With Christmas coming up.. there are Craft Fairs and Art Markets
popping up all over our city!
The Telus International Christmas Market began just this past weekend
and takes place again next weekend from November 23-25th.
The 2012 Cochrane Ranche House Christmas Market takes place Saturday, November 4 from 10-6.
November 29 – December 2 is the Festival of Crafts Art and Craft Sale down at the BMO Center on the Stampede Grounds.
Another favorite is the Kensington Market Collective Sale
which is to take place in the old Ant Hill Building
on Saturday, December 1 from 10-6 and Sunday December 2 from 10-5.
They had planned for three events but were told to curtail the festivities to one weekend
because of the competition felt by some local shop owners. I’m not sure about that one..
I think I’d be making a day of it, wandering out from the Collective and into the local stores.
In any event, there are all sorts of smaller craft sales taking place in various venues throughout the city,
so check on-line for one in your community!
My own fingers were itching for a little bit of frugal crafting.
This time I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and found it at Martha’s Craft Department.
I toured my favorite shops in town..
Cozy Cottage Interiors
is my favorite new go-to place for all things vintage!
I picked up a glass candlestick and a few pieces of transferware
that reminded me of dishes my Gran used to have.
They’re affordable because, although they’re vintage, they’re not really
From there I went to Inside Avenue Antiques
to find cute little inexpensive porcelain roses, sugar bowls and tiny salt and pepper shakers.
You’d find all sorts of contemporary, seasonal and affordable dishes at Home Sense.
I think a Christmas set or pure white would be gorgeous!
I’d recommend heading over to Martha’s to read the Commenter’s suggestions
if you’re planning on making a more permanent bond,
…which you’d want if you are making these as Christmas presents.
They’re awfully pretty for a wee cookie dish for a few …
Cherry Walnut Cookies