2014 Carlisle Country Craft & Old-fashioned Market Mercantile pioneer festival artist/ vendor list

LIST OF ECO-FRIENDLY, HISTORICAL ARTISANS , in general order of counter-clockwise circuit around map (‘local’ denotes Carlisle village area, ** denotes specialty wedding items) :
Parking area:
Auburn Acres Farm, self-sufficient family with their home-breds and home-growns

Outside of Hall through “pedestrian gates” :
Pocket of Posies,** local floral designer, weddings a specialty
Yvonne Parsons Photography,** local photographer, taking your sepia’d shots in your costumes or ours… see her natural and historical photos on display also!
Quick and Dirty Scrapworks, blacksmith, also doing demos.
Nature Felted, old-fashioned felting methods inspired by Ontario’s wildlife, also doing demos
Earthworm Studio- eco-friendly upcycled handbags and grocery bags, made entirely from old suits and clothing
On A Branch Soaps, all-natural soap, balms, detergents
Stones of Time, fossil and bone sculptures with stories
Old on Gold, primitive tools, home-made preserves, gourd art and tin-can lanterns
IZ Felt, felted slippers any pioneer would be proud to wear!
Christina’s Gift Shoppe, fine art on raw-edged wood, etc.
Jazzy Collective, chunky-knit clothing and accessories, also doing demos.
HandSigNow, local, bright woodworks from reclaimed wood incl. birdhouses, furniture, etc.
Remembrances, pottery and earthenwares, also doing demos.
Rustic Revivals,** local, salvage and folk art, custom weddings (see also across, at hall: Juliet’s Quill and Rural Revivals)
Lace Amour,** old-fashioned art of tatting, also doing demos.
Ruby Jade Studio**, linen and burlap cushions and cards, French Country and shabby chic styles
Triptastic Treasures incl: Shaktidancer**, steampunk and festival costuming/clothing and Ray’s Rootworks,all-natural musical instruments
Simply Chic Treasures, shabby chic cottage/farm furniture and home decor, also antique accessories
Create and Be, felted clothing from home-bred sheep
Ragged Revival, crocheted rag rugs, coasters, and baskets
Sinclair Woodworks, local, scrimshaw artist on antler, & wood
At the Keep, fresh produce
Metis Caravan, a real tee-pee! native artworks and jewelry
The Busy Whisk, local, baker with old-fashioned recipes for scones, muffins, etc. and hot lunches
The Joyful Spinster, local, demonstrator of spinning and weaving
Trinity Artists, local, canvas and watercolour painter, also beeswax candles, lavender and rose water and wreaths
MiniMade, quilter and seamstress
L’immaginaria, lino-cut and scratchboard artworks, old-fashioned techniques of printing also being demonstrated

PLUS: INSIDE displays incl. Olde Apothecary & Mercantile (with candy to purchase), and Thinking Ahead – ideas for Christmas from our artisans

BUSKERS – PLEASE BE GENEROUS TO OUR ENTERTAINERS- what you give them constitutes their earnings for the weekend!
Sat. only: the Shade Valley Citizens’ Band
Sun. only: Onion Honey
Jim Young
try your hand at playing the spoons and blowin’ in the jug along with them!
Strolling Magician: Sebastien Sheldon
Village Green Pioneer Games-master: Nicholas Sheldon

Katherine Kociolek, volunteer
Judi Partridge, Flamborough Councillor, opening show at 10 a.m. Aug. 23,
Mountsberg Community


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2014 collection from Etsy artists


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2014 Carlisle Country Craft & Old-fashioned Market Mercantile show

2014 poster

watch this wordpress site for lists of artisans, and some photos later in the spring as well…

THIS year, 2014, the show will be held at the corner of Campbellville and Centre Roads, at the Mountsberg Hall and Fields… 2133 Centre Road, Hamilton, Ontario for mapquest/googlemaps, etc.

2013 Vendors and their Items in 4 Delightful slide-show/scrapbooks… turn up the volume and enjoy!





A collection of some of the Etsians attending in 2013


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Come meet two of the donkeys from the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada!