12/02/17 — Handmade Holiday Market to feature artisans' work, beer and wine samples, bakery items

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Handmade Holiday Market to feature artisans' work, beer and wine samples, bakery items

By Rochelle Moore
Published in News on December 2, 2017 5:47 PM

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Just Becca Boutique, which sells hand-dyed clothing and scarves, will be one of nearly 20 vendors at the Handmade Holiday Market Sunday in the Terrace Room in downtown Goldsboro.

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Wood-crafted items made by Unique Turnings will be available at the Handmade Holiday Market Sunday.

Handcrafted wood, clothing, candles, soaps and a variety of other items will be available at the Handmade Holiday Market Sunday afternoon in downtown Goldsboro.

The market will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on the mezzanine level of the Terrace Room at 104 S. Center St. There is no admission fee for the event that includes 15 to 20 craft vendors.

"It's all local artists, crafters and artisans and they all handcraft their work," said organizer Becca Scott Reynolds. "We'll have wood turnings, clothing, soaps and bath products, home decor, holiday items, gourmet food, and we'll have handcrafted jewelry.

"I tried to select a variety of vendors to give each one an opportunity for their products to shine."

Many of the items that will be on display and for sale also include local honey, honey glazed nuts, upcycled home decor, paintings, hand-dyed clothing and scarves, Christmas T-shirts, makeup bags and cases, pallet art, door decor, handpainted clay pots, greeting cards, metal signs and soy wax candles and melts.

"They are hand poured and they smell so good," Reynolds said of the candles and melts.

The Downtown Goldsboro Merchants Association will offer Christmas gift wrapping services and any money made from the gift-wrapping sales will go toward the association and its efforts to promote downtown, Reynolds said.

Brewmasters will provide North Carolina craft beer and wine samples, as well as small food samples from its menu. Coffee and bakery treats will be for sale, with the Peach Brewtique selling coffee and Pink Piggy Sweets selling bakery items.

The market is also accepting paper product donations of paper plates, paper towels and napkins, which will be given to the Community Soup Kitchen. Donations to the cause will result in an entry into a drawing for a prize basket that will contain a collection of handcrafted items from vendor participants.

Reynolds, who owns a side business, Just Becca Boutique, wanted to have the Handmade Holiday Market in Goldsboro in an effort to give area craft-makers a chance to sell and display their items under one roof.

"People go to similar events in other places," she said. "I just wanted to provide that experience."

The holiday market also offers the public a chance to find unique gift items during the Christmas season, she said.

"It's a really festive, unique experience that gives people, who appreciate handcrafted items, an opportunity to support local artists and businesses," Reynolds said. "There's a little something for everybody."