This weekend, you have the opportunity to cross everything off your holiday lists, folks. A couple of suggestions:
Porter Flea at Marathon Music Works, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Hit the handmade and vintage jackpot with this popular semi-annual event. In addition to offerings from clothing designers such as Tuft, Blooming Leopold and Chase Ash, the market has vintage (Sabrosa Vintage, Honeybean Boutique), home decor (Modern Arks, Holler Design) and plenty of things to fill your jewelry box (Acorn + Archer, RINjuel). There will be food trucks, too, including Riffs and Deg Thai (plus coffee from Beve and ice cream from Jeni's) so make a day out of it! Info here.
Holiday Open House for Small Businesses in East Nashville, Saturday, Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m.: Head east for a ton of ways to shop local. Shops such as Art & Invention Gallery, Bryant Gallery, Fairytales Bookstore/Pied Piper Creamery, Fanny's House of Music, 1907 Apparel, Pretty Pretty Pop Pop, Wonders on Woodland, State and Idea Hatchery tenants such as Alegria, Goodbuy Girls, Moss and East Side Story. Each business will hold their own open house tomorrow evening, so expect treats and special deals all throughout the east side. Meg over at Art & Invention has the details here.