Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Find Unique Holiday Gifts and Gift Baskets at Victoria's Craft Boutique

We are very excited to participate this year in the 25th annual Victoria's Holiday Boutique at the Norwood Park Historical Society.  The boutique is held at the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House at 5624 N. Newark Avenue in Chicago.  Built in 1833, this is the oldest standing home in the city of Chicago. 

This 4 day event has a different feel than other art and craft shows I've attended.  When I arrived this past weekend to set up my display, I felt an immediate sense of community in this historical old home- turned-holiday-gallery.  There is a genuine love for the historic charm that comes through in the many rooms of this two story residence.  Each crafter is given the privilege of displaying their art alongside notable antique furnishings. You will see, in my photos here, some of my gift baskets displayed atop an antique icebox.



With approximately 40 artists represented, you will find a variety of craftsmanship, and undoubtedly the most unique Christmas gifts.  Given this is my first showing at Victoria's, I was most impressed to hear other crafters mention that although the volume of artists is on the smaller side, the quality is of the highest.  That is a tribute to the historical society and the work they do to keep the Noble-Seymour-Crippen house noble indeed.

Hours for the boutique are:

Thursday, Nov. 29: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m
Friday, Nov. 30: 7 - 9:30 p.m., Girls Night PJ Shopping Party
Saturday, Dec. 1: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Sunday, Dec. 2: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
If you are in the area, please come out and tour this beautiful home and find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list!  And watch our Facebook page, where we'll post more photos throughout the weekend.
Have a happy day!

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