Did You Buy a Ticket?


… no not to the gun show, to the Junior League Holiday Market!

This weekend we were sure to hit up the sale, which was held at the Durham Convention Center, and cross a couple more gifts off our list. In case you couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed.

 There were over fifty vendors, mostly representing small, local businesses. Gotta love it.

Our good friends Kelly and Kelly were hard at work manning the Merry Martini booth. Even though I am in their shop all the time I had to stop and snag some Chapel Hill Toffee from their gourmet food section.

The original thought was to gift it to my grandmother but decided in the car on the way home that since Granny is diabetic toffee isn’t good for her and that I should just eat it instead. See how that works?

I walked past the booth for Happy Scraps about a dozen times but didn’t pick up the spark plug pup that I wanted so badly. He was being offered in one of the raffle packages and I kept my fingers crossed for the freebie.  They also had a pig that I’m keeping my eye on.

I’m also already regretting not purchasing everything on Samantha Barnett’s table at Reborn Designs. I had to keep telling myself that Christmas is the time to buy for others and not myself.  But don’t worry self, January is just around the corner.

A family member of ours, not to be named, is receiving jewelry from A Stone’s Throw. We don’t want to spoil any surprises but this jeweler sells items from all around the world including Africa and Ireland – although what we picked up is made in the good ol USA a la Charleston, SC.

It was very fitting that Jinja Fair Trade, was set up right next to A Stone’s Throw and was offering some pretty irresistible wool baby hats.  If only they had one in Barton’s size.

The sweet little happyz sold by Emily Sternbach were also eye catching and adorable. They are twice as cute in person, especially the hair clips. You can score one for yourself by visiting her Etsy shop.

Teresa’s on Main definitely put the biggest dent in my wallet for the day, but the damage could have been so much worse.  After eyeballing Gurgle Pots for the past year, I finally broke down and bought a small white one. The small ones are new and for half the price of the traditional size there was no good reason not to make it ours.  Plus we scored a 20% off coupon in case I do decide to go back and splurge on the big blue one that makes my heart skip a beat.

Nyla Elise was also at the Holiday Market selling their new T-shirt designs pretty easily. I found one to be particularly humorous.

Of course there were tons of other vendors at the Holiday Market – too many to snap photos of and post about.  But if you were there and we failed to mention it, feel free to post a comment or shout-out for yourself on this post.

If you didn’t make it to Holiday Market you missed a good time and we’ll look forward to seeing you next year!

Want more ideas on unique ways to wrap up your holiday shopping? Check out this post.  Want some free downloadable gift tags? Check it. Ladies want to join Junior League and get in on the action? Check it all out here.

Will Farrell Photo: Photobucket

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2 Responses to Did You Buy a Ticket?

  1. Shaler says:

    Looks like fun! I missed out on the JLGO holiday mart this year! Bummer, but probably avoided buying things I didn’t need!

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