My 2 sisters and I had an awesome day out at the Country Living Fair last month.
Watch slideshow here.
And we made it a tradition (2nd year in a ROW now) to hit Tim Hortons on the way there. I love that place. Not fancy– yet, special somehow…
Sisters in line. We really laughed (when we saw this picture on the camera) over Joy`s snotty look she has going on here.
(English accent) “I simply MUST have a crumpet! None of these crusty bagels for me.”
See, yummy in our tummies.
I hate both those words. Yummy. Tummy. Crummy.
Bright sunshiny day
a full day of expectation ahead
a Goodwill across the road
it was a lovely morning!
After Tim`s (what an old friend!), we hit the Goodwill,
“We have all day, right?”, we kept saying.
It was one of those Goodwills, that when you walk in, it could be gross or nice– it`s hard to tell sometimes.
It turned out to kinda gross(ish) and things were really high priced ($40 for this rotted chair that looks full of vermin and is missing the bottom half? Who is pricing this stuff?)
But my sisters found some really cool jewelry, like this watch Joy is modeling. The prices were a bit high, (vintage necklaces $6+) but we decided probably still a 1/4 of what we`d pay for the same thing at the fair. So. Deal ON.
We drove past this pretty building twice, talked about parking to take a group picture there. Kept on driving.
Full of excitement. We are here!
We took these “equally excited chicks” group picture, and then they, in turn, took ours.
They fair is full of a lot of hyper, crafty looking women. They even wear crafty things. You know how all bloggers look? Yup, you see lots of those women at this fair. You see a few men. We always picked out the men, and laughed at them. Well, not AT them, but laughed at how they looked. We never saw one that looked happy. Always lagging behind, carrying the shopping bags, looking resentful.
C`mon ladies, take a friend! I am sympathetic to these guys, because if I had to spend all day at Gander Mountain or Cabelas in the hot sun. Kill me now. Blech. The only thing worse, for me, would be a fair about farm equipment… or farm animals… or tools… or anything manly really.
This looks like a old photo my mom would old box at home– from a time her and dad stopped at a fair on the way to FL in the early 70s or something.
We had a big discussion about this:
Would this purse look different to you if I said it was from: Walmart? or Anthropologie? or Target? or a thrift store? or Dollar General?
See what I mean? It changed looks. It`s actually from none of the above. And. I really like it.
Happy sister. 🙂
They had this same display last year.
A GORGEOUS day!
I even took a picture of the sky– which I have never done before.
You see all kinds.
I actually got really sick of the fair, because the fair was exactly the same as the year before (see it once, you`ve seen it all)– except for the prices they went up!
But yeah, all kinds of people come here. People watching is so fun.
This dapper dad and his darling little boy.
This guy kept running up and down this boulder. I didn`t know why, but thought I`d “camera” him anway.
(He was probably one of the “going crazy” husbands, sick of this place.)
This couple– walked as one person, even up steps.
Don`t worry, I shot this from the hip.
“So, are you like really into making crafts and stuff too?”
“Ki Nassuer is SO much cooler than Martha Stewart!”
Other people`s family photos for $2 each.
Kinda cool. I looked through these for a long time. I thought it`d be cool to find a picture of someone, that looks like someone I know now. Or, like my own doppelganger from 50 years ago. I never did.
Don`t miss the pun! Don`t miss the pun!
Also tradition– Chipotle after. I`d like to crawl into this burrito and kick and scream. That`s how good it was.
Then we hit the mall. It was kind of a breath of fresh air, after the utter craftiness of the fair. J. Crew has the coolest style. Fun to window shop in there.
home again. i missed my people!
what a fun day.