Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market

November 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

A couple of weeks ago my friend Cari asked on Facebook if anyone wanted to go to the Junior League of Tampa’s annual holiday gift market with her. I’ve been into shopping local gift markets lately (Angels After Dark, craft open house) and I said, “Me!” So Friday after the boys were off to school I headed to the Florida State Fairgrounds.

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The holiday gift market was being held in the large expo hall.

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Large mirror in the restroom. SOOTD (shopping outfit of the day):

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Oooh, sparkly things.

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This is a very large shopping event.

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Oooh, more sparkly things.

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I met up with my friends Cari and Rebecca and we made our way through all of the vendors.

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Free wine slushies!

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I tried the red wine slushy and it was really good. I think the mixes just add a ton of sugar, but it was yummy.

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The cookbook sellers had tons of food samples.

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I tried some roasted nuts, which were great.

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Cari picked up some guy and took him home with her.

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I thought these light fixtures were pretty cool. They were making them while we walked by.

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More food samples!

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I bought a Buffalo spice mix from Wildtree.

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Then I got my hair sort of did.

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I decided to walk around with the curls and if they held up I would come back and buy the hot iron.

I bought some of this because they promised me it would clean stainless really well:

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Also, they shined my wedding ring.

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More samples of spice mixes…these were really great too.

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I had to really restrain myself from buying some of these:

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or these:

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or this:

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Do you know what these are:

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Bra straps, of course!

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Did not buy.

But I did go back and buy the flat iron/curling iron.

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I bought several gifts, several things for myself, and had fun hanging out with my friends. Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming!