Monday, July 25, 2011

Eco On The Road - San Francisco CA

My sister and I got very lucky in San Francisco. While traveling by bus from Golden Gate Park to the Golden Gate Bridge a fashionable young woman behind us must have overheard us talking about shopping and told us that the Renegade Craft Fair was taking place that day at Fort Mason. The name alone was enough to win us over.

The Renegade Craft Fair is a huge free-to-enter craft fair with hundreds of homemade items and artwork. It was almost overwhelming how large it was, there were mobs of people looking at the rows after rows of what I would classify as vintage inspired-bohemian-chic style arts and crafts.

A lot of the jewelry and prints were really good. My sister bought a little adorable ceramic hanging pocket vase made by jfish designs which came with a little air plant inside. It was fun trying to take care of the plan over the rest of the trip. I hope it's still alive.

jfish pocket vase

I was on the hunt for a vintage pocket-watch necklace, but never found one that was quite right (though there were a lot of options to choose from - which actually may have been the reason why I couldn't decide).  I ended up finding a very cute dress with a great print on it from Maryink. They are based out of Nashville TN and print all of their designs by hand. It's a super cute dress with a super cute design, and it was only $40!

bad photo of the dress, but you can see the design, I added the belt.

We had a great time at the Renegade Craft fair and if it were coming to Boston I would totally go again (looks like next stop is Chicago in September).  Here are a couple other designs I loved but didn't buy.

Wood ties by Wood Thumb - seriously so awesome -
I should have bought one of these - jewelry by Oh Hello Friend -

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