This is my first year doing the Marist Holiday Traditions. I've heard it's a show that shouldn't be missed! If the weather holds out, it might be perfect! If you go to the show, remember you can't bring strollers.
Visit Throwing Stars Jewelry outside, booth number 57, Arcade Area C. Below is the information I grabbed from the Marist School Website. And if you're not familiar with directions, I also put that information at the very bottom of this posting. Cheers!
October 30, 2010
9 am - 4 pm
Holiday Traditions, sponsored by the Marist School Parents Club, is held each year on the campus of Marist School and is one of the largest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast. Produced through the hard work of over 400 volunteers, it is well known for its quality and warm hospitality. All show proceeds go directly to support Marist School programs.
*Over 240 quality artisans and crafters from Georgia and around the Southeast. *Visit the Cooked Goose Café serving lunch featuring our famous homemade Corn Chowder and Poppy Seed Cake. *Play the popular Holiday Traditions Instant Raffle to win wonderful items donated by all participating show artists and crafters. *Shop their Bake Sale for homemade cakes and treats.
Parking: Free parking is available the day of the show on the Marist School campus (if you arrive early!) or at the Ashford Green Office Park located just inside I-285 on Ashford Dunwoody Road. Free shuttle service is available throughout the day.
Directions: Marist is located on the north side of Atlanta, Georgia at:
3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road
From I-285 East OR West, take exit # 29 onto Ashford Dunwoody Road. Head South towards Atlanta, away from Perimeter Mall. Marist is located approximately 1.0 mile inside I-285 on the right hand side.
From I-85 take I-285 West to exit # 29. Turn left onto Ashford-Dunwoody Road, away from Perimeter Mall. Marist is located approximately 1.0 mile inside I-285 on the right hand side.
From I-75 take I-285 East to exit # 29. Turn right onto Ashford-Dunwoody Road, away from Perimeter Mall. Marist is located approximately 1.0 mile inside I-285 on the right hand side.
From Buckhead take Peachtree Road North. Turn left onto Ashford-Dunwoody Road, go approximately 0.9 miles. Bear left at 1st light, right at 2nd light, stay on Ashford Dunwoody Road, go approximately 0.8 miles. The entrance to Marist School will be on the left at the stop light.
It's just the beginning of the holiday season, and it starts with RAG RIBBON RAINBOW! I don't want to say it starts with a "bang", but it sure is a feast for the eyes!! I went to drop off a few repairs this morning, thinking I could turn off the "shopping bug", but I couldn't resist! I walked out with 3 paintings... And I know exactly were they're new home will be, in my dining room of course! It was 10am, and there were cars up and down the street already. Ladies shopping and catching up since last years show. This year a portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity.
In case you can't read the address, this year will take place at the same home as last year! It's a wonderful home and a very convenient location for you local Atlantans, in Buckhead, close to 400.
I'm a working mom, so when it comes to designing jewelry, I need it to be wearable. I need to be able to grab and go when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. Most of the time, I'm running out the door with my hair still wet. There is still that part of me that craves being current and fashionable. Just because I'm a mom, doesn't mean I can't be cute, right! Throwing Stars Jewelry is meant to be easy to wear, yet sophisticated and makes an artistic statement at the same time. Even if all I can grab is a shirt and jeans, I can throw on a pair of earrings and a necklace, and at least look "put together".
In making my jewelry, I also make sure it includes a lot of hammering so it still has that shimmer, while it also has an organic and hand-made feel at the same time.
What began as a hobby at my dining room table, Throwing Stars Jewelry has become a mainstay at many Atlanta Boutiques, and now boutiques in Athens, St. Louis, and Mt. Kisco, NY.