Treasure Hunting: Clover Market, Bryn Mawr PA

This past weekend, I made the trip to Bryn Mawr for Clover Market, a seasonal open-air market with over 100 vendors featuring antiques, vintage finds, original art, handmade items and some of Philly’s best food trucks. If you haven’t been to one of their market events, it’s definitely worth checking out. 

One of the best things about Clover Market is that it is a juried event so all of the vendors are carefully selected. I was impressed by the consistent quality and uniqueness of the handmade and vintage items. The weather was perfect for a spring treasure hunt - bright and sunny and just a little bit cool.

Here’s a little glimpse of some of my favorite finds.

This awesome bar set up at Soldier 58 was one of the first things that really caught my attention. Great Mid-Century styling and they also had several sets of vintage glassware that were very tempting. 

I really loved the feel of the mugs from Mud & Maker. It had a great weight and shape and who can resist a bee motif?

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for a hand crafted candle. The candles from Candelles were not only all natural with a soy wax and phthalate-free fragrance oils, but the scents were light, inventive and irresistible. We left with eight new candles and my favorite scent is the Sweet Tobacco.

I was particularly taken with these garlands from Untold Imprint. Each garland that founder and maker Phoebe creates is hand dyed, torn and knotted in small batches. The colors are perfection with subtle graduation. 

I was very impressed with the jewelry from Michele Sky Jewelry. Her designs are refined and delicate with a global influence. You can see more of here limited edition designs here.

Check out these amazing stained glass figures from Le Puppet Regime. Each one was so unique and I could see the passion that maker Genevieve Geer puts into each design. 

The ceramics from Stanley Chester & Albert were awesome with their Victorian and Edwardian motifs and I really loved these small vessels. I could see one of them in the nook above my sink. 

Some of you know that #ihavethisthingwithtextiles and Clover Market did not disappoint. The hand dyed textiles from Riverside Tool & Dye were simply amazing. All of their products use natural materials like these raw silk throws. From clothing to home goods, they are turning out beautiful work. I have my eye on these pillowcases. They also had some lovely indigos that were hard to resist.

Here’s just a sampling of some of my other favorite textile finds. The lovely white chenille blanket now resides at my sister Beth’s home in Philadelphia. 

My sister and I also both came home with fabulous baskets from Gypsy Fish Studios. Mine is the perfect place to keep all of my air plants and my son really likes it too.

My friend Beth Taylor (some of you might recognize her from my post on The Broad Street Market) found these stunning garden orbs. She came home with three of them in various sizes and I can’t wait to see what she does with them. 

After a full morning of treasure hunting, we had to check out the amazing food trucks at the event. We loved the Fried Chicken Bowl from Poi Dog and my favorite was the Crab Salad Sandwich with sweet chili sauce from HEART Food Truck. The Made in the Shade Lemonade was perfectly refreshing. 

This is Butch Cassidy, the cutest Australian Shepard puppy around. We met Butch and his mom Sandy having lunch and Butch was really enjoying his slider from Oink and Moo BBQ

My absolute favorite food find was this outstanding ice cream sandwich from Weckerly’s Ice Cream. Weckerly’s French-style ice cream is all small-batch and features local and organic ingredients. Each flavor is made completely by scratch and highlights seasonal flavors. We had the Meadow Mint - perfect local bergamot mint ice cream and dark chocolate sea salt fudge sandwiched between two delicate classic shortbread cookies. This might have been the most amazing ice cream dessert I have EVER had. Yes, it’s that good. I really wish I had another one right about now...

Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better day or a nicer event. Check it out if you get the chance, it’s a great place for a treasure hunt. 

You can find more information about Clover Market including upcoming market dates and vendor applications at www.theclovermarket.com

Follow Clover Market on Instagram @clovermarket

*All opinions expressed here are my own and I am in no way associated with Clover Market. If any sources are missing or credited incorrectly please contact me at hello@theforestfern.com and I would be happy to correct them.