Artisan Fair just in time for Christmas

Greenery, handmade journals, jewelry, photographs, fresh-cut trees and much more were found at Country Gardens and Greenhouse Artisan Fair Nov. 21 and 22

Lindsay Anderson

By Jasmine Franklin

Greenery, handmade journals, jewelry, photographs, fresh-cut trees and much more were found at Country Gardens and Greenhouse Artisan Fair Nov. 21 and 22.

“The talent from these Alberta artisans is just amazing,” said Carmen Sim, owner and organizer of the fair. “This past season has been incredible for us.”

With creations set up throughout three different spaces, the fair was crowded with people Nov. 21.

“Everyone loves it so far,” Sim said. “We are really trying to give people exactly what they want, especially before Christmas.”

Sim proved the meaning of customer care. As a customer approached wondering about custom-made country greenery, Sim listened as she got the details and promised to have it done and ready for the due date.

Among the Albertan artisans was one young and talented Lindsay Anderson, 24 of Camrose.

“I’m doing this in hopes of getting myself out there,” Anderson said. “The people here have been great.”

Her creations range from modern and unique hand-made jewelry to painting and mirrors. She showcased her talent at the fair Nov. 21.

Sim said Balsam fir trees from Nova Scotia will be available at the Greenhouse Dec. 4.

“They’re the perfect tree,” Sim said. “It reminds you of being a kid at Christmas.”

The store is open Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 18 supplying greenery and fresh cut trees. The Country Gardens and Greenhouse is located east of Ponoka off Highway 53 on Secondary Highway 822N.

For more information call Sim at (780) 372-2163.

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