Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Art Fair Treasures

Today I needed an art fair fix. Didn't have to be a big fancy drive-far-away, get-there-early-stay-all-day event, just a casual stroll in a lovely park was what I was craving. And I found just the perfect thing. Just a little arts and crafts fair in a lovely neighborhood type park, on a perfect day: 70's, breezy, mostly sunny...ahhhhh, perfect. Just enough artists to keep it interesting, and the smell of kettle corn in the air.

Here are the lovely treasures that called out to me and insisted on following me home:



Hand painted vintage picnic tins. The lady who painted these told me that she wasn't sure about the orange, but she thought the colors looked "happy". I agree! I'll probably use these to hold sewing works-in-progress.



A fairy door made from clay. I talked to the man who made these doors and he explained the process. Unfortunately, I can't remember the details right now! Hey, it was a few hours ago, ya know...




And my love affair with Abraham Lincoln continues. In the form of a glass tile necklace.



I simply cannot pass up a hand-crochet dish cloth. What is it about these? I absolutely love them. From cotton yarn, in pretty colors, these are always my favorite. My kitchen drawer is stuffed with cotton crochet dish cloths, and yet, I always buy more whenever I see them. And the best part is talking to the lady who created them. They always understand. Yup. Women who appreciate a hand crochet dish cloth are kindred spirits, for sure.



And look at this a*d*o*r*a*b*l*e note card. I mean, who could pass up a sweet little hand made card with an unbelievably cute, teeny tiny, little PINK classic car on it???? I think I'll have to find a reason to thank myself for something, because I just don't know if I can bear to mail that card away!




Uh huh. Another fairy door. But, hey, it's a totally different style! That's my excuse, and yes, I'm sticking to it.




*sigh* I feel so much better now that I got my little art fair fix!

8 comments:

DawnCorrespondence said...

How absolutely adorable are those picnic tins and crochet dish cloths?!? I love those!!! Gorgeous summer colors!!

Resweater said...

I love everything you bought... great finds!

Debbi Andersen said...

What a fun day! Love the faery doors haha .. and laughed out loud about your love affair with good ole Ahab

Clower Cottage said...

Great finds-wish I'd been along for the spree.

JanetDavies said...

I wish I had been there too! I love the picnic tins, dish cloths, and the card.

Ann Evanston said...

I am so not artsy - you are inspiring!

Felt on the Fly said...

I love reading all of these comments! Thanks everyone for taking a minute and sharing your thoughts with me.

agaphcia said...

*♥*