Strange Folk was on Saturday.
Did you go? I did.
Did you eat kettle corn? I did.
Did you pet an alpaca? I did.
Did you try to feed kettle corn to the alpaca? Me neither.
This year’s festival was very similar to last year’s; something that I found quite comforting. If anything the number of vendors seems to have grown a bit, but attendance also seems like it may have been a bit down (as Rachel pointed out at noon, “You can actually walk through the pavilion.”). Not sure why this was – maybe the 64/40 closure and construction on 55? The weather was absolutely gorgeous, though – you couldn’t ask for a better day for kettle corn eatin’ and alpaca pettin’!
(Here I stick my thumbs in my overall straps.)
(No, I’m not really wearing overalls. But thanks for asking.)
I got a rush of excitement when we arrived and approached the Pavilion.
Birthday money was burning a hole in my wallet. But with a yarn diet, and in the absence of my favorite goat milk soap company, and with Jeff’s admonishment constantly in my ear, I managed to restrain myself.
There’s goodness in those tents!
So, because I wasn’t really there for *shopping*, I focused my energies on kittens instead.
Kittens make everything better.
Oh! And then the mushroom hut!
OK so the PLAN was that I would go into the mushroom hut, and Jeff would take my picture, and then it would be awesome. But I bet you can guess why that didn’t happen.
And why all I have instead is a picture of an empty mushroom hut:
I guess one of us has to be the grownup in this relationship. But I still want my mushroom hut picture. 😦
Even though I didn’t shop much, I also didn’t go home empty-handed.
I found this:
Isn’t it pretty? And petite? And perfect? It was made by the ladies at Circa Boutique, and I’m pretty sure it’s a new staple in my wardrobe. I’m also pretty sure I’m going to stop by the shop next time I’m out Belleville way.
Yes, I do like Strange Folk. Very much. Already looking forward to 2011 🙂