Last Saturday I attended a Christmas Craft Sale and Tea at Gretna Green Elementary School.

There was a large selection of gifts for sale from many talented crafters, artists & bakers. There were paintings on every medium imaginable, fudge, candies, wreaths, jewellery, knitting, fudge, woodworking, sewing, bath sets, fudge, jams & jellies, hot toddies, music, leather items, wall hangings, clocks, fudge, ornaments…and the list goes on.

I am always overwhelmed by the creativity and raw talent displayed at these events. They are the perfect place to shop because the prices are very reasonable (crafters tend to undersell themselves), the gifts are unique and it supports our homegrown talent.

Unfortunately the sales are starting to wind down for the season but there is one more big one coming up. The Newcastle Farmer’s Market Christmas Craft Sale will be held on Saturday, December 13 from 9am to 2pm at the Lindon Rec Centre.

And it promises to be a whopper! Over 50 tables are booked with vendors overflowing into the hallway and parking lot. This is the last sale of the season so you’ll probably find lots of items on sale.

Hope to see you there!


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