Friday night, my Mom, Dad, sisters Jenn and Julie and their hubbies Randy and Travis, and my neice Natalie, headed to one of our local fairs. I just love love love the fair. In high school, I entered into the fair queen pagent for our county and came in first runner-up. What a thrill! The queen and I had become good freinds and she insisted that I do all of the promotion with her. So I helped in handing out trophies to the winners of the tractor pulls and sat in the dunking booth. Visited vendors, got loads of free food (isn't fair food the best part?) and had my picture taken for the fair promo posters for the following year. What trip! I love the fair! And we are privelaged to have a total of four just in our vicinity.
The following day, Saturday, Mom, my sisters and mom's cousin Audrey, got in our cars and headed to a GIANT craft show...coincidently at another fair ground. This was one of the largest craft shows that I had ever been to. Vendors were set up all over outdoors as well as inside of the animal barns. The barns were named things like the "Moo Hotel" the "Udder Barn" and goofy names like that. So funny!
Of course we got some great things. And were filled with all kinds of crafty ideas to impliment when we got home. (Stop back later tomorrow to see one of the projects we did.)
Here is what I bought at the fair - and then later at one of our favorite country shops.
This guy was one of my favorite purchases of the day. Olde Frosty. He was sitting next to a larger snowman named "Parson Brown". I'm hoping to put him on my entrance way table this winter. Did you see that he has a bird's nest on him?
I love weather vanes. They are quirky and so wonderful. I have a whopping one in my collection but with this horse vane, I now have two. I'm dying to get one with a whale as the topper. This came from my favorite country shop - I've been wanting to buy him for a couple years now.