Upcoming Pop-Up Shops

Greetings, Friends!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Things do seem to rush by at a maddening pace from here on but not to worry, we have two holiday markets to inspire thoughtful gift giving and to lift you into the spirit of the season. 

Craftidote is this coming Saturday, December 3rd in the Antidote coffee shop parking lot and you will be sure to find wonderful people, amazing handmade goods, food truck deliciousness, and live music...not to mention coffee! 

The following Saturday is our 10th anniversary of the Underground Art Market, an intimate art crawl through our home where you can enjoy mini shops set up by individual artists, a house concert, warm cider and the community you love!  We hope to see you at one, or both of these very special events.


The 10th annual Underground Arts Market, Dec 10th, 2016

Craftidote 2016
Handmade goods from local artists
Sat Dec 3rd, Noon-5pm
Antidote Parking Lot
729 Studewood 77008

The 10th Annual Underground Art Market
Handmade goods, art, and jewelry.
Live music by Sara Huffman & Susan Elliot and special guests
Saturday, Dec 10th, Noon-5pm
802 Ralfallen 77008


In related news, please look forward to the launching of H-Town Arts in 2017.  We are merging Sparrow and the Nest with a new website that will sponsor a series of house concerts, workshops, community events and the Underground Art Markets.

Have a wonderful week and very happy holidays!

Your friends from Sparrow and the Nest

Mother's Day Market

Greetings Friends!

As you know, Mother's Day is this Sunday.  Not to worry, we've got it all under control!!

We're having a Pop-Up Market and porch concert for this Saturday, so you can breathe easy this week and take care of all your thoughtful gift-giving at the last minute... just like you always do!! (except your gifts will be hand-crafted and original, instead of sad flowers from the grocery)

Better yet, bring Mom along and let her pick something out from one of our many lovely and talented artisans. That way, you get to spend the afternoon listening to jazz and appreciating her while visiting with our wonderful community.

We hope to see you there!

The Underground Art Market
Saturday, May 7th, 12-5pm
802 Ralfallen
Houston 77008

Just a couple pics of items you will find. There will be tons more vendors offering items like jewelry, bonsai succulents, handmade cards, and original art!

Artists include: Katsola, McCheek's, Rust and Pearls, Melvin Butts, Ack! and Annavee, and more!

The Underground Art Market 2015

We're thrilled to bring back our long-standing annual tradition, The Underground Art Market this Sunday, Dec 13th, 2015 from 12-5pm at our home in the Heights: 802 Ralfallen 77008.

Many wonderful artists will be on-hand including McCheek's Ceramics, Throttle Tees, Rust and Pearls Jewlery, Ackzilla!, Katsola, Stovepipe Art and Animation, Hello-Lucky!, and of course handmade soaps, etc. from Sparrow and the Nest--just to mention a few!

Live music from vocalist Sara Huffman accompanied by pianist Andrew Lienhard.

Halloween Pop-Up Shop, Oct 1st 2015

Greetings Friends! 

Have you missed us? We've been missing you too! Fortunately, we've come up with a great way to remedy this conundrum while celebrating one of our favorite holidays at the same time: we're hosting a Halloween Pop-Up Shop!! 

Since we had such a fun time teaming up with Melissa Bauman for last year's Halloween room, we've decided to do it again. Our wonderful friends at Stardust Antiques let us loose in their space, so that's where we'll be! As a bonus, owner Yolanda Davis recently partnered with the lovely Maura Cannon who opened up a second "Homestretch" inside the Stardust building--if you don't remember the original store on 19th street, or if you have never been to The Homestretch, you are in for a real treat!!

Our opening night party is Thursday October 1st. We'll have cocktails and live jazz to help us all get into the swing of Halloween. Our pop-up shop will be up for the month of October (the store is open on the weekends).  See the invite below for shop hours and details.

Thursday, Oct 1st, 7-10 pm
Stardust Antiques
1129 E. 11th Street
Houston, TX 77008

Mother's Day Pop-Up Market!

Greetings Friends! 

Have you missed us? Well, we've certainly missed you. And so we figured out a way to remedy that!

On Sunday, May 3rd from noon-5:00pm, we'll be hosting an Underground Art Market and porch concert located in our home at 802 Ralfallen (just a few blocks north of the old shop in the Heights). At this event, you'll be sure to see some old friends and maybe some new ones too. We'll have refreshments, live music on the porch and of course, some wonderful art and gift items just in time for Mother's Day!

We also just listed a few new workshops (sorry it has taken us so long to get things going again. In the future we promise to host at least a couple new workshops each month).

We look forward to seeing you all and sincerely hope you can make it out on the 3rd!