Kerry Leasure, owner of Here a Chick There a Chick, prepares her jewelry pieces for Market Noel.
Hoover resident and mother of three Kerry Leasure will be bringing her jewelry back to Market Noel this year.
The annual Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) holiday market will return to the Cahaba Grand for the sixth year the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 20-22. The event features more than 100 vendors. All proceeds from Market Noel support more than 30 community projects of the JLB.
Leasure’s business, Here a Chick, There a Chick, crafts jewelry from antique and vintage pieces reworked with found objects. The company began as an antiquing enterprise and a way for Leasure to work while still staying home with her kids.
“I can’t say enough about how supportive everyone was last year [at Market Noel],” Leasure said. “It really is one of the best shows. As a small business owner, I appreciated the opportunity to reach so many Birmingham shoppers.”
The festivities begin Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. with the Preview Noel party. General admission shopping takes place Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights of the week include a book signing by John Croyle of the Big Oak Ranch, a holiday floral arranging class by Lindsay Kessler Designs, a cooking demonstration with Whitney Wright of Southern Living, a book signing and cooking demonstration by the Cake Mix Doctor Anne Byrn, as well as photos with Santa. The first-ever Market Bliss, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21, from 6-8 p.m., will feature a beauty bar, live music from Trey Lewis and giveaways.
Visit marketnoel.net to purchase tickets and to view a complete listing of participating merchants.