Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Fair Trade Show.

There was a Fair Trade Show held in my neighbourhood, done by an alternative trading organization called Ten Thousand Villages. The show is a yearly event in downtown Toronto, but this was the first time we've had one in our area. It was a wonderful event, full of incredible wares from many countries, and carried out by volunteers. It was much more fun shopping for gifts here than in a mall. The best part - by buying, one is supporting artisans from around the world in earning an honest wage. I was excited to learn that there's a webstore and a few store fronts as well!

There were so many interesting and one of a kind things. My favourites - recycled newspaper trivets, star basket, Nursery Tales, hummingbird ornament, wooden squirrel toy - okay, I will stop there.

I'm glad they added a show closer to us, although the trek downtown would have been well worth it.

Just for fun, here's a little peek at the holiday decorating going on in our home this weekend.

The topper needs to be fixed, and the puppy needs to be trained to not steal ornaments!

2 comments:

Frazzled amateur said...

lol the baby needs to be trained the same thing :)

loliecraft said...

It's still worth all the trouble to have some pretty decorations up though! Your little E is a doll.