This was the first booth I stopped at. This sweet woman grows and dries her own gourds and then paints them.
I really haven't seen anything like these before.
Some of these now reside on my kitchen windowsill!
I really wanted a bird house but he didn't have any big ones.
This woman planted old boots with succulents
I LOVE walking sticks and have a collection of them.
This guy made some really nice ones. Look at the one on the far left. He left shelf fungus on it. I should have bought it.
Instead I bough this one for my daughter's boyfriend's mother. She is a big Ohio State fan. They are called the Buck Eyes and there is a buck eye on top of the stick.
Just what I need....more redware. This is one of my favorite redware artisans so I walked away with a few new pieces.
There is just something so Fall and earthy about it.
This couple makes cement casts of pumpkins and gourds. I bought a large pumpkin last year and added a medium sized one to my collection this time.
I also bought some mushrooms which I will show in another post.
Everything in this booth is hand carved.
I so love this man's work. He makes the most fabulous furniture.
I wanted this chair but I had no where to put it so I passed.
And Amish hat sits on one of the tables.
This fair has a large tent which houses antique dealers. I am really into burlap these days and this recamier was so very tempting but again, I had no where to use it.
Click to enlarge. I liked this sign though I am sure it is not from Ohio!!!
A great set of mirrors.
There were some really nice pieces of furniture.
I wish I had a place for this. This is an old metal kitchen storage safe. It held meal and flour and sugar and such. I was thinking it would be fun to use in my garden but at 975.00, it wouldn't be that much fun!
I saw this wagon and instantly thought...this is mine!!! Then I saw the price tag. At 1500.00 it could wait for someone else. It is a Studebaker though!!!
A nice grouping of chocolate molds and someone's big fat bum!
A lot of the homes in the town were holding yard sales. Some of these pictures are out of order...sorry! We took over 600 pictures.
Another yard sale.
Some nice old chairs.
Pots and kettles.
This couple was selling their woven rugs. I have always wanted to learn to use a loom. I have no use for a new rug so I passed on these too.
Another Ohio buckeye. This time in the form of a weird little chainsaw carved dude.
Another gourd person. This time they were made into birdhouses.
The woodcarvers booth again.
The furniture booth.
Barbecue is always an important part of these festivals.
This guy looks like he knows what he is doing. I think he has done this before.
I really wanted this painting too. How unusual. Two slaves looking at a painting of Abraham Lincoln. The problem was twofold. First of all it cost 375.00. Secondly, close up, Abe Lincoln looked a bit like Mickey Mouse.
There were easily 50 dealers under this tent.
I collect quilts and it was hard to pass this booth by. Plus, I really liked the log house.
Though this gun might be considered vintage, gun laws in this part of the country are very lose.
Another cute wagon but the prices were outrageous.
An antique loom.
Antique handmade doll beds.
Smile Blog Tech. I know you don't want a hair cut but I insist.
Lusting after a few things here.
Love the handmade Indian doll.
I need a new house. I need a new place to decorate.
A house where I could use this bench!
More quilts and potato baskets.
And another wagon. I would have come home with one of these to fill with pumpkins but there was no room in the car.
Look at that wonderful huge green cabinet in the back.
These would have been great for a Halloween decoration!
Poor bear cub.
Really nice old set of spice boxes but way too expensive.
The kettle corn guy. You have to buy kettle corn at these fairs.
And mini donuts. The kids said these were the best donuts they have ever eaten. They bought caramel and pumpkin spice.
This sign was hanging on the donut tent.
And just in case you are out of flints...
***More photos tomorrow. I will show you what I came home with and scenes from where my kids spent all of their time. I will remind you that 'my kids' are 25 and 26!!!
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