Monday, October 10, 2011

Rustbelt Market

So I know this post is "better late than never", so here we go with the second half of our outing to the Detroit area on October 1st.

Earlier this year, I found out about The Rustbelt Market through Melanie of Eathenwood Studio. She was going to be selling there most every weekend, and Kristen and I knew that we wanted to check it out. Here it is, on the corner of Woodward Avenue and 9 Mile in Ferndale.
A vacant store which has been turned into space that artists can rent on the weekends. Some sellers are there every weekend, as well as others coming in and out. So there is always something new to discover!

I definitely felt a "vibe" while there. An eclectic mix of handmade goods, vintage finds, and an overall feeling of helping revive Detroit.

Melanie's setup was awesome! Kristen and I both partook in her "design your own" idea, making sweet necklaces with one of her ceramic pieces layered with fun charms. (We'll have to take pictures of our creations!)

There is live music every weekend too! I tried to look online to see who this gentleman was who was playing the day we were there, but I couldn't find it. He was very good!

Richard enjoyed his lunch while listening to the music! And I love the retro furniture they had there!

And speaking of lunch, Kristen and I were getting hungry too! We asked Melanie for her recommendation, and we ended up at The Wab (Woodward Avenue Brewery). License plates lined the walls and served as the front and back covers of their menus! Everything was delish, especially their homemade root beer!

We explored a few more cute little stores, and then ended our day with cupcakes from the Cupcake Station! Yum!

What a fun (but long!) day!!! I wish I lived closer, because I'd be hanging out at Rustbelt a lot! Or even selling there! The whole idea and concept is so cool. It's great for the economy and artists both!


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That is just the best idea. I have been fascinated to watch Melanie and see what she is doing there. I would love to open something like that here. I wonder if I could make that work... of course, not with a full time job! So great that you could experience this with your friend! You two are too cute! Enjoy the day.

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Melanie is awesome, the baby is awesome, and it looks like you had a wonderful time!