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Mistletoe Market Artist Profile: Steampunk Lamps

From now through December 31st, we have a ton of fantastic artisans offering handmade and eco-friendly gifts in the Mistletoe Market at Community Forklift. Today, we are featuring the Forklift’s very own Terry Lewis of Salvage Arts, with his fantastic steampunk lamps.

Terry Lewis steampunk lamp

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Mistletoe Market Artist Profile: Seeing in Fabric

From now through December 31st, we have a ton of fantastic artisans offering handmade and eco-friendly gifts in the Mistletoe Market at Community Forklift. We’re delighted to report that DC-based artist Jamie Langhoff of Seeing in Fabric has returned to our gift fair this year.  If you’d like more information about her unusual technique, read our newsletter article from last winter.

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Mistletoe Market Artist Profile: The Art Fiend

From now through December 31st, we have a ton of fantastic artisans offering handmade and eco-friendly gifts in the Mistletoe Market at Community Forklift. This afternoon, we are featuring Washington, DC based artist James Maurice of The Art Fiend.  You’ve got to come see these in person – these pictures can’t capture how vibrant and beautiful his work is!

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Mistletoe Market Artist Profile: Think Outside the Store

From now through December 31st, we have a ton of fantastic artisans offering handmade and eco-friendly gifts in the Mistletoe Market at Community Forklift. Check out Silver Spring artist Sarah Gingold of Think Outside the Store:

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Mistletoe Market Artist Profile: Upcycle Joy

From now through December 31st, we have a ton of fantastic artisans offering handmade and eco-friendly gifts in the Mistletoe Market at Community Forklift. Check out Joy Ashcraft and her small business: UpCycleJoy from Potomac, MD:

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Mistletoe Market Artist Profiles

From now through December 31st, we have a ton of fantastic artisans offering handmade and eco-friendly gifts in the Mistletoe Market at Community Forklift. Today, we are featuring Ruth Meininger, an abstract artist from Silver Spring!

 

Abstract Colors

 

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Midweek Flash Sale! 25% off Vintage Items, and 75% off “Not-Paint”

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We’ve got some great vintage items right now,including curved church pews similar to this one!  

Greetings, Forklift Fans!

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means… it’s time for our Midweek Flash Sale!

This Wednesday and Thursday, December 3 and 4, all blue-tagged vintage items are 25% off AND all “not-paint” liquids or powders are 75% off! (“Not paint” includes adhesives, specialty finishes, joint compound, roofing patch, floor leveler, stain, polyurethane, etc.)

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Not paint!

This sale does not include certain specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, items from our consignment partners (Treincarnation, Salvage Arts, Alco Appliances, Tanglewood Works), items from our Mistletoe Market or Amazon Paint. It may not be combined with other sales.

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Find great gifts at our Mistletoe Market!

Dreading the crowds at the mall this month?

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Check out these great tips to simplify your holiday season, from the Center for a New American Dream.

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Then, stop by Community Forklift to:

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We have affordable gifts made by local artisans using recycled and reclaimed materials, including nontoxic cleaning products, handcrafted Christmas stockings, recycled glass wind chimes, funny throw pillows, stylish clutches, t-shirt produce bags, leather cuff bracelets, eco-friendly holiday cards, steampunk lamps, and amazing lamps and clocks made out of vintage appliances.  Yes, we even have a flying toaster.  So come visit us soon!

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 Also, make sure to visit our newest project, Tanglewood Works, where upcycling and art connect!  Located just to your left before you enter our courtyard, the shop is bursting with a variety of unique and handmade gifts.

Sue in her shop 

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This Just In: Many Pallets of Carpet Tile!

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Greetings Forklift Fans!

We’ve just received a lot of new carpet tiles in a variety of colors and styles. They are very nice, commercial quality tiles.  Most of the tiles are 24″ x 24″ and are $3 per tile, and there are also some 18″ x 18″ tiles for just $1.69 each. They are great for basements, playrooms, offices, or high traffic areas. Buy some extra tiles so if something gets stained, you can just swap it out for a new piece (Or does that only happen at our houses?)

Hope to see you at the warehouse soon!

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The last time we received pallets of carpet tile, Forklift Fan Kinch C. snapped up a bunch for her Florida room.  See below – don’t they look great?

The last time we received a bunch of pallets of carpet tile, Forklift Fan Kinch C. snapped up a bunch for her Florida room. Don't they look great?

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Just in! 4’x8′ sheets of Maple Veneer MDF, just $16 each

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Hello Forklift Fans! We’ve just received 3 pallets of very nice sheets of maple veneer MDF, great for building cabinets and furniture!

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These are top grade 4’x8′ sheets, with a real wood veneer face attached to both sides of the MDF core.  An MDF core provides a flat, flawless surface and it’s the most stable (resists warping the best).

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This type of maple veneer MDF usually retails from $45-$77 a sheet.  Our sheets were lightly used (in a maze at the National Building Museum!), so we are offering them for just $16 each.

Here’s what you need to know:

If you are interested, you need to come look at the wood yourself!

Nice sheets of plywood and MDF tend to go very quickly here – so you can call us, but our Reuse Associates may not know what we have left in stock (it’s like calling Goodwill during a half-price sale to ask how many shirts they have). 

We’re not able to do holds over the phone, and we cannot take your credit card over the phone.

So you’ve got to come visit right away if you’re interested!    

After you buy them, you have a week to pick them up.

We offer a free storage service – so after you purchase bulky items, you have a week to find a truck, and to round up friends to help you load.  

When you are ready to take them home, you must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time so you have enough time to load.  We’re open Saturdays and Sundays from 9-6, Mondays-Fridays from 10-6 (and an hour later on Wednesdays, from 10-7pm).

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