Innovative and creative gifts that will delight your family and friends will be on display again this season at the festive home of our generous neighbor Karin Lithell, an artist and the wife of the Swedish Embassy’s deputy chief of mission. If the idea of doing your holiday shopping while mingling with friends and sipping Swedish mulled wine appeals to you, please join us on Saturday, December 3rd, 2 to 5 p.m., for the Second Forest Hills Connection Holiday Bazaar.
In addition to a new selection of goods by women artists and small entrepreneurs we met last year, there will be a number of new and exciting participants. By purchasing these gifts, you will also be helping our neighborhood news site, as a percentage of all sales will be donated to Forest Hills Connection.
Here are the participating artists and designers:
AromabyAnette. Try professor Anette Casiano-Negroni’s divine body butters and scrubs that will make your skin wonderfully smooth and moisturized. For a reasonable price! Here is more information about Anette.
DG Cakes. Couture cake and patisserie chef Dijana Zaric’s delicious treats are made of organic and fresh ingredients, and a little sugar. Dijana will also be taking orders for custom-made cakes that will make your holiday celebrations especially attractive and memorable.
Karin Lithell. Our talented hostess will present a new selection of paintings, holiday cards and trays that mix Swedish and American influences. Expect to see stylish pieces and beautiful nuances of turquoise. Read more about Karin here.
Natalia Kormeluk’s ceramics. If you like distinguished, nature-inspired pieces in warm, earthy hues, Natalia’s ceramics will be perfect for your kitchen table, and may even serve as a conversation starter.
Pat Davies, who has worked with and for the homeless as a member of the Georgetown Ministry, brings colorful and imaginative knits made by local homeless women. (100% of the proceeds from these sales will go to the homeless.)
Pico Vela. Founder Nicole Alfieri’s funky, European influenced knits are beautifully made in the USA for those who appreciate quality and like to use their clothing to make a statement. Only smaller items, such as hats, scarves, gloves and capelets will be available at the event.
Poppyor Jewelry. Very popular at last year’s event, Poppy’s hand-crafted jewelry and extraordinary designs capture moments of life. Expect great artistry and craftsmanship.
Printed Wild. French-American designer Eva Calonder creates beautiful patterns that she prints onto her tote bags, clutches, bins, etc. Many of them in elegant black-and-white combinations that are perfect for the holidays.
RaReR. Frances Wu and Sharon Huang recycle and repurpose old pieces of furniture into exquisite and unique treasures. If you need a piece to enliven your rooms and intrigue visitors, this is for you.
Selma Selman. This young international artist, currently teaching at Syracuse University’s graduate art program, is a rising star. Buying one of her pieces now could turn to be a good investment in the near future!
When: Saturday, December 3rd, 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: 2900 Albemarle Street NW 20008
Who: Talented craftspeople and you!