the urbanite. one part underground. a little bit rock-n-roll. even if you live in the mountains, your heart is in the city. big lights, plenty of style and just enough grit to keep it interesting.

Try one of our following vendors Dec 9-11th for some rockin’ style to set you free.
  • Akinz + Clothing for the Active Lifestyle
  • Benjamin Ballerina + Pretty Tough Clothing for Kids
  • Counter Couture + by ModPress
  • Dandy Social Club + Hand-Tailored Children’s Clothing
  • Deadwilder Design & Illustration + Natural History & Anatomical Artwork
  • Fringe + Sassy Hats & Scarves
  • Hot Pink & Sequins + Revamped, Repurposed Couture Accessories
  • Ink Lounge Creative + screenprint art
  • Jane E Roberti + mixed metal jewelry & accessories for ladies & men
  • January Jones + city prints
  • JennShepART + urban folk art
  • Jil Cappuccio + one of a kinds & limited lines
  • Kauffman Artistry + the art of Max Kauffman
  • Lo-Hi Bags + bohemian and urban chic handbags
  • Luscious Metals + enchanting jewelry
  • Make My Notebook + Hand Silk-Screened Spiral Notebooks
  • Mukee + Upcycled Skateboard Jewelry & Accessories
  • Pearl Clothing + upcycled style
  • Swear Jar Design + Handmade Jewelry, Silversmithery
  • Swell Brand + quirky, irreverent, loved-in clothing
  • Tempest Jewelry + by Miranda Wachtel
  • The Gold Bug+ steampunk jewelry

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See the entire Gift Guide 2011 on our new website and continue to tune in here for the Gift Guide 2011 series.

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the nostalgian. For those with much admiration for the vintage-inspired. a little holiday cheer. ephemera to delight the memory.

Try one of our following vendors Dec 9-11th for a keepsake for all time.
  • A Summer Afternoon + Natural Wooden Toys
  • Affinitas Apothecary + Timeless Tinctures, Ointments, Teas & Oils
  • Afterglow Studio + Artisan Light Sculpture
  • All Good WishesNeedle Felting & Collage Art
  • Barberry and Lace + Vintage Inspired Accessories
  • BirdDog Press + Feedsack fabric-inspired Letterpress Paper Goods
  • Bluedye + Felted Wool Goods
  • Helliemae’s + Salt Caramels
  • Hot Mama Designs + Heirloom Jewelry
  • January Jonescity prints
  • JennShepART + urban folk art
  • Mister Christmasvintage inspired delights of the season
  • Parfums des Beaux Arts + Essence Studio
  • Sima Gilady + Personalized Jewelry in Hebrew & English
  • Sweet Letter Press + design + letterpress

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the wanderluster. For the one with the itch to travel the globe. the bohemian in all of us. set out a new adventure. see the world. out and about. experience a new culture. jet, set, GO!

Try one of our following vendors Dec 9-11th for quick jaunts and lengthy traveling companions alike.
  • Affinitas Apothecary + explore the wanderers rucksack
  • Ash & Ore + seek functional leather travel-friendly goods
  • Britta Ambauen + Artisan Jewelry to Honor and Inspire
  • By Elke + iPad cases and travelers totes
  • Damselfly Organics + eco-friendly/travel friendly clothing
  • Eat Agar + yarn for something creative to do on planes and trains
  • Ink Lounge Creative + screen-printed sketchbooks and calendars
  • Jane E Roberti + money clips and credit card cases
  • La Budde + distintive digital accessories
  • Lo-Hi Bags + bohemian handbags
  • Make My Notebook + Hand Silk-Screened Spiral Notebooks
  • Moonspun Jewelry + simple, beautiful, adventurous
  • Mountain Girl Organics + Relax, Renew and Revive
  • Mr.Lentz + discover accessory design for cycling jaunts
  • Red Camper + Traveling Lifestyle & Modern Souvenirs
  • SooperTramp + four-legged friend adventures
  • Two+Two + sylish reusable snack bags. take them everywhere.

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Adornment Aficionado. For the one on your list who likes something with a little bling to it, a dash of flair. Silver & Gold. Fabric & Leather. Marvelous Metalsmithery. Vintage glass beads, perhaps. Jewelry and accessories by a variety of local artisans.
Try one of our following vendors Dec 9-11th for adornments of all styles, add a little sparkle to the season!
  • Barberry and Lace + Vintage Inspired Accessories
  • Bluedye + Felted Wool Goods
  • Britta Ambauen + Artisan Jewelry to Honor and Inspire
  • By Elke + All Things Handmade
  • Deadwilder Design & Illustration + Natural History & Anatomical Artwork
  • Fern and Sprout + …oh so delightful
  • Hot Mama Designs + Heirloom Jewelry
  • Hot Pink & Sequins + Revamped, Repurposed Couture Accessories
  • Jane E Roberti + mixed metal jewelry & accessories for ladies and men
  • Luscious Metals + enchanting jewelry
  • Moonspun Jewelry + simple, beautiful, adventurous
  • Mountain Love + fabric fashionables
  • Mr.Lentz + upcycled salvage jewelry & accessory design
  • Mukee + Upcycled Skateboard Jewelry & Accessories
  • Neile + real butterfly wing jewelry
  • Perlalu + Jewelry & Hair Accessories
  • Poiesis Design + modern laser cut wood designs
  • Sadie Belle + resin works inspired by nature
  • Sima Gilady + Personalized Jewelry in Hebrew & English
  • Spruce Jewelry + Organic, Modern Jewelry
  • Sugar Soul Studio + Delicate Everyday Jewelry
  • Swear Jar Design + Handmade Jewelry, Silversmithery
  • Taylor Kenney Jewelry + sumptuous colors and textures
  • Tempest Jewelry + by Miranda Wachtel
  • The Gold Bug+ steampunk jewelry
  • TrueJune + delicate yet durable, rustic yet refined crocheted necklaces

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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is the fabulous white wall location of this years Firefly Handmade Holiday Market. Partnering together helps us both! Firefly Handmade strives to work with non-profit businesses in and around Boulder each time we put on an event. At the BMoCA there will be a small entry fee of $2 to this years market, which benefits the museum and their mission to offer ongoing shows of wonderful contemporary art to our thriving Front Range Community.

We hope that you recognize this cause as you visit the show and are shopping for gifts.

Swell Brand Goods by Courtney Loveman is a line of quirky, irreverent, loved-in clothing for babies, toddlers and adults. Simple, iconic styles in fresh and unexpected color combinations – along with unique ‘loved-in’ details and nonsensical typography – give the collection it’s distinctive look.

About 80% of the garments are up-cycled, with a commitment to using only the highest quality raw materials. A sense of humor, a love of color and a predisposition toward your dad’s old sweatshirts are required for purchase.

Pattern, is the passion of Emily Knight, a High School Art Teacher by day, and a creative enthusiast and super knitter. She believes in making things yourself, sharing them- and collecting things made by others. We do too!

Her super chunky, colorful  knit accessories are the perfect way to cozy up this winter!

Moonspun Jewelry  by Katherine Wheeler Sanz, is spilling with magic!

“A combination of meaningful and beautiful, each Moonspun piece is a modern treasure. These are the pieces in your jewelry box that glows with gentle power, the ones want to put on that move with you while you dance.

Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted from scratch using recycled metals, ethically sourced gemstones, and a generous dollop of love. We can’t wait to see you at the Market!”

Darn Craftistas:

“We’re longtime crafty friends: a couple of transplants and two Boulderites. In the tradition of the lemonade stand of our childhoods, we decided to come together and make, create, knit and sew indie-crafts. Whether it’s something special or something useful, we make stylie, unusual things that you can reach for when you need that perky something.”

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz is a true underground force in niche perfumery.   DSH, as she is called by her devoted following, has been working with aromatics for the past 17 years. She has developed many innovative concept perfumes and worked with top designers to consult and create exclusive perfumes. Beginning her career as a painter, Dawn came to perfumery in 1991 while working at Boston’s famed ESSENSE Perfumery (on Posh Newbury Street). She developed her talent for creating perfumes based on fine art principles, and since the early nineties, began developing her innovative lines of ready-to-wear artisan perfumes under her own label while consulting for niche marketers, such as Luckyscent / Indiescents, Flora Napa Valley, Calypso, Jules & Jane, and Zents Spa Collection.

Dawn’s newest collection, “Art Projects”, is the concept line that she has been creating in her studio for the past few years combining a synesthetic approach to perfume design and creating aroma-art expressions for Denver Art Museum, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), the Dairy Center for the Arts and her own exhibitions.

All of her creations are available at Dawn’s own Essense Studio in Boulder, Colorado, where she is based, and selections are available online at dshperfumes.com.

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