Our usual Christmas shopping adventure took a unique detour this weekend. Esther got word of a Blacksmith guild in Allyn that has an open house once a year. It is held at the home and shop of the master blacksmith, and includes demonstrations and a shop full of ironwork for sale. The house is amazing, with rustic decor and the blacksmith's craftsmanship. The grounds were packed with people, music and food: a real holiday community affair. Needless to say, we snagged a few gifts for Santa's sleigh before hitting the malls.