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 at this wonderful historic.
This time, I had the pleasure of entering some of the buildings.
Remember this one? The entrance to the fair was through door into the main part of this 1915 barn (on the left). 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.
These sweet aroma of these handmade soaps wafted through the room.
I loved every single one of their vintage graphics. Their presses and stamps are all vintage–picked up over the years.
An original Tree of Life painting on display–so lovely in its vibrancy. I painted a primitive, acrylic version of this tree and offered it for sale in my Etsy shop.
The finished hand broom.
A broom cutter, rescued from a nearby attic. The lighting and the room cast a spell upon me.