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Missed Boerne Handmade Market?  Shop It HERE! (And Don't Miss Hill Country Handmade!)

Missed Boerne Handmade Market? Shop It HERE! (And Don't Miss Hill Country Handmade!)

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Cana Ballroom at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church for Boerne Handmade Market (BHM).  Thanks to the BHM website we know that, "BHM is a bi-annual, handmade only market. We have anywhere from 65-100 handmade vendors selling anything and everything you can imagine! BHM is a juried market, meaning that all vendors that apply must send in pictures of their work, which is then taken before a board of jurors and our vendors are selected. BHM is a family friendly event that has music, a coffee bar, snacks, food trucks and kids activities. Adult admission is $5 and children 12 and under are free! Parking is always free.” 

This year there were 68 vendors listed on the BHM website and I’m told by the coordinators that there were actually over 80 in attendance.  So who exactly are these coordinators who manage to pull this whole thing together every year?  Well, you can read all about Alyssa and Beth and the creation of the market in this great article by The Texas Wildflower Magazine.

 BHM coordinators Alyssa Mantooth and Beth Legge,  Image Source

BHM coordinators Alyssa Mantooth and Beth Legge, Image Source

As for my experience at the market?  Well, have you SEEN the Cana Ballroom?  This place is gorgeous!  This is the first time that BHM has been located at this venue and I for one, hope they continue to hold it here every year because I’m a sucker for beautiful spaces.  Take a look:

The event ran from 9:00-4:00 and the vendors came from all across the Hill Country and beyond.  If you're interested in seeing what it takes to make this day happen (from a vendor's perspective), Amy from Boerne's From Scratch Farm has included a post all about it over on her blog.  This year, the showcased items ranged from home décor and kitchenware to clothing, body scrubs and lotions, sweet treats, and pet accessories…all of it handmade by small businesses based right here in Texas! 

 Adorable hand-sewn lovies from  Magpie Handmade

Adorable hand-sewn lovies from Magpie Handmade

 Hand-crafted pull chains from  Pull My Chains

Hand-crafted pull chains from Pull My Chains

 The lovely ladies of  Farmhouse 228 Designs

The lovely ladies of Farmhouse 228 Designs

 All kinds of gorgeous handmade signs and wall decor from  Hello Henney

All kinds of gorgeous handmade signs and wall decor from Hello Henney

 A great view of the event thanks to the good folks at  Karma Candle Makers ,  Image Source

A great view of the event thanks to the good folks at Karma Candle Makers, Image Source

Looks like fun, right?!  It was!  But if you weren't able to make it, don't worry, I’ve got you covered!  I’ve combed through all 68 of the vendors listed on the BHM website, selected three from each category that had shop-able websites, and I'm listing them RIGHT HERE so you can check them out for yourself.  This was not easy because there were just so many fantastic vendors, but here they are, broken out by category.  If you would like to see the full list of vendors you can find that by clicking "More" then "Artisans & Sponsors" here.  Please note that all product photos belong to the makers!

Home Décor & Kitchen: 

  Farmhouse 228 Designs , Boerne: Apparel, Candles, Home Accessories

Farmhouse 228 Designs, Boerne: Apparel, Candles, Home Accessories

  Sarah Beth Pottery , Houston: Handcrafted Kitchenware and Gifts

Sarah Beth Pottery, Houston: Handcrafted Kitchenware and Gifts

  Hello Henney , Ft. Worth: Hand-painted Art and Home Décor

Hello Henney, Ft. Worth: Hand-painted Art and Home Décor

Clothing & Accessories:
 

  The Dainty Doe , Austin: Handmade Jewelry

The Dainty Doe, Austin: Handmade Jewelry

  Sweet Tees And Sunshine , Boerne: Unique and Comfy Tees

Sweet Tees And Sunshine, Boerne: Unique and Comfy Tees

  Split Rail Leather , San Antonio: Handmade Leather Bags, Wallets, and Home Décor

Split Rail Leather, San Antonio: Handmade Leather Bags, Wallets, and Home Décor

Baby:

  Three Hearts Apparel , Houston: Bibs, Teethers, Rattles, Pacifier Clips, and Tutus

Three Hearts Apparel, Houston: Bibs, Teethers, Rattles, Pacifier Clips, and Tutus

  Petite Chalet , San Antonio: Bibs, Teething Rings, and Pacifier Clips

Petite Chalet, San Antonio: Bibs, Teething Rings, and Pacifier Clips

  Baybee Boutique , Helotes: Teething Rings and Jewelry, Aromatherapy Items, Pacifier Clips, and Gifts

Baybee Boutique, Helotes: Teething Rings and Jewelry, Aromatherapy Items, Pacifier Clips, and Gifts

Stationary & Organization:

  Faith Paper Shop , Austin: Prayer and Sermon Journals, Faith Planners, and Stickers

Faith Paper Shop, Austin: Prayer and Sermon Journals, Faith Planners, and Stickers

  Polkadot Paper Company , Austin: Art Prints, Notepads, and Tote Bags

Polkadot Paper Company, Austin: Art Prints, Notepads, and Tote Bags

  Stationary Bakery , New Braunfels: Greeting Cards, Art Prints, and Post Cards

Stationary Bakery, New Braunfels: Greeting Cards, Art Prints, and Post Cards

Self-Care:

  Hancock Hill Farm , Sumner: Essential Oil Blends, Beard Oils, Soaps, and Body Scrubs

Hancock Hill Farm, Sumner: Essential Oil Blends, Beard Oils, Soaps, and Body Scrubs

  From Scratch Farm , Boerne: Lip Balms, Vapor Rubs, Healing Salves, Body Scrubs, and Essential Oils

From Scratch Farm, Boerne: Lip Balms, Vapor Rubs, Healing Salves, Body Scrubs, and Essential Oils

  Nuluv Goat Milk Products , Center Point: Fragrances, Soaps, Lotions, Lip Balms, and Body Butter

Nuluv Goat Milk Products, Center Point: Fragrances, Soaps, Lotions, Lip Balms, and Body Butter

Pet Goodies:

  Asher & Gray Designs , San Antonio: Bandanas, Bow Ties, Collars, Gifts, and Signs

Asher & Gray Designs, San Antonio: Bandanas, Bow Ties, Collars, Gifts, and Signs

  Barking Bad Bakery , San Antonio: Bandanas, Bow Ties, and Treats

Barking Bad Bakery, San Antonio: Bandanas, Bow Ties, and Treats

  Uptown Pet Wear , Dallas: Collars, Bow Ties, Key Rings, Seat Belts, Leashes, and Harnesses

Uptown Pet Wear, Dallas: Collars, Bow Ties, Key Rings, Seat Belts, Leashes, and Harnesses

That’s a lot of goodies, right?  Now just imagine what else you missed!  The awesome thing is that Boerne Handmade Market has expanded this year and the first ever Hill Country Handmade market will take place in Comfort on Dec 1st and 2nd! 

 Information and partial graphics from  Hill Country Handmade

Information and partial graphics from Hill Country Handmade

I know that I had a great time shopping and chatting with all of those wonderful people and I hope that you’ve enjoyed perusing some of their items here as well.  Our family has made a commitment to shop local/shop small for at least 75% of our Christmas shopping this year, and I hope you’ll join me and do the same; because as they say, when you support a small business an actual PERSON does a little happy dance.  You help to support a family.  You help to support a dream! And maybe next year, I’ll see you at the market...or better yet, I'll see you at Hill Country Handmade!

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NOTE: This is a sponsored post.  However, all content and opinions are my own, unless otherwise stated.

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