And so the Mercantile continues...
Next stop was the delightful booth of Primitives Past. So many beautiful items to choose from, again I agonized over having to make a decision. Their wooden wares are so beautiful and useful. Of course I couldn't make a decision on an item or a color. Thank goodness they have a website here for when I finally decide! I did purchase one item from Pam Gill that I couldn't pass up...
This beautiful hand painted velvet strawberry pinkeep.
I love it!
The next stop was the booth of Alice Fraizer of Folk Art Primitives.
Her booth was filled with gorgeous wools of so many unique textures. You can find her website here.
Do you see the large wooden bowl at the bottom of the photo? It was filled with something that I haven't seen before:
Antique wool paisleys! I've never seen anything like it before - so of course two pieces had to come home with me :) I've always been a fan of paisley...
I am so sorry to say that I didn't write down the name of this lovely booth.
Thanks to my new friend Linda from Ohio, I learned that this booth was The Brown Rabbit shop which you will read more about further down the post. Thanks Linda!
So many lovely antiques and handmades
I loved this display of sweet handmade birds.
My purchase here is such a treasure!
This stunning box covered in scherenschnitte silhouettes!
The paper used was from an antique German book. Just looking at it inspires me so!
Talk about inspiring! Next up is the always fabulous booth of Stacy Nash!
Her website is here.
Stacy has such a wonderful knack for display and presentation!
Can I get one of everything please!
My final purchase from the Mercantile was this lovely pillow by Doreen Frost of Vermont Harvest Folk Art. Her website is here and her blog is here.
She has such a unique punchneedle technique and her use of colors is inspirational!
I'm so glad that this original has come to live with me!
I must apologize for not having any photos of Doreen's booth or the stunning both of Lori Ann Corelis :(
I think I was just so overwhelmed by it all that I missed my photo taking opportunity :(
After we had finished at the Mercantile, Linda and I walked through the town of Peninsula.
It was a beautiful day and the historic homes were as beautiful as the flowers.
A lovely day for a walk.
We stopped in a few shops and my favorite was tucked behind Yellow Creek Trading Company.
Brown Rabbit was filled with vintage and handmade treasures.
I found some pretty vintage trims wrapped on wooden spools.
Well. I think that I have one more post of the rest of our final day and my journey home.
After that I will be ready to share a little giveaway.
Thanks for letting me relive my memories of this wonderful trip.
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