What a blast! Two whirlwind days back-to-back were a spontaneous decision that reaped wonderful rewards. In my last post we mentioned we decided to be a part of the Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Holiday Bazaar, an annual local event held for the wonderful residents who reside there, as well as the community at large. This decision was made two days before the show -so we were really scrambling. Luckily, all the handmade gifts were already made in preparation for our biggest winter event, so we simply had to organize it and set up our booth! And what a show it was. Smaller in scale than many of the events we do, each one of us were surprised at the generosity and lively atmosphere that was captured at Shelton Rehab, and were blown away at the amount of custom orders we received for family Christmas Gifts. A family's worth of minion hats, teenage mutant ninja turtle hats for children, lavender flower-garnished little girl hat, custom Christmas ornaments, and more. Many of our animal earrings, Christmas ornaments and owl plushies sold as well, but the real best-seller was our newest creation: pocket warmers! Best of all, however, was spending time with all the wonderful residents. What's next?The Country Christmas Bazaar in Elma. Since 1979, This old-fashioned country bazaar features vendors and artisans selling handcrafted items just in time for holiday shopping. The info-Sun, Nov 23, 2014 Location: Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds 43 Elma-McCleary Road Elma, WA98541 Additional Features: Crafts, Designated Parking, Food, Handicapped Access Hours: Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 11am-4pm Admission: Free!
This is our biggest event of the season, and one we ourselves look forward to every year. The selection of booths is amazing, and all the venders are so friendly it makes for a fantastic day shopping or even just a great place to catch a bite to each with friends or family. Hope to see you there!
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