COVINGTON, Kentucky – A beautiful sunny Sunday was the perfect start to a series of flea markets organized by Covington’s Creative House of Art and Design.
Coordinator Chuck Beatty said they saw a need for it in the area — and it’s their first full season putting it together.
Beatty said every fourth Sunday from April through October, people can stop by to see some vendors.
“It’s a mix of everything. There’s art, earrings, plants – we have all kinds of stuff down here,” he said.
One of the vendors there was Delaney Yorio, who sells earrings. She said the story begins with inspiration from her grandmother’s earrings.
“You know, my grandmother – she had clay earrings and I always loved them. But I was always worried about dropping them and breaking them,” Yorio said.
She said she eventually took her background in art and started making polymer clay earrings, which are also hypoallergenic.
“Some are hand-painted. I also like incorporating real flowers and herbs. They come in many different styles, but I really like to focus on color and shape and play with the weight of the earrings, but always keep them light,” she said.
Also at the flea market was Katy Bialczak, the owner of Maison Covington. It’s a business she opened at the Left Bank Coffeehouse – something her family owns. People could see stationery and various trinkets from her shop.
“I wanted to open the kind of business that I would find when traveling or going somewhere else – just something unique,” Bialczak said.
Bialczak also said she liked being outside and seeing everyone.
Yorio also said it’s nice to connect with others who are selling their work and products.
“I love seeing people do things they are passionate about and love. It’s always fun. Just meeting other creatives is another fun thing,” Yorio said.