Hi there! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty full. On Friday, I had the pleasure of lunch with my sweet friend, Nancy, after loading up my craft booth that morning with more vintage handmade merchandise.
On Saturday, my sweet husband and I took a surprise trip to visit my daughter after we learned that one of her dance troupes would be performing that night. They danced amazingly, of course.
Yesterday we spent with my sweet mother who is moving apartments soon. We toured her new senior apartment complex (2 exits closer to us, yay!). It’s going to be a very good move for her.
With all of that going on I nonetheless managed to put together today’s post about the Shaker Christmas Craft Fair that I sell at every year. Let me show you some of the delightful handmade goods that talented local artisans have offered for sale this year.
Several booths contain unique pottery gift possibilities.
This exceptional tile may be my favorite piece in the whole fair.
Delicate little trinket dishes for $6.00? Yes, I’ll take some, please!
Charming, herb-impressed pottery pendants by Creative Choice Designs.
One can choose from a variety of different animal banks, but this owl’s a real cutie.
The fair is held in the Shaker Meeting House, where several vendors, like this pottery seller, use the wooden benches to display their wares.
Attractive wool mittens, hand-crafted from recycled sweaters.
Who can resist a hand-woven hat decorated with a vintage brooch? (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Charming cloth dolls for the little girl on your shopping list.
And snowmen bundled up against the cold.
Another favorite of mine, a googly-eyed owl.
And how about this sweet-faced snowman with the darling chapeau and bottle brush tree?
Some luscious Cats’ View Farm lotion…
and chunky soaps. (catsviewfarm.com)
Or how about bath sachets for the bath lover? (twentynineandpark.com)
A trio of rustic Adirondack-y votive holders.
A selection of handsome wooden pens.
Hand-woven baskets by Sandy’s Fiber Arts (sandysfiberarts.com).
Fetching blown glass ornaments.
Photographs of local sights, like this one of Congress Park in Saratoga Springs (NY).
Booth-fuls of Christmas ornaments like this cutie.
My favorite category, of course(!), but other than my booth, there are just a few token vintage crafts here and there at the show.
Like this canning jar filled with red glass bulbs. I would never have guessed how attractive that color combination could be.
Here’s my 3′ x 6′ booth, though I’ve been able to “push the margins” this year because there was a no-show immediately adjacent to my booth.
I just brought over this half-melon willow basket with hydrangeas a few days ago. It was hard to part with, but once again, I must speak the solemn truth: You can’t keep everything!
Shortly, I’ll write a post focusing on my booth and the vintage projects I have for sale there. Hope you have a great week!
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