Thursday, November 29, 2012

Handmade Happenings, Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2012

Love Letter Bubble Pendant - Original Watercolor Necklace
by This Little Pigment
Hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving! This weekend, we have many exciting holiday events and handmade shopping opportunities to share with you. The fun starts right away at Cary Academy's Holiday Shoppe and continues through Sunday with the 20th Annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk, with lots in between. Plus, Cyber Monday may be past, but the deals are still on in several of our member shops. Hope to see you soon, whether in person or online!

Thursday - Saturday, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1
10th Anniversary Holiday Shoppe - Cary
More than 100 unique vendors mean you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Free & open to the public.
Where: SEA Building, Cary Academy, 1500 N. Harrison Avenue, Cary, NC 27513
When: Thursday - 10 am - 5 pm;

Friday - 10 am - 5 pm and 6:30 - 9pm; Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm
Artist to visit: Artfully Out Loud, Beyond Words, Gilded Lily Glass
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Friday, November 30
Raleigh Mompreneurs' Holiday Sip and Shop - Raleigh
Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while you shop local and support moms with small businesses!
Where: Wine and Design Raleigh, 219 Bickett Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27608
When: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artist to visit: Heebie Jeebie Designs, Piecefully Home
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Saturday, December 1
Santa's Village Christmas Bazaar - Apex
This year’s craft festival will feature over 40 crafters and vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, and a giant bake sale. You can shop for Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, unique gifts, and many raffle items.
Where: St. Mary Magdalene School, 625 Magdala Place, Apex, NC 27502
When: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Artist to visit: Heebie Jeebie Designs
More info:

5th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market - Cary
A fun event for the whole family, includes an exhibit on the life of the real St. Nicholas, free refreshments, and lots of ideas for celebrating Advent and Christmas. Enjoy lunch, listen to the Little German Band, and shop the world under the big white tent!
Where: Sts Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church, 2510 Piney Plains Rd, Cary, NC 27518
When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artist to visit: Bordeaux Lane Studio
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Saturday - Sunday, December 1 - 2
Holly Days - Raleigh
150 vendors with items including jewelry, food, holiday decor and more.
Where: Sanderson High School,  5500 Dixon Dr., Raleigh, NC, 27619
When: Saturday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artists to visit: Split Infinity Jewelry, Karen's Soaps, Piecefully Home
More info:

Saturday - Saturday, December 1 - 8
The Holly Daze Shoppe - Cary
A "pop-up" style holiday market, featuring 15 different local artists. Hosted by the Town of Cary, which also sponsors the Lazy Daze Festival in August, so you know it will be a great collection of talented vendors!
Where: 120 East Chatham Street, Cary, NC
When: Monday-Friday - 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Saturdays - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artist to visit this week: Linda Searcy Jewelry 
More info: 

Sunday, December 2
20th Annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk - Raleigh
Over 100 artists display and sell their work from porches, homes and studios. This is a wonderful opportunity to stroll through an historic neighborhood and shop for special gifts for the holidays.
Where: Boylan Heights (S. Boylan Avenue & surrounding area)
When: Noon - 5:00 pm
Artists to visit: Loriola, Gilded Lily Glass, This Little Pigment, Orange Cat Art, Melsie Glass, Designing Impressions Crochet
More info:
Shop Local Online! Team Member Etsy Shop Sales!
- Flowerthyme - Buy 1 arrangement, get additional bouquets at discounts! See shop for details - through December 7
- Marla Faye Creations - 5% off use coupon code CHANSALE2012 or free shipping use coupon code CHANFREESHIP2012 - good through December 7
- Precious Lambs Gifts - Get 10% Off your Entire Order - use code PLG10 OR FREE Domestic Shipping - use code HOLIDAYSHIP
- Shams & Coverups - CHRISTMAS2012 to get 15% OFF! select items
- JD Footloose - Free shipping on select items in the FREE SHIPPING shop section

We hope you'll visit our NC Triangle Etsy Team members and say hello.  Check in each week for more handmade arts & crafts festivities throughout the holiday shopping season! 

(Members, if you have an event or sale coming up, send your information to Orange Cat Art to get onto the calendar! )

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