I have been counting the days ’til the weekend. There are some great popup shops lined up around town and let me tell you…I am in the mood to shop. I’m polishing up the ol’ magnetic strip on the credit card and I’m not going to the mall. I’m shopping vintage, handmade, reclaimed. All of my faves. Want to know where to shop this weekend?
- Saturday, start the day at Nannygoat Antiques largest sale ever taking place at a Gladwyne estate. If you don’t know the Nannygoats, you need to. They are fellow sellers at Clover Market who always attract a crowd with their fabulous vintage finds. I can’t wait to see what these ladies have been up to in the “off season”!
- Then head just one exit east on 76 to Manayunk, my old stompin’ ground! I’ll be visiting “Cupid Gets Crafty” – the popup that some of my other favorite Clover Sellers have put together. It is taking place at Sardine Clothing Company. Looks to be a great mix of handmade, local treasures. Don’t forget your sweetie’s valentine while you’re there.
- Next is the Outpost event at Three Potato Four just down the street. This one also looks enticing with a long list of local artists bringing their reclaimed wares, food, vintage and gifts. I can barely wait. I’m already considering the grilled cheese truck for lunch. Seriously they thought of everything when lining up their sellers.
- And while in the neighborhood, I’m going to drop in a couple of brick & mortar vintage stores on Main Street…Revival Smith is reopening Saturday after renovating the shop. Can’t wait to see what’s in store.
- The new Meadowsweet Vintage has been calling my name. Looks right up my alley chock full of rustic & primitive finds. Another must-stop-shop.
- The First Annual Manayunk Ice Festival definitely helps heat things up around town, or cool it down actually but you get the idea. Check out the ice sculptures down by the canal.
- Just added to the itinerary: It’s the last weekend for the seasonal modern/vintage/mid-century popup Nomad in Chestnut Hill. Must hit it on the way home.
The weekend promises to be fun around Manayunk! I might just need to move back to the neighborhood. I like what’s happening there. Seems like Manayunk is the next vintage row. Watch out North 3rd Street!
So who will I see out shopping and supporting these local purveyors of vintage, reclaimed and handmade wares? Who’s in?
BTW did you know that Manayunk is the only neighborhood in Philadelphia where parking meters are still only $1 an hour? True story. It is at least $2 everywhere else. Shh! Don’t tell the Parking Authority.