A Christmas Affair: 2015

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Over 200 merchants filled the Palmer Events Center for last weekend’s A Christmas Affair. This annual Christmas market was sponsored by the Junior League of Austin. This year’s theme was ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in Texas—Y’All (pronounced with a Texas twang)Proceeds from this popular event benefited 32 local non-profits.

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Based on my previous visits, I knew to arrive before the doors were opened at 10 AM. My first task was to take a picture of their always-lovely Christmas tree. Within the first hour, the market was packed with shoppers, but I still enjoyed browsing the booths. Here’s some of the unusual gifts that I came across…

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Sparkly tootsies: sequined slippers

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More sparkle for tootsies: light-up shoe laces

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 Latest Christmas decorating trend: Santa legs

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Another decorating trend: faux taxidermy mounts

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Really a Southern food: chocolate gravy

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Drool control: Neckerchew

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1 Mega Dum Dum = 10 Regular Dum Dums

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Cuteness overload: walking pet balloons

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