Valentine’s Market @ The Cherry Pit

Get matching tooth gems 🦷

📸: Courtesy The Cherry Pit

Wednesday, February 8th 5 – 10 pm

I have a very easy matrix for whether I like a holiday: cute or not. Halloween? Cute. Fourth of July? Not cute. Valentine’s Day? The cutest of them all!

The only thing not cute about Valentine’s Day? The heteronormativity of it all. But at the Very Cherry Valentines Market, you won’t have trouble finding folks who shirk status quo expectations of romance. Cherry Pit will host over 25 vendors in the theme of Valentine’s Day, self-care, kink, and body positivity. With vendors spanning from wearables to edibles to smellables you can take care of gifts for all the sweeties in your life. 

Some highlights:

🦴 Market organizer Alexandra Clundt will show their pyrography work on ethically sourced bone. Clundt’s work, under the name Pyromanced, includes jawbone plant hangars and decorated skulls. 

🪴 If a planter with less calcium is more your lover’s style, check out Puritan Candy’s bondage-inspired leather—and vegan leather—plant hangars. A Puritan Candy object may also serve to foreshadow the real Valentine’s Day action to come.

🦷 Wearables at the market aren’t just temporary. Some are semi-permanent. If you are ready for a little commitment, get matching tooth gems from Brows by Sage. A tooth gem can last up to six months, so maybe opt out if you plan to be single by summer. 

👗 For something a bit easier to slip out of, check out the vintage and second-hand clothing curated by Heavy Duty Vintage. Carrying sizes 6-36, Heavy Duty Vintage promises they will have “only the horniest & most romantic of garb” at the market.

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Miranda Hardy

Miranda is a Seattle-based writer, musician, and gal about town. You can find her at the library, your local bar’s karaoke night, and staring longingly at the Ballard Locks. Don’t ask her about AI, pop music, or why she loves Seattle because you’ll never get your ear back.