Holmstad’s Creative Arts Center is the “Happy Place” for Many Residents

Darlene Miller, Co-chair of the Bazaar’s Creative Arts Shop, is making a fabric book for toddlers.

From February through August, more than 50 residents create over 300 different items to sell in the Creative Arts Shop. Linda Anderson and Darlene Miller lead this team of residents who are generous with their time and talents to create items that bring joy to others. Linda Anderson shares, “For many residents, the Creative Arts Center is their ‘Happy Place’.”

You’ll find seasonal décor for fall and Christmas, several afghans, children’s toys, toddler fabric books, baby and children’s wear, a variety of adult knitted and crocheted hats, scarves, and gloves.

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Fall & Holiday Wreaths By Ellen Askren

Ellen Askren 

Ellen has been making wreaths for 19 years. Most of her work is for sale in a local Geneva IL gift shop. When Ellen moved into Covenant Living at the Holmstad, she realized her skills could benefit the Holmstad Bazaar. She has made two seasonal wreaths that will be for sale at the Bazaar on Saturday, September 30, from 9 am – 3 pm.

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Ellen’s Fall Wreath Will be Offered on September 30

Ellen’s Colorful Holiday Wreath

 

Holiday Ornaments

The 2023 Holmstad Bazaar Wooden Ornament

Resident Jack Franklin hollows each wooden sphere before adding a hand-turned finial and inserting a battery-operated tea light. The light is on a timer with six hours on and 18 hours off. The battery is replaceable for many years of enjoyment. Find out more about Jack in the Artisans section. 

 

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There are a few of the popular green Sea Urchin Ornaments still available! These are small and would be lovely on a small tree or hung on a wire stand. 

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Secondhand Treasures at Great Prices

The “This and That” Shop is a flea market chock full of vintage items, glassware, small kitchen appliances and wares, office supplies, toys, sports equipment, home décor. Look for baskets and seasonal and Christmas décor.  Here are samples of the items that have been donated for the 2023 Bazaar.  

 

 

16″ Viking Nutcracker

24″ Angel for Protected Outdoor or Indoor Use

Tables sold separately.

Large variety of Practical Household Items

 

Dressing Table Set

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