Saturday, November 29, 2008

Shopping as it should be...

I went over to Holiday in St. Elmo today and did the first of my holiday shopping. The weather was a little dreary (it drizzled on and off and was cold), but that's generally what Southern winters are about, so I suppose in a perverse sort of way, it put me in the holiday spirit. The shopping was wonderful. Lots of local artists were braving the chill to display their wares, and the shops were open and serving snacks and hot cider. If you didn't make it down today, be sure to stop by at some point this season -- the artisan tents will be gone, but you can still find great hand-made gifts in the stores (Umbra Essences has a fine selection of creations, large and small, from an impressive variety of very talented craftspeople!).

The crowd was lovely, too. I saw a lot of people I know -- apparently today, this was the place in Chattanooga to see and be seen! And as far as I know, not a single person was trampled or shot. I came home with a pretty good haul for my first day of shopping, and it was all hand-made by local people.


2 comments:

smijer said...

You know, I drove by there twice today - each time coming back home from Fort Oglethorpe. I truly wanted to stop, but I felt like I didn't have time (and on one trip, I had a cat in the car). Now I wish I had - I might have gotten to see you. I didn't know what was going on, but it looked like something potentially fun or interesting.

Beep Beep said...

Heart-warming :) especially after reading about that Wal-Mart death in New York; horrific.