Saturday, October 13, 2007
Fun at the Winter Fair
Yesterday, a friend and I drove up to Hardenberg to see the Winter Fair there. We had high expectations after seeing a nice advertisement in a magazine about the fair. We were not disappointed. Above is a photo of one of my favorite stands at the fair. It was a wonderful display set up to look like a porch followed by going into the "house". I was thrilled to find this as this porch is exactly what I had in my mind for our new patio area up at the cottage by the privacy fencing. This enabled me to take photos to share with Jos about how I want it done. I had drawn this out but I don't think he was too impressed with my rough sketching. Now he can actually see it.
This is a close~up of the decorations on the porch area. It was really done up so cozy. I wanted to pick it all up and take it home with me.
The treasures that I did bring home are a pretty crochet tablecloth, a real Chashmere shawl (shawl are an extreme weakness I have), a set of porcelin candlesticks (a gift which I am not sure now I can part with), 2 cloches, a wrought iron garden urn, Alsacian butter stamp, 2 homemade French apple soaps and a house sign.
I named our cottage about two years ago and since then we have been wanting to have a sign made to hang on the cottage. Up to now, we had not found them accept to order online. We wanted to be able to see what we were getting. I spotted a stand selling them just in time as the fair would be closing in half an hour. He had almost sold out of this small hanging sign already and it was only the opening day of this weekend fair. It was the perfect size for our tiny cottage in the woods. Fifteen minutes later, I had a beautiful hanging sign customized with our name "Cranberry Cottage". I can't wait to see it at the cottage.