Log In   ·   Become A Member

Fall In Love At First Sight During Hamptons Valentine Craftmarket

Nicole Barylski

  |   1 Comment · Print Article

Nauti Gal Soaps is among vendors. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

This Valentine's Day, don't fret about finding the perfect gift for your special someone because the Valentine Craftmarket is returning to Ashawagh Hall in Springs to solve all your shopping dilemmas.

Kristin King Davey's Sag Harbor Essential Oils. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

"There are so few places in the East Hampton area to buy affordable original gift items, so the Valentine Craftmarket at Ashawagh Hall is a must attend for me each year," noted Mary Spitzer, retired teacher/acting coach. "Some vendors are regulars (my particular favorite is jewelry by Jamie Lerner) and some are new, so there is always variety and something to feast one's eyes on even if not purchasing."

If you think your Valentine is getting a little bored with the same old red roses and a box of chocolates year after year, think outside the box with something unique and locally made. Every item available at the Craftmarket was handcrafted by one of the artisans. Featured items will include photography, cards, prints, felted fibers, scarves, hats, accessories, home décor, wood-ware, framed mirrors, jewelry for women and men, knits for infants and kids, sachets, pillows, crystal sun catchers, essential oils, and all-natural and organic soaps, as well as small-batch artisanal sweets - such as preserves, cookies, cakes, condiments, fudge, vegan truffles, biscotti, meringues, hard candy and more.

"The handmade articles by local artists are professionally crafted and the quality is not to be matched by our East End high-priced corporate stores," added Spitzer. "A fun time to browse, meet friends old and new, and get those impossible-to-find-elsewhere gifts for your loved ones."

Fin Montauk is among vendors. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

This year's participants will include James Katsipis Photography, shark tooth jewelry from Bella Ornaf's Fin Montauk, wood-ware and home decor from Brian Schopfer's Grain Surfboards, knit hats from Betsy Peerless' 1000 Peaks, options for infants and kids from Yu-lu Bouvier's Luluknits, Melissa Sabbatino's Peconic Preserves, Christine Moran's Nauti Gal Soaps, jewelry for women and men from Jamie Lerner's Swing Gems, Caitlin Baringer Photography, confections and baked goods from Kristi Hood and Jennie Ellis' Springs General Store, Dee Moore's Sachets, Kristin King Davey's Sag Harbor Essential Oils, Tracy Jamar Fiberworks and Peggie Ehlers' Nunaknits.

"If you never have been to the Valentine Craft Market, don't walk -- run! You will find exciting and affordable gifts for yourself or for someone special from a variety of artisans," explained Gabriele Raacke, artist. "I enjoyed the handmade jewelry and even years later, people compliment my earrings and scarves I bought there."

The one-day only Valentine Craftmarket will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton. For more information, visit ashawagh-hall.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Guest (Caitlin Palmer) from East Hampton says::
Also at craft show is Cait'a Baked, local baker :)
Jan 27, 2017 3:55 pm


Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Hampton Coffee Company is dedicated to making sure you have the best possible experience with our brand, whether you visit one of our cafés, our Mobile Unit, one of our wholesale partners, order through our website, or purchase our coffee on the supermark
We strongly believe that one of the most important parts of being a successful business in the community is truly becoming a part of it. Hampton Coffee Company is proud to support more than 100 different local charities, schools, and organizations each and every year. It is our pleasure to participate in events that are important to our staff and our customers.