Merry Market is a 3-day shopping extravaganza, bringing together a host of smaller, boutique-style vendors with a variety of unique and custom items, many of which are usually only available online.
These items will be available to see, touch and take home on the spot. You will have the added benefit of talking directly to the artisans who make and sell these many, one-of-a-kind items.
Saturday and Sunday offers casual shopping for everyone, but we reserve Friday for a special ladies night event, Jingle Bell Cocktail. This will be the first chance to preview and shop the wares at Merry Market 2014 and we like to open with a bang!
Jingle Bell Cocktail is an exclusive ticketed event where guests will enjoy their shopping experience with fabulous friends while enjoying a cocktail or two, passed hor d'ouerves and a silent auction.
November 21st - 7pm-11pm
Price includes 2 cocktails, hors d'oeurves, swag bag and parting gift
November 22nd - 9am-5pm
November 23rd - 12pm-4pm
$4 online, $5 at the door
(Children under 12 are FREE)
The Olde Silk Mill, 1707 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Ladyburg is a modern day skincare apocathary offering unique bath products, handcrafted soaps, custom blended body lotions, butters and creams to suite your skin type. As experts in skincare, they also offer advanced esthetics treatments including ultrasonic facials, peels, dermaplaning and expert brow shaping, as well as giving expert acne advice. Crystal has featured on Fox 5, now come and meet her in person to get the best recommendations for your skin type!
Wildtree offers the highest quality herbs, spices and culinary blends that are free of preservatives, additives and fillers to promote a healthier lifestyle. With many delicious blends for adding flavor to your everyday dishes, or to give you some creativity to branch out and try new ideas, these ladies are on hand to help! Not too mention they always bring a variety of mouthwatering samples for you to taste too, which are not available online!
Capital Teas is a fifth generation fine tea merchants. Their mission? To inspire people through the wonders of tea, one cup at a time! This company dates back to 1890, when great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, oversaw one of the first tea estates to be planted on Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). This company really know their teas! Come and try the highest quality teas and infusions from around the world and really impress your guests this Christmas!
Lennikin Crafts is run by Len, a stay-at-home-mum who loves crafts! She makes items that reflect her interests, which include custom made chalk boards, travel cases, hair accessories, personalized name plates, felt toys, bags, teddies, aprons and much, much more! You really have to see her items in person!
Woodturning since 2003, the Norwegian Wood Gallery is a regular at the Merry Market! Taking the beauty of the various woods in Virginia, these items are hand carved and finished to produce high quality, one-of-a kind bowls, vases and other items to bring that beauty into your home! These would make fabulous gifts!
All About the Beverage is just as the name suggests, everything in this booth is beverage related! Offering a variety of unique wine accessories and bar ware gifts…you can’t go wrong buying a gift from here! With cheese trays made from recycled bottles, neoprene wine, beer and solo cup koozies and purses that second as a wine cooler, regular coolers and ice buckets! There is even wine art from a local artist and much more besides!
The D-Graters are more than plates, they are part of a unique cooking culture that stretches the Mediterranean. They are hand made, and hand painted by Spanish artisans who are part of an industry that has been creating pottery, tiles and ceramics for a millennium! Grate cheese, chocolate, nutmeg, root ginger, breadcrumbs, lemon zest and much more! You can grate garlic that is as spreadable and pliable as butter! Use it for sauces, soups, stews, marinades and in dipping oils! Come for the live demonstrations! These are back by popular demand!
Silver Palate Feeders are the creations of talented artist Simone Barbé. Simone’s one of a kind feeders, made from ornate coffee pots, charming creamers and whimsical teapots, have been showcased in hundreds of art and garden shows across the country. Her work has been featured in newspapers and magazines and has won many prestigious awards. Each of Simone’s pieces are one of a kind, signed, dated and numbered. These Vintage Silver Plated Bird Feeders will surely be the most coveted “objets d’ arte” in your garden.
A woman can literally get dressed from head to toe at Monkee's of Fredericksburg, which offers a fabulous selection of casual, dressy and anywhere in between outfits. Offering contemporary and fashionable clothes with names such as: Lilly Pulitzer, Joy Joy and Jade, Laundry by Sheli Segal, Ali Ro, Donna Morgan, Hudson Jeans, Joe's Jeans, DL1961, Jude Connally, Elizabeth Mckay, Lilla P, Design History and more! Shoes and boots by Tory Burch, Hunter, Frye, Lilly Pulitzer and Jack Rogers and great accessories by many designers too! All these designers in one place!
Lydia’s specializes in personalized gifts & personalized stationery. Reflect your individual style by giving a gift with that special touch that separates you from the crowd. Donna and Lisa are always happy to talk “embroidery” on any of their products. Each tote, towel, linen and baby item is specially selected to ensure they look good when monogrammed by their trained staff.
Dyanna's Boutique prides themselves on providing the highest quality, affordable designer inspired jewelry. Whether you're searching for vintage and boutique styles, fashion jewelry, or a look from the Red Carpet, we're confident you can find it here! Have a special request? Speak to Dyanna's Boutique who can help you with anything ranging from a special custom piece to outfitting a bridal party.
Sarah Minor Design specializes in distinctive hand-painted canvas floor cloths, printed and laminated placemats, and luggage markers. Each sophisticated design is individually painted by the artist. Their durable finish ensures lasting beauty that improves over time. Her work is shown in a variety of select galleries and in person at many Juried Craft Fairs across the USA. Many of the Boutique shows she participates in, are to benefit non-profit foundations
Branch York Design use only the finest semiprecious gems, handmade sterling silver, leather, and silk to create one of a kind, individually crafted pieces. They mix media in an unusual fashion to create eclectic yet sophisticated wearable art. Pieces are layered together and look equally as well layered with some of the famous jewelry designers on the market today.
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Jewelry Parties by Holly, offers a unique collection of natural stone, fresh water pearls and metal jewelry. Creative designs for both the casual look and those special occasions. Pair your jewelry selection from an array of cotton and silk scarves to complete your look!
Looking for a Christmas wreath that will have everyone talking? Then check out Tula's Treasures! You will find custom-made wreaths in various shapes, sizes and colors to reflect your own person style or to match your other décor!
Handbagz and Gladragz offer one of a kind, earth friendly accessories including bags, hats and aprons. Each bag is constructed of upholstery-weight fabric and top grain leather. A myriad of fabrics including tapestries, chenille’s and canvas are paired with velvets, silks and linens giving each bag its own identity. The pockets are self-lined, abundant and part of the signature. All bags are sewn utilizing heavy duty thread on industrial machines, the end result will stand the test of time! Aprons, skirts and hats are created with the same uniqueness and commitment to quality.
Maranatha Alpaca Farm uses alpaca fleece to make soft, handmade and manufactured alpaca items from the US and South America. They have a variety of Alpaca products such as capes, fur hats, scarves, gloves and mittens, sweaters, socks, yarns-both natural and dyed, stuffed Alpaca toys, teddy bears and finger puppets along with Alpaca activity books which are educational as well as entertaining.
Classic Baby Victoria provides quality, unique and handmade baby bibs, baby pillows, travel pillows and accent pillows for any occasion. Classic Baby Victoria features newborn to children's items crafted with a grandmothers loving touch! Check out the seasonal gift ideas, perfect for any child!
District Digs are two inseparable twin sisters who love crafting, thrift shopping, and home décor! They specialize in finding old pieces of furniture/home décor and giving them a new lease of life! With a vision for every piece, these sisters get to work with paint, glue, upholstery guns, fabric, stencils and all sorts of other crafty tricks to turn them into the perfect statement pieces for every home.
CoolCat Cupcakes are allergy-friendly and vegan cupcakes, which are free of dairy, nuts and eggs. Jasmin Wisniewski is a mother with 10 years experience of having children with allergies. She is a trained and certified food allergy safety training consultant, who bakes hand crafted cupcakes, using only the finest ingredients, to make allergy safe cupcakes that tastes great!
Red Rocker Candy, LLC makes hand-made Rocking Chair Mix®, toffee, brittles, chocolates and more in Troy, Virginia. In business since 2002, the company is guided by the old-fashioned values of family, quality, goodness and customer enjoyment. Red Rocker CandyTM products bring back the flavors and sentiment of times-gone-by when it was acceptable to eat a rich treat, it was paramount to use only the finest ingredients and making something by hand still meant something. Owner Sue Charney is pleased to present hand-made candies "from my front porch to yours!"
Kentucky Krafts is a small business located in the heart of Bourbon County in Kentucky. The artist in residence, Walt Sullivan, is primarily known for his political work, but as with all things, change is inevitable and Walt has branched out and embraced photography and watercolor as mediums of expression. His artwork draws you into the scene and you can feel the heat of the sun, the flicker of the breeze and the coolness of the shade in the trees.
Cardinal Chocolates is a woman-owned business, dedicated to crafting quality confections for chocolate lovers of all ages!
Ricks Roasters Coffee LLC is a local coffee roaster in Stafford County, which strives for everyone to drink great coffee, roasted in small batches so that it is fresh in your cup!
Rodan & Fields are here to help people solve the most common skin concerns, such as wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne and skin sensitivity. Created to give everyone access to dermatology-based skincare, so they can experience the personal confidence that comes with healthy, clear, even-toned complexion, without a visit to the dermatologist!
Christopher Rok is an award-winning Fredericksburg-area fine art photographer. While his photographs of Fredericksburg are exceedingly popular, his work encompasses a wide array of subjects ranging from the grandeur of our American west to bustling national and international cityscapes. Chris exclusively handles every aspect of the capture and production of each photograph and maintains a studio in Northern Virginia and in Star Valley Wyoming.
Ashley is an independent artist who lives in Fredericksburg, VA. She is new to the art world and is having a great time exploring and creating. She is familiar with a variety of styles, but likes abstract art best!
Agape Pearls travel to China once or twice a year to purchase cultured freshwater pearls directly from the pearl farms. They make the pearl jewelry here in Virginia, using sterling silver in both traditional (single strand of pearls) and contemporary (illusion necklaces) styles. Their sole focus is pearl jewelry - necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets.
Doris & Petunia specializes in awakening timeless treasures and restoring new beauty to old, tired, worn and loved pieces of furniture. All furniture is painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, waxed for preservation and sanded to add character if the piece allows. With 30 colors in her palette, the perfect combo will be found to make the piece stunning. Doris & Petunia will hunt for treasures and bring them back to life. Is there a piece you have been pondering, "Should I donate/sell? Can I redo this? Do I have time for that?", let Doris & Petunia do it for you!
Lola Pepper looks for grand accessories to set outfits apart. Everything you find at Lola Pepper, excluding vintage finds, is handmade by local and skilled artists or fair trade! SO many of these gorgeous gems are one of a kind and might not ever be back! That is one of the very fun and unique parts about owning a Lola Pepper piece!
In 2010 Dogwood Black was born. Kind of. We actually started out just as a High School Senior Culmination project at the Commonwealth Governors School in Virginia. The project was to create a fictitious company, business plan, and marketing. The works. Halfway through the assignment we had launched the fake company online underneath the company name Southern Ties. Not but a couple of days had gone by and then something funny happened. We started getting orders. At first, we explained that the company wasn’t real and sorry for the confusion. Then something else funny happened. Stores started contacting us wanting to carry our products. At that point in time, we decided “Well hell. Lets start selling bow ties”.
Mastering You is a local photography-based company bringing you modern day digital silhouettes and personalized gifts. Friday night at Jingle Bell Cocktail we will be taking appointments for our Silhouette Booth set up for Saturday and Sunday, as well as selling our unique hand-made items to include: wine stoppers, charms, key chains, ornaments, cuff-links and prints that display our photography images from Fredericksburg, VA, the Greater DC Area, World Travels and even your silhouettes.
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