To kick off the holiday season I always look forward to the Nutcracket Market.
It ran from November 13th through November 18th.
The Houston Ballet Guild's Nutcracker Market has become an annual tradition to kick off the holiday season. November 13th through November 18th.This shopping extravaganza, held at Reliant Center, features holiday decorations, food, clothing, jewelry and even furniture.
More than 315 vendors participate from across the country in this annual event which offers unique gifts for the entire family. You can find anything from home decor, clothing, toys, candles, sporting items, novelties and much more.
The Nutcracker Market has a long history dating back to its inception in 1981
The following pictures are just a very small taste of what I saw and experienced at this market. The vendors kind of frown on people taking pictures, and I was very careful not to upset anyone.
A very cute wrap bracelet.
There were many colors and styles.
Boots boots and more boots! Cowboy boots are the "in" thing for this season. And I must tell you, there were some beautiful boots at the market. And if your boots aren't beautiful enough, look at the pretty boot socks with lace just peeking over the top!
There were also these cute adornments. The lace and flowers are so sexy.
All types of boot pretties.
I especially loved this one ... the black and tan flowers, and the gorgeous rhinestone type brooch.
This one was gorgeous too, though I did not care for the boots which it was displayed on.
A cute hat. Just different size fabric flowers sewn on it.
All kinds of hair decorations .... bows and clips.
And oh my goodness ... the jewelry. This is like a blimp on the radar screen. Anything you could imagine and all price ranges. You want to spend $10 or $500. They had it all.
Look at these chunky earrings .... so cute.
And these, I just love them.
I hated to see this guy mounted, as I love animals .... but he was certainly adorned with bling bling and more bling.
Headbands are the rage too.
And just look at these hats! Simply adorable.
So next year, mark your calendars for the Houston Nutcracket Market in November. I could have taken hundreds of pictures if I were allowed ... so much to see. Did I mention food and drinks. So many vendors with food items galore. What could be better ... food, drinks and shopping.
It was an awesome day. I always look forward to it.