By Rob Duguay
Mother’s Day is a celebration of all mothers and what they do for their families, but there’s a chance that people are still trying to figure out what to get mom when the occasion arrives on May 14.
Sure, you could take her out to her favorite restaurant or get her some DVDs of her favorite TV shows and movies, but what about the personal touch? Sometimes a handmade artisanal gift is exactly what’s required, and, fortunately, Buttonwoods Brewery is going to have an abundance of them available for purchase at their annex on 530 Wellington Avenue in Cranston. Branded with the slogan “sip & shop,” there will be a Mother’s Day Mini Market taking place on May 13 that’s ideal for any last-minute matriarchal shopping. From 1-6pm, a curated array of local artists & vendors will be showing off their creations with a wide variety to choose from.
The mini market is the perfect fusion of folks who like to make valuable objects through their inventiveness and imagination and people who enjoy imbibing craft beers, especially during a Saturday afternoon. It promises to be a unique experience with the opportunity for attendees to buy a gift that’s truly one of a kind.
“The Mother's Day Mini Market is a great way to spend an afternoon getting last-minute gifts for that mother figure in your life while treating yourself to something nice too,” Tasting Room Manager Jennie Paquin says about the event. ”We will have seven local artisans selling things like greeting cards, jewelry, aromatherapy products, unique home decor, handmade soaps and handmade custom dog leashes for the fur-moms! Local florists from Wren Floral Designs will be here too selling beautiful fresh bouquets and dried floral arrangements.”
Along with Wren Floral Designs, Beach Witch Bars will be selling handmade soaps and vintage gifts. Roo Dog will have handmade and custom dog leashes available for any mother who also owns a pup, they also offer dog sitting and walking services for any mom who needs assistance with their furry pet. Any comic book lover is bound to enjoy what Tracimoc has to offer with their upcycled gifts and art made from actual comic books. Anyone who likes a laugh should check out the sassy greeting cards from Papermoon Marketplace. There’s tarot inspired herbal products from Cedez Tarot and stained glass window ornaments, art and jewelry from Matty Lin Creates that will be available as well.
As with every event at Buttonwoods Brewery, housemates Origin Beer Project will also be serving their own array of brews. Screaming Unicorn, who are the new pop-up kitchen on the premises, will be serving up food for anyone who’s hungry. If you’re a fan of fried chicken sandwiches, nachos and fries, then they’re just what you’ve been looking for. Speaking of looking, stop by the Mother’s Day Mini Market for that perfect gift you’ve been looking to get mom. If you’re simply looking for something to do and you’re 21 or older, just show up regardless for a beer or two while being immersed in what should be a wicked cool time.
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