A week ago today, I was off on another adventure ~ a visit with my parents and the seven primitive shows of central Illinois. We made it to four of the seven before I ran out of time and money :)
The first booth that we visited was that of Maggie Bonanomi at the Rural Life Show.
Of course everything was beautiful!
And every vignette was stunning!
At the other Rural Life location, I saw this beautiful penny rug. I loved how it was mounted and hung.
Beautiful handwork with a story all its own, but it also reminds me of modern art hung in this manner.
Just loved all the tiny Noah's Ark animals.
And these tiny houses - oh my!
At the Homesteaders Show we saw this unique roller washboard - I have never seen anything like it.
Some beautiful hooked winter scenes...
Each prettier than the next...
I loved this simple scene - the flickering electric candles on the tree were amazing!
Some neat architectural wall art and the display rack reminds me of a Christmas Tree that could be really fun to decorate with old wooden spools of sewing thread.
Next it was on to Gathering on the Prairie.
A wonderful selection of antique pincushions
And another favorite booth - that of Jacque Bradford
She always has incredible sewing items.
The roll on the left still has a nib of its original waxer!
Always so hard to choose!
I want it all lol!
There's something about these lace up shoes... I'm still thinking about them!
There are so many other fabulous booths at these shows!
I've realized now that I didn't take any photos of my other favorite booths
including Ginny Henson and Joe Cardetti :(
Sometimes I get so excited, I forget to take pictures.
I still have to share my purchases and my Mom's latest finishes.
But this weekend I am heading out once again ~ my sister and I are headed to Wisconsin to visit her daughter (my niece). That is if the weather cooperates. We are in the midst of our first winter snowstorm. Fingers crossed we will get to go!
O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!