Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday market

A cold and drizzly day here, but stalwart gallery and tent proprietors alike were out in St. Elmo this Saturday. We ambled along, and saw lots of wonderful things, created by our friends and neighbors. Who needs a mall? Who, indeed?


My neighbor Annie's amazing hats; contact me if you'd like to see more . . . She designs as she knits. This is just a small sampling:



Interesting sculptures from found objects by R. Michael Wimmer:


A cha-cha line of mugs:


Cookie decorating

Lookout Mountain Gallery was hopping:


A determined artist and art lover rounds the corner:


Stars above:


You could take the Incline home, should you live up above the clouds on Lookout Mountain:


15 comments:

Squirrel said...

I would be interested in the hats but as I have a gigantic head, the fit might not be right. I'm thinking of taking a beginner knitting class.

kmkat said...

I have ridden the Incline!

Kurt said...

Great pics.

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow, how cheerful! Looks like it was a wonderful day.

The hats are truly gorgeous. The incline? WOW!!

JGH said...

Seems like a perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon. It's rare for me to find a hat that's comfy on my head, but these are sure fun to look at!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

hey, I know squirrel & squirrel doesn't have that large a head!!

I love holiday bazaar's which feature local artisans - outside of books, I favor making a gift myself, and if that isn't possible I prefer to buy a gift made my a local artist!

I like your "i took the handmade pledge" badge - in fact, I think I may have to borrow it for the holiday season!!!!

we are counting on you for february! give us the dates as soon as you know them = along with oberlin, don't forget there's also the cim....

Squirrel said...

inclines are cool!

alice said...

Very nice pics!

Angie Ledbetter said...

I love local arts and crafts markets. The one you attended looks great, and not jammed with too many people.

PS Great score on your Christmas quiz at my place!

lettuce said...

fab hats!
and i do like the mugs too

carolyn said...

Yes so much nicer than a mall,love those hats!

citizen of the world said...

I vastly prefer that sort of shopping to malls. I hate malls.

Ooh, my word verification is scifi!

lorenzothellama said...

How loveley that looks. Who needs malls indeed.
We have our village Christmas festival this evening when the main street through the village is closed and everyone throngs (or thongs if you prefer!) to listen to carols, jazz, eat chestnuts and drink mulled wine. All the shops stay open and it is great fun.

DineometerDeb said...

I love those hats. Is your neighbor a knitter?

Katie Alender said...

That looks like the perfect cozy day!