the one with the folk festival

I grabbed Grace and headed to our annual (free) folk festival that happens to occur right at the end of my street. I met with my goddaughter Astrid along the way (as well as her two girlfriends) and many giggles did ensue. I ended up not listening to a lick of music, which is somewhat odd since the folk festival is all about the music. I was distracted by other things going on, but it was nice to hear the live music in the background whilst I walked around all the artisans & food tents.

The afternoon was spent gawking at pretty things, buying many a sweet thing from Black Honey's stand, and bumping into friends. I didn't take many photos (again, distracted), but here's a few I and my goddaughter did capture:

LOVE the sweet little stuffies this artisan makes. Lucky for all of us, she has a website (katiemclellan.com) so you can learn more about her. Here's one of her owl stuffy mobiles:

*giggle* I added 'Grace - free!' to the blackboard digitally. Photo by Astrid.

That's my dear friend Leigh behind the Honey's booth. I love that she's a manager at the sweetest cafe in town.  Black Honey, a local dessert cafe, was the only destination I sought out. And the only place I spent my money. I came home with two vegan brownies and one honey delight. Oh, and a homemade iced tea.

Astrid took this delicious shot of the vegan brownies, getting deliciously melted in the heat! yum!

Astrid bought a darling little tile pendant by the equally darling Apples with Honey
If I hadn't have spent all my $$ on sweets, I'd have gone home with one too!

Close-up of sweet pendant - love that squirrel!

Me walking home after a delightful afternoon. Notice, I'm wearing my Lune Vintage fringe anklet!

It's good to live in a town that's crafty & musical, full of friendly, interesting folk. It's nice to be able to focus on that part of life.
p.s. I spent half my time at the festival trying to find a lost dog's owners. Turns out the owner was right across the street from me, visiting from Alberta & got loose from its owners' RV. Secretly, I wanted to keep the pup, so was kinda sad when the mystery was resolved. A fabulous Good Samaritan couple helped deduce the dog owners' whereabouts. That was a lovely part of the day, even if it was sad to see the dog lost & scared. Wish I got a photo of the sweetie!


  1. Great to see you at the festy today!
    I had such fabulous time -- and baby G finally got to meet Poppy ;)

  2. looks like loads of fun! Our town doesn't have much along these lines...wish we did!


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