luckily for the rest of us, Tangs and Tines will be selling their gorgeous wares at the Wintry Market, so we don't have to feel left out! Come check them out! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


So we just love love love our poster created by Jason Sievers. Please email us if you would like to be put on the list for displaying the official poster of the 2011 Wintry Market.

We are busy working with our vendors, and getting all the details ready for the big day! Help us spread the word for Wintry Market by grabbing the button to the right and adding it to your blog or website.

Thank you so much Jason!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Spotlight: Miss Courageous

Us crafty ladies here at Wintry Market have been swamped sorting through the overwhelming amount of applications we have received! We are amazed at the talent that this town has and will be releasing a final list of vendors here soon! In the meantime.......

It's time for another vendor spotlight! This time around, we are spotlighting Miss CourageousMillie Hilgert designs and makes all Miss Courageous jewelry & accessories. Everything she makes used to be something else. Call it upcycling, recycling, repurposing, eco-friendly, crafting green, re-use, reinvent, or redesign. Whatever you call it, ultimately it means you get something fresh, fun and new from something that reminds you of your childhood. From vintage game pieces and record vinyl to bottle caps and altered LEGO bricks, Miss Courageous transforms pop culture into Pop Jewelry and Accessories for you and your home. We love the idea of taking normal, household items and turning them into fantastic pieces of jewelry, like this recycled record necklace, Scrabble bracelets, and lego cufflinks!

Her work has been seen on Boise’s channel 6 news; featured in the Idaho Statesman, the Boise Weekly, Treasure Valley Family Magazine, Eagle Magazine, Las Vegas Home & Design and showcased on several popular blogs. Come visit Millie and her beautiful work at Wintry Market on November 5th and 6th!