This weekend the kids' school is having their Fall Bazaar. As entry is free and the location convenient, Kyra and I went to check it out.
Vendors were local professional crafters, antique sellers, home crafters and food sellers. The products were of uneven quality but some items were really quite charming and interesting. There was wine, chocolate and cheese. There were the ubiquitous Belgian waffles for sale - by Americans. One stall had antique mantle clocks. Several tables displayed jewelry - mostly hand made. Christmas ornaments were also a popular theme.
I'd show you photos of things I bought, but all are Christmas gifts and my gift recipients all read this blog. I don't want to spoil the surprise.
My favorite item was a handmade manger scene from Poland. It is soft sculpture with the figures standing about 7 inches tall. Jesus can rest in his manger or in Mary's arms. The kings are all well detailed with gold braiding and lovely fabrics. The animals are soft and fuzzy. The donkey is particularly charming. By the time I purchased Christmas gifts, I did not have enough cash to purchase this.
The bazaar is still going on tomorrow. Kyle reads this blog and Kyra is also aware of my love for this item. Hint, hint, hint.....