• Gifted Holiday Market

    We’re back at the prettiest interior in Brooklyn this winter—Skylight One Hanson at the former Williamsburg Savings Bank in Fort Greene—with 100+ vendors on 3 floors selling the cutest and coolest vintage, handmade, art, and foodstuffs for perfect presents and holiday-party additions. Starting Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24+25) we’ll be in our ornate winter home every Saturday and Sunday through March 2013.

    We’ll be kicking off the season with our Gifted holiday market. (The five weekends leading up to Christmas, Gifted will be open 10am to 6pm; January to March hours will be 10am-5pm; the markets will be closed Dec. 29+30.) We’ve got some newbies with us this year, including Blue Hill Market (as in Stone Barns), the debut of original La Superior chef Nacxi Gaxiola’s “Xilli” salsa line, and Big Sur Bakery (holiday stollen). And of course some old favorites: Brooklyn Grange, Leckerlee, Whimsy & Spice, and the debut of Butter & Scotch, a joint project of longtime market vendors Kumquat Cupcakery and First Prize Pies, soon to be Brooklyn’s first dessert-cocktail bar.

    Handmade and vintage gift items include: Odette Williams’ apron and cooking-utensil sets; Gowanus Furniture’s stove-top cutting board with high-temperature silicone feet, made from sustainably grown domestic hardwoods; Maptote’s single-bottle tote for wine or Champagne; handprinted and letterpress gift cards by Cowboy Confessions, Foxy & Winston, and Love Jac; SKT Ceramics’ animal-motif pots and bowls; Thompson Bags’ burlap-and-denim totes; Kate Durkin’s stuffed stitched animal pillows; and more.

    Plus folks will be rolling out special vintage and handmade items for Gifted, and there will be packaged food great for gifting, yummy snacks and warm drinks, so you can stay toasty warm inside and still enjoy the Flea. Will there be raw oysters shucked in the entryway? Yes. Will you find vintage holiday cards and tree ornaments? Yup. And will actual end-of-year cheer permeate the glorious former cathedral of commerce? Indeed.

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