Tomte’s space mate, Vital Industries, has had a rocking year and is looking forward to a busy holiday season. Unfortunately, it means that tough decisions had to be made. To give Vital the extra print station it desperately needs, we will be closing Tomte. Vital product will still be available for purchase directly through Vital in the current space, but consignment products will no longer be available. Friday, September 2nd will be Tomte’s last day.
Here are our final hours:
Thursday, August 25th 10-6pm
Friday, August 26th 10-6pm
Saturday, August 27th 11-4pm
Tuesday, August 30th 10-6pm
Wednesday, August 31st 10-6pm
Thursday, September 1st 10-6pm
Friday, September 2nd 10-8pm
Thanks for the support!
Crystal and Brett
Our Saturday hours are now 11-4pm. We are still open 10-6pm W-F. Enjoy the end of summer!
Tomte is excited to set up a pop-up shop in the craft pavilion at the Denver County Fair next week. The fair runs July 28-31 at the National Western Complex. Our store at 41st and Tennyson will be closed the majority of the week so we can set up and staff our booth. However, most everything from the store will move to the fair for the week, so come on down to shop Tomte!
Thursday: 6pm – 10 pm
Friday: 10am – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
There are a couple exciting events tomorrow! One is the Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market. It is taking in out neighborhood at 46th and Tennyson from 9-4pm.
The second is we are reviving our Terrarium Station! The station will be live tomorrow from 10-2pm at the store. See you there!
Come join us for the launch of Vital’s new line of limited edition clothing and housewares!
Friday, May 6th
4335 W 41st Avenue
Denver CO 80212
We just got a new shipment from Blackbird Tees!
OR Print your own bike t-shirt!
For this month’s Tennyson Artwalk, Brett will be running the screen print station. Print your own bicycle tshirt! $5 to print on your own shirt, $20 for a Vital supplied tee.
The home brew of the month is an IPA and snacks by Cake will be provided.
Screen printing will take place Friday, April 1 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
This month’s artist feature is jewelry artist, instructor, and mother Rebecca Melton from Portland, Oregon.
I really enjoy things that are old, well used, and look that way. I’ve also come to understand that I enjoy having these things in a clean environment. My home is a perfect example of that aesthetic. My favorite piece of furniture was found on the street in Baltimore over a decade ago. An antique hall table that had been well used, then abused, and tossed on the street. I love it and all it’s missing finish and it’s wobbly appearance. It’s warm and inviting and makes me happy to see that it has a place in the world still.
I’d like to believe my work represents the idea that even though something may seem simple, flawed, or worn, it too has a place in this world. Clean circles and straight wires blend with hammer-beaten metals and reticulated silver. Bright, shiny fine silver elements along with simple pearls combine with rough metal and burned enamels to create simple pieces of jewelry which imply a long history of wear and abuse.
My hope is that these pieces can be worn as sets or alone and quietly call attention to themselves through their uniqueness and simplicity of form.
To see more of Rebecca’s work click here: http://shop.tomtecraft.com/artist/rebecca-melton
The new WTS Creatures are seriously too cute!
Vital Industries spring clearance preview! Get the deals before they hit Etsy! 50% off.
Black Bird Tees are also on sale – $16!