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The Best of the Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago 2011

By Nicole Balch |

The Renegade Craft Fair took place this weekend here in its original city, Chicago. Now in its ninth year, the fair has continued to grow and grow (there were over 300 artists), and I think this was the best year for the show yet! I’m lucky enough to live only 15 minutes away, and I shared the goodies we brought home with us on Making it Lovely today. For those of you that are further out and have never experienced the sheer awesomeness of the Renegade Craft Fair, let me share with you the best of the show…

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The Best of the Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago 2011

Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago 2011

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Nicole Balch

Nicole Balch writes Making it Lovely, a design and lifestyle blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so. Her work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, The Chicago Tribune Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, and other publications. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband and two young kids. Read bio and latest posts → Read Nicole's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “The Best of the Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago 2011

  1. poppytalk says:

    love those blue stumps! looked like a great fair!

  2. Kelly says:

    Wow, so many great links of stuff to check out, thanks. I love Yee-Haw Industries and have one of their prints. Also: John Elway is a football player, but I don’t know why I should hate him.

  3. Dolan Geiman says:

    Was an amazing show. Thanks for including me!

  4. Mimi K says:

    What a fantastic review! I just wish I’d had time to leave my booth and check out all the other fantastic vendors. Amazing weekend in Chicago!

  5. Kelli says:

    Yee-Haw Industries is local to me – so excited to see you mention them!

  6. Edwin says:

    Sorry for your exnprieece,but if you kick THE BIG PROCRASTINATION PROBLEM then that 1/2 the battle won. Keep up the happy business : )

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