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Walking on Air

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Walking on Air

We are thrilled to be featured in an article by Ripley's Believe it or Not about last year's Oddities Market in Philadelphia! Article link We'll be returning to the Market this year on March 28, at their new location in the 2300 Arena on Swanson street in Philadelphia. Event link Hope to see you there!

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Holiday Open House at the PA Rennfaire

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Our last show of the season, and a very nice way to wrap up the year. This was a last-minute addition to our schedule; the vendor coordinator had a space for us so we jumped at the chance to vend at one of our favorite locations. It was a little hectic - in the space of 36 hours we drove to Manheim, unloaded the van, carried everything up to the second story of the barn, set up, vended for five hours, spent the night at the hotel across the street, vended again the next day, broke down, carried everything back...

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PA RennFaire Halloween III/Closing Weekend 10/26/19

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PA RennFaire Halloween III/Closing Weekend 10/26/19

Closing weekend at Faire is always bittersweet. The shire is at its most lovely this time of year, and we know we won't see some of our friends until next summer. Still, whether or not we are vending we wouldn't miss it for anything. In previous years, we'd always had our booth somewhere along the top path leading to Swashbuckler Grove. This year, we decided to try a new location and set up near the New World Fountain, behind the Globe Theater. Our friend Gus set up his cart next to us. It turned out to be a good choice....

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A Whole Lot of Lulu Vintage & Handmade Market 10/12/19

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A Whole Lot of Lulu Vintage & Handmade Market 10/12/19

There's nothing like a sunny day in Phoenixville in the fall. A perfect day all around - last year it rained in the morning, which made setup messy.  Apart from being chilly, this time it was fine. We got to break in our new tent, which is almost identical to our old except the legs aren't bent and it is (allegedly) more waterproof. Our only purchase of the day was during setup from the vendor across from us. They had a small metal cabinet which matches the larger one that houses part of our vintage medical equipment collection, so we...

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Chicago Steampunk Expo 9/27/19

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Chicago Steampunk Expo 9/27/19

Having only ever driven through Chicago on the way to Teslacon, this was our first time actually staying there. Well, not actually in the city, but close. From our window on the seventh floor, a big chunk of O'Hare Airport was clearly visible on the left. Although this was a first-time event, it shares some lineage with the International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati, which we've attended several times. The hotel was quite large...this was taken from one end of the main lobby, looking towards the entrance.The drive out was long - we did it in one day, arriving late Thursday....

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