A trip to the Artisan Marketplace leads you to the intersection of craft, local and small batch, where every artisan has a story, and each item has an authenticity and soul.

Items like beautifully hand crafted sterling silver jewelry, by Lisa A. NeJame embellished with semi precious gemstones, to handmade chocolates by Isn’t It Sweet -including assorted filled chocolates, novelty and seasonal chocolates, gourmet barks and white chocolate party mix, will be on hand and available for purchase. Remember Valentines Day is right around the corner!

Any dog lover will tell you that Dog Gone Stylish is the place to shop for your furry friend. Stylish collars, leashes, bow ties and ties… for the best dressed pets around.

And your best friend will love to snuggle on his or her new doggy duvet! There is a damp chill to the northeastern air this time of year, it drives people and pets indoors and makes thoughts of warm fires and cozy lodges fit like a warm flannel shirt.

 Stop at booth 163A, and see what awesome cool stuff is styling for your little buddy! Now that you’ve got that part covered, you just have to stop at the Barkery, yes I said Barkery! Mugzy’s Barkery hand crafts all natural organic dog treats out of they highest quality human grade ingredients available. They are wheat, corn and soy free, Mugzy’s is located at booth 162A in the Artisan Market area.

Maya’s jellies and syrups is a small local family business located in Red Hook NY. Three generations making fresh jams: Grandma, mom and daughter craft European jams with a healthy lifestyle in mind. You can pour the syrups over pancakes or ice cream or mix them into your morning yogurt.

Stay Tuned for the launch of their newest product a fruity salsa, which is served as an accompaniment to meat, fish or cheese. They will be located in booth178A, stop and ask for a sample!

The Artisan Market has candles from Heaven Scent Bakery. Candles and tart melts. Specialty candles that look like and smell like pies & bakery items. Everything is homemade from the pie shell to the fruit embeds. Candles shaped in hearts for Valentines Day and so much more!

And real baked goods by Goodway Bakery, specializing in flavored rum cakes! They’ve been baking for nearly 40 years and offer the best in artisan
baked products. Goodway Bakery items are all natural and made from scratch each day. No preservatives or artificial flavors. Instead, your discerning taste buds will savor the flavor of pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla, grade A butter (not the flavoring!) and real Bacardi Rum.

There are many other different Artisan vendors, with unique soaps, decor for the home, and so much more at the Times Union Home Expo 2017!

Stay tuned for more Adventures in Styleland!



Michele Conti


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