I recently attended the Handworks Holiday Market at the Mississippi Trade Mart and saw a lot of interesting handmade creations that inspired me to begin decorating for the holidays and thinking of special Christmas presents that I could make for friends and family.
Here are a few things that stood out to me. At the end, you can see what I picked up at the event.
And I love how she attaches them to old photographs to emphasize their vintage appeal. I was hoping Santa would bring me the interesting necklace or pair of leaf earrings above.
Check out these wooden angels made by Mississippi craftsman Billy Lay. I love the colors he uses and his vision of using simple pieces of wood and cut tin to form the body of an angel. Perhaps that’s a door knob used for the head?
Here’s a set of Mississippi-shaped pottery dishes by J.R. Webb Pottery of Madison. They also make Mississippi-shaped ornaments. (We’ll have a story about a variety of Mississippi-themed ornaments soon in The Clarion-Ledger.)
Here’s what I bought at the event. On the last row, the wooden words “hey y’all” caught my eye. They were painted yellow originally, but I repainted them turquoise so they would stand out more and match another piece of furniture in my breakfast nook.