Monday, October 26, 2015

McIntosh 1890’s Festival for 2015 !

It was HUGE this year with a record number of people turning out to enjoy a festive day!

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McIntosh 1890’s Festival home page is HERE and their Facebook page is HERE.

We’ve been several times but we’ve never seen this many people there.

And what a treat to have such a nice variety of vendors. I’ve never seen so many ‘prims’ or had so many Raggedy Anns to choose from. (that’s my festival weakness, although I did buy a new bracelet that I forgot to photograph.

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It was fun to see Samantha again this year. Her shop is HERE. Of course I couldn’t resist her little Halloween Annie.

And I met Mare and she also makes Raggedy Anns and lots of cute things. She has a Facebook page HERE.

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Have you ever seen a cuter little button nose? I got the scary ghost from her too! (and I made the little black cat last year and it jumped in the photo shoot)

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We walked a country mile from where we parked and then up and down the streets trying to visit close to 300 booths filled with amazing arts and crafts.

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It seems like Fall now here in Florida!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

39 comments:

Joyce Mayer said...

Love your new babies, Miss Lavender Dreams. It's real dark and gloomy here this morning and raining. Think I'll go snuggle on the bed with the puppies and take a nap.

Hugs
Prudence

ann said...

Those craft fairs are always so much fun. My mother in law nearly supported herself by sewing year round for the craft season. We'd go to nearly every one. I was always drawn to the rag dolls, one a Raggedy Ann, is my fav. I have to keep them put away now because of the dog. Yours was a huge show. How did you get through it all?

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, what a fun festival. And I love your cute purchases and dolls. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing your visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Art @ Home said...

Love your little finds especially the ghost! Nice photo shoot!

Diane said...

Wow! Nothing like that near me. How fun!

Linda Kay said...

Diane, looks like quite a crowd. I love visiting the craft booths. Some people have such wonderful talent.

Susie said...

Diane, That was a hike and a half. LOL I love all your sweet things. They all look cute together too. Hope you had some fun fair food. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Lovely photos! Your Raggedy Ann is really cute. I do love her nose.
Have fun with all your dolls,
Arlette

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Looks like fun.......many busy fingers!
Weather is lovely too I see.

Happy Monday!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

My goodness - that is a LOT of people - I can see how it would be hard to get near to a booth. The dolls are just too too cute - love the purple dress, and the Halloween ones are delightful. Clever kitty - getting into the picture so quick like that. I think they will have a boo-tiful time on Halloween. Hugs and Halloween bugs!!!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow that is a huge turn out. I hope the vendors sold lots.
Have a great week
Nicole/Beadwright

Karen said...

What sweet little dolls!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

My goodness. What a lot of people. Looks like fun. Love your new additions. xo Laura

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What sweet stuffies ... I could certainly appreciate that little black cat with his cute whiskers.

Coming to you from Mosaic Monday. Thanks for a lovely visit.

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead...
Brenda

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

What an amazing craft show. We have something similar in the summer along the waterfront of the town north of us and I've purchased some really neat things. I hope we can find some good places to browse when we come down.

Donna said...

Looks like so much fun and I love the ghost doll!

Lorrie said...

What a fun craft show. I'm partial to Raggedy Anne dolls. They have such adorable faces.

Margie said...

How fun! Your dolls are too cute!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh that Halloween Annie is SO cute!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Very cute dolls.!! The crowd at this show reminds me of the huge show that I used to do here in Ohio.
~Cindy

Red Rose Alley said...

aahh, cute raggedy ann dolls. It looks like you had a fun time, Diane. My mom made Nel a raggedy ann doll when she was a little girl, and she still has it to this day. Cloth dolls are sweet, aren't they?

love, ~Sheri

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane,
You look beautiful and the festival looks like a wonderful event. I can tell from the joy in your face.
Wishing you a great week
Helen xx

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I love, love the dolls. Sweet Halloween dolls.
:-)
Carla

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH-That is so so so cute! I just love that gal's dolls. She is really talented...and so are YOU! What a huge festival..that is a LOT of booths. xo Diana

doodles n daydreams said...

Wow, that sure is a big crowd. Love your new purchases :)

Diana

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonitas muñecas!!! preciosas fotos, besos

BeachGypsy said...

oh wow that festival sure does look like fun! I love big outdoor fairs and festivals such as that one! I adore the cloth dolls......such cute ones there you have! I have always loved RAggedy Ann and Andy...you know---the original ones. They sure are hard to find nowadays. A year or two ago went to get granddaughter one and guess what? NOBODY sold them or even knew what they were! (young sales help) can you even imagine being in that age group to where you dont even know what Raggedy Ann is.......wow. LOL You used to could go find Raggedy Ann and Andy soft rag dolls anywhere......not now I guess. I have four and I will treasure mine all the more now

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful collection of stuffs. All look beautiful. Have a nice day!

Boopnut said...

I just love craft fairs like that! The trouble is, you have to remember where a booth is if you want to return to it later, or buy something right away! Looks like you did well! Cute little dolls!
Deb

Christine said...

What a fantastic show! I love those cute little Annie's & the ghost!
Have a great week!

Jeannie Marie said...

I ended up not driving home through Ocala but went to West Palm Beach instead so crossed the state on Rt 60. I did attend a great festival in Stuart, FL but not as big as this one! Amazing!! It does seem like Fall here!!

Mary Cromer said...

I always enjoy seeing your great smile and all of the fun that you have with your babies, and they are so cute~

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun craft fair! Love the dolls you choose!
hugs,
Linda

Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun craft fair! Oh my. I'd have to be in my most comfortable walking shoes for that one but it would be so much fun to explore all the different vendors. Your dolls are very sweet Diane. I hope you have a lovely week. Hugs. Pam

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, looks like a wonderful time for all at the festival. Love the sweet Halloween Annie you got. Great pics!
Have a wonderful week and Happy Halloween.
Big Hugs, cm

Ana said...

Oh Diane, the festival sounds like a lot of fun. And love all little treasures that made it back home with you. All so very cute.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Sweet little dolls. I have two raggedy ann dolls that a friend made for my daughters when they were little.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Love these craft shows, infact my daughter and I went to Affair of the Heart in Oklahoma City and picked up some real great finds.
Love your new addition, I have always liked Raggedy Ann and Andy!
Warm Hugs Sweet Friend,
Jemma

Sam I Am...... said...

What a great festival and I love what you got!