"Le Marché des Fêtes," Unique Holiday Boutique
Benefiting the Louisiana Landmarks Society's Pitot House
Le Marché des Fêtes is a unique holiday boutique benefiting the historic Pitot House, home of the Louisiana Landmarks Society on Bayou St. John. Shoppers are invited to visit with Papa Noël, groove to guitarist John Rankin, shop for one-of-a-kind handmade art and accessories and Mignon Faget jewelry, purchase great books autographed by their favorite New Orleans authors, munch on tasty local and exotic treats, and much more. With home and garden gifts and holiday decorations galore, the Pitot House lawn will be a magical market land for one delightful day.
Le Marché des Fêtes is more than a holiday market-- at this celebration, shoppers and visitors will experience the Pitot House's history and culture. Artisans will demonstrate on the grounds of the c. 1799 Creole colonial-style Pitot House. Visitors will also be able to tour inside the house where they will see traditional greenery in the Creole taste by Perfect Presentations Floral Design and learn about Creole holiday celebrations.
What: Le Marché des Fêtes, a unique holiday boutique and seasonal celebration
When: Saturday, December 1, 2012; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Where:The Pitot House, 1440 Moss Street, New Orleans on Bayou St. John near City Park
The Louisiane Vintage Dancers (LVD) of Baton Rouge will perform 19th-century dances in Regency-period costumes and mingle with shoppers from 11AM-1PM.
Live music by John Rankin, well known local solo guitarist from 1-3 PM.
Sponsors, Presenting Partners, and Donors:
Neal Auction Company, Charles Schwab, The Almar Foundation, Mr. Lyndon Saia, Ms. Susan Couvillon, Mrs. Anne Morse, Mr. and Mrs. William K. Christovich, Pelican Publishing Company, Crescent Pie and Sausage Company, Angelo Brocato's, Jacques-Imo's & Crabby Jack's, Cafe Degas, Boscoli, River Parish Disposal, New Orleans Cooking Experience, Maximillion's International Showroom, and Perfect Presentations Exclusive Floral Design.
With their $5.00 donation at the gate, shoppers will receive a ticket redeemable for a full tour of the charming 1799 Creole country house during regular Pitot House tour hours. Market admission is free to Louisiana Landmarks Society members. All food and beverage sales at the market will support Landmarks' stewardship of the Pitot House.
About the Louisiana Landmarks Society:
Established in 1950, the Louisiana Landmarks Society promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy, and operation of the Pitot House. Through its annual New Orleans' Nine Most Endangered Sites List, the preservation organization aims to build awareness of architecturally and historically significant places in New Orleans that are in danger of being lost.