As you can see, the tents were set up in a big field so in addition to the intense heat, it was very dusty too! But look at all the great antiques!
I owe Audrey big time for remembering to bring her camera, carrying it around, and shooting these great photos since I forgot mine!
Both Audrey and I agreed that Dad's Follies was our favorite booth! Have you ever seen anything like this? These are all chocolate molds! It's an extensive collection that included one of a kind pieces like the zeppelin in the lower left hand corner of the photo above. Be sure to visit there website if you are interested in seeing more or purchasing one of these amazing pieces.
Meet Butch one of the owners who has a fantastic sense of humor and is quite passionate about the business. He spent a good deal of time teaching Audrey and I about chocolate molds. Before we left, we knew enough about these treasures to really appreciate what we looking at. We learned how these pieces were first manufactured and as time went on and new technology was developed how they evolved.
During our lesson, I couldn't help but wonder how Butch, a big Harley riding tough guy, finds himself in the chocolate mold business? "By default. My mother loved and collected chocolate molds." he told us. Then when I was examining a little turkey chocolate mold, his sister let us in on a little secret about Butch and the turkey mold I was admiring. "Butch actually likes to use that piece to make butter molds for Thanksgiving! He shows up for dinner on his bike with his turkey shaped butters!" she tells us! Can you imagine!?!? LOL
Well, If I could have afforded it, or hadn't recently spent hundreds on a pair of ceramic elephants, I would have purchased this guy! I had to settle for a photo instead!
At lunch, we found a booth that was grilling cheeseburgers and serving french fries. Desert was some home made peach ice cream made in this John Deere machine! Oh it was delicious! And refreshing in the heat!
We found some lovely linens! I didn't get a picture, but I got a quilt from this booth. One that was hand stitched in a pinwheel design, lovely blues and prints on a white background. There were so many beautiful things and a lot of pretty aprons which I thought I'd try on. Looks like an apron from the I Love Lucy show, doesn't it?!?!
Well, that's my ultra long post for the day. I hope you enjoyed it. I sure enjoyed sharing with you!
Don't forget that tomorrow is Tuesday and the design team was challenged to use any Digital Doodles stamp of their choice. Wait until you see what they did! They are one awesome group that I am fortunate to work with! :) Kathy