Vintage-style Halloween decor:
Aprons made from old flour sacks and pillow case dresses made from vintage linens:
A large wall cross made from old license plates:
There was even a woman spinning yarn at one of the fairs:
To make it even better, I finally met one of my blog friends, Thespa from Vintiquities Workshop. I met Thespa while blogging about two years ago and we've been internet friends ever since. To make a long story short, we found out that we live in the SAME neighborhood! Can you believe it? It really is a small world! Anyway, Thespa and I FINALLY got to meet in person. We spent a full day wandering around the craft fairs together and a new friendship has formed. This is the first of many get-togethers we are going to have - and believe me, many of those will involve creating art. By the way, Thespa is also a published artist (and a very talented one, at that.) Her work currently graces the cover of Sew Somerset magazine, shown here:
How cool is that??? Be sure to stop by her blog for some wonderful mixed media inspiration.
Last, but certainly not least, I want to show you some awesome finds I found at the local flea markets and antique stores:
A vintage Coke bottle opener. It is screaming to be made into a mixed media necklace, so I just had to get it:
These adorable vintage bisque penny dolls which measure about an inch and a half tall. Aren't they sweet?
More adorable vintage bisque dolls:
And this lovely 1930's feedsack quilt top. (Shhh... don't tell my husband. He already thinks I have way too many goodies like these in my collection. What can I say? I couldn't resist...)