Is foie gras on your Christmas list? What about unique, artisanal gifts? You’ll find it all—and Santa Claus, naturally—at French Morning’s Christmas Market on December 5th and 6th, 12th and 13th, and 19th and 20th, from 10am-7pm Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday.
This year, we’ve teamed up with our friends at French Wink to bring the best of what French artists and artisans have to offer.
The Brooklyn Artisans Holiday Market is a marketplace with a human face, without gifts that come from factories. Instead, join us and dozens of artisans, designers, and creators from Brooklyn and France to find some truly unique, artisanal gifts!
For three weekends, you’ll be able to find the market at the Church of St. Paul in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (234 Congress Street, Court Street entrance). On the menu: jewelry, children’s clothing, decorative works, foie gras, chocolates, perfumes, and more.
Santa Claus will be there each day to take pictures with the kids! From 11am to 3pm on Dec 5th & 6th, from 10am to 2pm on Dec 12th, from 11am to 3pm on Dec 13th, from 10am to 11.30am AND 4pm to 7pm on Dec 19th and from 11am to 3pm AND 4pm to 6pm on Dec 20th.
Among the exhibitors (present each weekend, unless otherwise noted):
Le Bec Fin: Daniel Monneaux offers the best of his French charcuterie: foie gras, dry sausages and Boudin, Toulouse, and Mergeuz sausages. From his Monneaux’s Marché brand, he offers pâté de Campagne, salmon mousse, duck liver mousse with truffles, rillettes, and more.
Atelier Cologne: Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel’s brainchild has put down roots in Nolita and Paris, and now Brooklyn, bringing their modern interpretations of classic Eau de Cologne (Dec. 19th & 20th).
David Herbstman: Having learned traditional pottery techniques in Mashiko, Japan, Herbstman harvests his own clays from the Berkshires to execute simple pieces, as functional and pleasant to look at as they are to use.
Provence en Boite: Carroll Gardens’ favorite patisserie and bistro, Provence en Boite will offer a collection of Provençal gifts, from pottery to tablecloths to clothing.
Grégoire Ganter: This Brooklyn-based photographer finds inspiration in the energy of the city and its constantly changing architecture, creating collages of his photographs to reconstruct the urban landscape in often surreal works. Ganter will be offering large-format photographs and postcards at the market (Dec. 12th and 13th).
Valrhona: These artisans craft their quality chocolates with locally sourced ingredients, making them both full of complex and balanced flavors and socially responsible.
Alicia Degener: Degener has painted the streets of Brooklyn using colors, patterns, and specific angles to create landscapes that juxtapose realistic and abstract elements.
WOOLN sells high-end, trendy accessories, locally hand-knitted in New York by talented grandmothers. Each hat is labeled with the knitter’s name and made of natural and socially responsible yarn. We carry babies’, children’s, women’s, and men’s knits. (December 12&13th).
Catrinka is an ethical fashion accessory brand that invests in women and girls. Every product is made by women, and a share of the proceeds goes to girls’ education. Catrinka: buy a bag, employ a woman, educate a girl. (Dec 5&6th).
Le Rébus is a story of friendship who had the idea to launch a funny clothing brand based on Rébus. Convinced that humor doesn’t have any age or any barriers, the founders decided to emblazon their concept on t-shirts and tote-bags. After Paris, the adventure keeps going on the other side of the Atlantic with a collection entirely Made In France. (Dec 12&13th).
Salins — Give a gift from the sea this season! La Baleine sea salts are perfect in your holiday cooking, on your table, or in a Holiday gift basket! Combine them with your favorite olive oil, chocolates, patés, etc. for a wonderfully unique gift. La Baleine… all natural. (Dec 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th).
Rawmanticchocolate & Boutique on 57 present you with the best finds from fashion as well as healthy Energy protein chocolate bars. You can shop designer labels from Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Prada, and Valentino, all up to 75% off while indulging in healthy raw chocolate snacks. We will feature designer bags, jewelry, accessories, and gift items as well as our raw energy raw chocolate protein bars & square bites. With each fashion purchase you will receive a free chocolate gift! (Dec. 5th & 6th).
JeevanKala is a fair trade enterprise committed to empowering Nepali artisans. Our products are crafted by hand using locally sourced and recycled raw materials. Net proceeds support the community development and earthquake relief programs of our parent organization, Himalayan HealthCare.
Promoting the Guadeloupe Islands, a unique French Caribbean destination. White sand beaches, vibrant Creole culture, eco-adventures and French savoir faire… now with non-stop flights from JFK for less than $99! (Dec. 19 & 20th).
Cam Ci Cam Ça has been creating jewelry since 2010. Fascinated by artisans, they only make one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces with French and Art Deco influences, all handmade in their Brooklyn Studio.
ParfumeriedeFrance.com is an e-commerce website offering a unique selection of French luxury perfumes for men and women, as well as home fragrances (candles, room sprays, incense…). The collection has been carefully curated by fragrance experts Francois Damide and Karen Dubin and is comprised of rare perfumes and beauty products made in France and exclusively sold in the United States and Canada. We invite you to follow our news and perfumes trends on Facebook and Instagram. (Dec. 12th & 13th).
Stinky & Minky creates 100% cotton clothes for children.
Debbie Fisher creates Brooklyn jewelry with ethnic influences. (Dec. 12th & 13th).
Elke Van Dyke creates handmade jewelry out of hand-forged silver, solid gold, and mixed metals, combining elegancy with a contemporary edge.
Fulva Fusca offers their handmade jewelry, assembled by their artisans in the United States. (Dec. 12th & 13th)
Gasy Art presents silk paintings and tableaux. (Dec. 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th)
Dusk Brooklyn and Stella Neptune: Eco fashion maker reviver studio at Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion Accelerator. Line of locally made capes, overcoats and culottes combined with a fun selection of restyled upcycled cashmere sweaters and cashmere bangles made from scraps of cashmere. Natural elegance, natural flows of lines, softness of texture and comfort of warmth in fun and bright colors. Classic, whimsical and sustainable.
Marquet brings its line of jewelry and fashion accessories.
Kataplin offers handmade, 100% cotton clothes for children.
Craftspring is a Fair Trade company that makes handmade felted ornaments and kids decorations. Designed in Brooklyn and made with love and joy in Kyrgyzstan. (Dec. 12&13th).
Saying NO to the trends of throw-away fashion and of escalating prices without increased quality, “Hector and Lola” has chosen to reimagine cashmere, the most luxurious of materials, as deliberately young, fashionable and, above all, affordable. (Dec. 5th & 6th).
La Casita will be selling luxury yarn, knitted scarf kits, project bags for knitting and crochet projects, knitted mini stockings, some hand knitted items and classes. (Dec. 5th & 6th)
Truffleist offers its butter, honey, oil, and truffles. (Dec. 19 & 20th).
JACüTERIE Dry Cured Sausages (Saucisson Sec, Salami, Embutidos) are made slowly over the course of five weeks. We carefully select the best meat and then blend it with carefully measured spices, herbs, salt, and sometimes a splash of wine. The sausages are given a short rest to allow the ingredients to marinate together. We then hang the sausages in our special curing chambers designed specifically by JACüTERIE for four weeks until they are ready to eat. (Dec. 19 & 20th)
And more! Coko Ny (jewelry, all 3 weekends), Baby Deedee (baby clothing, Dec 5 & 6th), E-bookez vous (Dec. 12th & 13th), Noel à Paris (ornaments, all 3 weekends), Rooey Knots (Accessories, Dec. 12th & 13th), Love Shoot Create (Photos, Dec 19th & 20) etc.
If you’re interested in exhibiting, we may still have space! Contact [email protected] for the latest availability!