Monday, October 15, 2012

Maeystown, Illinois "Oktoberfest"

It was a rainy morning, but the skies cleared up just in time for the annual Antiques and Crafts Show in the quaint old village of Maeystown, Illinois.  This tiny town has a population of 148 per the 2000 census.  But during their Spring and Fall fests the town is overflowing with happy visitors shopping for treasures and eating homemade German Potato Pancakes and other not-so-diet foods.  So my friend Becky and I were excited to go, as usual!

My first purchase was a darling little needle felted critter from
a Julie of "A Pig At My Door Creations".  She told me it is a "hamster", but my husband joked that it looks like a cross between a teddy bear and a monkey--ha! It's cute just the same.

Meanwhile Becky was being serenaded by a beautiful 80+ year old accordion player.

No Octoberfest is complete without pumpkins.

No country fair is complete without pottery and crocks...

...and unique characters! (That beard is real!)

Enjoy the artistry of these gorgeous vendor booths...

My favorite booth was by two sisters who made the most wonderful mixed media creations, "Pretty Ragged Threads."  I am going to put their blog on my "favorites" list on your right.

I purchased this delightful art quilt from them. Hopefully it will motivate me to make more art quilts soon, as that is one happy pastime that I have neglected for too long. 

Becky and I both bought felted rolled brim hats, but I lost the vendor's card.

"Pairabelles" has tons of creative jewlery!

Okay, I'll admit to allowing myself to enjoy a Funnel Cake once a year--here goes!

(I can diet all winter--right?)


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