Sunday was the 10th annual Mistletoe Market. I have a really awful tradition of shopping for myself more than others, but this year it was early enough and the planets aligned, and … I bought several gifts. You can’t see those, because some of them are for some of you, but I will show you
the fails the stuff I bought for myself.
I bought coconut pound cake and cranberry pumpkin bread from Apron Strings, but unless you live near Portsmouth, Virginia, you’re out of luck. And you don’t even get photos because the Knight and the vultures at work devoured it all. I did get a bite of the coconut and a whole slice of the pumpkin, so I can assure you it was fabulous.
I also snagged this PANK leather and silver bracelet from a vendor who didn’t give me her card, didn’t have her logo on her gift box… Pity. It’s a pretty thang, and I bought another gift – you know… for someone else? – from her too. She had a lot of pretty sterling jewelry, in both traditional and more contemporary styles.
It was a great mix of vendors. Lots of jewelry, some food and cooking items, some custom art, some shoes, children’s clothes, personalized items and more were represented. And again… I can’t share everything because I did buy some gifts! Yeah, I’m proud of myself. We won’t talk about the cards I need to figure out and get in the mail in the next few weeks. (I’m sure someone has some great charitable cards that would make it all okay that I’m not doing photo cards this year, right? Feel free to share ideas!)
Last but hardly least was another gift for me from Erin McDermott Jewelry. Yes, it’s part of a pair, but if you knew how much trouble I’m having taking photos and blogging, you’d cut me some slack. My shoddy photo doesn’t do Erin’s craftsmanship justice. I have other earrings from her, and I always have a hard time choosing what to purchase. There are several other things on her website I’d like, so I think I will put them on my Christmas list.
And yes, if you think you see a black piece of Italian glass in the middle there, you sure do. I wore them today, and I’m trying to figure out what I can wear them with again.
But tomorrow, I want to wear the PANK bracelet…