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renegade craft fair :: chicago

We’re back from Chicago! It was ridiculously cold (especially for me, as I’m a west-coaster that’s never lived in sub-zero temps…I’m a serious wimp). We had a great time with family and friends – Jonathan is originally from Chicago, so we had a lot of catching up to do!

While there, we went to the One of a Kind show (more on that later) and the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale. Jonathan and I had to fly home, so we were reluctant to buy much at the show (our luggage was overflowing anyways, so that was probably a prudent move on our part), but we mentally bookmarked several items that we plan to order online. There were so many favorites, a few are listed below:

We originally saw this 2009 calendar from Sycamore Street Press on Design Sponge, but seeing it in person won us both over. It’s precious (and there’s a frenchie on it). 50% of the profits from the sales of these calendars go to AHOPE, an orphanage for children who are HIV positive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is top on our “to purchase” list!

Jonathan loved these W.W.T.W.D.? tees and buttons from Secret Lovers. We bought the pin but now must order the tee

The knit cowl scarves and other goodies from seller fivetrees were so soft and lovely! I love this cherry cowl available in their etsy shop.

Finally, both of us kind of freaked out over the posters from delicious design league. We wanted so many of them that I was actually kind of glad that we weren’t buying right then and there, otherwise we would have spent far too much money in the space of only a couple of minutes. After getting home we narrowed our choices down to these three:

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  1. Erin December 8th, 2008 10:02 pm

    You guys are making me miss Chicago (even with the sub-zero temps:)). All of your selections are gorgeous. I need that cowl! Have fun internet shopping and thanks for sharing these treats with us.

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