Tuesday, October 28, 2014

McIntosh Florida 1890’s Festival

I look forward to this festival all year round! So do 35,000 other people! Look at those big beautiful Live Oaks with Spanish moss hanging from them, shading the streets!

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It’s HUGE and has the best variety of arts and crafts I’ve ever seen.

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I was so happy to see Samantha again this year. She blogs HERE.

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And do some ‘fun’ shopping.

So what did I buy?

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I like getting a lot of little inexpensive things and there was a nice variety this year at all prices.

The little doll quilt was only $10 and made from an old quilt.

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This little doll is from Samantha’s booth.

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I love the bunny and cute pillow and old bobbins.

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My ‘splurge’ was this small leather journal and handmade leather bracelet.

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It was GREAT FUN and I didn’t ‘break the bank’!

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Ivy and Elephants HERE

Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

The weather was fabulous! In the 70s the entire time we were there.

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When we got there this parking lot was FULL! Time to go home!

Have you been to a Fall Festival this year?

45 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks like so much fun, Diane! Wish I could go too. :-) I like your purchases. I'll have to check out Samantha's blog. Aren't those trees simply magnificent!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What fun! I wish I had taken the time to go to a Fall festival this year.

Arlene Grimm said...

I love your finds Diane..and what bargains. I have not been to any fall festivals this year! And around here Christmas open houses for Downtown Hartselle and Decatur are next week so I guess I am going from fall to Christmas this year!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The bunny is adorable but the raggedy ann's caught my eye and my heart.

PatC - All is Bright said...

I so envy you! I would love to be able to attend this craft show. I haven't been to a Fall festival this year, but I'm working hard on my crafts for the Fall week-long show I have in Nov. Wish you could come to San Antonio for that one my friend.

Sweet hugs,
Pat

Forgot - you made some great buys!

Susie said...

Diane, I love your things. The little doll is adorable. The quilt could be used all the time . Love that. The fair is in a perfect place in the shade. Hope you are having a great day. xoxo,Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh what a fun day, so many goodies I see. Sweet dolly and I do love the quilt, Blessings Francine.

Diane said...

Great purchases! Sure looks like fun. And perfect weather to boot!

bj said...

I love craft fairs...so many cute things at prices we can afford.
So glad you had fun...

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet little blanket and the doll and bunny are just darling. I would love to walk that festival.

I have not been to one yet this Fall. Ours are inside here because of the weather. xo Diana

Terri said...

Lots of pretty things..I would have to leave my wallet at home!

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful items, I love the journal.
Are you keeping it or giving it away as a Christmas gift?

Thank you for sharing.
Carla

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I would love that. It looks like so much fun. You really got some great finds, sweet friend. xo Laura

JoKnows said...

You got such sweet things. Love the little quilt! I haven't been to such a festival this year, but it looks like fun. Thanks for linking up at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. Jo

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This was fun :) Love the dolls and quilt and those trees are amazing!

cucki said...

Aww such sweet goodies
I love the doll and yellow book..aww so sweet
Big hugs x

Stephanie said...

Oh how fun! I wish could be there too :)

Have a lovely week! Hugs, my friend!

Linda Walker said...

What beautiful weather to enjoy the festival! Looks like a lot of fun and you make some sweet purchases! We are enjoying some beautiful fall weather too!
Hope all is well! xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Elizabeth said...

I love the town of McIntosh, it is a beautiful area! We have 2 festivals near us this weekend, the Apalachicola Seafood festival and Mule day in Calvary Ga. Last weekend it was the Stone crab festival and The Greek festival in Tallahassee!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Looks like a such a perfect day for a great festival!! Love the sweet little goodies you got! The doll quilt is very cute!! :) Have a wonderful day and week!! xo Holly

Shug said...

Festivals are so much fun and it looks like you stayed for quite some time!! Good for you! Great finds and visiting with a friend makes things even better...

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks like it was a perfect day to go to a craft show. Love the goodies that your purchased. Why yes...I have been to some craft shows. Right now, I'm working on goodies for my big Christmas show that is at the end of November.
Hope you are having a great week so far.
hugs,
Cindy

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Such a lovely Fall Festival with great buys. I love the bracelet and journal.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I haven't been to any festivals with crafts at them. You do find some cool stuff each year. Love the bracelet and the doll quilt.
hugs,
Linda

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You found some cute things, Diane. I love the journal and the cute blanket and doll. I didn't take time to go to a festival this year, we've been too busy. Yours looked like fun under the shade of those grand old trees!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

It looks like such a fun place to visit. I used to craft quite a bit when I was younger. You walked away with some fun items.

Pamela Gordon said...

That fall festival would be a lot of fun and I like the sweet leather journal and bracelet you bought. There was a Fall Craft Fair in town a few weeks ago but I didn't get to it. The Christmas market should be coming up the first weekend in November. Have a great week.

doodles n daydreams said...

That's lovely leather work. I think you could have lots of fun finding stuff for friends and family here. Or even for yourself :)

Diana

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful setting for a fall festival. Love the sweet treasures you brought home with you. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, we just visited Apple Hill last weekend, which is similar to a festival and sells apple goodies of all kinds. What a fun place this is, Diane. The doll quilt is so cute, and the doll with the believe tag is precious. I loved the letter to Santa pillow. I think that was my favorite. This is a great place, and I bet you love to go every year.

Thank you for your thoughts and comment on my father-in-law. I appreciate that so much.

love,
~Sheri

Jeanne said...

I would have loved to be there! I have not been to a fall fest this year. I do love the crafts.

Debby said...

That looks like a great fair. Of course my eyes went to the rag dolls. But I really love that quilt. $10 are you kidding. The little wallet and bracelet are nice as well. There are some sales here this week-end. I am hoping that I can go.
I love the moss in the trees. When my son and his wife went to FSU, I so enjoyed Tallahassee. Hugs

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like a great fair and i would love to go. I love the pink bunny!!!

Linda H said...

Looks like a great Arts and Crafts festival. What fun. You scored some great treasures, for a good price - even better!

Jill said...

Sounds like it was a fun day out!!

The little leather journal is sweet!!!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane,
I can see that you had lots of fun. A lovely weather + lots of inexpensive goodies + the opportunity to meet some friends = happy times.
Take care,
Arlette

Patty Antle said...

The beautiful setting reminds me of the Country Living Fair which I unfortunately missed this year. What a fun time you had! Love your blog header.

Sally Crowe said...

We had something similar here in Green Cove last weekend, but I missed it. That looks like SO much fun, and I like your purchases. :)

Simply Shelley said...

That looked like a lot of fun. I like all your sweet goodies you brought home with you too. Blessings friend

Trace4J said...

What dear treasures you found.
And so much fun.
Hugs to you BFFe

Donna said...

Marty especially approves of the little girl bunny, LOL! We had to forgo any visits to craft shows lately. There is a really good one coming up in mid-November (our favorite!), but I don't think DH will be feeling good enough for us to go.

Kim Orcutt said...

That looks like a great festival and the weather was perfect for the day. Beautiful blue sky!
Kim

Diane Writes said...

I remember this namemate!! I would love to meet Samantha and your collection of dolls as well.

Sheila Winters said...

This year's McIntosh 1890's Festival will be Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 8 am to 5 pm. Over 280 vendors, arts, crafts, free entertainment, antiques, food!

Friends of McIntosh said...

This year's annual 1890 festival will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don't miss this family friendly event with free entertainment and no admission fee. One day a year only!