One of my favorite annual adventures came around this past weekend: The Coburg Antique Fair.
For one day each year this great little town is taken-over (pretty literally) by over 300 dealers. This year my little group of five (Kim, Katie, Jackie and Liz) spent the night here and we headed over there at 5:30am. We go that early to find the "good" stuff and to escape the heat. We dress in layers as the mornings are often cool (definitely a warmer morning than last year). We were on our way home before noon.
Had to take a photo of this sign. Love that.
My annual mirror self-portrait.
Katie found this great container for paper towels and wax paper - love the font used on there.
My big purchase this year was a metal rolling cart with really deep shelves and awesome red wheels. It will be perfect for holding folders, canvases, notebooks and other supplies in my office if I can get it upstairs. It's really, really heavy. We got it in and out of the car and into the house but not up the stairs just yet.
A few other things that made their way home with me include:
A book called The Story Teller. Loved it for the spine and cover at first. Loved it even more when I opened up and saw that the stories inside include Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, and Jack And The Bean Stalk (among others).
A couple bags of Fisher Price people (found at a really great price for this sort of event). Anna loves these guys.
Two more match holders made it home with me to add to my collection.
The northwest sign, a little table to go next to Anna's bed, and a pull down map of the northwest also all now live here in my house. I saw some maps last year and didn't act fast enough. Love that this one includes Oregon (where I live), Washington and Idaho. The Northwest sign is metal - possibly from the old Northwest Airlines.
CREATING FOR CAUSES
Today I want to introduce you to Creating For Causes. Founded by Stephanie Hackney, Creating For Causes designs, creates and executes charity events. They specialize in fun and inspiring art and craft events that benefit local charities.
Their next event, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, takes place October 21-23, 2011 and benefits Autism Speaks. It's a two-day, non-stop extravaganza of scrapping, stamping and papercrafting. More information and registration available here.
When registering use code friendsofali to receive a $25 discount on the event (even off the early-bird pricing) through September 16th, 2011.