Neighborhood: Rotates between Chestnut Hill, Bryn Mawr, Collingswood, and Kennett Square. I visited the Bryn Mawr event.
Vibe: Open air flea market, family friendly, shopping small/local
Good For: Vintage finds, furniture, jewelry, art, decor, collectibles, a neighborhood activity for the family
If you are a vintage lover, in need of some home improvement, or simply appreciate a good local flea market, COME TO CLOVER MARKET! I ran over to the Bryn Mawr edition of this traveling flea market on Sunday and loved every second of my time there. Clover Market is basically a haven for Spruce Lane because everything is locally made by small businesses. It travels seasonally in the spring and fall in Bryn Mawr, Chestnut Hill, and Kennett Square PA as well as in in Collingswood NJ. There were some familiar faces there that I was thrilled to see (shout out to Zoet Bathlatier, Fresh Vintage, and Voloshin!) but also round up of newly discovered vendors that are on my list of "ones to watch". I'll explain a bit more about the overall experience and then dive into some of my favorite shops.
According to Clover Market's website, they showcase 100+ vendors at each event, in addition to numerous food trucks and live music. The portfolio was diverse, featuring antique purveyors, ceramics and pottery, sports collectibles, handmade apparel and linens (pillows, towels, napkins, etc.), garden and succulent shops, tons of jewelry and more! Clover Market was founded in 2010 and it was named after the notion of "lucky finds for the home". This slogan couldn't be more accurate! To add to the fun, there were countless adorable dogs roaming the grounds. The cutest had to either be a pudgy brown french bulldog or a perfectly groomed golden retriever puppy.
In terms of the shopping scene, some of my favorite new finds were Bucks County Flowers + Things, Untold Imprint, Shutters and Sand, Navona Handmade, and Mission Salvage.
Bucks County Flowers And Things: If you have been following my Instagram lately, you might have noticed that I am doing some home redesign and am on a major succulent kick. Bucks County Flowers + Things blew me away with their succulent displays. The planters were immaculate! The materials ranged from reclaimed wood to glass, ceramics, and metallics. Everything was super clean and well done, and I would buy every variation they had if I could! I ended up getting a small gold piece with a jade plant to compliment some new brass end tables that are going in my bedroom.
Untold Imprint: Untold Imprint is a small batch textile business based here in Pennsylvania. I found myself gravitating to their tent at least five times because I loved the natural, bohemian feel that all of their pieces had. If their pillow cases came in a grey color scheme I would have bought three. They sold hand-dyed towels, tank tops, and these adorable dream catcher-like items that could serve either as wall art or a mobile for a nursery, depending on how you hung it. I didn't get anything from them at this market, but I loved their style and am sure I'll snag something from them in the future.
Shutters and Sand: There was a sea of vintage and antique vendors at Clover Market, but Shutters and Sand brought things to a new and higher level. Everything they featured was of pristine quality and exuded elegance and sophistication. I wasn't in the market for a large piece of furniture, but if I needed an armoire or Parisian-inspired vanity, this would be my first stop. My mom actually ended up buying a small, golden candle stand that was incredibly ornate (complete with beveled mirrors) for a mere $15! She's actually in the background of this photo checking out (ha!) What a score.
Navona Handmade: This shop was beautiful and one of the later stops on my Clover Journey. I bought an exquisite ceramic piece from them that I plan to display on a wooden floating shelf in my kitchen. It had soft hues of grey, blue, and pink that will mix perfectly with my color scheme. I wish I could have splurged more here because they had an impressive assortment of handmade pottery (catch-all dishes, mugs, plates, glasses, jars), textiles, and pillows that all were incredibly chic and had my favorite "bohemian" feel to them. I'm definitely going to keep an eye on their online shop while my bank account recovers from all of this decor shopping. The best part of all is that they also take bespoke order requests if you want something even more unique. *I wasn't able to snap my own photos from Navona's stand, but below are images from their Instagram to give you a feel for their aesthetic!
Mission Salvage: This place was really cool and eclectic. They had a number of knick knacks, but in particular I liked these cute tin, industrial looking succulent planters (again, these are my shopping kryptonite lately!) and this super unique chandelier made of reclaimed metal, fabrics and wine bottle corks. I've never seen anything like it and am sure it is gorgeous when lit up. Mission Salvage reclaims, recycles and re-loves pieces of American History. Good stuff.
Overall, perusing the tents of Clover Market was a ton of fun and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Aside from the fantastic assortment of vendors and shopping, it felt great to get out and support the local community. As mentioned, Clover rotates seasonally in the spring and fall. The next stop is in Kennett Square on Sunday, June 10! Mark your calendars by following Clover Market's schedule here! To stay up to date on all things Clover, follow them on Instagram too!
Remember to shop local and thanks for reading, all!