NEW SPONSOR: SCOUTS BARBERSHOP

Scout’s Barbershop’s mission is to provide a space where people come together – not only to get their hair done, but to hang out and meet their neighbors. While you’re there, you might even Scout out a new style or make a new acquaintance that brings inspiration to your craft, your music or other creative interest!

Find a fresh Porter Flea style when you visit Scouts Braid + Beard Bar. Choose the perfect winter braid or let us help you groom your cold weather beard.   

Let’s get to know the owner, Brooke Allison!

What Nashvillian inspires you the most? Luke Dick is one of my favorite Nashvillians … his creativity and talent are at that level where my mind is just blown – from his song-writing to his autobiographical film-producing of his crazy-interesting life story to his own music – Republican Hair. It’s all just awesome. He was a philosophy professor in his past career, and is married to a brilliant neurosurgeon with whom he’s raising two babies and a truly lovely teenage daughter. He manages all of this and is still one of the friendliest, most sincere people I’ve ever met!

What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville? Impossible to choose just one, so I’ll describe one day – run at Shelby Bottoms Greenway with friends, eat breakfast at The Post, walk to 5 Points and scope some local shops, day drink at Dino’s and eat fries, end up on someone’s porch or backyard for a fire and music and more food and drinks!

What is your favorite holiday tradition/memory? Walking around the little town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, situated right on a huge northwest lake with evergreens and snow and frozen ice. The town is an old silver mining town with brick buildings now filled with coffee shops, thrift shops and outdoorsy gear shops.

What has surprised you the most about owning/running a business in Nashville?  Hmmm…. I guess I could say how quickly things have grown and changed here but I also kind of expected that and was motivated to open a business because of that reason. Even so, it still astounds me, just about every day, the amount of growth I’ve seen and been through over the last 5 years.  

What is your favorite holiday movie? Meet Me in St. Louis

SPONSOR: STOREFRONT STUDIOS

Storefront Studios offers professional photography for your products. Amy Hobbs, owner, ensures a seamless process by working with clients step by step to handle all details, from product delivery to return.  

 We asked Amy a few fun questions about Nashville and the Holidays. We hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as we have!

 1. What Nashvillian inspires you the most? Dolly Parton, of course. Who else?

 2. What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville?  Eating lunch with my husband at Arnold’s. We get there at 10:30 to avoid the line. It’s easily my favorite meal in town.

 3.  What is your favorite holiday tradition/memory?  On Christmas morning, my grandmother always makes homemade orange rolls that will bring you to tears. And we always put banana slices in our orange juice that day.

 4. What has surprised you the most about owning/running a business in Nashville?  I didn’t realize how fond I would be of my own clients, especially women who are small business owners just like me. It’s truly a privilege to work with such a talented and kind community of makers.

 5. Last, but not least- what is your favorite holiday movie?  While You Were Sleeping - I watch it with one of my closest friends every December, sometimes earlier. “These mashed potatoes are so creamy.”

NEW SPONSOR: ART SCHOOL

Art School is the creation of teaching artist and Nashville native Allison Jarrett.  The purpose of Art School is to provide meaningful art-making opportunities to students of all ages, experiences, and abilities.  

 We asked Allison a few fun questions about Nashville and the Holidays. We hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as we have!

 1. What Nashvillian inspires you the most? I am super-inspired by Megan Barry, our illustrious mayor. She is constantly hustling to get things done for our city, and she has handled the pressure of being the first woman mayor (not to mention enduring unimaginable personal tragedy under the public eye) with grace and confidence and humility. She's a rockstar, and I want to be like her when I grow up.

2. What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville? My favorite "You're So Nashville If..." thing to do is taking out-of-town visitors to Tootsie's, but only on weekdays, and only before noon. I think that's when the Orchid Lounge really shines, mainly because the bachelorettes are still asleep.

3. Favorite Holiday tradition: My favorite holiday tradition is eating at the Krystal on Christmas Eve. The family tradition dates back to one of my parents' first Christmases as a married couple. They came out of a midnight church service in Madison on Christmas Eve, and my mom was starving. They had no food at their apartment, and on the drive down Gallatin Road, they saw that the Krystal was open. They were saved by those little burgers, and hence, the not-terribly-appetizing-but-oh-so-funny tradition was born.

4. What has surprised you the most about owning a small business in Nashville? I'm constantly surprised by how genuinely happy Nashvillians and fellow local entrepreneurs are to help out, support your work, and spread the word about your business. It's been a relief to experience so much collaboration over competition, and to find so many people who actually want you to succeed.

5. Favorite holiday movie? Christmas Story! I think the dad in that movie and my dad are kindred spirits. I never get tired of watching it, even after it plays on TV for 24 hours straight (thanks, TBS).

 

PORTER FLEA HOLIDAY 2017!

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On December 8th and 9th, 2017, long-running Nashville makers market Porter Flea will be kicking off the holiday shopping season at The Nashville Fairgrounds (625 Smith Ave), bringing more than 150 local and regional artists out to share their unique, local and handmade gifts.  As with past Porter Fleas, it’ll be far more than a shopping experience, with a huge crew of local businesses and partners on hand keeping attendees well-fed, well-entertained and even well-coiffed.

Porter Flea is bringing that retro Nashville flavor back by moving this Holiday Market to the Nashville Fairgrounds.  Located indoors and heated with plenty of parking this is the same Porter Flea that you love in a new location.

The 2017 Porter Flea Holiday Market kicks off Friday with a ticketed Preview Market (6 to 9 p.m.), offering early, intimate shopping access, ahead of Saturday’s Main Market, which is free and open to the public (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

A collection of Nashville's finest food trucks will be serving up holiday cheer via seasonal food and drink options both days alongside local craft brewery Jackalope.

MAKERS!  APPLICATIONS OPEN ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th! 

Follow our newsletter and Instagram (@porterflea) for up to date news!

SPONSOR! SWEET 16TH BAKERY

Did someone say breakfast sandwich?  Our VERY favorite one is from Sweet 16th in East Nashville!  Established in 2004, Sweet 16th is a small batch neighborhood bakery offering a variety of both sweet and savory items - all baked fresh daily and all baked from scratch.  They will be fueling up our Vendors on Saturday morning at their Vendor Breakfast before the Main Market!  Sweet 16th thank you for your support and keeping our Vendors well fed from your delicious treats! 

WXNA!

Everyone's favorite radio station: WXNA will be back on the DJ decks at #PFSummer17!  WXNA is the friendly neighborhood freeform radio station that will be providing 12 hours of awesome music to shop to!!  These folks will definitely be upping the summer vibes and will have you shaking your booty as you check out the Market.  Be sure and check out their merch and say hello!

Wanna donate to them?  Do so here! 

Thank you WXNA

NEW SPONSOR! CAVIAR & BANANAS

Give a big NASHVILLE welcome to our NEW SPONSOR Caviar & Bananas!  We CANNOT wait for their first Nashville location to open up on June 21st!  They are located in the heart of Midtown at 2013 Broadway St.  Caviar & Bananas is a husband and wife led high end cafe & market.  We are talking this will be a new brunch staple on your list!  C&B has everything for all you Nashville foodies - specialty salads, sandwiches, bagels, along with an espresso bar that transforms to an evening wine bar!  Also we hear there's frose on the menu....Yes Please!  Also shout out to our founder Katie Vance the Interior Designer of this new space and our co-organizer Matt Alexander who is making some of the coolest custom furniture pieces! 

Welcome C&B

SPONSOR: Portland Sangria

Calling all you Sangria lovers!  Our Sponsor: Portland Sangria is providing a treat for all you Preview Market ticket holders!  We will have 3 flavors of their sparkling Sangrias for you to try!  Portland Sangria is dry wine + real juice + herb/spice + fizz in a can. Something good inside!  We cannot wait to give them a try!  Perfect for Summer! 

Thank you Portland Sangria!  Welcome to Nashville!

Rudy's Barbershop at #PFSummer17 !

Get ready to have that perfect Summer Style Nashville!  Rudy's Barbershop will be onsite at #PFSummer17 giving their badass cuts and styles!  Preview Market ticket holders will get their services complimentary on Friday evening!  Rudy's offers:  Quality cuts. Superior products. For everybody.  Come join them in the Main Market hallway and be sure to tag your new style with #PFSummer17! 

Thanks Rudy's! 

SPONSOR: Nashville Arts Magazine

The June issue of our SPONSOR Nashville Arts is now available!  Check out features on artists Susan Bryant, Jim Jobe, Wesley Clark, Jessi Zazu and more!  Nashville Arts Magazine is dedicated to celebrating, honoring, encouraging and promoting the arts and creative spirit of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.  Don't forget to check out their site to learn more about upcoming Arts events in Nashville as well as ART SMART - a guide to arts education:

Thank you Nashville Arts for your continued support! 

SPONSOR: Hey Rooster General Store

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Our beautiful does our SPONSOR Hey Rooster General Store look?  The lady and the shop?!  We are so pleased to announce their move from East Nashville to the historic Hillsboro Village!  With a larger shop, Nashville,'s first modern general store, carries everything from locally made packaged goods to gorgeous handmade ceramics, curated cookbooks, jewelry, apothecary goods and so MUCH MORE!  Go give Courtney (the Head Hen) a visit and tell her we sent ya!  New location: 1711 21st Ave S in Hillsboro Village! 

NEW SPONSOR! EDG

Welcome our NEW SPONSOR: EDG!  EDG is carefully curated fashion from established & emerging designers!  YAS!  This one stop shop is featuring some of Nashville's most beloved brands.  Hello Bonefeather!  They have everything from jewelry to handbags to apparel all made in the USA. 

Their online store offers consumers the opportunity for independent designers that not sold on a larger scale.  For their designers, we do all the photography, hosting and shipping.... or any combination of the three so they can focus more on what they do best.  How awesome right?

We are currently crushing on these Sunburst Earrings, Braided Bucket Bag, and this Turquoise Choker!  LOVE!  

THANK YOU EDG

SPONSOR: Butcher & Bee Nashville

Leave it Nashville's newest beloved restaurant, Butcher & Bee, to treat our Vendors in style!  If you haven't checked out Chef Bryan Weaver's outstanding menu - now is the time.  A few of our favorites include the fried avocado sandwich, bacon wrapped dates, and of course the whipped feta.  Now serving Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays - get on over to 902 Main St in East Nashville and check them out!