Easter gnome, anyone?
That quirky spring decoration was just one of the dozens of choices awaiting area residents Saturday at the spring Artisan Market in Blythewood’s Doko Park.
Hundreds of shoppers perused more than 60 booths stocked with handcrafted home décor, baskets, artwork, woodwork, candles, wind chimes, glass art, paintings, wreaths, handbags, jewelry, aprons, essential oils and more.
Lemonade and Italian ice stands, wood-fired pizza, pit-smoked barbecue, home-baked goods and other treats kept shoppers fueled while they enjoyed live music throughout the five-hour event.
The Artisan Market was sponsored by the Blythewood Farmers Market in partnership with Westwood High School to benefit the school’s baseball team.
Also in Doko Park Saturday, younger visitors were avid participants in an early Easter egg hunt, complete with personal photos alongside E. Bunny.
A few miles away, flower-focused shoppers quickly snapped up more than 100 hanging baskets and pots at a spring plant sale offered by First Fruits Market Garden on Rimer Pond Road.
The second annual event, held in partnership with Bruce’s Greenhouses, helps fund the market garden, a ministry of Blythewood Presbyterian Church created to supply Round Top food pantry with fresh produce.