Buy Local Marketplace at the Scranton Cultural Center

Saturday, November 24, 2012
Tomorrow is the day!!!  We're excited to be part of this event and hope you will all come out for a fun and festive afternoon of shopping, food and wine.  For a full list of vendors, see the Scranton Cultural Center's event page here.  ScrantonMade will be offering free gift wrapping in the lobby.  Stop by and say hello!

Vendor Spotlight: Bache & Reba and K.K.'s Crochet Corner

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We're thrilled to introduce bache & Reba and K.K.'s Crochet Corner; two talented creative companies that will be featured in the Buy Local Holiday Market at the Scranton Cultural Center on November 25th. 

Meet  Rachael Arnone of bachestinks and Rebecca Kinsey of Reba Handmade Accessories...aka  bache & Reba!

Tell us about your craft endeavor and what each of you make and the materials you use. 

Rachael creates quality and unique goods from accessories to apparel using found materials, including vintage and recycled.  Rebecca creates handmade accessories from recycled or unwanted materials, and zippers. We often plan sewing days on the weekends and sew into the late hours of the night.  Sewing together allows us to motivate and inspire each other.  It seemed only natural to combine forces in the creation of bache & Reba.

What items will you be featuring at the Buy Local holiday market and how much do they retail for?
Rachael will be featuring skirts, tote bags, as well as aprons.

Rebecca will be featuring zippered pouches, clutches, and purses. Items range from $8-$50.

How can people find you?
You can also find bachestinks: 
    November 17th @ Lakeland Craft Fair 
    November 24th @ Honesdale Holiday Market on Main St.  
    December 1st @ Wallenpaupack South Elementary Craft Fair
    December 8th @ Ladore Lodge Craft Craft Fair in Waymart

 Reba Handmade Accessories can also be found at GreenBeing in Scranton.

Follow Bachstinks and Reba Handmade

Meet Kathleen Knott of K.K.'s Crochet Corner!

Tell us how you get started selling your crocheted wares and a description of your company/products: 

I have been an avid crocheter since I was 9 years old.  My mother taught me the basics and as I got older I taught myself the more complicated stitches.  Up until last summer, family and friends have always encouraged me to sell my items, but it was a passing thought. I met the public relations representative at TheGathering Place inside Sugarman's Flea Market, and she made me see that my items were really unique and one of a kind.  From there many doors have opened for me in the crafting world.

K.K.'s Crochet Corner offers handmade crochet items from the heart.  Every item I make, whether it is for a custom order or an item ready to sell, my heart and soul goes into my items, and it shows in the end product.  I also pride that I take part in many benefits and donations that are in no relation to a craft show.  For example, currently I am donating 50% of my proceeds from every craft show to a fellow Penn State School of Nursing school graduate, Justin Ware, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 23. I feel no one should go through that kind of hardship, especially at a young age. I created handmade lavender ribbon magnets for Justin's benefit where 100% of the proceeds will go to Justin's uncovered medical expenses.  I take pride in the fact that K.K.'s Crochet Corner is always willing to make a donation of some sort. It's always been a part of me as a human being to give back to the community in any way. 

What items will you be featuring at the event and how much do they retail for?

At the event I will be featuring items that can be given as gifts for the holidays.  This will range from various kinds of hats of all sizes, scarves, Christmas stockings, purses, and much much more!  The average range retail for the items are $6-$30.

Do you carry adult wares as well as children's?
Yes I do carry adult wares as well as children's.  I make adult scarves, fingerless gloves, purses, hats and much, much more. 

How can people find you?
People can find me on my business page on Facebook at
I also sell adult wares at Willow Tree Shop on Oram Street in Scranton, PA, and I sell both adult and children's wares at The Gathering Place inside the Sugarman's Flea Market in Eynon, PA.

Find K.K.'s Crochet Corner

Vendor Spotlight: Reclaimed A Candle Company and Primrose Design

Thursday, November 1, 2012

We’re so excited to introduce two wonderfully creative local companies, Reclaimed A Candle Company and Primrose Design.  We’ve recently gotten to know Reclaimed and have been struck by the unique beauty of their candles set in original vintage tins, glassware and other vintage objects.  Primrose Designs are an old friend of ours, and a popular feature at Cristin’s brick-and-mortar boutique, GreenBeing. We’re so excited that they are both on board for the Scranton Cultural Center’s Buy Local Holiday Market

Meet Reclaimed A Candle Company’s Ashley Paschke

Tell us a little about your company and how you got started making candles.
Reclaimed A Candle Company is an honest company making honest products!  We started Reclaimed A Candle Company back in June of this year.  Zach, my husband; and I love to go out on the weekends to flea markets to find unique pieces for our home.  A hand-poured candle we received as a Christmas gift inspired us to put a unique and vintage spin on candles. We have been collecting various tins and glassware over the months and now have a full line of candles.   On an average day our kitchen has wax on the stove, all over our wood floors and the smell of something sweet in the air.

What is your best-selling scent?
Reclaimed started out as unscented, but over the past few months we have ventured into a few scents.  As of right now, Red Apple Peel and Sugared Shortbread are our best sellers. 

What items will you be featuring at the Buy Local holiday market?
We will have a few different items featured but my personal favorites are our line of tins, some date back as early as the 1920's!  We will also have our tea tights, votives, assorted glassware and jars.  If you have a piece that you would like us to make into a Reclaimed Candle, please bring it with you to the market and we can chat about the details! 

How can people find you?
Facebook: Reclaimed
Retail Stores:  
Willow Tree Shop (both Scranton and Clark's Summit)
Upcoming shows: 
Buy Local Holiday Market, Scranton Cultural Center, November 25th
Summit Christian Academy Craft Show, Clark's Summit, December 1st

Meet Primrose Design’s Janet McCaffrey

Tell us a little about your company and the concept behind Primrose Design.

Primrose Design's mission is the repurposing of vintage materials into contemporary products better-suited to modern lifestyles. We may not be able to use embroidered handkerchiefs or table linens as they were originally intended but they make really cool pillows and home accessories!

Our product line includes decorative pillows, several styles of lavender sachets, small sewn accessories ( wallets, zippered bags, tissue cozies and key fobs), and kitchen items (tea towels and pot holders). Each is handcrafted from some combination of vintage fabric, embroidered linens, handkerchiefs, vintage buttons, and trims. Vintage materials are sourced from flea markets, antique shows, yard sales, and eBay. During the week I'm a freelance graphic designer but most weekends you'll find me out and about hunting for treasure.

On the Primrose Design website and Etsy shops you'll also find a selection of vintage items for sale—things found in my travels but not used—vintage buttons, trims, sewing and embroidery patterns, knitting and crochet pattern books, vintage fabric, and baby items.

What are some products you'll be featuring at The Holiday Market?

Lavender sachets crafted from layered vintage handkerchiefs and buttons, vintage eyelet and buttons, and stacks of three tied with grosgrain ribbon. I'll have some of my small accessories—mini wallets, zippered bags, key fobs, and tissue cozies. And, if I have enough space, kitchen items like tea towels and pot holders.

What's your best selling product?
For handcrafted products it's the lavender sachet made from vintage handkerchiefs and the keyfobs. In the vintage area it's definitely buttons.

Do you sell your products locally?
Some of my products are available locally at GreenBeing in Scranton.

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Upcoming Shows
Abington Community Library Holiday Marketplace in Clarks Summit, Sat Nove 10th, 10-4pm