December 7, 2010
Around Town : Holiday Craft Sale Recap & Gift Guide
Posted by Laura Kaesshaefer
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:
1 Vendors prepping their tables before the sale opened to the public.
2 The entrance to the clerestory, adorned with foil wreaths from the cover and the Sparkle & Shine story in the December issue.
3 A glitter station!
4 Metallic wrapped packages under a string-light tree from December's Outdoor Lighting story. The numbered triangles were used for the Craft Walk.
5 Crafts on display from 20 Years of Holiday Good Things.
7 Vendors came up with such creative ways to display their crafts.
11 Lauren Murphy and her tree of ornaments!
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:
1 To wear as pins or hair clips, these festive holiday corsages made by Athena are the perfect gift.
2 Give the gift of sweet dreams and sweet smelling drawers with Stephanie’s dream catchers and cedar sachets (next image).
4 For keeping little ones warm in winter weather—Silke’s beautiful knitted collars.
5 Marcie's gorgeous handmade jewelery.
6 The perfect accessory for your holiday or New Years party - hair pin sets by Blake and Corinne of Handle & Spout.
7 For a lucky newborn—organic handmade wooden teethers and toys by Amy Turn Sharp of Little Alouette.
8 To grace a tree or entranceway—strands of ornaments by Laurie Cinotto of Lalalaurie.
9 For a fashionable friend who loves color—necklaces by Jodi Levine.
10 Beautiful cameo necklaces made by Shane.
11 Colorful and festive holiday card sets and thank you notes by Rifle Paper.
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