Sunday, November 8, 2009

Handmade and Well-Made in Raleigh

Yesterday, I attended the Handmade Market in Raleigh. It's the second time I have attended the event, but this time, I brought along a friend.

The Handmade Market in Raleigh

Slogan - "Because mall is a four-letter word." Brilliant.

Ready to Shop!

Me and Amanda

The venue was equally packed with amazing vendors as well as potential shoppers. It was kind of a madhouse as dozens of shoppers moved about the seemingly large space. I was excited to peruse each vendor, but I felt rushed as other shoppers brushed and bumped against me. I ended up purchasing some yummy biscotti for Jason since he's recently started drinking coffee again. It must be the mustache.

The event also had savory fall treats for sale right outside of the venue. After an hour of shopping, I couldn't resist the sweet smell, so I ordered myself a hot chocolate and a cranberry oatmeal cookie. I deserved it, right?


More Treats!

So worth the extra calories...

After the market, Amanda and I had lunch and then stumbled upon this shop. I couldn't resist the peculiar pets they had. You know me. I have an affinity for the quirky and odd, so I adopted a pet of my own.

At the end of the day, this is what I scored:

What I Scored That Day

Being surrounded by so many artists on their own and it doing it their way was really inspiring. I wish all fall days could be spent like this.

Gotta Love Fall

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness
simply didn't know where to go shopping."
- Bo Derek

1 comment:

  1. I agree. I wish more fall days could be spent like Saturday as well. I really enjoyed it, thanks for inviting me. I cannot wait for next year. Maybe I will be able to make my mind up about purchasing something. :)



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