Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wonderful tastes & treasures this weekend at Holiday Market!

We're getting excited about Holiday Market this weekend, and we know you are, too! Wonderful tastes and treasures await you this Saturday at Cheverly Community Market, including these great vendors and groups:

Make sure to visit Cheverly's Boy Scout Troop 257 at Holiday Market this Saturday for beautiful holiday wreaths, greenery, poinsettias, and Virginia nuts. The Boy Scouts are a great asset to our town, and supporting them during the holidays benefits everyone.

Helen Crosskey brings her CrossKrafts line to Holiday Market this Saturday. Find wonderful clothing designed and sewn by Helen, as well  beautiful jewelry.

We always enjoy watching shoppers at D&D Affordables, a great source of thoughtful gifts for shoppers who want lovely items on a budget. In fact, many D&D customers come back year after year, selecting something for those on their gift lists and a little something for themselves, too!

Baltimore's Essential Reign Naturals & Organics joined us for the first time at Thanksgiving Market, and they were an immediate hit with Cheverly Community Market customers. Make sure to stop by and find out about  Black Diamond Soap, a Great way to take care of your skin this winter!

We were so happy that Gigi Lombardo  was able to join us for Thanksgiving Market. As many of you know, Gigi has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung and brain cancer, and is currently undergoing treatment. She is returning for Holiday Market, bringing the remainder of the lovely quilted, crocheted, and knitted items that she's made over the years. Stop by her table and find handmade gifts for any age.

Did you get a chance to peruse the wonderful pottery at Thanksgiving Market? Lee Dickenson will return to Holiday Market with her beautiful work. These pieces would make very thoughtful gifts, and they'd be lovely on a holiday table.

We are big fans of the Little Library movement. The idea of thoughts being shared throughout a neighborhood -- of great stories winning new fans in unexpected corners -- is something we love about the community. Many of you are probably already members of one of Cheverly's many book groups, and you likely have some books that you've enjoyed but don't need to keep. Or maybe you're looking for a new read and you've been unsuccessful. That's where Little Free Libraries come in. Visit their table at Holiday Market to learn more, and bring a book or two that you'd like to share with your neighbors!

We were sorry that Mary was unable to join us at Thanksgiving Market -- blame it on an early winter flu bug. We're very happy that Mary D's Creations will return to Cheverly for Holiday Market. She makes truly lovely crocheted baby sweaters, as well as jewelry and other items. Make sure to stop by and see for yourself!

Cheverly's Diana Ndiaye is an internationally acclaimed artist who creates stunning fiber art and traditional crafts influenced by her field research in expressive culture in the African world, which has taken her to Senegal, Cape Verde, South Africa, Surinam, Haiti, French Guiana, Tortola, Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, France and several regions of the United States. Diana will bring jewelry, traditional crafts, woven bags, notecards, framed prints, scarves and small gift bookmarks to Holiday Market this Saturday. These would be stunning gifts for that very special, very stylish person in your life.

If you attended our Thanksgiving Market, you already know that Profusions of Glass makes gorgeous fused glass art pieces. Tina Van Pelt creates a full line of pendants, barrettes, earrings and pins, as well as architectural glass (such as drawer pulls and infused glass tiles that are designed to be used for backsplashes and accents) in her Riverdale studio. Make sure to stop by the Profusions of Glass table at Holiday Market this Saturday to meet Tina and see her beautiful work for yourself. These pieces are lovely gifts for any occasion, so it's a wonderful opportunity to purchase locally made, gorgeous gifts for the very special people in your life.

Cheverly's Caitlin Adams collects, restores and upcycles vintage housewares and clothing into modern pieces for her company, Slippery Crockery. She sells online on indie favorite Etsy, as well as at local festivals and fairs. Please give a warm welcome to Caitlin at Holiday Market this Saturday -- you'll find truly unique pieces that will delight for years to come.

Heather Dressel of Severna Park is a creative thinker, and her Whirlygiggles playsets celebrate childhood fun and exploration while encouraging children to USE their imaginations. One of the best parts is it also encourages grown-ups to join in the fun. Heather started her business making wall art and bow holders for children, and she plans to offer them at special market prices. Over time, Heather was inspired by her own munchkins to explore the creative play market as she became exhausted by the plastic and electronic toys that seemed to suck the imagination right out of them. We're so happy to have new vendor Whirlygiggles -- and these wonderful creative toys -- with us again for Holiday Market!

Make sure to visit all these great vendors at Saturday's Holiday Market, 8am to noon at the Cheverly Community Center!

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