I had the privilege of attending some of the Craft Shows that took place on Saturday, November 16 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. First I went to the ST Gregory’s Catholic Church Craft Show and found a nice variety of vendors and crafters ranging from precious gems jewelry to handmade Christmas ornaments. It was a room full of so many nice people and beautiful creations. These shows can provide you with the perfect opportunity to give that special person a unique gift.
My second discovery was found at the Providence Elementary School Holiday Sale where the vendors had jewelry, candle warmers, handbags, flags and gifts, colorful bows, health supplements, handmade soaps, baking and cooking tools for the holidays, fragrances, etc. It was a first time craft show and there were very different vendors who offered a good shopping experience.
I ended up at the Kempsville Recreation Center Santa Stocking and there were so many crafters that it was hard to decide what to get among that group of talented artists. I had the chance to speak with crafters that I know and new crafters that I had the chance to learn about their art. I would like to say hello to Stephany and Jenny of Simply Precious who produce some of most colorful tutus and princess wands as well as bands, caps and bows. Hello to Mindi Friedman another talented artist of handmade quality unique hair bows. Then there are the Florals and Collectibles by Lewis, Bruce McGarry with his Stained Glass Creations and Don’t Fret Jewelry by Deborah Louise where the jewelry is created from recycled guitar strings. There were many, many others and they were all so wonderful. Please go out to these shows and just explore your choices for yourself and gifts for others.
Where is the next opportunity to experience one of these Shows?? Try the Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, VA. The Holiday Craft Show is Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Conference Center and see the large variety of vendors and crafters. Come out and find your treasure. Support these small business persons who will help you seek out that special item for yourself or those friends and family who would love that one of a kind item.
From the Support Staff here at Craft Shows in Hampton Roads I want to wish everyone a very Safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Personally, we are thankful for many things, but we are especially thankful that you took time to visit us this holiday season. I hope that the offerings at our “table” (even in a small way) has been able to help your holidays be a little bit brighter. But before you go, don’t forget to check out our “dessert table” below.
What a special moment came for me when I was visiting the Ascension Catholic Church Craft Show that was held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. It all started when I attended the Tallwood High School Craft Show and spoke with a very talented artist who creates wonderful decorative wooden art pieces. I began telling her that I wanted to be able to celebrate the reason for the season of Christmas and I was hoping to have a piece of art that made a statement. I told her that I love the nativity scene and began describing an idea that I had. She began to draw what I was describing. I began to get emotional because she had drawn exactly what I was seeing in my mind. Well we said goodbye and she told me that she would come up with something and hoped I would be happy.
I want to share with you that the artist who created this nativity scene blessed me with her creation as I approached her at the Ascension Craft Show. I was so emotional I could hardly smile in the picture that you see because I knew that she had blessed me with a special nativity. It was so great to see a thought in my head become a piece of art. I told her that she had created something so wonderful and she informed me that others had seen it and she was already getting orders for the nativity scene and it was the first of its kind. I was overwhelmed and grateful because it is beautiful. By the way, if you want a nativity she has other designs but this one has already gained popularity. If you want more information contact Pat Von Haden with Oh That’s Cute at 757 499-6876. She is very talented and can offer you one of her completed creations or she can design your treasure. I can not say enough about the treasure that was my blessing.