Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Last of the Fair

 One of the things I love best about going to these festivals is driving through the country to get there.

 Being a city girl that yearns to have a farm, I can't get enough of the scenery.  Right now there are corn fields and soy beans as far a the eye can see.

 And sunflowers.

 My daughter told me she knows she is going to end up living on a farm.  YAY!

 I bought this at my favorite booth at the fair. Click to read the small print.

 The Ukraine guy told me he translated this from his grandfather's favorite saying.

 I bought these morels which he carved out of resin.  If I place them in my garden maybe the  real ones will be attracted to them!

 A small morel keychain.  I love mushrooms in case you haven't guessed that already.

 We bought lots of local fruit.

 And all of these fairs sell candy coated nuts and brittles.  Some are maple coated. My husband loves these.

 Here is the beautiful basket I bought.  All of these baskets have heavy wooden bottoms.

 And a quilt.  I love red and white quilts.

I want to fill this basket with rolled up woolen throw blankets in Fall plaids and put it on my porch.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Fair in the Woods part ll

 One thing I really love about these August fairs is that you can always get your Fall on. 

 I don't know where they got them but they had large wonderful PUMPKINS!!!  I need pumpkins in the worst way.

 There were lots of scarecrows for sale.

 These windchimes were made out of old silver flatware and cups.

There were lots of signs you could buy for your summer camp. Click any pic to enlarge.
 Handmade rugs.

 Ceramic toadstools for your garden.


 And brooms...I have such a weakness for a good handmade broom.  I walked into this fair making my daughter promise to stop me if I tried to buy another broom.  I ended up buying one for her. 

 This booth sold tablecloths, placemats, potholders, etc., all made from Fall materials.


 These weighted sunflowers were cute. It would be fun to have these on the porch for Fall.

 Jack O'Lantern burning barreles. These must look so scary at night when lit.  Hmmmm...time to get my JOL chiminea out!

 This was my favorite booth of all.  It was run by a nice guy from Ukraine that just happens to be a mushroom hunter specializing in morels.  He was selling some really nice stuff. This past season he harvested almost 400 lbs of morels.  I would love to know his secret!

There are always lots of pottery booths at these fairs and this one had lots of chip and dip plates for sale.  I should have bought one for The Blog Tech.  He is a nacho chip fan like no other.

More pics tomorrow and I'll show you what I came home with.

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Fair in the Woods

 My daughter and I went to a wonderful festival in the woods last weekend.

 They create a "Garden for Sale" at the entrance.

 Everything you see is for sale, plants and all.

 You can stroll through the garden and buy what you like.

 The tree carvings were wonderful.

 Autumn was everywhere.

 Sasquatch was here in case you were looking for him.

 Toadstools and more.

 This was one of my favorite booths.

I swore I would return to buy this wooden basket on the way out. I forgot!  Maybe next year.
 I did however spend some money at this booth.

 I now own several of these wonderful baskets.

 Click to enlarge.

 Most booths are set up in little cabins.

 This came out blurry but I thought it was great.

 Wind spinners made of copper and marbles.

I have lots more to show tomorrow.