Buttercup Joins Popclectic Market at Artclectic, Oct. 21

One of my favorite annual events, Artclectic at University School of Nashville, is coming up, October 19-21. In recent years, there’s been a new feature of the weekend, Popclectic, a pop-up market of artisans and craftspeople.

Popclectic is a highlight of Artclectic for families with young kids. I have found irresistible and zany treasures—including a nightlight made from vintage children’s books and faux-taxidermy trophies made entirely of felted wool. I absolutely love Popclectic…


Buttercup is teaming up with the incredibly creative and handy Pat McFadden to make outdoor wooden games. Call it our anti-video-game vendetta, but we’re all about analog fun this fall. Our first product underway is BuildMeUpBlocks, a stacking game of 54 hand-cut-and-sanded wooden blocks that start in a 27-inch tower and rise as high as you can build by plucking blocks from the lower levels and stacking them on top until the tower tumbles. (Check out my Insta feed @carringtonnfox for endless footage of tumbling towers. If you think Pat and I are starting to look a little like Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters of a Third Kind, we take your point.)

BuildMeUpBlocks come with an adorable wagon for storing and transporting. You can even turn the wagon upside-down to use as a flat building surface. We’re taking pre-orders now for blocks to be delivered at Popclectic, Oct. 21, and we’ll have a limited number on hand at Popclectic. Early-bird pricing is $135 for a wagonload of blocks, which makes a perfect gift for holidays, housewarmings and weddings. Shoot me an email if you’re interested: carringtonfox (at) hotmail (dot) com

Then stop by Popclectic and see how high you can stack BuildMeUpBlocks.


Stay tuned for more profiles of Popclectic vendors coming to Artclectic, October 21, 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. at University School of Nashville, 2000 Edgehill Avenue.

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