It was absolutely gorgeous here yesterday. The sun was shining, the temperatures were only about 80 and the humidity was low. A perfect day for going to a local tradeshow dubbed Art In The Park.
Most of the vendors were Missouri artisans, although some came from neighboring states. The things available ranged from day to day boring to very unique. There was a lot of beautifully expensive pottery everywhere I turned. We loved the original art work but couldn’t quite fit that into our budget either.
This short guy amazed me. He juggled and played the harmonica at the same time while walking around. I found myself wondering if he was chewing gum too…
We are planning a bathroom makeover in the near future. We’ve settled on greens and white as the color scheme but couldn’t quite decide what green. This rug was just the ticket. In addition to the dark green you see, there is a lighter green woven into the white. It is perfect! So it became a must have at $37.00.
It’s a good thing this pooch was sitting on this colorful rag rug rather than the rug we wanted. I don’t think we would have won that battle. One of the things we noticed is that a LOT of people had their dogs with them. They were better behaved than some of the adults.
After a couple hours of snooping, we needed to take five. They had Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Jamaican lemonade. According to Google they use raw sugar or Sucanet in their lemonade. I just know it was very tasty. And if you’ve never had Jerk Chicken… try it if you ever get the chance. We first tried it while in Jamaica and fell in love with the flavors. It is spicy but not burn your mouth spicy. We never miss an opportunity to eat jerk chicken. Some is better than others, but it has all been good.
Back to shopping! We found this little Gecko metal critter for our Granddaughter Anna. She will be celebrating her seventh birthday in August (how is that possible!) and has recently decorated her bedroom in a can’t get to sleep bright jungle theme. This will be perfect for her!
I didn’t need new jewelry but the prices were really, really good on these earrings and bracelet. I can’t remember exactly how much but between $6 and $16 for each piece. I’m not into the heavy jewelry that is so popular today. I love it on other people, but not on me. This is more my style.
And this is more my style… So we bought all four.
Once we left the arts, we put the top down on our VW and drove the back roads home, stopping at antique stores along the way.I’ll have to say yesterday was an A+ day!!!!!