Field and Supply
This year the Field and Supply event at the Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, New York was again everything you would expect. . . elevated makers, a hint of vintage, a foodie experience with activities, music and bonfires.
Not your mothers craft fair, Brad Ford has created a place where makers, high and low, new and vintage, come together in a highly curated event full of spectacular back drops.
With ceramics, jewelry and leather goods on the forefront there were also vendors like @brookesboswell hand blocked hats. Made in the U.S.A. and individually crafted, the attention to detail and construction are apparent. My love for millinery goes back to my mother giving me a beautiful black hat from Georgio's in Beverly Hills (I'm a New England girl) and it was glamorous yet understated. The Brookes Boswell pieces bring me back to that place.
The Brave Brown Bag based in Ontario, Canada puts a new spin on the tote you're carrying. With a slight paper bag look, these waxed cotton bags are an alternative to your everyday bag and they're not for your groceries. The edges look to be cut with pinking shears, the handles, scale and texture of the shopping bag give it the appearance of leather. An upscale alternative.
On the vintage scene, one of my favorite places to shop when I'm in Hudson is Finch. Andrew and Michael have created a space for vintage and modern pieces for the home. More than that it's an experience that they create because they are master stylists. I've been in their shop but stepping into their booth at Field and Supply you understand their aesthetic immediately from the muraled walls, to their carved, German, wood animal heads alongside their mid-century furniture. You kind of want to stay and cocktail with them because they're also super cool.
After a fun day of shopping, listening to the Wild Goats perform, activities like learning to gold leaf, hammering your own ring and chatting it up by the bonfire, I'll be back next year to meet more new makers.