Meet The Maker: The Coolstuff Store

The Coolstuff Store — owned by married couple Jay and Cindy Epp — has been a vendor with us since we had little flea market pop ups in dark warehouses in far flung corners around Dallas.

Today their unique vintage home furnishings and custom macramé wall hangings flank our Deep Ellum shop. And, yes, they still have a double booth at all of our shows slinging their one-of-a-kind decor and furniture that shoppers flock to the minute our doors swing open.

We recently co-hosted a workshop with the couple in our studio event space. Students received a unique chunk of wood, rope and lots of info to create a custom macramé wall hanging with a pocket for an air plant.

See some of the images below and don’t miss The Coolstuff Store at our fall show this Friday and Saturday! If you don’t have your tickets yet, buy them now here! Want to take one of our creative classes? See the lineup here!


Meet the Makers: Maker's Mark Macrame Workshop at Flea Style




Meet the Makers: Maker's Mark Macrame Workshop at Flea Style


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Bourbon Cider

(Makes one cocktail)

  • 1 part Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon sugar to taste
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 3 parts cold hard cider (dry varieties best)
  • Cherry and orange peel for garnish


  • In a champagne glass, stir together the sugar and the bitters until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add Maker’s Mark.
  • Top with cold cider.
  • Garnish with a cherry and an orange peel.


This article is part of an ongoing sponsored series with Maker’s Mark to celebrate makers and shakers we love! Join us November 2nd and 3rd at Dallas Market Center’s North Hall to meet 200+ makers during our seasonal show featuring handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind lifestyle goods. Maker’s Mark will be on site serving cocktails and hosting free creative workshops with local artists. Skip the line and score your tickets here now!