St. David's Anglican Church, Tsawwassen, B.C.
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Nov
25
10:00 AM
Christmas Craft Sale
St. David’s willkommens community to
Xmas Market Place and Keen Shoe Sale
--   Elizabeth Murray
 
St David’s Christmas Craft Fair, November 25, kicks off at 10 am with a Keen Footwear Sample Sale that launches the Fair’s European-style Christkindlemarkt.
 
The footwear sale is held semi-annually in May and November at St David’s Anglican Church in Tsawwassen. This year-end sale of Keen’s winter lines, combined with parish craft stalls’ gallimaufry of goods, promise fair-goers a rewarding visit.

Add Kartoffelsalat (German warm potato salad) and Bratwurst sausage at lunch in St. David’s Café, perhaps coffee and pastry, and visualize a centuries-old Christkindlemarkt in another time and place.

And there is much more. Again this year, Lesley Sutherland (Children and Youth Ministries) has her Creation Zone group re-purposing the historic screw-finish glass Mason jar that has preserved the fruits of the harvest for more than 150 years. The youth have also made an assortment of imaginative hand-crafted items that range from jewelled boxes of jelly beans and candy trains and sleighs, to snowmen filled with Scotch mints, each reflecting the love and dedication of the kids that made them. Nor will the younger set be able to resist the small jars of plaything green gooey (pliable) slime for sale at the Creation Zone stall. 
But not all Mason canning jars are repurposed by creative youth, for no home-baking stall is without its ever-practical Mason jars filled with jams, jellies, pickles and relish. All manner of kitchen edibles, including a selection of frozen fruit pies, will attract the shopper intent on taking home ready-made baked goods or a jar of preserves. 


 An attractive garden trug from “The Old Goat’s Workshop” is ideal for craft-fair purchases while it finds its traditional role of gathering flowers and garden produce. Local craftsman Bob Peters has many other handmade objects on proffer – all made from discarded pallets, cut-ends of lumber, and limbs and boughs collected during Delta’s Spring Clean-Up program. Cheese boards, trays, boxes, table-size Christmas trees and ornaments, tea-light holders, and totes are some of the items Bob has produced from re-claimed wood.  

Other stalls encircling the parish hall will display the work of parishioners who have knitted and stitched, baked and bottled, cut and pasted, refurbished jewellery and polished ‘treasures’. In addition, a separate room will be piled high with gently-used books for readers to rootle through in search of favourite authors, children’s titles, or pictorial coffee-table books of assorted subjects.
The parish kitchen, renamed St David’s Café for the day, will be open for morning coffee, tea and German stollen, snacks and lunch.

Christmas Craft Fair hours are 10 am to 2 pm in the cul-de-sac of 51A Street.  www.stdavidsdelta.com

 
 
 
 


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