tart at salty!

we love adorable, cutesy, girly things, and if there are birds/owls, feathers, and hearts involved, even better.  so it woulda been stupid to not feature brand new vendor tart this month.  locally made cuteness, available now at sns.  awesome gift ideas, for tiny girls to big girls.

also locally crafted, ruby alabama cupcake stands would make a perfect hostess gift for whoever is cooking your thanksgiving dinner.  pick one of these babies up, throw some lily’s chocolate truffles on them, and head to the dining room table.

ruby alabama cupcake stand lrg- $10, sm- $8; tart hair clips- $6; tart greeting cards- $4.50; tart deco framed prints- $20

tart deco framed prints- $20; tart large prints- $18

tart trinket/jewelry box- $22

tart shadowbox light- $50

‘do what you love.’ we do!

salty not sweet’s new window is a tribute to our ohio city artisan neighborhood:  fresh blooms from the just-opened urban orchid dangle from candra’s vintage mason jars, framing a feature of the salty girls’ crafts- candra‘s lettepressed works and melissa‘s soaps & body products, crafted inside the shop.  a tshirt from chicago-based megan lee design‘s proclaims ‘do what you love,’ which is exactly what we do.

a huge thanks to brandon and everyone from the urban orchid for their support of salty not sweet, and stay tuned for news on partnership projects beginning this fall/winter!!

new toony jewelry pieces at salty!

barbara baughman’s toony jewelry has been at salty not sweet since our start on the east side last year, and as she gains local popularity, she maintains a loyal relationship with salty, where she continues to be one of our staple vendors.  toony pieces are uniquely crafted with reclaimed vintage finds.  her jewelry is well-made, and and attainably priced.

shop salty for toony jewelry necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, priced $5-$30

barbara can also be found hawking her wares and various salty not sweet goods at the open air in market square show on saturdays in august.

Coming Sooooon!

Salty not Sweet is all moved in to our new location! In a matter of weeks we will be up and running! The grand opening date is still TBA but it will be one Saturday night in May.

We can’t wait to show you what we’ve collected over the last few months!


As much as we have love for the Waterloo Arts District, we just aren’t getting the kind of traffic we need to survive. So Salty not Sweet is officially moving to W25th to be neighbors with lots of newcomers to the street. We can’t tell all the secrets since it hasn’t been released to the press just yet, but I can tell you one new neighbor, Dim and Den Sum announced they are also moving to the street! Stay tuned to the Plain Dealer for all the official details and businesses moving in. All I know is that we’re very excited and have huge hopes for our new neighborhood.

Salty will remain on Waterloo until Jan 1st 2011. Watch for news of our grand reopening because it will be a MAJOR BLOWOUT not to be missed.

Waterloo Arts Fest June 26, 2010

Hey friends,

Waterloo Arts Fest is super soon! There will be bands, arts, crafts, kids activities, oh and FOOOOOOOD! Don’t forget all the glorious food vendors!

Waterloo is literally 15 mins from the west side so please if you want to be awesome get in your car make the LONG journey to waterloo and check out what we have. Aside from the kick ass people who will be vending for the day there are permanent businesses that make coming to the street worthwhile. Cafes, art galleries, handmade crafts, head shop, tattoos, music, vintage stores with clothes, music, toys, and houewares,  indie music stores, and bars. All independent local businesses that need support.

Please come for the day and then remember us because we’ll be here long after the fest ends.

Arts Collinwood

Salty not Sweet

The Head Shop

Rebel City Tattoo

Beachland Ballroom

Music Saves

Star Pop

Blue Arrow Records

SS&W Boardwalk

Some very Salty News

Hey everyone!

We’re totally settling into our little space on Waterloo and loving it. Rebel City Tattoo just opened up a couple doors down and the new BBQ place is coming soon across the street. Things are coming together and it seems like the arts & crafts community of Cleveland is bigger than ever. It’s so nice to have so much support and to know that people DO want to buy local and try to recycle and reuses whatever they can.

Salty not Sweet is planning a series of events and we’re going to TRY to have something at least 3 out of 4 weekends a month. First up is this Saturday!

Our featured vendor of the month opening reception is for Barbara Baughman of Toony Jewelry. She makes beautiful pieces that just feel good. You’ll have to come meet this girl because she’ll be in the store Saturday night starting at 7pm and she is delightful. Plus she’s bringing all kinds of stuff she hasn’t put out yet so you can’t get it and won’t see it anywhere else. That my friends, is awesome.