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Published: Sunday, 11/7/2010

Shopping the marketplace of holiday crafts

CTY craftshow08p  Tiffaney (cq) Shaver, of Fostoria, left, sells one of her homemade wreaths to Cori (cq) Lindsay (cq), of Toledo, at the craft show. The Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace, the annual craft show that is being held for the 15th year at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, Ohio on November 7, 2010. "This multi-class show will blend Christmas past, present & future through a presentation of fine arts, crafts, collectibles, antiques, home and personal items, gifts & gift foods." Jetta Fraser/The Blade CTY craftshow08p Tiffaney (cq) Shaver, of Fostoria, left, sells one of her homemade wreaths to Cori (cq) Lindsay (cq), of Toledo, at the craft show. The Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace, the annual craft show that is being held for the 15th year at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, Ohio on November 7, 2010. "This multi-class show will blend Christmas past, present & future through a presentation of fine arts, crafts, collectibles, antiques, home and personal items, gifts & gift foods." Jetta Fraser/The Blade
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Cori Lindsay of Toledo, right, buys one of the wreaths created by Tiffaney Shaver of Fostoria during the Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace held at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee. The show is marking its 15th year.


CTY craftshow08p  Judy Haas (cq), of Fondlay, left, of VeraMarie  (cq)Designs, shows Becky Braker, center, and Pat Tillman, both of Toldeo, the array of beads from which to select to create bracelets, earring and rings. The Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace, the annual craft show that is being held for the 15th year at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, Ohio on November 7, 2010. "This multi-class show will blend Christmas past, present & future through a presentation of fine arts, crafts, collectibles, antiques, home and personal items, gifts & gift foods." Jetta Fraser/The Blade CTY craftshow08p Judy Haas (cq), of Fondlay, left, of VeraMarie (cq)Designs, shows Becky Braker, center, and Pat Tillman, both of Toldeo, the array of beads from which to select to create bracelets, earring and rings. The Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace, the annual craft show that is being held for the 15th year at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, Ohio on November 7, 2010. "This multi-class show will blend Christmas past, present & future through a presentation of fine arts, crafts, collectibles, antiques, home and personal items, gifts & gift foods." Jetta Fraser/The Blade
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Judy Haas of Findlay, left, of VeraMarie Designs, shows beads to Becky Braker, center, and Pat Tillman, both of Toledo. Ms. Haas offered beads for crafting bracelets, earrings, and rings.


CTY craftshow08p  Laurie Lippert, of Erie, Michigam, left, speaking with Mike Metcalf, of Edgerton, Ohio about the "pillow wraps" he and his wife sell. They are personalized pillow cases which can be used for wrapping a gift, and then, of course, on the pillow, as a way of reducing the waste and pollution associated with gift paper. The Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace, the annual craft show that is being held for the 15th year at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, Ohio on November 7, 2010. "This multi-class show will blend Christmas past, present & future through a presentation of fine arts, crafts, collectibles, antiques, home and personal items, gifts & gift foods." Jetta Fraser/The Blade CTY craftshow08p Laurie Lippert, of Erie, Michigam, left, speaking with Mike Metcalf, of Edgerton, Ohio about the "pillow wraps" he and his wife sell. They are personalized pillow cases which can be used for wrapping a gift, and then, of course, on the pillow, as a way of reducing the waste and pollution associated with gift paper. The Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace, the annual craft show that is being held for the 15th year at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, Ohio on November 7, 2010. "This multi-class show will blend Christmas past, present & future through a presentation of fine arts, crafts, collectibles, antiques, home and personal items, gifts & gift foods." Jetta Fraser/The Blade
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Laurie Lippert of Erie, Mich., discusses the wraps sold by Mike Metcalf of Edgerton, Ohio, right, and his wife for use both on gifts and on pillows later. The weekend event featured collectibles and antiques as well as holiday items.




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