As I’m writing about interesting things to do and see in Scottsdale, I often overlook the fact that our area isn’t just for “end destination” resort living, but is also home to thousands of families who live here year round.
I had a great time this morning as I was invited to attend a holiday bazaar called the 3rd Annual Treats and Treasures Boutique. This fun event was held at the Christ Church School on Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley.
I was overwhelmed and impressed with the quality of the items displayed for purchase. At the entrance to the door, was a Christmas booth with all sorts of fun items for the holidays. Once you got inside the hall you had the chance to peruse all types of items from hand-made jewelry to handmade quilts.
I was especially taken with the items presented at the Curly Q Bowtique. Marlis Kapellusch (pictured in the photo) creates all types of curly bow hair pieces for little girls as well as “hero” figure capes for the little ones to use their imagination during play time masquerading as Superman and Batman.
Thoughts and Blocks was another great display. Take a look in the photo and see how cleverly they used the tiles from Scrabble to display cute sayings.
I was also taken with the beautiful hand printed pillow and wine bottle covers – all done by Debra Williamson. She certainly has some unique and thoughtful ideas for personalized items.
I admit that I haven’t attended a Bazaar in many years and have forgotten how much fun it is to look at wonderful hand-made items and have the opportunity to meet the creative folks that make them. It was a wonderful experience and I’ve already marked my calendar for next year, same time.