Hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! We sneaked out for a bit on Friday evening to check out the holiday lights scene along Route One in Hyattsville, care of the SoHy Collective and their “Light It Up” event. I love holiday lights so along with my hot toddy, I was a very happy lady. 😉
Participating businesses stayed open late on Friday and many hosted some fun events to encourage foot traffic, including Hyattsville’s Artist and Craftsman Supply, who drew me in with their promise of a keepsake Polaroid pic in some ugly Christmas sweaters. You clearly had me at “Hello.”
|Gotta love a man in shoulder pads!|
With our late start and the clock ticking, we only intended to make it a short visit but I was quickly smitten with their selection and variety of arts and crafts goods. Holy cannoli do they have a lot of cool, quirky and fun items to get lost in…like these colorful Mardi Gras/Eyes Wide Shut-type masks. So good to scare the children with! 😄
Got to meet the A & C staff – who were super nice and tremendously patient as I scurried through the aisles, trying to soak it all in before the clock struck 8pm. Thanks, duders!
|Colton, Isak and Ray of Artist & Craftsman Hyattsville|
With the later hours, I even got a chance to step into Pyramid Atlantic and pick up the 2018 Pyramid Atlantic Letterpress Calendars I bought for myself and some lucky relatives! 👏
|Check out this dope “Handmade in Hyattsville” bag!|
Some more cool storefronts and local sights to behold!
|Centennial Park’s Vainglorious Bluebird’s rockin’ a bow!|
|Three Little Birds Sewing Co.|
|Green Owl Design got festive!|
|Hyattsville Vacuum Service did it up, too!|
|As did M & R Dominican Salon!|