Vendor Feature: Jay Teske Leather Co., A Night in Bloom Event Floristry, Silke Jacobs Bags & Accessories, and Hudson Imprints!

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!


Vendor Feature: Twisted Thread and Hook, Owlkill Studio, Hanky Blanky, and Field Apothecary & Herb Farm

Which one of these is not like the other? They’re all talented makers with work and products we know will sell like hotcakes at Hullabaloo…They’re all from NYS…They all carefully source their materials (or ingredients) and make their respective products with careful attention to detail and a lot of love. But only one is a Hullabaloo newbie, participating for the first time this year…Do you know which one? (No reading the blubs below until you make a guess!) 


Twisted Thread and Hook, Poughkeepsie, NY

Magda and her gorgeous rope home décor items are joining us again this year and we’re so psyched about it! Using natural cotton, jute, and hemp rope, Magda makes rugs, mats, tiebacks, knobs, coasters, and baskets using her own designs and careful attention to detail. Magda’s unique craft is rooted in her love of crocheting and her childhood memories of the lakes in Poland. Her work is nautical in a sophisticated way (think chic beach house, not tacky crab shack) and fit in well with any décor—we love them in bedrooms, hallways and entries, kids rooms, or anywhere you want a stylish, cozy floor covering, and her bathmats are a beautiful alternative to those run-of-the-mill options from the big-box home stores. The rope she uses is soft on floors and feet (delightful foot massages are an added bonus) and the finished pieces wash exceptionally well, too! Need something a little smaller? Her rope coasters, curtain ties, and drawer pulls are stocking-size, with all the fine craftsmanship of the rugs! 


Owlkill Studio, Cambridge, NY

Adelia’s business takes its name from the Owlkill River, which runs through her parents’ property in upstate NY.  Aiming for sustainability, Adelia primarily uses dead stock vintage, salvaged, and discarded materials to produce her unique jewelry and accessories. Along with 14k gold-filled chain, she uses common materials in new ways for visual interest and textural effects. And while her pieces are minimalistic, she seems to find just the right composition to set off each one-of-a-kind element—balancing mismatched but complimentary vintage beads in an asymmetrical arrangement, for example—to make simple, dainty necklaces that make big statements.  In addition to jewelry, she offers keychains, coasters, and other accessories made from carefully sourced scrap leather. This is Owlkill’s first Hullabaloo and we’re so excited to have her join us! Her jewelry is perfect for anyone who likes modern design with touches of vintage flair and her leather goods make great stocking stuffers or affordable “little something” gifts.  Stop at her table and check them out!


Hanky Blanky, New York, NY

Rosi’s handcrafted clothes, rompers, onsies, and accessories (like blankets, bibs, and dolls) will make that already-adorable kid on your gift list even cuter—like Christmas-card-cute. Each piece is truly unique because they are made from vintage fabrics, upcycled sweaters, and antique hankies that Rosi has collected over 20 years. Her pieces have been called “memory clothing” and we think that description is perfect—each era in the life of the fabrics adds character as it is passed down in an heirloom piece. From dapper onsies with vests and bow ties for your little man, to cozy argyle cashmere buntings, togirly onsies with vintage handkerchief skirting, to sweet denim hoodies (the newest addition to “Rosi’s Cosys”), Hanky Blanky has the perfect outfit for your favorite little fashionista. It’s Rosi’s second Hullabaloo, and we’re so glad to have her back! Say hello and pick up something truly special for the little ones in your life!


Field Apothecary & Herb Farm, Germantown, NY

Dana and Michael believe that good food and drink are the best medicine and that using herbs in your daily practice can contribute to greater health and well-being.  They aim to help others transform their medicine cabinets the way they are cleaning out their food pantries and replacing the junk with more natural options. To do so, they educate the community with classes and workshops, and offer a comprehensive line of natural remedy products, made with organic herbs grown on their own farm in Germantown, NY. They grow, harvest, and process their ingredients by hand to create tinctures, extracts, bitters, tonics, syrups, oils, salves, salts, teas, soda kits, and more.  Field Apothecary also offers an herbal CSA, consisting of a seasonal shipment with natural solutions for everything that may ail you at that time of year (the autumn box, for example, includes natural cough syrup, chest rub, calming bath salts, and more, including a couple of culinary goodies too!) It’s Field Apothecary’s third Hullabaloo, so show them some love and support a business whose products are local from start to finish—give the gift of wellness this holiday season!

Vendor Feature: Gracemere Woods, Handmade Together, Ten Yards Clothing, and Outlast Goods

These vendors (from the cities and from the woods), are just a few of the more than 70 artists, designers, makers, and craftspeople hitting the road to join us for Hullabaloo in just a couple of weeks!  Whether you’re looking to decorate a cozy rural nest, make a special gift, strut your stuff, or just keep your pants on (without leaving your credit cards home), these four vendors will make it worth YOUR trip!

Gracemere Woods, Tarrytown, NY

Kimera and Yuichi live in the woods, surrounded by the beauty and magic of nature…and their desire toshare that inspired them to start creating their wall hangings, ornaments, magnets, and jewelry, which they wood-burn and hand-paint on tree trunk slices. Featuring your favorite forest flora and fauna, snapshots of landscapes, and other scenes, their style of painting is one of sophisticated whimsy. Their ornaments would be perfect on a woodland-themed Christmas tree, while a tree trunk wall hanging would spruce up (no pun intended) any vertical space. Each hand-painted necklace is one-of-a-kind and sure to make admirers pine (okay, that pun was intended) for their own. All make great gifts, and they also offer illustrated greeting cards to complete the package! Stop by Gracemere Wood’s table and welcome Kimera and Yuichi to their first Hullabaloo! 


Handmade Together, Wappingers Falls, NY

Feeling crafty? Keely, the owner of Sunnyside Specialty Shop (a handmade gift emporium featuring local artists) and Handmade Together (which offers kids’ crafting parties and classes), tucked inside Graceland Tattoos in Wappingers Falls, will be back for her second Hullabaloo! Once again this year, she’ll be helping Hullabalooers create their own jewelry to wear with pride, or give as extra-special gifts. She’s adding a hand-stamping station so that customers can create their own charms. Imagine how impressed your BFF will be when she unwraps a piece of jewelry, laden with charms that perfectly express her interests and personality…She’ll ask where you got it, and you tell her Hullabaloo…and that the maker is YOU!  Favorite. Gift. Ever. ! Keely’s also an artist and will be offering some of her original artwork at her table.  So stop by her table and create a gift that’s truly personalized! 


Ten Yards Clothing, Brooklyn, NY

Ten Yards is Sam Branman’s small-run, queer fashion label, offering unisex body-friendly clothing. All clothing—“from slutty summer clothes to cozy winter gear”—is hand-made in Brooklyn, from concept and design to pattern, production, and finishing touches.  Ten Yards makes bold patterns and daring cuts look good on everyone and Sam LOVES custom projects—he’s made everything from Halloween costumes to donut-patterned booty shorts, from gorgeous bathing suits to snazzy sweat suits (so sharp, you won’t want to sweat). He’s also got an amazing collection of scarves (patterns range from hip to hilarious), fabulous jewelry, and more.  (BTW, Sam is also a DJ, so be sure to click on “Mixes” on his website and give a listen to some awesome playlists/sets.) We’re psyched to have Ten Yards Clothing at Hullabaloo for the first time this year!  Stop by and buy yourself something special!


Outlast Goods, Newburgh, NY

We love family businesses, and Outlast Goods is a family business twice over…In Newburgh, “two Meyer brothers and one of wife” make high-quality leather goods using leather sourced from their family’s tannery (Pergamena), where they’ve been vegetable-tanning domestic hides for more than 500 years.  They only use hides that are by-products of the food system, so their leather is from American farms, full of character, and free of synthetic finishes. By hand, they hammer and stitch everything from wallets, belts, keychains, dog collars, leashes, and more “for modern men and women who appreciate goods crafted with integrity and a little irony.” Their designs offer a balance of form and function—they’ll hold all your cards and your cash too, without weighing down your pants! All their accessories are made to last, and guaranteed for life. The best part is that these aren’t your father’s leather wallets—they come in awesome colors like turquoise and kelly green. Say hello to the Outlast Goods family at their first Hullabaloo and pick up something classy and fun for the men (and ladies, and dogs!) in your family!