Craft Fair Season!

Those who craft, drive around, don’t craft, read the paper, etc. know that we are in the midst of craft fair season. While there are craft fairs year round, usually there are a ton more right around this time of year. Especially at high schools. My mom and I have found that the high school ones tend to be our favorite. It is one of our favorite things to do together, next to garage sales.

Craft fairs are wonderful!! Local artisans coming together to sale their wares. It is just fantastic! It’s amazing all the different things you will find.

In fact here are some of my amazing finds, from the craft fairs I have been to in the past couple of weeks.

Tea towels!! I love tea towels, in fact I am waiting on a bunch of flour sacks to get in the mail right now and my mom and I are going to start making tea towels, hopefully in time for the holidays. There were lots of tea towels at the various craft fairs we went too. Each of these is from a separate booth, because you have to spread the love.

A Tray! Isn’t that exciting? It is a decoupaged cafeteria tray! It is pretty and big. I love it. I have no idea what I am going to do with it, but it was adorable and a great price! I couldn’t resist.

Here is a closer look at the pattern on the tray. I love vintage patterns and have been finding a ton at the goodwill and savers, more on that tomorrow though.

Here is the back of the tray. In case you were wondering.

The next thing we found, at a high school craft fair, were these soup mugs or soup bowels or soup cups. However you put it, I have been looking for some of these for a long time. My mom has a set of four that she received when she got married and they are great! The perfect size and the wide mouth is wonderful for serving and presentation.

Here are a couple more detailed pictures.

The best part. Look at what was hidden inside one of the bowels!

That is very exciting! The makers are a retired couple from Colorado Springs. They do great work. And, and, and guess what my mom picked up!!

A chicken roaster!!!!!! Only hers is a little different in design.

The middle cup is taller and a little skinnier.

The actual bowl portion is more square. The artisans said they made it this way to make it more of a dual purpose item. Apparently they don’t think people will buy a one purpose pan, they obviously haven’t been to Bed, Bath and Beyond recently, so they made the bottom flatter to make breads. Not only does this pan cook amazing chicken, you can also do very successful round, quick breads.

How exciting!

I will post more of the things we find, but somethings will just have to wait until after the holidays. Gifts and such.

Here is a list of other local craft fairs in the Denver Area, if you are interested in going. I probably missed some, so let me know and I will add them in.

Weekend of November 19th. (note some may be open on Friday also, it will be listed below)

Holly Days Craft Show @ First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd. Englewood, Nov 18th from 9-6, November 19th from 9-4. 303-637-0707

Four Ann’s Market Antiques & Artisans, 5599 S. Curtice St. in Olde town Littleton. November 17-19 and December 15-17 from 10am-7pm. www.fourannsmarket.com

Thomas Jefferson High School Holiday Market and Craft Fair, Denver, November 19th 9am-4pm.

Handmade Market by Denver Options’ Family Support Council at The Anchor Center. November 19 from 10am-3pm.

Rangeview High School Fall Craft & Gift Show, Aurora,  November 19th from 9am-4pm.

November 26th.

3rd Annual Aurora Quest K-8 Holiday Craft Fair. November 26th from 9am-4pm.

December 3rd.

Alternative Gift Market at First Plymouth United Church of Christ Englewood, CO. December 3rd from 9am-4pm.

South Suburban’s 25th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Goodson Recreation Center Littleton, CO. Dec. 3rd from 9:30am-4pm.

Grandview High School Holiday and Craft Fair Aurora, Dec. 3rd from 9am-3pm.

That is all that I know of so far. I will see if there are more for the weekend of the 26th, but that is doubtful due to Thanksgiving.

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