Thursday, December 8, 2011

Etsy's Handmade Holiday Workshop at West Elm in Princeton, NJ

Last week West Elm hosted a Handmade Holiday Workshop and Etsy Mini Market at every single West Elm store.
Guests were encouraged to create origami ornaments to take home or add to West Elm's tree as part of their ornament and gift/food drive to support local charities.
I was at the Princeton, NJ West Elm with a few EtsyNJ members helping to coordinate the workshop. 

Amazing talent and super sweet! Check out their shops:
in front - Jacqualynn - thanks for coordinating!!
Claire (future Etsy seller, we hope!)
Cara (that's me)
The decorated tree, food and gifts were donated to the local charity, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank.
(I should have taken a photo of the tree after it was decorated.)

It wasn't crazy busy but there was enough traffic to keep us busy.  West Elm even provided snacks and drinks!

I met many wonderful Etsy buyers and sellers that night.  A special shout out to Etsy seller, Geralyn of Greetings from Geralyn, who braved nasty traffic and a long ride just to join us!
These Etsy sellers were part of the Mini Market:
More amazing talent.  Give their shops a peek:
Next week I'll share some photos of West Elm's unique home decor.  I could just move right into that store and be comfy cozy.  Love West Elm!
Did you make it to your local West Elm for the Handmade Holiday event?  Let's hear about it!  Post your comments and blog posts below.
As always, thanks for visiting!


Geralyn Gray said...

Thanks for the shout was a great event. Honestly I still can't believe I never heard of West Elm before. It was a great way to be out and about with other Etsy sellers.

AnastasiaC said...

oh what fun! i wish we had some crafty workshops love to attend something like that!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! It has been very nice meeting you all. It was a great event and a fun night; I forgot to put the trays back though ...

Melissa said...

Looks like a great time in New Jersey!!