With the cancellations of so many local holiday craft shows, Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market presents locals this October with one of their final opportunities to stock up on local holiday gifts.
This week we focus on quality, handmade gifts that bring vibrant life to the home. Sourcing home goods from the farmers market is a lovely way to bring locally-sourced texture to the space you spend most of your time.
Your market artisans represent such a wide array of tastes and styles, you’re sure to find thoughtful treasures for everyone on your gift list this season.
Northwest-themed pottery/ Madrona Ridge Pottery
Michel McCarter, a former ceramics teacher, has the unique capability of capturing the spirit-of-place through her work. Her highly-textured stoneware clay pieces reflect the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, with picturesque mountain tableaus and iconic swaying lavender. Inspired by the natural tranquility of the Olympic Peninsula, Madrona Ridge Pottery pieces incorporate soft and natural colors that match a wide range of personal aesthetics.
Polymer clay ornaments/ Fenkai Designs
Is there anything more special than a handmade holiday ornament? The market is excited to welcome Fenkai Designs for the holiday season. Look for an elaborate display of handmade polymer clay ornaments in a rainbow of jubilant designs and patterns.
Upcycled handmade rugs/ The Raggedy Rug Company
For those seeking creative pieces that will stand the test of time, look no further than The Raggedy Rug Company. These durable, upcycled rugs have a serious following here in Sequim and for good reason. Diane takes reused cotton and denim garments and cuts them into thin strips, which she then works on a loom to make into colorful area rugs. These rugs divert waste from the landfill while pepping up dull, high traffic areas in your home. In fact, we challenge you to find a room in your home that couldn’t be spruced up by one of these lovingly crafted rugs!
Handmade soap/ Smoothie Essentials
There’s nothing better than giving the gift of self care to someone you love, and Smoothie Essentials is the perfect pampering present. This veteran vendor presents a fantastically indulgent line of handmade soap and bath products. With an extensive range of colorful patterns and wonderful smelling fragrances, this vendor can be your one-stop shop for a little something for everyone in your life.
Foraged driftwood window charms/Tumbleweeds Beads & Sea
Give the gift of the sea with these hanging charms from Tumbleweeds Beads & Sea. Designed to adorn your favorite windows and lofty spaces, these charming mobiles, crafted from foraged driftwood and intentionally selected beads and glass, make for wonderful mementos direct from the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Etched glass/ Dungeness Valley Apiaries
In addition to finding Gary Flynn’s classic golden honey from Dungeness Valley Apiaries, you will also find his beautiful etched glass pieces. Fantastically functional, these mugs, glasses, tumblers, and shot glasses also make an excellent decorative addition to the home as they capture the beautiful Sequim sun.
Check them out
The month of October is your last chance to do your local holiday shopping and meet your farmers at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market.
Find us downtown at Sequim Civic Center Plaza, every Saturday this month, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Emma Jane Garcia is Marketing Manager for the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market. See www.sequim market.com.