Hey guys! It's Meg here. I'm the managing director of Flea Events & I love, love, love what I do. That's me in the photo above (carrying a desktop likes it's a laptop). I'm really excited about our vendor line-up for this weekend's maker market. Not only is it the LAST ONE of the season! (sob face) but it also happens to be the biggest yet! We've packed out the space and it's sure to be a donut eating, city dog petting, local shopping dreamboat of a weekend.
Here's what I would get from each of these killer vendors *if* I were to buy ONE thing from each of them.
Fount - For moi: The roundabout bag! It's a cross body bag that would be perfect for me to take on the go and shove all of my pink sharpies and post-it notes into while making the flea life happen.
Crochet Kitty - For my cats, Ghost & Goblin: Kitty tutus! Ghost will hate me forever but that's okay because he already kind of does. Goblin will humor me as long as it means I don't throw her off my laptop one hundred times before 9am the following day. #compromise
Revival - For Gwyneth Paltrow: Sea salts! Because she should get over her damn self a bit and shop a local Cleveland gem who makes the most delicious smelling and beautiful natural bath & body products that don't cost $500 a jar.
Legend - For my boyfriend's teenagers, Liam & Arlo: beanies! To keep their cute heads warm on their walks to and from school & so they can look cool when we're out and about together and people think we're siblings cuz I look so young. Ha.
Lady Noel Designs- For my boss, Steph: A big ass pink painting! Because no one tells a story of female empowerment in a rainbow of colors quite like Lauren Noel.
Brewser’s Biscuits- For my dogs, Reuben & Billie Jean: Dog treats! Because those two work better than Lexapro to lift my mood on the daily and they deserve something special.
Refresh Collective- For Liam & Arlo: Kale-In It & Lettuce Unite t-shirts! Because they're cooler than me and wearing those tees will prove it.
Dead Byrd Vintage -For my sister: A coat! She collects the cutest things and mixes and matches them beautifully. Dead Byrd has gorgeous winter coats that I know she would love me forever for.
Triple Threat Press- For my co-workers: pencils that say cute things like "Write That Shit Down!" so they can help me get shit done at the Flea!
Clear Blur- For my boyfriend's mom, Grammie Lou: A candy dish with a gold rim! This way she can keep those mini Hershey bars comin'. I mean, what else do you buy for an 84 year old feminist, zen buddhist with impeccable taste?!
Sweet Dish & Darling- For my mama: A large jar candle! Because she appreciates simple luxury and loves the smell of bergamont (o-m-actual-g that Earl Grey candle).
Yellowcake- For Heidi Klum: A casual jacket! She loves classic fashion with an edge and loves to shop local so it's kind of an obvious pick. Also - she and I both know that Valerie Mayen should have won her season of Project Runway so there's nothin' like a little guilt gift to remind her of that this holiday season.
The Lakewood Plant Company - For our president: A large cactus! Because he could use some more greenery in his world, I think.
Papercutz- For my dad: A framed print! Because he loves Cleveland more than anyone I know. I'm thinking their West Side Market print would be the perfect fit for him because he loves a good Saturday morning stroll & a crepe from our favorite CLE landmark.
Ode Vintage - For my drinking buddy: 80's earnings! She loves a one-of-a-kind piece so I'm thinking a pair of earrings would do the trick. If I can't find the perfect pair than Olivia will totes help me with a bolo tie or killer cardigan.
There you have it, folks! My 15 picks for this weekend's flea. We have over 80 vendors, so there's truly something for everyone. Shop local. Shop fun. <3
*Shop The Flea this weekend from 10-5pm Saturday & Sunday (tickets required prior to 1pm on Saturday only)
*3333 Lorain Ave.