One of the first things I wanted to do when I knew we were going to be moving back to the Greenville, SC area for awhile was explore more of the locally owned businesses and antique shops. That was something we tried to be very intentional about in Tulsa and we built a wealth of memories from our weekend jaunts to coffee shops, farmer’s markets, antique stores, and art shows.
There is something in me that wants my children to recognize and appreciate hard work and the ability to create with your own two hands. I love when they ask me how things are made (e.g. water, paper, ice, hurricanes) at breakfast in the morning. Then I begin to see the wheels turning and I find them trying to make hurricanes with two cups and some water in the kitchen. I hope that by exposing them to artists and handmade items, it continues to fuel their curiosity and the desire to put forth beauty in the world.
This past weekend, I took a break from working on the house, picked up an iced coffee for me, a cookie for the kids, and we visited the brand new Savvy reStyle Market in Greer, SC. I think we were all excited to get out of the house and do something purely for fun! The host for this monthly market is Heidi, a friend of my mom’s, and she has curated the most lovely group of vendors with handmade, up cycled, and vintage goods on the first Friday and Saturday of every month.
The girls favorite part was watching Rosemary, from McRose Designs, twist and craft her handmade jewelry with a pair of needle nose pliers. I see some bead kits for birthdays in our future!
The schooners are obsessed with birds and since we left our little birdhouse in Oklahoma, these colorful houses almost came home with us. We are knee deep in dirt and gardening right now, so these outdoor planters and birdhouses give me hope that things will grow and get pretty again around here. Spring, we’re so glad you’re here. And just to be sure, grass does eventually grow, right?!!!
The sweetest little antique finds in Malia’s Mark. I wanted to take home everything with me, including the vintage fan, wood brushes, and rulers. Remember my love of mixing old and new in our home?! I am trying so hard to finish up the painting so I can start adding in my antique finds and artwork.
If you are local, and looking for a place to shop handmade goods, The Savvy reStyle Market opens on the first Friday and Saturday of every month from 10am – 6pm. They are located at 325 S. Buncombe Rd. Greer, SC 29651. Also, since I love refinishing my own furniture, I really wanted to mention that in addition to the market, Heidi offers DIY classes, open studios, and a design center for inspiration. She is a retailer for the Amy Howard at home DIY product line (think no-prep paint, lacquer spray paint, and zincing metal products), and I was super impressed with the finished pieces she showed me.
Thanks for inviting us, Heidi, and for giving the schooners cookies for the road! We can’t wait to come back in May!
P.S. This post is in partnership with Savvy reStyle Market. Couldn’t be more excited to support them!