The Families to Families Second Annual Holiday Boutique was a sparkling Wilton affair. But it wasn’t because the ladies who shopped were decked out in bling. Laurie Davis, aka “The Glitter Fairy,” was there, and the sparkles that adorn her wares were being tracked everywhere.
“My stuff is appropriate for the season,” Davis said with a laugh, noting how much glitter was getting on people.
Davis, the owner of Glitter Works Studio and one of 12 vendors who set up at Trackside Teen Center Thursday and Friday, was there because her friend Marie Wendorff asked her. Wendorff is the founder of Families to Families, and the boutique was a benefit for a local organization that helps those in need.
“[Marie’s] mission to help Wilton Social Services is a wonderful cause, and I wanted to help her,” Davis said.
Wendorff started Families to Families in 2009 to help Wilton Social Services, local schools and places of worship help those in need. Wilton Social Services had helped her when she was going through a difficult time, and she wanted to do something in return. Wendorff noted that when she first went to Social Services there were about 25 Wilton families in need, and now there are about 175.
Wendorff said over 200 people visited the boutique over the two days, buying merchandise and donating non-perishable items to the food pantry. She was grateful for all the vendors who participated, for the people who helped her set it up, and for Trackside, which donated space.
Did you go to the holiday boutique? What were your impressions and what did you buy?