Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Old Saybrook Craft Fair....well sort of

Last weekend the annual Old Saybrook Art and Craft Fair was enjoying wonderful weather......(it's usually the hottest weekend of the summer) 
I almost missed it until one of my customers mentioned they had just come back from there . They picked up a print of Knollwood Beach where they have a cottage.  Seems like he knew exactly what they went there for....must have seen it last year. His wife found a lovely jewelry piece made from a sand dollar with beveled silver.
She really wanted it but it was $450.  So hubby gave her the look and she knew that meant NO.
I told that wasn't fair....he got what he wanted.
I'm such a trouble maker:)    they laughed

I got there late around 3:45. They close at 5.
I had to move along quickly. I didn't take any photos of the vendors  or their art work this time.
Plus if you remember from my previous visits photos are not really welcome. I do get that, some think that I am stealing their designs.
I found a gorgeous silver necklace that the artist was wearing.....
but it was $520 ....she said reluctantly.
I think she wanted to keep it for herself. 
that's ok George would have killed me. Not really he never says a thing. Might have given me a look though.

I took more photos as I was walking back to my car. 

I'll share more on the next post

i promise this time.

ps I forgot to change my camera off manual so the photos were 
very over exposed...opps

but interesting I thought.


oldgreymare said...

All your town shots are always pretty. Lucky you to live somewhere so beautiful....

Tanya said...

I thought you did that on purpose, with the photos...VERY interesting. Sounds like you had a great hour and 15 minutes, anyway! Happy Tuesday, Carole...Tanya said...

Oh, Carol you can't take a bad I've never been to that fair. I'll have to check it out in the future:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Sounds like you made the most of the little time you had at the craft fair. It looked like a beautiful day! Funny story about the husband vs. wife. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Great photos and sounds like you had a fun time at the Craft Fair. Did you go home with anything?

Have a lovely week

Sueann said...

Sometimes arriving late and rushing you find some really cool things!
Love your photos

Dorthe said...

Wonderful to be able to just RUN off to something nice like that...that`s one thing great about being in your own buisiness, isen`t it Carole?
Love your overexposted photoes :-)

trash talk said...

I think the photos are very interesting!
I'm laughing at the mention of the starfish necklace. I'm kicking myself now for passing on a huge one I found at TJ Maxx. It was $120. What was I thinking???

paula said...

The place is beautiful. So nice to live in there. Beautiful photos too and thank you for the share. :)
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Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Carole,
I LOVE the way that your photographs turned out .....I, too, thought that you had played about with them and had come up with some brilliant finishes. They remind me of the 'Janet and John ' books that I read at school as a won't know what I'm talking about but I do ( and any other British readers of your blog of a similar age to me !!!!!) haha
The jewellery sounds wonderful ...... did you take any photos of it ? Hope we see them in your next post. Quite expensive and, you probably don't need any more jewellery if you are anything like me ( that's what I have to say to myself now ) !!!!!!!!!!
Hope that you are all well Carole..... we are all looking forward to the Olympics here and, after what seems like months of rain, it was in the 90's today and apparantly hotter than Hawaii !!! ..... although, it's going to get cooler again by the weekend. XXXX

Romeo said...

Well heck shows you how much I know - I thought you intentionally edited them to give them a nice soft warm fuzzy feeling. I'll be in the corner with the dunce hat if you decide you still want to visit with me ;)


"Her" and Romeo (who claims to have known all along that they were over exposed photos)

Renée Finberg said...

i am excited.....maybe next year i will be there with my mom.
moving to new england will do me wonders!!!

ps the shots are terrific xox

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Carole...just catching up with you this morning...loved the little stroll through Old Saybrook!