Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Day at the Festival!

Today was the first day of our town's Autumn Treasures Festival. The weather was beautiful - not too hot, no rain, what more could we ask for! The morning started out cloudy and there was a little sprinkle but by noon all had cleared up and the sun was out - finally! Our little town was so crowded! The streets were lined with vendors and you could smell the great foods all the way to the shop!

There were so many wonderful vendors and such amazing talent! We had lots of jewelry makers, candle makes, wood turners, basket weavers . . . you name it!
These are just a few pictures from my end of the street. I never actually got a chance to walk to the other side and see what was down there!
This is one of our great local talents - Tim Emore. He and his wife own the Leather Shop in town. He is an excellent bluegrass singer! I actually play his CD in the shop. I think it is great to represent your home town. There is so much talent out there and I love showcasing local artists!
The shop itself was VERY busy. We have everything in the store on sale so that we could clear the way for more great items. I couldn't believe how busy we were! I was going to make more items tonight but I am way too tired!
I told you all yesterday about the hutch that I had been working on - trying to get it ready for the festival. We finally got it in the shop late last night so I wanted to share the picture with you:
As you can see, it is filled with all of our handmade goodies. The quilt hanging off of the front was made by a local quilter. We have several of her pieces displayed throughout the shop. I think the hutch turned out nicely. It really makes a bold statement in the front of the shop!
Well, I am off to read some of my favorite blogs. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

7 friends had to say:

This Country Girl said...

That looks like fun!

Tammy

Jenn said...

Nicole,

Your hutch looks awesome!

Tammy said...

Looks like y'all had a great festival too. Love the hutch, it looks great.

Kath said...

Looks like lots of "small town fun" to me :)
Glad the weather was nice for ya...your hutch looks GREAT-and the goodies look wonderful!


Enjoy your day, Nicole!

*hugs*

-Kath

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

So glad the festival is turning out so well. And that hutch is to die for! It looks so wonderful filled with those handmade goodies!

Kindra said...

The hutch looks great!! Red is my favorite! Looks expecially good with the yummy goodies. :) So glad to hear you had a good turnout with the way the economy is...I am always concerned to find out how our shows will go this fall. Hope you sold much more today!!

Farmchick said...

I love the hutch! THe festival looks like a lot of fun!!
~Tania