Artists Illuminated - Backyard Soap Co.

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring South Boston Holiday Market maker: Backyard Soap Co.

BACKYARD SOAP CO.

Chef, Gardener, Soap Maker Richard Bonasoro is a passionate creator from Massachusetts. He is a renaissance man finding that the ways of the old world are not only romantic but efficient in our fast-paced lives. His love for soap making began almost five years ago when he was in his discovery of the magic of raw organic ingredients.

Transforming his backyard lawn into raised beds for flowers and vegetables, his garden became his greatest teacher. Learning that the best ingredients come from the healthy soil which equates to a healthy body and soul. What we put into our bodies becomes part of us so the ingredients have to come from love. When the bees and earthworms are happy they make the best of earth's gifts possible. So whether it's cooking a meal or creating a bar of soap the details are important. Quality ingredients and practices that benefit our well being and the well being of the planet. From those ideas, Richard bloomed Backyard Soap Company into what it is today.

Look for Backyard Soap Co. at the South Boston & Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the South Boston Holiday Market on Saturday, December 9th, click HERE

For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

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Artists Illuminated - Loyal Supply Co.

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: Loyal Supply Co.

LOYAL SUPPLY CO.

Loyal Supply Co. is a design firm, retailer, and distributor of goods for the home, office, and studio. We believe in useful, thoughtfully designed products that make life more enjoyable. We work by the motto Supplies for Life. To us, this means objects worth keeping by your side for life.  We are very particular about the products we carry and the goods we design.

We strive to supply items that are as enjoyable to view as they are to use. Our offerings are built to provide lasting service and longer memories. We look at every potential item through two filters: utility and design. Each product has a use and needs to be able to perform its duty. We also value the design and appearance of our collection.Our store combines home and work. We work hard, but we also value our time away from the office. Loyal’s collection reflects that notion, offering the required materials to literally go fly a kite. Our compilation of items is always evolving, changing with seasons, needs and community interests.  

Look for Loyal Supply Co. at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

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Artists Illuminated - ParTea

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: ParTea

PARTEA

In an age of craft cocktail bars, home bar carts, and beautiful drink recipe books adorning every well-styled coffee table, what makes ParTea's Booze Infusers so special? 

To start, their blends are meticulously handcrafted to ensure the highest quality infusion possible. They include only whole, natural ingredients so you can maintain control of just what you're drinking. By using a dried infusion rather than fresh fruits or vegetables, your infusion's shelf life remains the same as that of a bottle of liquor. Fresh fruits and vegetables transfer water into the alcohol (and in turn absorb alcohol) lowering the alcohol percentage of the final product. This means that your infusion will spoil over time. Who wants that? Not ParTea! 

With less than a gram of sugar per serving, ParTea's Booze Infusers can eliminate some of the problems with traditional cocktails. Sugar causes hangovers, headaches and extra bloating. Need we go on? Ditch the syrups and sodas for a Booze Infuser - it's basically a health drink!

Look for ParTea at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

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Artists Illuminated - Englishman Bay Trading Company

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: Englishman Bay Trading Company

ENGLISHMAN BAY TRADING COMPANY

Englishman Bay Trading Company celebrates New England craft and style. It is about supporting local craftsmen and artisans expressing their talents and skill. 

English Bay sheep are raised on the rocky Maine coastline perpetuating the Down East tradition of seaside living. The authentically hand made wool products with unique designs will keep you warm for generations.

Look for Englishman Bay Trading Company at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

Artists Illuminated - The Science Boutique

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: The Science Boutique

THE SCIENCE BOUTIQUE

Bonding science and fashion since 2012! Handmade jewelry and accessories for the science lover made by a scientist!. Jewelry and accessories handmade from polymer clay, shrinkable plastic, resin and more. 

Look for The Science Boutique at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

Artists Illuminated - Visual Haiku

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: Visual Haiku

VISUAL HAIKU

Ami Fagin has been producing original and reproduction fine art since 1985.

The inspiration for her newest series: Visual Haiku came as a sudden motivation for daily and concise meditations on life, in general.  After a month of this pursuit, it became clear that a new and endearing body of work had emerged.

Ami’s work follows three main branches and she has three web galleries reflecting her large body of artwork.  Her original calling as a manuscript illuminator offers gorgeous wedding illuminations and traditional ketubah on her website: www.20thcenturyilluminations.com.

Her educational work in genocide awareness and prevention in “thinking through art” can be found on her website: www.beyondgenocide.net.

And this newest series most likely will be her daily meditation in life’s twists and turns, comedies and tragedies.  With her mature skills at expression with a brush and paint, she captures the essence of the moment, whatever that moment may portend.

Visit all of Ami’s work on any of these sites and buy some great art, support genocide prevention and celebrate love and marriage with any of Ami’s line of artistic productions.

Look for Visual Haiku at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

Artists Illuminated - Hastings Studio

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: Visual Haiku

HASTINGS STUDIO

Irene and Jonas Hastings are the husband and wife duo behind Hastings Studio. The Illustrators met at The Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and settled in Massachusetts after marriage and children. Their Studio is in Whitinsville, MA where they produce artwork by the boatload. They maintain their own styles and processes for making art while showing it together as a couple. Hastings Studio create, print, bind, and package all of the work themselves.

Look for Hastings Studio at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

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Artists Illuminated - Hunter's Tea

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring South Boston Holiday Market maker: Hunter's Tea

HUNTER'S TEA

The appeal of single-estate tea is clear.

Just as single-origin chocolate or coffee, single estate tea brings out singular taste experiences between different flushes providing a unique yet forever changing palate. It can be expensive, as supply is inherently limited, but can also have a greater purity of flavor than blended teas because all of the leaves share the same origin. 

"Hunters Tea Fact: We use single estate teas in all our blends leading to a refined taste, increased quality, and deliscious flavor."

Hunters Coffee is the devilish brother of Hunters Tea while staying completely organic. As a subscription-only product with the occasional market appearance, we are bringing you closer to fresh, craft roasted beans than you have ever been before. We carefully work with local craft roasters to have your coffee beans delivered with no more than 72 hours between roast and arrival. Start your week off right by using the fresh craft roasted organic beans. There is a difference. Trust us.

Look for Hunters Tea at the South Boston Holiday Market.
For more info on the South Boston Holiday Market on Saturday, December 9th, click HERE

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Artists Illuminated - Hubba Hubba Foods

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring South Boston & Salem Holiday Market maker: Hubba Hubba Foods. 

HUBBA HUBBA FOODS

Hubba Hubba Foods began as holiday stocking stuffers for friends and family. When everyone was coming back with the empty jars for more, Hubba Hubba was born. A decade on, still working out of a quaint kitchen in York, Maine, Hubba's line has extended to spice blends and perfected the no-added-fat granola. 

For those who can’t stand the bland, Hubba Hubba Foods offers up 11 unique spice rubs and herb blends to tantalize your taste buds, plus a no-added fat granola. All Hubba Hubba products are made in small batches at their coastal Maine location with complex flavor combinations you won’t find anywhere else.

Look for Hubba Hubba Foods at the South Boston & Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the South Boston Holiday Market on Saturday, December 9th, click HERE

For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE

Artists Illuminated - Salem Style

Welcome to 'Artists Illuminated'. A series where we turn the spotlight on our favorite holiday market artists and makers. Today we are featuring Salem Holiday Market maker: Salem Style

SALEM STYLE

"I love Fashion. I love Salem. And I love to Crochet." The story of Salem Style:

"Salem Style was founded in December 2011. It all started with a hat. I wanted to make a hat for my boyfriend for Christmas. I had been crocheting for 15 years and had only made scarves and blankets (anything rectangle). My mother sat down with me and showed me how to read a pattern and make a hat. I found myself making lots of hats and designing my own patterns. Then one day someone asked, “hey, where did you get your hat?” and Salem Style was born!

Anything but your grandma’s crochet, Salem Style offers unique handmade accessories for the stylish individual.

Every item is crocheted by hand, by me, in historic and beautiful Salem Massachusetts."

"Designing and creating accessories is definitely a passion of mine. I am so excited every day to have a handmade business. I love to have fun and just laugh and be silly. I am also a huge fan or tea. I have more tins of loose leaf tea than I know what to do with and it’s incredibly overwhelming. I love yoga and it’s a goal of mine to attend more classes and workshops. I think winter is beautiful but I will always choose a warm destination over cold. I think I could eat sushi every single day. I have a cat named Holly, and I call her my “fur baby” and I love her to pieces."

Look for Salem Style at the Salem Holiday Market.
For more info on the Salem Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday, December 16th + 17th, click HERE