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Now we’re hitting our stride! A great site visit today renewed our energy for putting on this market and now we are thrilled to keep bringing you more of the amazing, innovative, handmade goods you can expect to be lining the mercado stalls at the Gypsy Farm Market every day up to the September 17th open! This gypsy girl has been busy time-traveling, but we’ve finally captured her just long enough for this two-day Firefly event …

Vintage Renewal is committed to redesigning tired vintage and second-hand pieces into fresh retro bohemian works of art for your home, studio, office and your very own wardrobe! We redesign art pieces for your home and wardrobe that are sustainable with a minimal effect on the environment by focusing on vintage and recycled materials.

We proudly construct usable art objects inspired by past decades, fashion styles, different cultures, antique furniture, and vintage craft books. Our high-end product will reflect cutting edge eco-designs made with loving care by local Indie Redesigner, Jeanne Connolly. We continue to collaborate with local artisans, crafters and designers to stay at the forefront of indie eco-design and to create a sense of community.

And remember, Be Green, Buy Vintage, Buy Handmade!


BottleHood is all about keeping glass out of our local landfills, creating jobs & stimulating the Colorado retail environment with locally-made, environmentally-sound products. We collect glass — beer, wine, soda and liquor bottles from bars, restaurants, breweries and homes and repurpose it into useful, fun household items. We turn your favorite beverage bottle into a glass, vase, light fixture, candle or even jewelry.

Rachel Cohen
4949 N. Broadway #124
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 444-5567 //

Hot Pink and Sequins is all about being fashionable and earth-friendly at the same time. Designer, Erin DeLargy says, “I get a rush from recycling leathers and fabrics.  Being a lover of thrift stores, I find so much more inspiration in the process of transforming something old into something new and beautiful.  You can have couture hand-made and still be green!”

Hot Pink and Sequins loves bold, LIVE OUT LOUD color, unique patterns and of course, sequins and anything sparkly.  The jewelry and accessories are based on what feels fun and items Erin, herself, would love to wear.  And sometimes she does end up keeping my work for herself!

New items in the works include recycled leather bags, leather tassel earrings and a whole new line of headbands!
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Ok, get ready. . . It’s sibling day here at Firefly! These sissies have lasso’d the lovely notion of “RE-” and are pulling it in like a wonderfully wild horse. You’ll know as soon as you meet them that they are as real as the rust on their favorite old piece of fence and as sweet as the lace on their petticoats. Junk? Certainly not. Much more like Junque.

While they may call themselves the Scrapsisters, Leslie Whiteside and Ashleigh Hitchcock have surely never met a scrap. The more tattered and traveled an item, the more the allure. Just ask a patient husband whose backyard is the halfway house for their “treasure(s) of the day.” These sisters wear all the necessary (cute) hats: crafter, welder, sander, painter, sewer, bookbinder, visionary, salvager. They drive an old truck, wear sturdy boots, laugh A LOT and with gusto. They manage to unearth the most amazing vintage finds in need of just a bit of love, craft and creative care-taking. Not to jump ahead, but just wait ‘til you see what these girls have in their collection for summer-time porch sitting. (Think summertime, gypsy farm market FIRELY style!)

At the Holiday Market, you’ll find freezer frogs handsewn (of course from their grandmother’s pattern) journals and planners from vintage bingo cards and Dr. Seuss classics, kid’s jewelry from scrap acrylic, re-habbed tin lunchboxes (if they don’t have the one you loved in 2nd grade, they’ll find it for you!) and some wonderful surprises.

And when you visit them at Firefly. . . ask about the third sister (something about a metal detector, vintage jewelry, and Buckinham Palace.) The Scrapsisters are scrappy all right in the most delightful way.

This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” ideas. Not only eco-friendly, but boasting both form and function too.

Rachael is a recent graduate from the Leeds School of Business at CU and beginning her career, by starting a business in Boulder – BottleHood. She is very passionate about keeping glass out of the landfill and trying to make the world a greener place.

Bottlehood turns glass bottles from our neighborhood’s bars, restaurants, breweries, and homes into functional items such as Juice glasses, tumblers, vases, light fixtures, and even jewelry.  In the process we create jobs right in our neighborhood.

This socially-conscious, local-made product is one for just about anyone on your list. I know I’m thrilled to introduce the innovation that is Bottlehood to my friends and family this year. A gift I can feel real pride in giving!

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