Mistletoe Marketplace 2013


Yesterday, I spent the morning at Mistletoe Marketplace.  I look forward to this event every year.  I love seeing the decorations and doing a little shopping with a friend.  Usually, I take the opportunity to start some of my Christmas shopping but yesterday, I shopped for me.

The money raised from this event goes back into the community to fund projects for children like a Children’s Cancer Clinic and a summer camp for the under-served.   Over 150 vendors from across the country set up booths in our Trade Market Center.  The theme this year was “Be Merry” and the colors were bright pink, turquoise, lime green and bright blue.

I thought you might like to see a few pictures to get your holiday ideas flowing.  I saw many DIY possibilities. : )





Wooden beads painted black and strung together with vases lined with greenery leaves


These snowball trees would make excellent DIY projects.


Various vendor decorations and items for sale  IMG_1598 IMG_1599 IMG_1602 IMG_1603




Decorations in the brunch tent

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Hanging open air terrariums in glass globes


Decorations in one of the main aisles   IMG_1618

I apologize for the blurry shot but I wanted you to see the reindeer up close and this shot was the best of the bunch.


A toppled-over-on-purpose tree for another aisle

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Still need more inspiration?  See these past Mistletoe Marketplace posts here and here.

Are you ready for the holidays?  What do you like to do to get in the holiday spirit?



“They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”  Psalm 145:7 NIV Bible

Mistletoe Marketplace 2011

Mistletoe Marketplace was a blast!   I want to share with you  the decorations, but please, excuse the quality of my pictures, I only had my IPhone with me.

How about this entrance door to the Marketplace?    A-mazing!  I think the transformation of this standard commercial metal door is genius!  Makes you wonder what wonderful things await inside, doesn’t it?!
You’ve stepped inside and
into a magical place…  Don’t you love it?!

Decorations, also, lined the main hallway.

I think this ornament display is a great idea to copy!  How about above the fireplace instead of a wreath?  Can’t you see it?!
One of the main shopping corridors had these wreaths hanging from the ceiling.   Wouldn’t some of this look great added to a dining room chandelier?!

These mirrored obelisks were also down this hallway.


I loved these clusters of clear ornaments hung below the lights as you entered the brunch area.
The buffet table had these massive white flower arrangements with white spray painted and glittered branches sprouting out the top.    All silk flowers—– they fooled me at first glance!  Maybe, I was too focused on the cheese grits…. I was rather hungry…..shopping builds up an appetite!
The ceiling of the eating area had spray painted branches with mirrored garland.  The whole area was illuminated with blue lights and we were serenaded by a jazz band.  Ahhhh…


Our table decoration was a clever idea.


A magical wonderland for children
Mr. Rabbit is so handsome but he doesn’t look terribly rushed for an important date.  He must not know how much time is left before Christmas!
I look forward to seeing the decorations every year.  The Junior League transforms your basic warehouse into something spectacular!
I am now officially in the holiday mood!   How about you?

“In that day, the LORD Almighty will be a glorious  crown, a beautiful wreath
 for the remnant of his people. ”   Isaiah 28:5   The Holy Bible