SoWa is just down the street from me in Boston's vibrant, artsy South End, and is packed with local artisans, crafters, vintage finds, a farmers' market and Boston's unique food trucks every Sunday of the summer. This weekend was scorching hot so we cooled down with rhubarb mint lemonade and snacked on a brie, grilled peach & pecan sandwich from the Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese truck. It was so good I died just a little inside. And it came from a truck! Swoon.
Some of SoWa's goodness...
Hand-dyed silk bracelets by Journey Gems.
My favorite... gorgeous ceramics by New Moon Studio. I came across Hilal's work first on Etsy, then happened to recognize it on the SoWa Facebook page and made sure to find her booth on Sunday. She didn't have any mugs left this time so I'll just have to go back next weekend to look again. (Tough, but someone has to collect every handmade mug in the world, right?)
Intricate wall art by Nathan of Hijacked Ceramics
The Haberdash Mobile Vintage is vintage clothes, shoes and accessories in a teeny vintage trailer.
I know... I can barely stand the awesomeness either.
Lovely eco-friendly ceramic and recycled glass tiles by Symmetry Tile Works.
Recycled, refreshed vintage furniture and accessories by Painted Pretty. I almost went home with one of those turquoise mirrors... something tells me I'll be back for it.
Intricate, rustic pottery by Wendy Jackson. I overheard a conversation about her discovery of ceramics and artistic process and was so inspired.
I also went home with a stack of vintage nautical maps and postcards to use in artwork, as well as a big, beautiful bunch of local lilies and sunflowers to cheer up my studio (and detract from the 34 boxes of various packing materials that arrived last week and had nowhere to go but out living room. Woof.)
Are you headed to Boston at all this summer? If so, the SoWa Market is a must see!