One of a Kind Show Chicago – get gifting!

03Dec10

Yesterday I attended the media preview and opening hour of the One of a Kind Show. If you are looking for unique holiday gifts, make sure to visit the show before it closes this weekend. As with any craft show the range of what is offered is huge… from the beginner crafter hoping to make a few hundred dollars with knit scarves and crochet doilies to the artisan creating couture jewelry worth more than your car. Indeed, something for everyone.

There were a few stand out booths that I loved… Take a peek and enjoy! 

CYNTHIA VERDHAN CERAMICS

This was my pick for favorite booth. Cynthia’s fine porcelain pieces are contemporary, casual and she offers so many patterns and designs you are sure to find something you can’t live without. She even encourages visitors to get in there and touch her pieces!

The bud vases are a big stand out. Group a bunch together in varying sizes and you have a perfect table centerpiece or focal point on your entry table.

Plates, vases, bowls, vessels and the tiny finger plates above are all available at her booth (#1024). Or you can purchase through her Etsy store at cynthiavardhan.etsy.com

WHITE NEST is another booth you shouldn’t miss.

Offering handcrafted throw pillows and wall hangings, this Chicago based one woman shop has a very clean and contemporary aesthetic. Meg mixes materials in a way that will make you want to go overboard on pillows.

Great materials, interesting contrasts of texture, color and style and even some stand out details such as ruffles and roses!

Meg also did a great job of taking the very blah confines of a booth on the show floor and turning it into a space that really reflected her line!

Visit White Nest at booth #2023 or pop by her website: whitenestshop.com

Some interesting leather and stone braceletes at REBEL DESIGNS located at booth 9114B.

Bracelets, bags even some wide leather belts that had a corset vibe, great for holding in that post-Thanksgiving belly…

The earring wall…

You can also visit them at their online shop: rebeldesignsonline.com

The MICHELLE RUBIN booth also had great, delicate jewelry. Lovely layered pieces — makes you want to throw simplicity to the wind and pile it on!

Some local Chicago websites are offering complimentary admission passes. If you get a chance to attend the show, take it! You’ll enjoy a few hours soaking up the creativity! Happy gifting.

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