Tradition says that the Christmas cracker was invented by Londoner Tom Smith around 1850. Smith created the cracker to boost sales of his bon-bons and sweets. The characteristic “crackle” when a cracker is pulled was inspired by the sound of burning logs. Eventually the sweets were abandoned in favors of small gifts and trinkets. Smith’s … More Let’s Get Cracking: Vintage-Filled Christmas Crackers
The summer season of outdoor flea market and fall festivals has come to an end for Artful Intuition. Our pop-up tent is packed away and we are concentrating on our Etsy shop and prepping for upcoming holiday markets In December. While Artful loves Etsy and our faithful online customers, we do really miss setting up our … More Artful Launches New Line – Artful Assemblage
Stop by Artful Intuition’s booth this Sunday, September 11th in Providence RI to take advantage of the end-of-the-season bargains or to finally pick up that special thing that you have been eyeing all summer long. This will be the last flea of the Providence Summer Flea Market season. Artful will be back in Providence the December … More End of Summer Flea Sale!
Artful Intuition will be back at the Providence Flea this Sunday, August 21st. We will bringing back some of our pick favorites like off-the-wall art, Girl Scout memorabilia, and Mad Men mixology barware. We will also be offering some vintage Polaroid cameras and a wonderful hand-made doll house found at recent tag sales. The weather … More Come Flea with Me: Artful Returns to the Providence Flea this Sunday
Artful Intuition will be setting up shop along the Providence River to celebrate Father’s Day at the Providence Flea. We will have our usual array of off-the-wall art, kitchen kitsch, gray garden decor, and mad men mixology barware. We will be highlighting our selection of July 4th vintage for decorating and celebrating our colonial forefathers. … More Fathers of our Nation: A Father’s Day Flea
Yesterday was the first of the Sunday summer Providence Fleas. Opening day was not a complete washout (although there were serious downpours during set up and breakdown). Faithful flea-goers showed up in spite of the threat of showers, mostly overcast skies, and storm clouds that plagued us all day. Artful managed to keep the merchandise dry … More When it rains, it pours! But nothing can dampen the spirits of the Flea faithful!
The days are getting longer, spring showers are bringing May flowers, AND the Providence Flea is coming back for another fun-filled summer. Artful Intuition will again be on the Water Street Greenway in Providence with quirky finds and vintage-reuse creations. Our planned schedule for setting up shop is June 5th, June 21st, August 21 and … More Providence Flea Summer 2016