This last weekend modern Florida Artists mixed together with Florida History at the Florida Market Days Fundraiser and Holiday Party at the Florida Agricultural Museum in Palm Coast, Florida. This was a fun event that featured many Florida Etsy Street Team artists. The Team Captain Rose did a terrific job of organizing and coordinating this event, and it was held in a spectacular rural setting at the Florida Agricultural Museum, which is rich with Florida History.
The Florida Agricultural Museum is a fully restored pioneer homestead from the 1890s with farm animals, hay ride tour, and a wealth of historical information of the early days and life in Florida.
The weather was good on Sunday and the atmosphere was full of winter holiday fun, complete with Frosty the Snowman blowing snow to greet everyone at the barn door!
Santa and Mrs. Claus were there to see all of the kids, both big and small, to find out if they were naughty or nice throughout the year and what they wanted for Christmas!
Florida Etsy Street Team Members were among many crafters that attended to display and sell their art, crafts and Holiday creations.
GypSea Blue Bags creates beautiful handmade bicycle accessories and hand bags that are a little bit of gypsy and a little bit of hippie mixed with a touch of shabby chic and a dash of diva!
Tessie Textile features handmade pot holders and mug rugs as well as quilts and wall hangings for the home, all hand sewn with love!
Twisted K’s Jewelry had a table full of beautiful handmade jewelry and gifts.
Along with Shopping for gifts and visiting with Santa Claus, there were Raffle Drawings held every hour for prizes that were donated by the Florida Etsy Street team members from all over the state.
FEST Team members also sent in samples, business cards and discount coupons that filled the SWAG bags that were given out to everyone who attended.
A craft table was set up for children to make crafts or cards, and Florida Etsy Team members were available to assist the youngsters and encourage them with their handmade creations.
I hope you enjoyed this visual tour of a really fun Florida day and perhaps you will visit some of these Etsy shops and help support Florida Artists.