It's that time of year for fall festivals. The smell of apples and
cinnamon is in the air! All of our churches get together to hold
a fall festival to raise funds for the needy of the county. Lots
of things are sold: furniture, art, silver, ceramics, linens,
clothes, tools, crafts, plants, homemade jam and apple butter.
The list goes on and on. Some items are thrifty priced, some are
auctioned, and there is even a silent auction.
We look forward to this festival every year, but I am trying to
pare down my thrifted items, not add to them. I budgeted a small
amount for "fun" spending. I behaved rather well, if I say so myself. :)
Lovely candlestick holders, fall looking vase, adorable
violets mug, homemade blueberry jam and apple butter.
I lucked out by finding a southwest themed vintage tablecloth, with
with colorful pottery designs. I found this sweet embroidered runner also.
This patio furniture was part of the auction. He bid the opening
bid of $25 and won it for the same! What??? Two loungers,
two chairs and a small table.
I realize it won't truly be appreciated until next spring, but how
amazing no one else bid on it. Turns out it is made by Tropitone, an
expensive line. You know those loungers you see around hotel pools?
Yeah. We have about $1,000+ retail worth of patio furniture here.
Of course used, but great condition.
Mr. Retro does it again!
Doyle said ~ Please don't wake me up for photos, I'm so comfy
sleeping on this cozy sweatshirt.
Remember the bread class I was attending last week? There were
6 of us at a private home, around their kitchen island. I wasn't able to take
photos. We sampled some great breadsticks, made Foccacia and pita bread,
and enjoyed them with dipping oils & homemade hummus.
We each made our own pizza dough to take home.
Mine has some basil in it. I let it rise and made pizza
for dinner. It was yummy!
Sharing another seasonal photo. Isn't she cute?
Did you do any treasure hunting? Or have some other fun?
It is unseasonably going into the 30's tonight. Enjoy your "fall" week!