• Learning and Exploring

    Art Fair Haul

    My grandparents and I made our fourth annual trip to a local art fair again. I went once before without them and then after I invited them once we’ve made it a tradition. I love it. My attention span matches with their strength and the area is a nice, small size.

    This lovely tray is made out of recycled aluminum; its as elegant looking as pewter but lighter and less expensive. The lady said is was safer for food use too, but I know other people disagree with use of aluminum with food.

     

    I love these little houses. I bought different sizes and colors for my sister, and I’d love to have a more full collection. They are adorable alone but can also be used for vases and planters.
    I also bought natural bug spray and poison ivy treatment spray. The latter contains jewelweed. I’d read about that before when searching for poison ivy helps (I seem to get it every year, probably from the animals although I haven’t got it yet). The lady who made these sprays says jewelweed grows by poison ivy which I thought was fascinating.
  • Learning and Exploring

    Local Art Festival Haul

    I cannot remember if I posted these or not. I couldn’t find a post in my quick survey. I attended the art festival for the 3rd time with my grandparents, 4th time total. And my do I love that. I bought my mom soap and myself a lotion stick. My grandparents bought a slate to hang outside and a gorgeously worked wood tray.
    Isn’t this cake stand darling? Or for a cheese ball (I’m obsessed with those). I bought my sisters’ Christmas gifts from this shop, and there was a vase I wanted but it was too expensive for me then (the shop owner said I could request it on Etsy).

    Mom suggested that if I use the stand for a cheese ball this could be for the crackers (pardon the blur).
    My favorite jewelry shop was there again!!!
  • Learning and Exploring

    Art Festival

    I attended an art fair/festival with my grandparents one week-end recently. We went together last year also. So. much. fun. and. family time. I think we should officially make it a tradition since we all enjoy it so.

    I cannot post photos of all of my purchases due to some of them being gifts (although I do not think that my sisters read my blog, but it would be my luck if they did read it and saw photos of presents!), but here are my goodies. Some of my favorite booths from previous years were not there, but I found plenty of new ones.

    One day I will make an effort and post good photos, one day.

     Glass earrings
     Resin necklace. This was my favorite shop; I walked in, looked around for a few minutes, laughed and said, “I love everything!” All of it kind of looked liked colored, shimmering dewdrops.
    Mosaic necklace.
     
    Adorable little baby pottery vases. You cannot hardly tell from the “artsy” iPhone photo, but the one on the left is light green and the one on the right is soft blue.
  • Learning and Exploring

    Art Festival

    I went with my grandparents to an annual arts and crafts festival in our area. This particular one is my favorite of the few such events I have visited. This year was even better than last year. I went a little crazy with my shopping. I wish I had thought to buy Christmas and birthday gifts though 🙁

    The event was on the same day as a graduation party, so I bought a peace offering/graduation gift.

    I love these types of pendants and would love to learn how to make them. This particular one was reversible.

    The spoons this local couple made were not stained; this is the natural walnut wood when aged and treated. I would like some of their salad tongs in walnut, that would be gorgeous against the green of lettuce and/or spinach.

    The camera does not show the lovely sea green color of this mug very well. I would buy from all of the vendors I bought from again. This lady had lovely owl vases as well as various other serving and cooking dishes.

    Isn’t this bracelet exquisite? I loved lots of the artist’s pieces and would like to buy more. They would make excellent wedding jewelry!
    This is my crowning purchase.

    Gorgeousness, pure gorgeousness.


    These next two set of purchases came from a local shop. I would like to have several of the little tea bag tray,s so that whenever I have a tea each my guests can use one. I had one already, so now I have three. That is a tea ball; we have never had one before.
    This is proper sealing wax. Yay, for elegantly sealed invitations for the next tea party!