As many of you know, I hosted the first Sparrows + Lily Vendor Marketplace a couple of years ago! In this post, I have listed each and every vendor who attended and sold their gorgeous products at the market. Christmas is right around the corner (yay!) and every item listed is incredibly unique and beautiful.
I would be so thankful if you would support these wonderful business owners and their small businesses as you think about purchasing gifts for yourself or for your loved ones!
Please keep in mind that many of these vendors are very small businesses and may not have websites or business pages set up yet.
Please take the time to send a Direct Message via Facebook or Instagram – or contact me for more information and I will be happy to help you get in touch with them!
Happy shopping, sweet friends!
A Life Lived Messy offers gorgeous handlettering, unique illustrations, prints, tote bags, tanks, stationery, canvas and more! This momma of four is brilliantly, insanely creative and comes up with some of the most incredible designs I have ever seen. We have one of Melissa’s pieces framed in our loft and it is by far one of my favorite prints in our home!
This peanut brittle is known all around New Mexico as some of the very best and can be shipped to your door! Brenda’s Perfect Peanut Brittle offers a variety of unique, New Mexican flavors like Red Chile Pecan Brittle and Green Chile Peanut as well as sweet flavors like Pumpkin Pie, Peanut Chocolate Butterscotch and Pecan Pie Brittle. Brenda’s brittle is always on the top of my list for Christmas gifts! The Coconut Pecan is mine and Jesse’s favorite flavor!
Cornerstone Goat Milk Soaps is a unique company with soap created from the milk of a herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats. I am blown away by the uniqueness of these products! And did you know that Goat’s Milk Soaps are supposed to be incredibly helpful for dry skin and eczema? Deanna England brought these amazing soaps to the marketplace along with salves, eyepillows, sachets, scarves, hats, and more!
These discrete self-defense products from Damsel in Defense are geared specifically toward women gained a lot of attention at our market! From pink stun guns, pepper sprays, pretty purses for concealed carry and more, every item is bound to keep you safe. Laura Murphy is a representative for this unique company and also offers information for Children’s Safety and Awareness!
If you’re a lover of anything sweet, you’ll love Divine Oven. Marisa recently opened her custom baked goods business to serve the people of Albuquerque for gifts, events, parties and the holidays! I have yet to try something from Divine Oven that hasn’t completely blown me away with how amazing it is!
She sold delicious fudge brownies, chocolate rugelach and carrot cake cupcakes at the Fall Marketplace, but is happy to make any dessert you can dream of. If you need a pie, cake or any other dessert during the holiday season, Marisa is the girl to talk to!
Kyla Donner is the owner of WeAreTumble, a rapidly-growing jewelry and home decor brand with a minimalist aesthetic. Kyla creates her product in a studio located in Albuquerque and attends shows & events nationwide. My home and jewelry box are both filled with her products and I continue to buy more!
Brenna Bostic designs and hand-stitches stunning leather goods for her company Glory Leather Co. The gorgeous leather bags, totes, keychains, wallets and more display her enormous talent and were a huge hit at the marketplace. I am continuously blown away by the gifts that this beautiful momma has!
I purchased the most gorgeous cow skull decorated in floral from JonnyBoy Originals and I can’t wait for all of you to see it up in my home! Jonny Boy Originals offers unique, hand-cut wood and metal work for every style of home or outdoor area. These two pour their hearts and souls into their work with genuine joy and optimism; you will love them and their products!
Kelly Little at Little Potters creates gorgeous wreaths for every holiday! Jesse and I just bought the Candy Corn Wreath for our front door (top right) and we have already received so many compliments on it! From Skeleton Halloween Wreaths to Christmas Snowflake Wreaths, you will be the only person on your street with something as unique and festive as this!
Lularoe has become insanely popular recently and Alex Carrillo is a proud representative of this quickly growing company. They are known for their bold, patterned leggings, but the company also offers a variety of colorful statement pieces as well!
Katelyn Quanz is a trunk keeper for the super cute Matilda Jane Clothing! If you’re looking for great clothing pieces for yourself, your baby or your tween, you will love these colorful and adorably patterned clothes!
Emily Mazzei with MazzeiMade makes blankets, gorgeous hair bows for little girls and adorable bow ties for little boys! She has made all of Sutton’s bow ties for every special event or party we attend and he always looks SO cute! These are great and affordable gifts for all of the kids/nieces/nephews in your life!
Kay McInnes, mosaic artist, uses tiny pieces to make beautiful art! All profits from her beautiful artwork helps to fund medical mission trips to third world countries through Project Humanity. She creates unique mosaic artwork using various sources of medium, from stain glass to tile, to gun shell casings and old jewelry.
One of the coziest shirts I own is from Neo Thread Co! I pretty much live in it. This incredible boutique is dedicated to transforming discarded clothing into new, one-of-a-kind pieces. Every piece by Neo Thread Co. is completely one of a kind; isn’t it comforting to know that nobody else will be wearing the same thing as you as you walk around the small city of ABQ?!
Tish Carlson has built a gorgeous collection of plants at her store, No Longer Wander. They match a variety of plants with gorgeous pots to help you make your home similar to a jungle oasis.
I love everything about this organization! Project Zoë is a non-profit created specifically for young ladies in need of hope, encouragement and sometimes a helping hand. Through fashion, they encourage young ladies (between the ages of 13-25) that they are more than the sum of their past mistakes.
They open opportunities to assist in other areas of life, most importantly sharing the love of God. Purchasing their necklaces and t-shirts (pictured below) gives them the opportunity to serve more women in our community.
Rizen Industries is a highly-esteemed, local screenprinting and embroidery company. They work with churches, crossfit gyms, businesses, schools/colleges and breweries all across the U.S. They have raised the bar even more and now offer live screen-printing at events all around Albuquerque!
They printed the shirts that I sold for Sparrows + Lily for the event (see below!) If you’re looking for t-shirts, hats, tote bags, etc. for your business, these are the people to talk to!
Rodan & Fields is a popular, anti-aging skincare line created by two female doctors who have been revolutionizing the industry since the beginning days of Proactiv. Amy Luna is a representative for R+F and can help to properly explain the uses and benefits of their products!
Alyssa Sanchez began Simplistic Stitchery with the goal of creating all handmade products. From baby bandana bibs, natural wooden teething rings, toddler infinity scarves, toddler purses, adult infinity scarves, mommy and me scarf sets, make up bags and more – she has a wide range of talent which is displayed in her wide range of product!
Living Easy is a lifestyle and faith-based blog and podcast focused on building community, encouraging hope and sharing real life. This marketplace was held with the goal of supporting my city and reminding each person and vendor that they are seen and that their gifts are important.
Grab a cup of coffee and join me for real, honest conversation on The Living Easy Podcast! A new episode and unique topic of conversation launches every Monday!
The refinished small furniture items sold by Jamie at The Rustic Casita are beautiful and creative! I loved looking through her wide variety of product and her immense talent showed through in every piece. Take a look at her site for home decor items, blanket ladders, wood signs, wreaths and more!
Brittany Moreno and Bree Barela recently opened Towns Hair Shop in the coveted Sawmill District near Old Town. Not only are they two best friends working hard to make their dreams come true, they also have a great focus on serving our community. Any time that is spent apart from coloring, cutting and styling hair in Albuquerque, they are loving on their friends and family and reaching out to others in need. Make an appointment (or go and pick up some product) at Towns today!
This mommy-to-be, Veronica Key, created multiple pieces of her beautiful and unique string art for the Sparrows + Lily Marketplace. The designs are fun & colorful and the amount of work that goes into each piece is incredible! You will love the cactus, Fall leaves and other string & wood designs!
V.F. Sharp is a hairstylist to the celebrities and is author to the first novel of a trilogy, The Forest of Arrows. This book launched as a top-seller on Amazon and continues to sell copies to readers of all ages. If you have a fantasy reader in your family, this is a wonderful gift option! (You’ll even get a signed copy if you pre-order now!)
Wall Garnish is a brilliant company that provides beautiful and removable wallpaper for any style and any room!
This rapidly-growing company uses only the best materials when printing and trimming and their rolls come ready to install. Their product can last 10+ years on the interior walls without any residue! Wallpaper has come a longgg way, friends! Choose from a variety of collections: Tropical, Desert, Floral, Kid’s Rooms and Polka Dot.
I also want to say thank you to Des & Dave Photography for capturing these photos for us at the event! They were a wonderful reminder to me that, in spite of the weather and rain, people showed up and loved on one another in such a beautiful way! (And a special thanks to my amazing husband for being so supportive and encouraging from day one of planning this event!)
I planned this market with the goal of creating community and reminding each and every person that they are important and that their gifts are equally important. Unfortunately, it didn’t all happen as planned. On the day of, we had 30 vendors, three delicious food trucks and scheduled Sunset Yoga, a Movie in the Park and free cotton candy and popcorn!
One of my sweet friends and I spent over five hours together making cotton candy cones and I know that each of the vendors put in the same amount of time (if not more) into making their items. Unfortunately, that cotton candy never got passed out and the event was completely rained out after only a couple of hours.
I wrote a post on my Instagram and Facebook explaining how I felt about it the next morning; I was completely defeated and discouraged. But in the past week, God has encouraged my heart immensely and I have grown in my thankfulness and gratitude for what happened that day.
Through this situation, God has taught me two things:
1. My expectations are not the same as God’s expectations. He called me to host this marketplace. I have never had a desire to do anything like this and the first time I felt Him putting it on my heart, I completely ignored it. But it continued to come up again and again in my mind and I knew that I needed to listen to His calling. And through what I considered a ‘failure’, I learned that He never called me to perfection in this venture, He just simply called me to do it.
My perfectionistic tendencies and prideful mindset led me to believe that I failed and was a disappointment to every person there. I still struggle with feeling that way, if I’m honest.
But He reminded me that His calling was to bring community together, and that is exactly what happened! Vendors and guests made connections with individuals they may have never met otherwise, people came and hung out in the rain simply to be a part of something new & they encouraged & supported one another. It was real, tangible and loving community.
2. I saw the grace of God through my community. I would be lying if I said that tears didn’t flow at the end of the night. I truly felt very positive about it, even in the midst of the storm, but at the end I began to believe the lies that we failed and that it was all a huge mistake. I struggle often with failure and feeling as if God is disappointed in me – and in the same way, I felt that everyone who attended was disappointed in me.
But just as I was arriving home, I received countless phone calls, text messages and visits from vendors, friends and family alike that blessed my heart. They were full of grace, full of understanding, full of optimism and they reminded me that He was the reason and purpose behind it all.