Thursday, November 21, 2019

Fall Fun...while it lasts!


Well, I think the Fall Craft shows are probably over now. Fall has never been my favorite season but here in this area, it's the time for craft shows and Fall festivals so that's been great!


I'll feature the jewelry trees in this post! Oh my! They are gorgeous and the sweet lady that makes them is a volunteer for Hospice too! She works at the thrift store where I love to shop. 


She makes beautiful jewelry and the trees she makes are decorated with jewelry...a lot of it vintage!


I bought one of the small trees last year so I got another one and found a temporary home for it until I decorate for Christmas.


The view from my chair in the living room...don't you love it?

A few other fun finds and treasures. (some glass creations I didn't buy but LOVED!)


I love the basket lady! We have become friends over the years and I have a nice collection of her baskets. But I can always find another one that I need!


And I bought new pillowcases from this talented lady! I should have gotten an extra set! I hope she keeps making them!


 Isn't this the cutest leather barrette? 


 This lady is so artistic that I hope she'll make other things with this pretty face. I had her pull the barrette off the back of mine so that it lays flat. I may glue it on one of my altered books.


Do you have craft fairs in your community? I love buying anything hand made, don't you?

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29 comments:

Tom said...

...you must be the area's decorating queen!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I love a good craft show. And the prices on those leather barrettes were fantastic. One church here in Decatur still has a Christmas Craft show ...I hate to see them die out.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The craft shows are fun. The leather barrettes are pretty. Your decorated tree is beautiful. Have a happy day and a great weekend ahead.

Sandy said...

I love a good craft fair. They are few and far between here these days. I would much rather buy something handmade any day.

Jenn Jilks said...

Your home looks lovely.
I'll be glad November is over. Those temperature fluctuations are horrid, with freezing rain and all.

Edna B said...

I love craft shows. I especially love the colored glass items. I used to collect some of them. The jewelry tree is quite unusual. I've never seen one. I agree that the leather barrettes are very pretty. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Vee said...

Yes, craft shows are fun. You have shared some very interesting items today. The jewelry tree is a unique idea. My niece uses vintage jewelry to decorate her Christmas tree.

Linda said...

I love fall craft shows and used to go to one in Madill, Oklahoma every November!
Yes, I love the view from where you were!
I’m going to tell my sister, Deanie, about the trees! She has been using her vast collection of antique jewelry to fashion shadow boxes. The trees would be another great idea for her to do....

handmade by amalia said...

I love craft fairs and buying handmade. That jewelery tree is so pretty.
Amalia
xo

Jeanie said...

You saw some fun things. I see why you fell in love with that sweet tree. Those are lovely! And those barettes are especially unique. It's time like this I wish I had longer hair!

Sandra said...

I have two trees, about the size of these but they don't look like this. they are beautiful... I really like the one you just bought. she is talented and I LOVE your view from your chair. I like to look at lights at night while watching TV or when reading

BeachGypsy said...

I love it when you post neat and pretty stuff like this! Oh what a pretty pillowcase and I do love those pretty sparkly jewelry trees, so cute! I dont know if we even have any shows like this around here...so I always enjoy when you share pictures of the ones you go to. Those glass stacked things with the vases and plates i guess glued together?--are neat too. Almost weekend time again. Hope this one is better than the past week....dang cold weather and nasty rain! ha ha LOL

BeachGypsy said...

Ps...I did love that cuckoo bird on a post or two back as well. I've never seen one of those and I think even though it's very soft and not outrageously colorful or anything---that is a BEAUTIFUL BIRD! Loved seeing it. Hugs!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, your wee jewelry tree is adorable! The barrettes are unique too. Yes, we have Christmas Fairs this time of year. I don't go to them any longer because I don't like being in crowds and the number of people is too much for me. I would love to go but must keep my distance. Thank you for sharing your outing with us. Glad you had fun! Hugs...Sandi

Joyful said...

Very nice things from the Fall Craft Fairs. I haven't been to one of those in eons. I always enjoyed them. The glow from your little tree makes it so cosy in your living room.

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

We don't have any that I am aware of here. I love those trees! What a great idea to use up old jewelry! I know I had one I gave to my daughter that her grandmother made but it was and outline of a Christmas tree framed and the tree shape was covered in old jewelry. You found some great items!

Michelle said...

Craft shows are so fun. I LOVE those trees. Thanks for linking up today.

happyone said...

There are quite a few craft fairs around about here. Haven't been to one for quite a while though. I think I'm all craft faired out!! : )

Terri D said...

Yes to the craft fairs. I don't go because I always buy and there is nothing I need! Those jewelry trees and the leather barrettes are amazing!

Terri D said...

PS.... your living room is lovely!

Barbara said...

I want to know which and where is your favorite thrift store! I've been to a couple but haven't tried them all -- yet!

Your home is lovely. Those jewelry-laden Christmas trees are really nice!

Love your blog, the things you share and now the fact that we have actually met in person! What a thrill that was for me today!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I enjoy homemade items too. Our area has many craft fairs in the summer. And what is your favorite season?

Ann said...

You found some wonderful things. I love going to craft shows and they are in full swing right now. Lots of Christmas ones going on now. There are 2 small ones this Saturday that I want to go to

Agnes Agnieszka said...

Beautiful picture in the pictures and this girl

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Oooh, you saw a lot of neat things. I like checking out crafts shows, enjoying all the creativity and artistry.

Lea said...

I love those beautiful little Christmas trees!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie said...

hi diane...i read your post last night and then i nodded off, it was still on my screen this morning. we have a lot of craft shows here, in both the spring and the fall. we go to so many but i have so much "stuff" i usually shop for christmas presents....i adore homemade gifts!!

your jewelry tree is beautiful!! i have 3 christmas trees that i display for christmas and they are all tabletops. they are so much easier to display, and at the end of the season, we cover them with a bike bag and we store them in the storage room. the white basket is really gorgeous, very well made...i would say you did pretty well for yourself!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

The jewelry trees are charming, Diane. I love those little trees that fit in the corner of the house somewhere. So many pretty things at the craft fair - the white basket, and oh my, that red rose pillow case. Yes, I love buying homemade items - they are really the best kind of gifts. : )

~Sheri

ps.....I noticed the red plaid place mat - I love that! It looks nice and Christmassy on your table.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh yeah... we have (Im still in Oregon) one of the oldest weekly craft fairs ... Eugenes Saturday Market! I love it .. they’ve just now moved inside (at the Fairgrounds) and it’s the Holiday Market until Christmas Eve.