Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - If you're looking for the perfect spot to enjoy traditional Mexican wares, live music and delicious artisan food, look no further than Vallarta's Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural! We offer 90+ booths of "make it, bake it, grow it" goodies as well as yoga classes, on-site services and non-profit organizations, all just steps away from the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
Meet Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry
Nestled among the bustling booths is a true gem for jewelry lovers, Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry. You'll find modern styles, vintage heritage and high-quality construction pieces - all handcrafted by owner/artist Chantel in her home studio. Chantel's aesthetic merges the classic beauty of vintage cutlery with unique, unisex styles for every member of the family. In fact, Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry is a well-known market destination for those looking for gifts, souvenirs and beautiful custom work.
"Across the Globe" Artistry
"Being a part of the OTFM-TC in Vallarta has truly inspired me as an artist," said Chantel Mann, owner of Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry. "Meeting so many customers from all over the world has given me the opportunity to create beautiful family heirlooms, and share my passion of lovely, high-quality jewelry with people from across the globe. It's amazing to see repeat customers return years later with stories of where my pieces have traveled."
Chantel explains that a large part of her current business is custom work. Clients bring her their family heirloom silverware, and have her turn the pieces into one-of-a-kind works of art that the whole family can treasure!
Chantel's line of signature pieces goes beyond the traditional accessory fare, and includes:
• Earrings (Including edgy fork tine earrings)
• Bud vases
• Key chains
• Money clips
• Wind chimes
"Chantel's jewelry is like digging into a bag of potato chips - you can't stop at one!" says Deb Isenberg Steiner, long-time customer from Seattle, Washington. "I was fortunate to meet Chantel about eight years ago while waiting in line for coffee. I was so drawn to her spirit, that I had to see her creations. I went to the market and bought a spoon ring - and then I couldn't wait to return to get earrings, then another ring, then a necklace, then a watch, and some of the best gifts, I gave to friends back home. Even when I think I'm going visit just to say 'hi,' I can't help but get another treat. On the soggy days back home, all I have to do is look at one of her pieces (that I'm inevitably wearing). Not only will you go back in your mind to paradise, but you'll never forget how fun and fortunate you were to meet this fabulous artist!"
To experience Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry for yourself, visit her at the OTFM-TC this Saturday, connect with her on Facebook, or call +52 (322) 182-2144.
You can also find Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry at the Mercado Huanacaxtle in La Cruz (Sundays), the Marina Vallarta market (Thursday nights), and the CM Boutique in Sayulita.
While at the market, join us for yoga classes (9:30-10:30 am) taught by instructors from Yoga Collective. We meet in the kiosk every Saturday morning through April 30th. Participation is by donation.
Meet the Market
The OTFM-TC is a North American style market that celebrates the tradition and culture of Mexico's outdoor Tianguis markets. It is also a registered non-profit/association civil organization that focuses on nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Puerto Vallartans. All OTFM-TC products are either locally grown or handmade within 75 kilometers of the city.
Interested in becoming a new OTFM-TC vendor or volunteer? Stop by the information booth to pick up an application.For market updates in English - and now in Spanish - please visit OldTownFM.com, and "like" us on Facebook.
Click HERE to learn more about the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market.