Last year I brought affordable new & pre-loved Halloween costumes and they were such a hit with festival attendees so that's what I'm bringing again this year. Here are some photos of happy kids in their costumes.
On Sat. 9/13/14 a friend will be joining me to sell scarves and other accessories. On Sunday, 9/14/14, another friend will be in my tent selling her custom tutus. Please come visit our tent near the Children's area. We look forward to meeting you!
Wanna win a new sustainable nursery furnished by Kalon Studios (pronounced like "talon" with a k) and a year's supply of Free & Clear Diapers, Wipes and Laundry Detergent from Seventh Generation?
The nursery chosen for this special sweepstakes features 100% domestic maple, and like all Kalon Studios furniture, is designed to last and grow with your child. Designer/owners Michaele Simmering and husband, Johann Pauwen, are committed to sustainability. Kalon Studios was created in 2007 when Michaele was pregnant with their first daughter. Every piece they designed came from a need in their own lives.
She says, "We think intensely before we buy anything, considering the lifespan of the piece in our own home, the materials, where they came from, etc. No matter how much language we put out there, I don't think we scratch the surface of how truly considered our products are from the ground up. We source everything as close to home as we can, as sustainably as we can and as high quality as we can. We use raw materials that are renewable, biodegradable, and non-toxic. We even finish our woods with an oil we developed that is non-toxic and food safe. And we truly believe in using local manufacturing to help revitalize and sustain craftsmanship in the states." Johann and Michaele see sustainability as more just the materials and processes they use. "Furniture is often a thoughtless purchase to fill an immediate need, so cheap you don't need to think about it. Sustainability comes through managing and caring for a piece of furniture rather than trashing a poorly made, 'quick-fix'. Buy something you love, need and will care for as a result."
Information was borrowed from Seventh Generation's blog.
Enter the contest.
I was blessed to win a Eileen Fisher Women's Business Grant in 2012. Have you heard of their 2nd-hand collection called Green Eileen? My relationship with this inspirational company has afforded a special offer I can extend to my customers. While supplies last (I have a certain number of coupons) I can give you a $25 OFF any purchase of $50 or more for Green Eileen merchandise. All you have to do is spend at least $25 at Gumdrop Swap and mention this offer! To be used at locations in Yonkers, Irvington & Central Valley, NY and Seattle, WA locations.
We've been in our new location for about a month now and starting to feel settled. Thank you to all who supported in some way. Whether a customer, donor to our fundraiser campaign or physically helped move - THANK YOU!
We didn't move far. We are now at 993 Main St, Suite 1U, Bridgeport, CT 06604. If you are familiar with our old location we just moved from in side the Arcade Mall to the outside, right across from Jimmy's. Our street location makes it a lot easier to unload and load for swapping. If you haven't checked out our new digs, here are some photos to wet your palette.