Historic Roscoe Village

 We visited Roscoe Village on Saturday to attend another festival.

 Click to enlarge if you are interested in the underground railroad.

 People still live in this historic village.

 This wagon, loaded with all things Fall, greeted us as we entered the village.

 Heavenly aromas filled the air.

 We are connoisseurs of Lake Erie perch sandwiches and these were the second best of all the ones we have tried.

You can watch a blacksmith at work in this shop.

This gentleman was building a fire under the cauldron to make apple butter.

Mother nature did a great job decorating.

Heirloom seeds for sale.

The Spoonmaker.

Lots of beeswax candles.

You could also buy his honey.

A trapper.

And his pelts.

Cement fairy houses.

Fairy gardens.


I have no idea!  But he was creating these luminaries from cans.  Maybe he learned how to do this in the slammer.

Re-purposed glass made into flowers.

More to come!  I have hundreds of photos to sort through from our recent journeys.


DeniseinVA said…
Lovely Autumnal photos, each one absolutely delightful. Have a great week :)
Cottage Tails said…
oh my the spoon man I'd have to of brought one of his spoons. I'm rather green with envy with all the events you can go to over there.
Anonymous said…
How I envy You being able to travel to all these great little towns and festivals!
I would have gotten stuck in the heirloom seed booth :-) and the bee wax and honey booth too :-)

I guess that man dressed in old prison clothes made those kind of thing prisoners could make from cheap materials into something they could make money from. We have something here called hobo art, usually made just from thin wire but they could do amazing things with it.

Have a great day!
Yeah, that stripey jumpsuit would make me nervous!
Guillaume said…
Roscoe was the name of a gay bar in my region, when I was a teenager, so the name was the subject of mockery. As usual, you have great pictures and I could imagine so many stories in this village.
Anonymous said…
what an amazing village, I have read a number of books about underground railroad, amazing isn't it. The spoons would be lovely, everything would be but my gosh when I saw the bees wax candles my heart just squeezed! When I was first injured the therapist suggested having bees wax candles burning in our home for the soothing quality of the bees wax. I have always had at least one candle but now Garry has retired I have trouble finding them at a price that is affordable, the bees in our area have taken such a slam, for several years I traded for cappings wax from a local bee keeper and made my own tapers but sadly she moved and that was my source, I wish we could smell the photos because I bet it was heavenly. Two things I would never live without are my Himalayan Salt Rock lamps and bees wax, necessities of life!!
Barb said…
What a delightful Fall festival!
sandra hagan said…
so very wonderful! it was fun to see!!

sandra hagan said…
so very wonderful! it was fun to see!!

sandra hagan said…
so very wonderful! it was fun to see!!

LOve everything but my favorite two are the beeswax candles and glass flowers.
The wagon filled with Fall things was such a great entry..and then I saw the leaves scattered in you path and though.."What a beautiful job the tree's did decorating their path..and then I read your words beneath and grinned!
Deb said…
This is so charming. I love everything in it. The village seems very natural and mellow and the offerings look to be nice quality. Adore the glass flowers and beeswax.