Hi everyone! I recently received a text from my cousin Sue, who shall hereafter be known as “Constant Cousin Sue” inviting me to attend the annual Shaker Craft Fair. Many of you will remember the post I wrote recently on the Shaker Heritage Society. The craft fair, usually the first week-end in September, is held there.
The sweet sounds of a dulcimer met us as we entered the barn and paid our $3 entrance fee (after a $1 on-line coupon). We wondered through stalls filled with jewelry, furniture, woven goods, pottery, and more.
Inside the Meeting House more vendors displayed their hand-crafted products. I had a pleasant conversation with a couple from East Chatham who print note cards, note pads, and frame-ables, including some Shaker-themed items that I enjoyed. I bought a sweet Shaker Tree of Life note card.
I loved every single one of their vintage graphics. Their presses and stamps are all vintage–picked up over the years.
Sue and I listened to tales of local history from the broom-master and from an audience member, both of whom attended a local one room school house when in kindergarten. (The Verdoy Schoolhouse, located on the property of another historic site, the Pryn House.)