Sunday, August 24, 2008
I know I said a few days ago that I was going to the Farmer's Market last Friday and would show you pictures, and I didn't lie! I DID go, but it's been so crazy around here, and then I wanted to write about my friend Amy on Saturday...but now I will show you some of what I saw! :)
First of all, I just have to say just how much I absolutely LOVE Farmer's Markets! They are SO much fun!
The first thing that always catches my eye at any Farmer's Market are the flowers, and it was no different this time! There are buckets and buckets of every imaginable flower, and so many ready-made arrangements to chose from! But the best part of all, besides just the view of so many colorful flowers, is that the vendors will make a bouquet of whatever flowers your heart desires right there for you! I just love it!
Mainu Vang from Xays Garden was kind enough to let me take these pictures! :)
And if you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I love aprons. So I am sure it doesn't come as a huge surprise that this booth caught my eye. Tina Williams, who makes these aprons, is SO talented! She uses such bright colors for her fabric, with kind of a retro look.
I loved this apron pictured above. I just had to get a picture of it!
She even had matching mom and child aprons made from dishtowels~ so sweet!
You can also pick out any fabric you see and she will make you an apron from that. What a great idea! And she makes many other things, such as these adorable children's hair bows and clips.
Her company name is Boomba Boutique, and if you see something you like, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Another thing I love seeing are all of the fruits and vegetables that are usually at these markets.
Everything seen here is grown by Garden Treasures, a nursery and certified organic farm. (Which I thought was cool!) Thanks to Mark Robertson for letting me take these pictures! His website is www.arlingtongardentreasures.com, for anyone interested who lives in this area.
I was also really impressed by this girl who makes everything from soaps to hand lotion to shampoo~ and they are her own creations! Her name is Kelly and her company is Bella di Terra. It was amazing...you name it, she has it...even cute little sachets of lavender.
Her website is www.bellaterra.com.
All in all, it was a wonderful day at the Market! I had such a great time talking to everyone there, and it was a lot of fun.
Well, I hope your week is off to a great start! :) Tomorrow the kids get to go to the state fair with their grandparents, and my husband and I get a "date night". This will consist of dinner out (very fun) and shopping for school supplies for the kids (not quite as fun). To be honest, though, any time I get to be alone with my sweetie is such a treat, it really doesn't matter what we're doing! It always ends up being fun! :) Have a great night!