Monday, November 17, 2014


Come see me here this Saturday, November 22!  There will be over 100 awesome vendors from all over New England at this event.  Please stop by and say hello!

BUST Holiday Craftacular
Saturday, November 22
11 am- 6pm
The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St
Boston, MA

Admission $3

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In between getting ready for upcoming holiday shows, I've been working on my jillbent.com site a bit these days.  Right now it links to my Etsy shop, but in the new year, I'll be updating it so that you can buy directly from that site.  I can't wait!

In other news. the lovely blog Fern & Fog featured my shop today, showcasing some of my favorite pieces in the shop right now for decorating your home and table for Thanksgiving!  Thank you, so much Fern & Fog!  I'm delighted to be included!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014


The holiday craft fairs and trunk shows are rapidly approaching!
Here's a list of where Jill Bent Handmade & Vintage will be this season.
We hope to see you there!

The Brookline Marketplace Craft Fair
Saturday, November, 15
10 am- 4 pm
The Park School
171 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA
Adults $5  Children free
parkschool.org/craftfair

Bust Craftacular Boston
Saturday, November, 22
11 am- 6 pm
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Admission $3
bust craftacular boston

Paper, Fabric, & Stitch
Saturday, December, 6
11 am- 6 pm
Michelle Willey
8 Union Park Street Boston, MA
michellewilley.com

Holiday Trunk Show
Saturday, December, 13
12 pm- 5 pm
At the home of Justine Hand
454 Waltham Street Newton, MA

Tuesday, November 4, 2014



BIG VINTAGE SHOP UPDATE!

First up:
Vintage copper cookware collection just added to the shop.  These pieces are in such excellent condition. They have the best Julia Child vibe (after all, she lived in Cambridge for many years).  I'm totally in love with them.  Even my husband, who is not usually excitable about this sort of thing, asked if maybe we should keep these.  But, they are in the shop for now, and all sold as individual pieces.

And then:
These rustic wood pieces.  So New England, I love how they look as their own little collection.  The spoon, cutting board, and bowl have the best antique character.  The copper cups have been sold already.

Thanks as always, for having a look.

I'm spending the next week getting ready for the holiday shows coming up soon.

First one is at The Park School on Saturday, November 15 at 171 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA!  Check out the details at www.parkschool.org/craftfair .  If you are local to the Boston area, please stop by!  I would love to see you!


Monday, October 27, 2014




Vintage shop update coming in November!  Wood, ironstone, etched glass, enamelware, copper.  Good stuff!!

Monday, October 20, 2014


Heading into that save the date time of year!  This is the first of the holiday shows I'll be doing this year, and it's a big one.  I would love to see you there at The Park School on Saturday, November 15 at 171 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA!  Check out the details at www.parkschool.org/craftfair 


Friday, October 17, 2014




2014 Fall/Winter Cowls are just about done!  Ok, I still have to finish sewing labels into them and then take a few more photos with a model (hardest part, since the model's usually me and I hate having my photo taken).  And then they are ready for the shop and the holiday trunk shows.

This year, I wanted to do a new take on the cowls I've been doing over the years, and I loved the idea of creating a soft, nubbly texture with this simple moss stitch.  The result is super soft and cozy without being too tight...better explained by a photo of someone wearing it...coming up soon.

The cowls are hand knit (by me, of course!) in 100% washable Merino wool, which is really soft (and not itchy) and come in five different colors: black, gray, doe brown, moss green, and royal heather blue.

Wishing you a good weekend.   Typical New England fall weather is predicted around here...sunny, but cooler...I'll be wearing a cowl, no doubt!