Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The City of Fair Hope

Hello everyone,

I'm so far behind I think I'm first!  We have been blessed this week at the library with donations, and I've been busy processing and cataloging. I don't know when I'll get finished. Just look at some of these titles:

And at least that many painting books and biographies and books about England, Ireland, and Scotland.
I feel a little giddy and light-headed, I think I died and went to heaven! (Did I mention I was falling behind?)
I Can't Stop Reading!!

This past week-end we had the pleasure of going to the Fairhope Crafts and Art Fair in the beautiful City of Fairhope. For those of you who have never heard of this place, here is a brief description from wikipedia:

Fairhope was founded in November, 1894 on the site of former Alabama City as a utopian single tax colony by the "Fairhope Industrial Association": a group of 28 followers of economist Henry George who had incorporated earlier that year in Des Moines, Iowa.[4] Their corporate constitution explained their purpose in founding a new colony:
"to establish and conduct a model community or colony, free from all forms of private monopoly, and to secure to its members therein equality of opportunity, the full reward of individual efforts, and the benefits of co-operation in matters of general concern
for more info go to http://www.wikipedia.org/ This is just a small sample of what we saw:

Beautiful Azalea Trail Maids from Mobile were on hand for photos.

Several artists were there selling their wares.

So many pretty things.

Easter things.

To see more photos you can check my facebook page.

We finished off Saturday by going to my son Jeremy and brother, Chuck's house and cooking out. They grilled steaks, cooked a feast, a good time was had by all.

By Sunday morning I couldn't crawl out of bed!

And last but definately not least, look at what I won from sweet Sue Smith at http://www.ineedmom.blogspot.com/.

This was in my mailbox when I got home from work yesterday:

Vintage Sheet Music, vintage magazines, beautiful old photos, buttons, and very pretty vintage postcards! I'm so lucky! Look at the smiling faces in this photo:

Thank you Sue!!

Today is the first day of Spring. Our weather is already in the 80's and pretty and sunny.
I hope everyone has a truly blessed week.

Love, from me and Wilma


LBP said...

Wow! That looks like my kind of fair. I LOVE those Southern Belle dresses and I want a purple one of my own! LOL!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lots of reading material there! The Craft and Art Fair looks like it was a lot of fun.
Some nice things you got from Sue.

Kay G. said...

Hey! I like the books, the festival in Fairhope, the get together with your family and I really like that package that you got as a giveaway.
You are one lucky gal! :-)

retrorevival.biz said...

Hi. So happy I found your blog (from you finding mine!). Looking forward to reading your future posts:)


Denise said...

Great pictures from the fair, thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

Looks like some very interesting books you've been processing! I also love craft fairs, but they are exhausting :) Great pics. Congrats on your winnings - what a fantastic prize!!