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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Brooklyn Lyceum Holiday Craft Market – A Procrastinator’s Paradise

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Yes, I left some of my shopping until this weekend.  But I totally scored at The Brooklyn Lyceum Holiday Craft Market.  In addition to cupcakes, chocolate, and sandwiches that kept me going, the handmade merchandise was impressive.  The Lyceum is an excellent space for a market, and I heard a lot of people saying that they liked the way the crowd could easily flow through the aisles this year.

To see all the wonderful exhibitors, you’ll have to brave the snow yourself on Sunday.  But I’ll give you a few examples of some of them.

Lovely Day Designs has hand-poured soy candles in vintage teacups, pressed-glass votives, and porcelain gravy boats, and other decorative items as well.  One of the more unusual things I came across was the living jewelry from McFlashpants, tiny plants rooted in eensy vials hanging as pendants on a necklace.  McFlashpants also makes unique jewelry made of vintage cutlery.  Everything Tiny creates laser cut accessories using bright colors and fun images like dinosaurs, Leggos, deer, and (my favorite) dachshunds.  Fortunately for my little nieces, I came across Pickleboots and got some really great kid things for them.

I really liked the graphic images printed on pages torn from unusual books by Girls Can Tell.  The soaps from Nordea all smell divine, and her felted scrubber soaps in bright colors would be great stocking stuffers.  The framed prints from Raw Toast Design are colorful, skillfully drawn, and darkly funny, like the “poor calamari” being eaten by seagulls.  For really great T-shirts, I couldn’t resist the bright pink giant squid from Squidfire.  And Miss Wit lives up to her name with some really great shirts, like the one that says, “I can’t stop googling myself.”  For the nostalgic people on your list, definitely stop by Another Work In Progress for handmade spiral notebooks made from vintage board games, like Candy Land, Bingo, Monopoly, and more.

Brooklyn Lyceum:  Saturday and Sunday, December 19 – 20, 11A – 7 P

Tomorrow is the last weekend day to shop!  So pull on your ear grips and mukluks and hit the markets!


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