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Around Town : Holiday Craft Sale Recap & Gift Guide

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The Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday was quite a success! It was a bit overwhelming for a first-timer like me, but ultimately very exciting to find myself amidst a whirlwind of vendors, festive decorations, delicious food, music, games and the hundreds of people who waited in the freezing cold to enter. Below is a recap highlighting some of my favorite moments and vendors of the day:

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Vendors prepping their tables before the sale opened to the public.

1 Vendors prepping their tables before the sale opened to the public.

The entrance to the clerestory, adorned with foil wreaths from the cover and the Sparkle & Shine story in the December issue.

2 The entrance to the clerestory, adorned with foil wreaths from the cover and the Sparkle & Shine story in the December issue.

A glitter station!

3 A glitter station!

Metallic wrapped packages under a string-light tree from December's Outdoor Lighting story. The numbered triangles were used for the Craft Walk.

4 Metallic wrapped packages under a string-light tree from December's Outdoor Lighting story. The numbered triangles were used for the Craft Walk.

Crafts on display from 20 Years of Holiday Good Things.

5 Crafts on display from 20 Years of Holiday Good Things.

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Vendors came up with such creative ways to display their crafts.

7 Vendors came up with such creative ways to display their crafts.

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Lauren Murphy and her tree of ornaments!

11 Lauren Murphy and her tree of ornaments!

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Festive cards and calendars by art director Erin Jang.

13 Festive cards and calendars by art director Erin Jang.

For those of you who missed the sale, didn’t get around to every table, or still have some holiday shopping to do, I’ve put together an informal gift guide with some of my top picks for gift ideas from Saturday’s vendors:

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To wear as pins or hair clips, these festive holiday corsages made by Athena are the perfect gift.

1 To wear as pins or hair clips, these festive holiday corsages made by Athena are the perfect gift.

Give the gift of sweet dreams and sweet smelling drawers with Stephanie’s dream catchers and cedar sachets (next image).

2 Give the gift of sweet dreams and sweet smelling drawers with Stephanie’s dream catchers and cedar sachets (next image).

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For keeping little ones warm in winter weather—Silke’s beautiful knitted collars.

4 For keeping little ones warm in winter weather—Silke’s beautiful knitted collars.

Marcie's gorgeous handmade jewelery.

5 Marcie's gorgeous handmade jewelery.

The perfect accessory for your holiday or New Years party - hair pin sets by Blake and Corinne of Handle & Spout.

6 The perfect accessory for your holiday or New Years party - hair pin sets by Blake and Corinne of Handle & Spout.

For a lucky newborn—organic handmade wooden teethers and toys by Amy Turn Sharp of Little Alouette.

7 For a lucky newborn—organic handmade wooden teethers and toys by Amy Turn Sharp of Little Alouette.

To grace a tree or entranceway—strands of ornaments by Laurie Cinotto of Lalalaurie.

8 To grace a tree or entranceway—strands of ornaments by Laurie Cinotto of Lalalaurie.

For a fashionable friend who loves color—necklaces by Jodi Levine.

9 For a fashionable friend who loves color—necklaces by Jodi Levine.

Beautiful cameo necklaces made by Shane.

10 Beautiful cameo necklaces made by Shane.

Colorful and festive holiday card sets and thank you notes by Rifle Paper.

11 Colorful and festive holiday card sets and thank you notes by Rifle Paper.

Comments (6)

  • What a wonderful opportunity given to new and upcoming shops. How exciting it must have been to participate. Thanks for sharing. Lovely~

  • What a wonderful opportunity given to new and upcoming shops. How exciting it must have been to participate. Thanks for sharing. Lovely~
    zJayne

  • I'd love to have a list of the websites for the people in the show. I was there very late in the afternoon and din't have a chance to see everything.

  • Everything is so beautiful!

  • Is there going to be a listing of all the vendors that showcased theor products at the Craft Sale?

  • Finally something about the sale. I tried for weeks to contact Martha Stewart and got no response. How did you get selected to be a vendor? Sounds like it is a great event. Saw the add in the Oct. Issue of MSL but could not get any responses or info. on line. Have any tips?

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