Gift Guides,  Personal

Come shop with MaryLovesLocal

Guys. A dream is coming true. I’m hosting a market!!

There is nothing my fiancé hates more than taking me out to a casual lunch and hearing me gasp. He knows: there is a market nearby. I LOVE to talk to vendors at market, browse craft booths and find unique gifts – it’s what spurred me to go on this crazy journey in the first place. And now, because of the support of all of you, I get to host my very own holiday market.

There will be drinks. There will be snacks. There will be shopping. There will be one very stressed out me. And it will all be totally awesome. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU! Details on when and where on the flyer below, and keep scrolling to learn more about the amazing vendors we have coming.

Crafts, gifts and Home Goods

Lexi Mayde, Quincy: Lexi DeConti will be bringing her collection of homemade watercolor holiday cards. She also does calligraphy and custom stationary made to order.

K+ Glass, Duxbury: Rebecca Potash is a passionate glass blower who makes decorations, bowls, glasses and more entirely from scratch. It’s truly amazing to see!

Wineflowers Glass, Plymouth: Meredith Gordon will be selling her hand-painted wine glasses, oil bottles and other home goods. Her work is done with painstaking attention to detail and makes great gifts.

Salty Hands, Weymouth: Ashley Hanson turns oyster and seashells into beautiful Christmas ornaments, ring dishes and other goodies! All of her work is ocean inspired and can be customized with the help of a local calligrapher.

South Shore Leather Co., Milton: Nick Manta makes wallets, phone cases, card holders and more from leather. He stitches, punches and cuts the leather completely by hand.

CLN+DRTY, Kingston: CLN+DRTY is a line of organic skincare that takes an all-natural approach to traditional skin problems. Their products include oils, face masks and spot treatments.

Al LaFrance, Weymouth: Al is a wood turner who makes custom pens from wood, acrylic and other materials. His hand-turned writing instruments are a perfect gift – I’ve already grabbed two this year!

Twisted Knits, Quincy: Leah Livingstone of Quincy sells infinity scarves, baby blankets, throw blankets, shawls, doll clothes and more she knits entirely by hand in her Quincy home.

Kaila Braley Pottery, Brighton: Kaila makes functional pottery in beautiful neutral towns. She is a studio and gallery manager at Local Pottery Studio and teaches classes at the Clay Lounge in Boston.

Mind’s Eye Collective, Boston: Analise Austin is a jewelry designer and creator who makes Earth-minded earrings, necklaces and more from metal bits, wire, beads and other materials.

J. Lobes, Rockland: Jessica Nicholson is a mother of two and lover of all things retro. She makes clay earrings that are reminiscent of 60s and 70s styles, as well as those that fit with the season.

Polka Dog Bakery, Boston: Polka Dog Bakery will have a high-quality selection of homemade, gourmet dog treats for dogs and cats alike!

Food and Drink

Mr. Butterscotch Bakes, Scituate: James Kukstis will bring a seasonal selection of homemade and hand decorated cookies for sale, and take custom orders for future events!

Hillside Harvest, Milton: Kamaal Jarrett combines American flavor with Jamaican influence into a line of hot sauces and mariniaes called Hillside Harvest, which is the official hot sauce of the Boston Red Sox!

Kiss Flower Farm, Norwell: Lisa Papandrea was the VERY FIRST artisan I ever profiled! She grows her own produce to make jams, soup mixes and more – all organic and straight from the South Shore.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: