Spring Rain & Spring Markets

It was a wet, foggy weekend here in Nova Scotia, but a great one for the Halifax Crafters Spring Market. The weather definitely didn't keep anyone away, because the Olympic Hall was packed full of artists, vendors, and shoppers working their way through all the beautiful (and delicious) items for sale.

The Market is made up of two levels, and the Halifax Crafters Society has always done a great job putting together an eclectic mix of vendors. After walking through each table, my first purchase was a screen print from Fish Bone Prints. I have purchased work from them before at previous events and I love their fun, locally inspired style. The print I snagged today was a map of the city Fish Bone did for the Halifax Pop Explosion.

My second purchase of the day was a gorgeous hand carved spoon made from a Lilac tree. The artist is Terron Dodd of Cape Breton, and his work is beautiful! I've never seen anything carved from Lilac, and these trees really hold a special place in my heart. When Eric and I bought our first home, I planted three Lilac trees that first spring because that was the one thing I knew I wanted in my garden. Not long after I planted them, my grandmother discovered that two large trees on our property were in fact Lilac! That was a really cool moment, and one of the times I realized we made the right decision buying this house.

I've been so busy lately getting ready for the Dartmouth Makers Market next month, and this weekend was great excuse to take a break and meet the talented artists our city and province have to offer!