Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Benicia gift boutique set for Saturday, Nov. 14

(Originally published in the 11/10/15 edition)

   Many people wait until after Thanksgiving to buy their Christmas gifts, but it never hurts to start shopping even earlier. This Saturday, Benicia residents can buy more than the usual store-bought junk.
   As they have for the past 12 years, 10 Benicia women will be hosting a gift boutique where they will be selling handmade crafts out of a garage. 
   “We started making crafts years ago and decided that we’d like to do a little boutique for buying in Benicia so that people had another choice for affordable Christmas items,” participant Linda Ormond said. 
   All items are hand-crafted by the sellers. The gifts include stained glass, wine barrel crafts, knitted hats and scarves, quilts, jewelry, dog treats, holiday rice pilaf, pickled beets and more.
   “It’s a way of giving people quality homemade items,” Ormond said.

   The boutique will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1332 Bonita Bahia, located off West 13th Street. The items will range from $2 to around $100. 
   For directions or more information, contact Ormond at (707)-373-5494.

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