by Lindsay Childs, Intern
Eat, drink and be merry. That is exactly what was happening at Station Gallery’s Holiday Market on November 18th, in conjunction with the 28th annual Holiday House Tour.
The gallery was abuzz with holiday cheer and the sound of live music by Paul Greco playing the keyboard and Bruce Gorrie on saxophone. Delicious traditional candies and taffies in a rainbow of colours were aplenty at Sweetsby’s table, and if decadent baked goods appease your palate then Krumbs Breadery & Stuff tarts and cookies would have been a fantastic accompaniment to your salted caramel latte made by The Maker Bean Café.
As you wandered through SG’s Coppa Gallery you were engulfed by the aroma of the food tastings, and encountered gourmet mac and cheese from The Tap & Tankard. Within a few steps, lovely cured meats, figs and cheeses were provided on a large charcuterie platter by Hawley Crescent. To the right and drizzled with caramel and chocolate were sweet little pockets of waffle goodness served up by Frantastic Events. If you were ready to wet your whistle, you could enjoy a bubbly natural SoCIAL LITE pineapple mango beverage.
Throughout the gallery you encountered such delights as wellness inspired bags, artwork and holiday cards provided by The Ginger Route and gorgeous wooden ornaments by The Maker Bean Café. If you were in search of festive decorations, artist Sarah Lapp provided colourful block table décor and Grain & Hue had beautiful seasonal signage.
For the hard to buy for, there were many one of a kind gifts, such as unique jewellery from Monique Van Wel and Nesrin Blair, natural handmade coconut/olive oil soaps and facial scrubs made by Momtaz Soap, and beautiful pottery of plates, cups and bowls by J-Squared Pottery. If furniture was on your gift list, you would be sure to find movie-inspired tables from Backingtothefuture and gorgeous metal and wood pieces by Over the Edge Design. For someone special, there were also whimsical sculptures of fantastic fairies, birds and hearts by Rolling Hills Studio, hand painted landscapes and eggs that showcased many breeds of birds by artist Tanya Petruk, and abstract ink works by artist Shree Bellur.
Overall the event was very merry and offered much to enjoy. It appeared that no one left with empty hands or empty bellies!