These four vendors are living proof that the area’s long history as a center for the arts lives on—on both sides of the river! From Kingston to Hudson, from leather to fabric, flora to (illustrated) fauna, these members of the Hullabaloo line-up are keeping traditions alive!
Jay Teske Leather Co., Kingston, NY
Jay and Hadas are the owners of Pirate Upholstery in Kingston, which offers custom motorcycle seats and leather craft. With Jay Teske Leather Co. they offer smaller accessories, and there’s only one word to describe them: Handsome. They’re inspired by vintage leather goods, which means they DO make them like they used to! Jay has not only revived the structured, classic look of the richest, most stylish leather goods, he’s also mastered the workmanship. His bags (briefcases, train cases, and bicycle bags), portfolios (SO gorgeously Hemingway-esque), accessories (belts, card cases, money clips, wallets, key fobs, luggage tags, etc.), and home goods (coasters, air plant holders, and other items) are the epitome of well-made and will last a lifetime, aging beautifully over time. The coolest part? Each piece is hand-cut from American hides and vegetable-tanned in one of the few remaining domestic leather tanneries (fun fact: those tanneries specialize in bridle leather). They’re finished with solid brass, stainless steel, and nickel-plated brass hardware. Need a great gift for the gentleman on your list? Stop by Jay Teske Leather Co. during their second Hullabaloo!
A Night in Bloom Event Floristry, Kingston, NY
Heather is an award-winning florist who is joining us at Hullabaloo for the first time, and we’re super pumped about it! Her event floristry business in Kingston specializes in full-service and DIY floral design for events, as well as rentals of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces for special events (need an awesome vintage loveseat or a rustic chandelier for a day or two? She’s your girl.). At Hullabaloo, she’ll be offering festive (and scented!) holiday wreathes, and beautiful succulent gardens to spruce up (get it?) your home this holiday season. Deck your halls with one of Heather’s creations and your house will be the envy of the neighborhood. Succulent gardens make great gifts for hostesses, green thumbs (or even black thumbs, since they’re low maintenance), friends, and family too! So stop and sell the roses (or whatever else Heather may have on hand) at Hullabaloo!
Silke Jacobs Bags & Accessories, Germantown, NY
Silke grew up in Belgium, hearing the hum of her mother’s sewing machine…When she moved to the US in 2009, she decided to join the handmade movement herself! She uses high-quality, US-sourced materials in the loveliest patterns you can imagine (whimsical yet classic, hip without being trendy) to make totes, zipper bags, cosmetic bags, clutches, weekender bags, wallets, wristlets, pencil cases, and more. All her pieces are designed for maximum functionality and you won’t find better workmanship anywhere. (Trust me, we tend to overstuff! Always be prepared, right?) Her bags are amazing gifts for any lady, and with such a wide range of price points, there’s something for everyone, whether you haven’t even met them (darn those workplace Secret Santas) or you’ve known them all your life (even your hard-to-please older sister is sure to be thrilled with one of Silke’s gorgeous totes!). Silke also makes ADORABLE organic accessories for babies, so stock up on shower gifts! Silke, who’s also an Etsy admin, has been with us since the first Hullabaloo, and we’re SO glad!
Hudson Imprints, Hudson, NY
Hudson Imprints is a publisher of “fine art for the masses.” Their products feature work from up-and-coming local artists, masterpieces from the Hudson River School, and local historic images, and they source high-end stationery and art materials from their sister company, Sketch Art Supplies. At Hullabaloo, they’ll be showcasing the work of Kinderhook-based illustrator Emily Brooks, including her recently published work “The Bee Book.” This truly incredible piece is a site to bee-hold (ha!)…It’s a seven-layer folding/pop-up book with a honeycomb-like structure and tons of colorful, realistic illustrations and loads of fun facts. It’s a bee-utiful gift for the naturalist in your life, or anyone who appreciates a unique book that’s not just a story, but also a work of art. Hudson Imprints will also be offering one-of-a-kind coloring books that combine intricate geometry with botanical drawings, as well as holiday cards. The adult coloring book craze is here to stay (and with good reason! Just try worrying when you’re shading in that peony!) so why not jump on the bandwagon (or help a stressed friend find a new hobby!) This is Hudson Imprint’s first Hullabaloo and we’re glad they’ve joined us!