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Modern Florida Art Mixed with Rural Past

Bead Lovers Korner: Modern Florida Art Mixed with Rural Past

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Modern Florida Art Mixed with Rural Past

The Florida Etsy Street Team
This last weekend I attended the Florida Market Days Fundraiser and Holiday Party at the Florida Agricultural Museum in Palm Coast, Florida. This was a wonderful and fun event that featured many Florida Etsy Street Team members. Our Team Captain Rose and other members did a terrific job of organizing and coordinating this event, and it was held in a spectacular rural setting at the Agricultural Museum, which is rich with Florida History.

Florida Agricultural Museum
The Museum is a fully restored pioneer homestead from the 1890s with farm animals, hayride tour, and a wealth of historical information of the early days in Florida.

Frosty the Snowman
The weather was good on Sunday and the atmosphere was full of winter holiday fun, complete with Frosty the Snowman blowing snow to greet you at the barn door!

Santa and Mrs. Claus
And of course Santa and Mrs. Claus were there to see all of the kids, both big and small, to find out if you were good or bad and what you wanted for Christmas!

Florida Etsy Streat Team Members were among many crafters that attended to display and sell their art and Holiday creations.

Poptabilicious features unique items made with Pop Tabs or Soda Can tabs, a great Eco-friendly gift!

GypSea Blue Bags
GypSea Blue Bags brings you bicycle accessories and hand bags that are a little bit of gypsy and a little bit of hippie mixed with a touch of shabby chic and a dash of diva!

Tessie Textile
Tessie Textile features potholders and mug rugs to quilts and wall hangings for the home, all hand sewn with love!

Twisted K's Jewelry
One of our newest Florida Etsy Street Team members is Twisted K's Jewelry, with beautiful handmade jewelry gifts.
Santa's Elves drawing numbers for the Raffle
Along with Shopping for gifts and visiting with Santa Claus, there were Raffle Drawings held every hour for prizes that were donated by the FEST team members from all over the state.

SWAG bags
Team members also sent in samples, business cards and discount coupons that filled the SWAG bags that were given out to everyone who attended.

Face Painting
There was an area just for kids with different games to play and other fun activities including face painting by Santa's Elves!!

Fun Holiday Games
Holiday realated games included ring toss and bean bag toss! They were not so easy, actually, but lots of fun!!

Crafts for Kids
A craft table was set up for children to make crafts or cards, and Etsy Team members were available to assist the youngsters and encourage them with their handmade creations.

If you missed this fun event, or you were just too far away, then I hope you enjoyed this visual tour of a really fun day and perhaps you will visit some of these shops or visit our Florida Etsy Street Team Blog.

Go Team FEST and Etsy!
********** Special Thanks to Etsy for donating to this event! **********

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At December 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM , Blogger KAREN said...

Very nice blog on the show! Thanks for all the hard work you did to make it possible!

At December 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Recreationalart said...

Love it!! Thank you so much for posting these pics-- I got so busy and distracted I forgot to take any pics of my booth :-(

At December 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Aquarian Bath said...

Great pictures! I'm so glad you got some good shots of the show. The girls had me chasing after them the whole time. We loved the 'hay ride' tour.

At December 5, 2012 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Melissa McDorman said...

Those swag bags were a neat idea! Looks like it was a fun day.

At December 5, 2012 at 10:43 AM , Anonymous Seventy1Percent said...

Love the pictures Gari Anne! Special thanks to Rose and Cheri for their extra hours put in decorating, organizing, etc. It was a really beautiful venue and I think it turned out great!

At December 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM , Blogger The Prismatic Peacock said...

Wonderful blog post. Thank you so much for catching up all the team members who were unable to attend! Did you catch any feedback from the recipients of the swag bags?

At December 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Gari Anne said...

Thank you so much! It was a great time and fun to meet members we "talk" to on the computer all the time. So far I have not heard anything about feedback from the swag bags.....

At December 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM , Anonymous Brandie said...

I wish i had found the team before so i could have joined this event. It looks like it was alot of fun. Nice blog and beautiful jewelry.

At December 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Gari Anne said...

Better late than never is what I always say! Yes, it was a good time glad you are on the team now! Here's to prosperous 2013 for everyone!

At December 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM , Anonymous When Bunnies Fly by Alexis Colbert said...

I'm in the Etsy Street Team for FL but I live near Ft. Lauderdale. Wish I could have made it to this event!


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