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Winter Farmers Market ideal spot for gifts

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Be sure and come the next market on November 24 at Pickens County Chamber building.


By Heather Giambra

Hooray for the holidays. Our first winter market got off with a real chill. An early freeze this year, however, it was a full market of crafts, cakes and coffee. Knitting, sewing, and crochet was well represented, including locally home-grown yarn. Hugs & Kisses by Antonia had plenty of knitted items like placemats, washcloths and even plant pots with sweater covers. A creative idea for indoors or out.

Two Daughters Bakery enticed the customers with slices of Cranberry White Chocolate cake. It was definitely, a holiday season flavor surprise, that had some licking their lips just thinking about it.

This is a great place to find gifts that are handmade and unique. Bird houses and feeders, pottery, jewelry, knit wear, soaps, oils and ornaments. Wood is well represented here in the form of yard signs, acorn ornaments, wine stoppers, spoons, a chess (or checkers?) board, bowls, etc. 

ENT Naturals of Ball Ground has all-natural products for your bath and body. Natural is the healthier way to live. Another vendor has beeswax candles and soaps. (Look for the lady in yellow.)

Anyone remember tatting? It’s nearly a lost art. So, keep your eyes open for the beautiful tatted snowflake ornaments that can grace yours or someone else’s tree this year. Decorate a package or hang one in a window for a winter decoration.

A dip and chips pottery bowl would be great for a party. Scarves, blankets, wraps and bags make great gifts. Even if you give them to yourself. 

Mrs. Irene Neal is going to make a red velvet cake to be given away on Dec. 22.  Come register to win at each of the next two markets on Nov. 24 and Dec. 8.  Drawing will be held at 9 a.m. on the 22nd, and must be picked up by noon that day.  Just in time for your Christmas dinner.

So, make it a point to come to our next market, Saturday the 24th, so you can see all the great things our vendors have to offer for your home and holidays. There will also be two markets in December, the 8th and 22nd.