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It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year. Did you know that as of today, there are just ELEVEN Saturdays before Christmas??? If you’re looking for unique gifts, look no more! Avoid the crush of the crowd at the mall and get your merry on with some very talented local artisans at one of my upcoming shows!

SAT 11/5 ~ 4p-8:30p
Holiday Show & Sell – to benefit “Feed More”
2320 Castle Hill Road, Midlothian, VA 23113

Chef Tammy Brawley of The Green Kitchen will be cooking up yummy food. Kacy Cosentini will have plenty of wine to pour, and Gary Plotycia will have beer and football out on the deck. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Feed More (supporting the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and The Community Kitchen). Please invite a friend! Bring a can or bag of food, and receive raffle tickets for the chance to win some wonderful gift baskets.

Local artisans include:

Me! I’ll be on deck with 2012 wall and desk calendars, Christmas cards, wine journals and great gifts for teachers and stocking stuffers by Lucky Ginger Studio.  
Joyce Satterwhite will display original oil paintings and some affordable giclees (prints of the original on canvas).
Cathy Nault of ArtisticBlend, with handmade, hand-dyed and printed scarves and pillows
Kristin Opalka  with hot, new, handcrafted designs by Adore Jewelry

Elaine Kastendieck with handmade jewelry…glass, freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone beads, hand-crocheted and knotted on silk, beading cord and leather

Marilyn Bonn will be showing bold and casual jewelry pieces in stone,  glass, metal, and wire

Karen Gellatly with her fused glass bowls, ornaments, stained glass lamp shades,  suncatchers, refrigerator art

Pam Soddu’s “Fun of a Kind” – hand painted wine, beer, and martini glasses, as well as pitchers, chip and dip platters, and various other entertainment pieces

Kathleen Schutze’s “Kati-Did it!” – Customized Embroidered Gifts – everything from beautifully monogrammed wine bottle covers to linens designed by you

Ellen Kilby Miche Bag is a unique new concept in designer handbags,  take a look at these bags on Ellen’s website –  my.michebag.com/ellen_kilby/  (okay, not original art but still great bags!)

Alyson Lacy’s Forester’s Golden Moment: Homemade treats for the canine enthusiast. 

Fri 11/11, Sat 11/12 and Sun 11/13/11
10a-6p (Fri, Sat), 10-5 (Sun)
18th Northern Virginia Christmas Market
Dulles Expo Center – South Hall
Booth 353/354
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center Dr
Chantilly, VA 20153
Can’t say enough nice things about this show, managed by EMG. Quality crafters from up and down the East Coast. Definitely worth the drive.

SAT 11/19 ~ 11a-4p
Flying Pig Productions Inaugural Show & Sell
4227 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23227 (Ginter Park)

Adore Jewelry: unique, handcrafted designs by talented artisan Kristin Opalka. Please visit http://www.adorejewelry.net to see her beautiful bling!

Exclusive Illustrations: Personalized watercolor art of homes and animals on commission by Robin Ingles. To see Robin’s portfolio, visit http://exclusiveillustrations.blogspot.com

Fun Of a Kind: Fun and unique gifts & entertainment pieces by Pam Soddu

Marion Elm Designs: Stylish, whimsical, original jewelry, wall art, bell jars, key chains & bookmarks…with a twist by Lynne Cunningham

Round Up Bags: For that “Carytown Look” at Southside prices…Fashion luggage & purses by Margaret Wooldridge

Lucky Ginger Studio: Creative photography-inspired gifts including wall and desk calendars, Christmas cards, bookmarks, sticky holiday gift tags and more…by me! Visit www.luckgingerstudio.com to see what’s new!


SAT 12/10
Christmas on MacArthur
Sammi’s Grotto
4027 MacArthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227 (next to Dot’s Back Inn in historic Bellevue)
Great group show. Remember to bring an unwrapped toy if you care to donate to the “Toys for Tots” drive.

Hope to see you soon!