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About Us

MARKET516 "do it yourself" workshops make it easy to craft cool home decor projects while making your night out fun.
We bring the goods. You bring your friends and take home a project that’s handmade by you.

Not only do we make cool stuff, we like cool places too so look for us at creative venue’s such as local boutiques & shops, breweries, restaurants or for private groups; your home, office/business or a venue of your choice!

MARKET516 is premiere retailer of Dixie Belle Paint

People ask all the time how we got started and what does the 516 stand for…… well of course, we have a story!

How it all started

MARKET516 was born out of the need to keep me very busy while I grieved my Mother’s death in early 2014. I got my creativeness from her and I also inherited all her various crafting supplies, which was a lot.  One of the things she did was make fun, casual jewelry, so I had a lot of already made pieces and various supplies. At the same time I was learning how to use chalk/mineral paint so I started painting wine bottles, making them into cool lamp oil bottles and adorning each with something from her craft supplies…..and that’s how it all started! Every single one is different and a little tribute to her. So when you purchase one of our "BOHO" bottles, now you know, there’s a lot of great memories and heart & soul in every single of them!

We needed a place to sell our goods

From there we needed a place to sell our goods so we rented space inside local artsy boutiques and currently our original "boho bottles" (and other goods) are sold at Julie's Cottage in Largo and the Shabby Chic Vintage Markets around Tampa Bay. 

Dreaming of owning my own business

It’s a dream, a vision, a huge, big passion and a little craziness!  Craziness? Taking a leap of faith, I left my career job as a Hotel Corporate Sales Manager in September of 2016 to follow my heart & passion. This is possible because of the love, support & hard work from my husband, family & friends...and all of you!!

Great things at MARKET516

Our little shop at Julie's Cottage (and our booths at the markets) offer a unique collection of new, used, upcycled & repurposed home goods & gifts. If you're looking for COASTAL, INDUSTRIAL & FARMHOUSE we're your place. We have a little bit of everything and make sure you check us out often as our inventory always changes.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lorie & Allen

p.s. oh yes, our name….we liked the word MARKET, like a market for awesome home goods and gifts. The 516 is our favorite day, the day we got married May 16th.