Liza Rifkin runs Liza Michelle Jewelry, a local-to-Cleveland handmade business that creates thoughtfully crafted, future heirlooms for you and your home. Using recycled materials, ethically sourced gem stones and green studio practices, every piece is handcrafted with care and attention. We've been lucky enough to watch Liza's business grow over the course of its life, and we are consistently impressed with how conscientious and driven she has become as both an artist and business person. Somehow she remains unburdened by the entrepreneurial pressure, still finding a place in her business for one of the most stressful niches of them all: custom bridal work. Read on for more insight into her process, and how she incorporates her "Nature Girl" persona into her products.Read More
All Things for You is run by partners, Tim Yanko and Dwight Kaczmarek. They each bring their own unique talents, interests and personalities to the business. They picked the name "All Things for You," a bit on a whim as they had to quickly create a business when a warehouse full of treasures was given to them to sell. But out of that name, a business that aims to bring happiness to everyone who steps into their shop or booth was formed.Read More
Oceanne is jewelry and accessories that romance the ordinary, by reminding us how special simple moments can be. Designer and founder, Anne Harrill, believes life's beauty can often be found in everyday pleasures, like sharing coffee with a friend, the flavor of raspberries in season, or the way the right hint of gold on your wrist can give the day a whole new perspective. It is her hope that Oceanne helps you celebrate the big and small moments of your life and and reflects your story with each piece you wear or share.Read More
Cosmic Girl Goes is an eclectic shop owned by stylish entrepreneur, Robin Sweeney. Cosmic Girl's booth is filled with naturally, globally and rustbelt-inspired home goods and decor with bright pops of color, and the occasional deer figurine. Flea Founder, Stephanie Sheldon, caught up with Robin and learned a bit about her behind-the-scenes.Read More
Bold Brewnuts co-founder Shelley Pippin joined us to chat about marrying your business partner, opening a donut bar, running a kickstarter and trying to keep your sanity while doing it all. You're a total BOSS, Shelley. To back their Kickstarter (and get some pretty awesome perks) head over here.
What a gloriously beautiful day to end our 2015 Season. It's at once exciting (we had the BEST weather of the season) and brings a tear to our eye that another year is coming to a close. We love these vendors and our shoppers so much it hurts. We would be nothing without you all, so thank you for continuing to support us with whole hearts. BUT DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY SUNDAY MARKET! We're having a Clam Bake this Sunday, from 10-4 in Hingetown. Reserve your clams!
I think that this was our very first photo shoot back in May or June of 2013! We used to shoot in my apartment, and then my life would be a disaster for at least a few days after. Then we moved to Suzanne's lovely studio and her life would be a tornado of vintage shoes, sparkle dresses, and handmade loveliness for the day! We had our Holiday Kickoff shoot over the last few days (at our pop-up space) and I'll tell you- we're getting better and better at this. I never thought I'd say that, but we're just getting good. I can't imagine doing this without the talented Suzanne Price- her work is absolutely stunning and I just don't know where The Flea would be without her! I can't wait to get a peek at what she captured over the last few days. We've got so many amazing things to bring you all on November 21-23! We'll be sharing over here as soon as the photos hit our inbox!