Shops to Love at Blue Genie Art Bazaar 2014

Ahhh, ’tis the Season for gift giving! And if you’re like me, I like receiving gifts that are one-of-a-kind, artisanal & the not-going-to-the-regift pile. It’s time for the Blue Genie Art Bazaar again, seriously the best place to find handmade Austintatious gifts. There’s lots of shops to love of course in this curated shop exhibit but I’m a sucker for these ones:

1. Found Object Art

Found objects pieces things together that’s all about interesting stories, a surefire conversation starter! This one is called Cinderfella. And yes, I’m not over vintage things yet!

2. Jackalope Card by MakeATX

It’s a jackalope! And he’s intricately laser-cut at that! I would totally put this one in a shadow box for a quirky display!

3. Melissa Mencini Ceramics

And how about these porcelain tumblers? It’s dainty pastel hues contrast with gold pistols is such a beautiful juxtaposition — this is not your regular OJ containers.

foxwares pottery






4. Foxwares Pottery

A little Southwestern and Ikat inspiration in these gorgeous earthenware. It’s very Alyson Fox if you ask me & super cool to put on display.

5. Akwood & Design

From little things to small and large scale furniture, fine crafted wood pieces is the expertise of the duo behind this woodworking shop. As a grown-up, I say goodbye Ikea & hello magnificent, exceptional, well-made {I’m not running out of adjectives yet} pieces.

So, if you haven’t checked it out yet, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a “must visit” for holiday shopping!

> The annual four-week holiday shopping exhibit for its 14th year on November 28th,opening at 10am.

> The bazaar runs seven days a week from 10am to 10pm (with the exception of 6pm closing on December 24th)

> Where: Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin 78752, across from Highland Mall

> Featuring more than 200 Texas artists, the bazaar offers free admission and a hassle-free shopping environment.

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