Final First Friday of 2011

An incredibly fun night for the last First Friday spectacular in downtown Dayton.
From jewelry to handbags, paintings, and ornaments galore- many amazing potential gifts from local artisans were on display.

The jewelry was to die for!
All of this popping bling for the ears and neck at prices lower than an upscale retail jewelry store.

After sightseeing at DVAC, I explored one of my favorite downtown places, Cachet G, an upscale international boutique/gallery- where I got this necklace so long ago!

Yvette Louise Walker Dalton, the artist for the month was inspired by her trip to South Africa.
Look at the shapes and bold colors of these expressive faces!

One customer was mighty pleased with his purchase of a beautiful King Tut statue.

There is such a great downtown spot!
The kind shopkeeper sells masks and objects from various parts of the globe- notably Africa as well as fashionable wear, jewelry, shea butters, soaps, and the Carol's Daughter line!


And before leaving out of the door this caught my eye!
A beautiful blown glass structure!
Bold, vibrant colors, those organic, fantastical shapes.
Very beguiling centerpiece for anyone's table.
So leaving parts of Africa, South America, and Asia behind (and that was a hard struggle!), I went strolling towards Fifth Street and found this interesting sight.
Various knittings wrapping around trees in a little area near the Neon Movies Theater.

First Friday isn't complete without the awesome free books truck!
With buttons, bottle caps, toys, stickers, and all kinds of other funky attachments, the familiar white truck is always parked at the Oregon District.
Stuffed cardboard boxes were Shakespeare plays, children's literature, romance novels, poetry anthologies, science, historical fiction, and other various genres for complimentary choosing!
This fun, delightful display would appeal to any book lover's heart and spirit!
I love, love LOVE seeing it!!!

Overall, a joyful experience!
It's bound to get colder though.
Not sure what will happen once the holidays are over and the snow covers the ground, but I'll try my best to come out to see what Dayton artisans are creating.
Hopefully in 2012, I'll strike it rich and be able to buy some of their incredible handcrafted artworks!


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