Thursday, 10 December 2015

THIRD + BIRD flies into The Forks Market

There's something one-of-a-kind about THIRD+BIRD — besides the fact that it's totally local. It's an event that takes the best of what Manitoba farmers, artisans, makers and local businesses have to offer, and puts it all in one place. They select the best of the best to be vendors. 

Needless to say, it's gained a reputation for being not-your-grandma's craft market.

If you haven’t been able to make it out to any of their events, now’s your chance. On December 12/13 and 19/20 THIRD + BIRD will be in Centre Court at The Forks Market doing a pop up with select vendors so you can see what all the buzz is about. 

Here’s a full list of who’s coming, when, and what they are all about:

Dec. 12: 9:30 am - 9 pm

From left to right: Buttercream by Alareen, Little Orchard Co., Anita Rex Designs

Anita Rex Designs

Handmade wreaths and felt accessories in modern and rustic designs. Styled with burlap, yarn, felt and grapevine.

Buttercream By Alareen 

French macarons gift wrapped and packaged in sets of 6,12, & 24.

Decadence Chocolates

Handcrafted chocolates made using natural and fresh ingredients with no preservatives. All items are created in small batches to ensure quality.

Little Orchard Co.

Products for little ones featuring original designs based on childhood memories and cute things kids say. Featuring soft, hand screen printed onesies, t-shirts, long sleeved tees, baseball shirts, and sweatshirts, as well as waterproof laminated cotton baprons (bib-apron hybrid) & cowls.

Fresh Cut Downtown

Festive and seasonal flowers and arrangements. 

Barbara + Cecile Handbags

Handbags and smaller accessories like key chains, wallets, toiletry bags and more. Contemporary design with a dash of whimsy.

dconstruct jewelry

Eco resin and concrete jewelry, home wares and iPhone cases. Handmade in their Winnipeg studio.

From left to right: Monkeys, Monsters & More, Silver Birch, Shut Ur Piehole

Monkeys, Monsters + More

Handsewn precious little animals using socks, gloves and up-cycled vintage fabrics and wool blankets

Shut Ur Piehole

Tasty homemade pies made from scratch — with no more than 10 ingredients — in cute jars. 

Silver Birch

Wooden snap toys, framed art, rustic signs and cutting boards. Inspired by exploration of the city of Winnipeg and the wilderness that surrounds us.

Dec. 13: 9:30 am - 6 pm

From left to right: Crampton Made, Barbara + Cecile Handbags, Whitehouse Art

Crampton Made

Manitoba foodstuffs made with Manitoba ingredients. Picked, pressed and crushed when the produce is at peak flavour.

Flora + Farmer

Unique, artisan spreads and pickles. Made without pectin or thickeners, and with a bit of natural sweetness.

Whitehouse Art

Paintings of animals in vibrant colours. Described as bright, playful and full of life. Original paintings, prints and cards available

Barbara + Cecile Handbags

Buttercream By Alareen 

Decadence Chocolates

dconstruct jewelry

Monkeys, Monsters & More

Shut Ur Piehole

Silver Birch

December 19: 9:30 am - 9 pm

From left to right: Rachael Kroeker Ceramics, Hogwash Bath + Body, Red Herring Supply Co.

Hogwash Bath & Body

Natural cosmetics specializing in cruelty-free soaps, scrubs, lotions and lip balms. Products are 100% vegan and not tested on animals. 

Rachael Kroeker Ceramics

Handcrafted, contemporary tableware. Sleek, modern pottery with a wonderful balance of design, comfort, and beauty. Every piece is 100% unique, with no two marbling affects ever being the same.

Red Herring Supply Company

Handcrafted small leather goods. Every item is thoughtfully designed and carefully put together to ensure quality and uniqueness in every piece.

From left to right: Souvenir Handmade, Riley Grae Designs, Sweet Spirit Apothecary

Riley Grae Designs

Handsewn accessories, paintings, prints and jewelry. Each item is designed and handmade using as much re-purposed material as possible without compromising the products quality.

Souvenir Handmade

Jewelry inspired by our prairie surroundings and a love of antiques. Made from timeworn silverware, semi precious stones, and natural materials such as leather, wood and porcupine quill.

Sweet Spirit Apothecary

All natural skincare products, essential oil blends, and crystal pendants made with love. Handcrafted in small micro batches, and produced pure as can be.

Boomerang 360

Sweatshop free and hand screen-printed accessories made with environmentally friendly water based inks. T-shirts, hoodies, scarves, pillows, cloth napkin sets, tea towels, baby onesies, kids tees and canvas prints. Handmade buttons, magnets and patches.

From left to right: dconstruct Jewelry,  Decadence Chocolate, Coal and Canary

Coal + Canary

Handpoured soy/vegetable candles featuring a wide, crackling wooden wick. They smell as good as they look!

dconstruct Jewelry

Decadence Chocolates

December 20: 9:30 am - 6 pm

From left to right: Kevin Fawley Art, Brook Drabot Glass, Elephant Shoe Teething Co.

Brook Drabot Glass

Beautiful handmade glass creations inspired by nature. 

Elephant Shoe Teething Co.

Stylish jewelry for mama to wear, that is also safe for babies to chew on. Always BPA free.

Kevin Fawley Art

Using archival photographs as his samples, each drawing is composed of charcoal, graphite, acetone transfers and hand cut Xerox prints. They portray a black-and-white anachronistic future.

From left to right: Utoffeea, Sara Clark Jewelry, Boomerang 360

Sara Clark Jewelry

Modern, handcrafted wood and resin jewelry.


A savoury sweet treat made from layered cashews, crunchy buttery toffee and three types of chocolate swirled. 

Boomerang 360

Coal + Canary

dconstruct Jewelry

Decadence Chocolates

Sweet Spirit Apothecary

Come check out what a craft market can really look like. See you in Centre Court at The Forks Market on December 12/13 and 19/20!

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