All She Wrote Notes is a calligraphy and hand lettering studio on a mission to spread happiness through handwriting. She creates cheerful and colorful gifts that feature positive and encouraging messages made to put a smile on your face. The founder, Maghon Taylor, is an award winning artist and best-selling author of four books, which she will have available to sign and personalize on site for all of the creative hearts on your list! She also has a line of products available through DaySpring Cards at Wal-Mart.
Amber Taylor Creative is a woman-owned, small business based in Greensboro, creating delightful gifts and charming paper goods. Inspired by nature’s beauty, her can glasses, coffee mugs, cards, and more are one-of-a-kind gifts to help you find joy in every day.
ArcBARKS Dog Treat Company was conceived and developed by The Arc of Greensboro, Inc., to provide vocational training for individuals with intellectual disabilities. arcBARKS bakers are introduced to all aspects of baking and packaging preservative-free dog treats from scratch to sale. As chefs gain confidence and transferable job skills, they are counseled about options for competitive employment in the larger community. Currently, arcBARKS produces three flavors of dog treats: Peanut Butter Barkers, Pumpkin Barkers, and ABC (apple, banana, carrot) Barkers.
Kristine Rimmey of Summerfield is the maker behind Armadilly Handmade. Kristine is a quilter and lifelong crafter. She enjoys making unique baskets, bowls, flowerpots, and coasters out of rope customized with fabric, thread, and embroidery designs. She also loves collaborating with customers to make one-of-a-kind memory bears from their treasured clothing. Visit her booth to see these and her other creations.
Asheville Tea Company creates and blends craft teas in Asheville, NC, that feature locally grown herbs and botanicals. They work directly with farmers in the Southeast for fresh ingredients and create blends that are inspired by growing up in North Carolina.
Baked Downtown is a small local bakery in Greensboro. They have a passion for creating custom, unique cakes and baked goods using only the best, real, quality ingredients. At Merry Merry Market, they will have a variety of French macarons and hot chocolate bombs. Hot chocolate bombs are the perfect holiday and winter treats for every kid and kid-at-heart on your list!
Be Kind Kids is a kids consignment boutique on State Street in Greensboro. They have now created their own unique and timeless brand of apparel that focuses on sustainability, kindness, and a love for everything local.
Bijoux by Catherine is a metalsmith who fashions 14k-gold-filled and sterling silver gemstone jewelry from recycled metals. All of her jewelry is made by hand, one at a time, in Summerfield. Her specialty is gemstone rings of all shapes and sizes. (size inclusive, all the way!) Also, $1.00 from every order is donated to a new charity each quarter.
Birdie Candle Company creates hand-poured, soy blend candles in a variety of nature-based scents. Their candles are handcrafted in North Carolina and many scents reflect their love of their home state; Tobacco Road, Hatteras Breeze, Peace Love & Asheville are some of their favorites. Currently, their line includes travel tins, 9-ounce jars with cotton wicks, and 16-ounce jars with wooden wicks. They pride themselves on making high-quality candles in scents that reinforce the art of living through our senses.
At Blossom & Gauge, you can find unique, handcrafted aluminum jewelry with stained glass and semi-precious stones. Light as a feather, you can wear large earrings or statement necklaces with complete comfort. And, you will never waste time polishing your treasured pieces because aluminum does not tarnish. They will stay beautiful and shiny for years to come! You can be sure that each piece is thoughtfully designed and crafted with an eye for quality workmanship and a flair for color and individuality.
Burn Bags USA is the creation of a volunteer firefighter and EMT in Summerfield. In 2019, her fire station received a bunch of new hose, and she asked the fire chief if she could take home the old hose. That’s how Burn Bags USA was born! All of her bags are designed and handmade using old fire hoses. Each one comes with an authenticity card telling you which station the hose on your bag served. A portion of your purchase helps to assist women in need.
Cheery & Chic is a mom-owned business featuring beautifully embroidered and monogrammed apparel and home items. Shop her collection of bright, cheerful items for kids and adults! Custom monogramming is available.
Cooper Dunning is the teen entrepreneur behind Cooper's Christmas Balls. You may have seen or heard of the Christmas balls hanging in the trees throughout the Sunset Hills neighborhood of Greensboro. If so, you know it is a sight to see. Cooper makes the Christmas balls himself and donates a portion of sales to local food sustainability organizations.
Cottage Lane Kitchen is a woman-owned business producing multi-award winning hot stuff! Their heirloom relish, Get Me a Switch, is sweet and peppery, while the modern flavor, Cape Fear, is fruity and spicy. Their recently launched Hissy Fit Hot Sauce is a tantrum of cayenne peppers with a smooth, smoky finish that keeps up their award-winning tradition. Cottage Lane Kitchen is proud of the lineage of their recipes, their homestead, the quality of their ingredients, and the bold flavors they continue to preserve through their family legacy.
Creative Cotton is the maker behind The Funky Knit Skirt©: the comfiest, funkiest skirt for ladies of all ages. All skirts are handcrafted in North Carolina in limited batches, so no two are exactly alike. Materials are sourced exclusively from the US. Come and find the perfect one for yourself and every lady on your gift list. Skirts even come in doll sizes so that your littlest lady can match with her favorite toy! Newest lines also include kimonos, cardigans, and tanks.
Dandelions in December is inspired by nature! Her products include pressed flower jewelry and home décor. Most of the botanicals are grown in her own gardens or gathered on nature walks and preserved or pressed before adding them to her unique creations.
Dayleigh Words Jewelry & Designs makes custom, handmade bracelets with words that are near and dear to your heart. Shoppers are able to design their own bracelets with any special name, words, date, or phrase. She also offers premade beaded bracelets, colorful beaded hoop earrings, and custom sunglasses for your favorite little ones.
Deep Creek Creations offers unique, high quality, handmade earrings and accessories made from polymer clay. Polymer clay is extremely lightweight and versatile, allowing for endless possibilities. She wants her products to help give confidence and build self-esteem because you are special and unique in God’s eyes.
Defiant Sauce Company produces award-winning, locally crafted, small batch BBQ and hot sauces, with an emphasis on flavor that brings the heat. They are proving one plate at a time: food can taste good AND be spicy!
Dig. Garden Gift & Subscription Box is a carefully curated selection of seeds, tools, and gardening accessories designed to provide everything you need to start a garden or level up your gardening game. It's a perfect gift for the aspiring or seasoned gardener. Their boxes make great gender neutral "thank you," holiday, or teacher gifts. Made by gardeners, for gardeners!
At Dunlap Love, you will find plush friends with lots of personality to make life-long companions. They each have their own story; get to know each one! They are quite funny and are learning some important lessons about life and who they were made to be. The Land of Dunlapia is where they live, and they cannot wait to come home to you to share their adventures! You can read each character's bio to get to know them a bit. A children's storybook launch is in the works where you will get to know them even more!
e. holland designs paints original watercolor art, including custom pieces, such as house portraits, love stories, and wedding venues. Each painting is handmade with love and created locally in the triad. She also paints home decor pieces that come in pretty frames. These add a great pop of color to any area in a home.
Embellished Thread offers hand-embroidered apparel, accessories, and keepsakes. Each item is stitched by hand making it one of a kind. They also offer custom commissions and can help make your idea come to life!
Erin McDermott Jewelry offers a fresh and modern spin on timeless classics – unique pieces that are easy to wear all day long. You’ll find jewelry that allows you to express your personality and go-to jewelry that you will love. Erin’s love for layering is endless, and her collection of jewelry will give you that instant upgrade you have been looking for! Erin's line has recently expanded to include a selection of lifestyle items, including linens and clutches.
Ethel B Designs specializes in cards and paper gifts suitable for all of life's moments. Their greeting card line was born in the difficult time after the loss of a parent. Their hope is that their designs will put a smile on someone's face and add color to their life when they may need it the most. All designs are hand drawn or painted and produced in High Point, North Carolina.
A portion of proceeds goes toward a yearly donation to a local nonprofit supporting mental health services.
A portion of proceeds goes toward a yearly donation to a local nonprofit supporting mental health services.
Flicker Hand-Crafted Soy Candles is proud to offer boutique quality 100% soy candles at an affordable price. Flicker candles feature all-cotton wicks for a cleaner, longer lasting burn. Each candle is individually poured for unparalleled scent diffusion. Enjoy Flicker Hand-Crafted Soy Candles in your home, or keep on hand for the perfect present – candles are ready for any occasion in pre-packaged gift boxes!
Fudge a Little creates delicious homemade fudge in a wide variety of flavors. Always creamy and fresh. Perfect for the holidays, or any other time!
Gardener Bob believes in supporting local and growing clean food. All of his products are local, and free of all chemicals, artificial dyes, and preservatives. At his booth, you will find artisan sourdough breads and specialty canned goods that all make great gifts. He also features some gluten free dessert treats, so come by and support local farmers.
Ginger & Juniper creates accessories made with natural, cleanable fabrics. Modern, colorful designs are the basis of each fun and functional handcrafted piece. Come explore her line of simple, beautiful accessories for day-to-day life, travel, and productivity.
Homemade in small batches, Granolicious granola is chock full of locally sourced organic oats, nuts and natural flavors. No preservatives. No additives. Just whole grain goodness being good. Offered in several flavors and sizes, Granolicious granola is packed with flavor and just a hint of sweetness.
HJT Woods strives to take the beauty of each piece of wood and find the most appealing way to present it. At Merry Merry Market, HJT Woods will bring some furniture pieces, as well as decorative boxes, jewelry boxes, frames, and amazing stone-filled pendants made from Sweetgum balls.
Hooper’s Market makes the most delicious homemade gourmet pasta sauces. Currently, they have four flavors: Fra Diavolo, Tomato Basil, Marinara, and Vodka Cream. They also have three fantastic BBQ Sauces: Original, Chipotle, and Smoky Molasses! Come see them at Merry Merry Market for a unique gift for the foodies in your life!
The Hopefull Creative by Lauren Anderson features hand-painted ornaments, original paintings and prints, and notecards and gift tags. She describes her style as modern impressionism, creating anything from abstracts to her own take on landscapes, chinoiserie, still life, college campuses, and beyond!
Jbird Handmade creates custom hand-stamped necklaces to celebrate milestones and matters of the heart. These personalized necklaces are great for everyday wear and are also the perfect gift. All materials are sterling silver, gold filled, or rose gold filled.
Julie Saldivia Jewelry features beautiful pieces made with fine quality materials. Each piece is a celebration of beauty and art! Come see her latest unique designs at Merry Merry Market.
Karla Taylor Designs features whimsical hand-appliquéd tea towels, aprons, and t-shirts, as well as silk-screened North Carolina and Greensboro t-shirts. She also creates adorable hand-painted magnets and Christmas ornaments. Many of her designs feature uplifting, cheerful sayings or North Carolina silhouettes.
Kim Burroughs of KB's Pottery enjoys creating beautiful, functional pottery for everyday use. He produces handmade stoneware and porcelain bowls, plates, cups and platters. Most pieces are wood-fired in a manabagama kiln. He also makes some electric-fired work, including his variety of sculpted Christmas trees. All of his work is food safe.
Kennedy and Eve is a maker of handcrafted wallets, bags, and accessories made from high quality textiles like waxed canvas, cork, and designer cottons. All products are made from thoughtfully sourced materials and are ethically made with respect and kindness.
L'Avenue Myrtle 15 Patisserie is a sister-owned, old-world patisserie committed to offering quality gourmet confections baked in small batches and individually sealed to ensure optimal freshness. They use imported French flour in all of their products (except the gluten free items). This year, they are featuring chocolate pastry minis and new pecan French tea cakes offered in small and large gift boxes...perfect for family gifts, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or anyone on your gift list.
Little Orange Shop products are all made with love in Greensboro, North Carolina, using vibrant colors, happy patterns, natural fibers, and soft textures. Products include SqueakHeart Pillows, Happy Handknit PomPom Hats, Spill Aprons, and her signature customizable A Good Day OVERALLS.
Oh, Little Wren creates handmade whimsy for you and your littles. Their products include laser cut wooden ornaments, decor pieces, DIY kits, toys, and more. With everything that they make, they aim to add a bit more joy to the world and encourage play and imagination. Everything is tied together by their love of folksy details, wildlife, and putting flowers on just about anything.
Inspired by the 60s and art deco styles, The Paper Dress is a collection of colorful acrylic and gold-filled jewelry designed to withstand everyday wear. She does it all at her home studio: from sketching the design, to laser cutting, to assembling. She especially loves to design pieces that use every tiny bit of material to make unique low waste jewelry and experimenting with new techniques and materials.
Paper Therapy reflects a love for designing and creating one-of-a-kind paper creations. She is a paper artist who makes unique gift sets, greeting cards, and seasonal treats. All of her products are a practical and functional way to give a handmade original that is unlike anything else. She strives to create gifts that add a more personal touch to any occasion.
Piemonte Provisions handcrafts peanut butters, jams, and preserves using local ingredients raised near their home in the mountains of Virginia. They also make delicious pimento cheeses and culinary blends. Most recently, they have added lavender products for home, bath, and body. Behind every jar and product, you’ll find Sandra and Fabian growing, harvesting, and preserving local flavors for you to enjoy!
Pink Bull Press is a children's book company that currently features four titles. All books are written by Carey Pahel, and illustrations are by local artists. Rufus The Mild-Mannered Bull: Rufus Saves the Day follows the journey of Rufus, a pink bull, who will use his kindness and differences to try to save the day! I Wish I Had an Otter is a spirited rhyming book teaching about a variety of animals, who may or may not be suitable for a family pet. The two newest titles are Rufus The Mild-Mannered Bull: Follow That Star and Papa Says. All four books are full-color hardbacks. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to local charities.
Posh Pickle specializes in southern classic clothing designs at a great value. Shop holiday styles for boys and girls, and even pajamas for mom and dad! They also carry heirlooms, swimwear, and seasonal staples in sizes 6 months to size 11/12.
Located in Gibsonville, North Carolina, owner Tina creates unique jewelry pieces including one-of-a-kind wrapped wire styles she has developed over a period of 15 years. She also offers loom knit scarves that are colorful, comfortable, and versatile enough to be worn year round. If something a little different is what you’re looking for, be sure to visit A Quiet Life Handmades.
Rhyme and Reason Chocolate Company are gourmet bean-to-bar chocolate makers. Their chocolate is made in small batches with great care and attention paid to bringing out the unique flavors found in each harvest of beans. Their single-origin bars are made with only two ingredients: ethically sourced cocoa beans and sugar of the highest quality. Their inclusion bars feature unique flavors inspired by their travels across the globe. They are always working on new, innovative, and distinctive combinations to bring to your table.
Romesburg Family Farm produces handcrafted luxury goat milk soaps, lotions, and skincare products that are affordable and so good for your skin! They use natural ingredients, such as spices, clay, and plants, and 100% pure essential oils and non-phthalate fragrance oils. They also offer a variety of unscented products. All products are specially formulated for all skin types, including the most sensitive.
The maker behind Silver Palate Feeders transforms vintage silver-plated serving pieces into bird feeders. She takes each unique find, mounts it on a copper pole, and adorns it with copper vines and hand cut leaves. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, signed, dated, and numbered and can be used as bird feeders, planters, or as “objet d’art” in the garden.
Smidgen blends the perfect amount of the best ingredients to help you create that delicious meal everyone will be talking about. They currently have over 21 specific blends that are crafted for each type of flavor profile. By putting the right ingredients in the right amount, they simplify the cooking process for those just starting out or the everyday chef. Smidgen’s mouthwatering seasonings will bring your food to life. However, you may want to use more than a smidgen of . . .
Some Call Me Crunchy offers all-natural essential oil creations for your face and body. Her products aim to solve beauty and skin issues safely and effectively using only the highest quality ingredients.
Sotia Alimonos arrived in New York City from Athens, Greece, to continue her studies at the world acclaimed Parson's School of Fashion Design. Sotia's beautiful accessories have been found in some of the world's most stylish boutiques and department stores, such as Barney's New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms, and many more. Now a resident of Greensboro with a home-based studio, Sotia brings her handmade couture accessories to Merry Merry Market, including scarves, wraps, capes, ponchos, and vests.
Spare Time Designs makes colorful everyday and holiday door décor, including wreaths and bows, as well as tree toppers and mailbox swags. They are also excited to accept custom orders, so come see them about your special holiday design.
A Special Blend aims to serve a great cup of coffee while achieving a greater goal by providing employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their mission extends further than just a job or a cup of coffee; they believe customers will be inspired and positively changed by their interactions with their employees. Their hope is to create a loving community that values all people. At Merry Merry Market, A Special Blend will be selling cups of coffee, gift bags of coffee, and some gift items.
Spoon Things uses vintage silverware to create beautiful handcrafted items, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, bud vases, and ornaments. They will also make heirloom items from your own silverware to create a lifelong memory from your family history.
Sugar Magnolia uses repurposed Italian leather, vintage fabrics, and other gathered materials to create accessories, jewelry, and home and holiday decor. Sugar Magnolia's specialties are leather earrings and hand-stamped metal necklaces. Their hand-painted nativity sets have also become a beloved holiday addition to many customers' Christmas decor.
Sweet Mornings Farm creates unique gourmet jams, jellies, pickles, mustards, and salsas from locally sourced ingredients which are made in small batches to ensure quality and flavors. They offer one of the largest selections of items in the state!
Thea DeLoreto is an abstract artist who creates colorful mixed media fine art and designs. At Merry Merry Market, she will have small giftable works, as well as some larger prints, flowerpots, bookmarks, and more. Also, expect to see some of her amazing larger wall-hanging pieces!
Throwing Mud creates fun and functional pottery, as well as some special one-of-a-kind pieces. Expect to find ornaments, mugs, and trays with special textures in the mix at Merry Merry Market.
Tobi's Bakery makes all of their baked goods from scratch following recipes collected from family members and during 8 years living in Europe. Using local products and organic ingredients whenever possible, their baked goods include European style yeast breads and a variety of cookies. Their signature items are cinnamon buns and their famous Scottish Gingerbread. All baked goods are sold beautifully packaged in bags for the customer to enjoy or to give as a gift.
Unpredictable Jewelry features unique, handmade jewelry created using only high-quality materials, such as 14k-gold-filled and genuine freshwater pearls. The artist places minimalism, geometry, and movement at the center of the process of creation. Come see her at Merry Merry Market!
Wendy & Co. is a mother and daughter company. Wendy and her girls love creating quality baby accessories (including their very popular beanies), as well as fashionable collars and accessories for fur babies. Wendy's daughters also design their own seasonal goods for Merry Merry Market!
Wilson Creative Goods creates all of their products in their home studio and specializes in wooden décor, including signs and ornaments, as well as personalized items.
Wood Work by Bill creates beautifully constructed and finished live edge coffee tables, sofa tables, benches, charcuterie boards, cutting boards, and "no fall" bookshelves. His work places an emphasis on walnut and exotic woods.