First, this is Temple Terrace:
Okay, maybe this isn't all of Temple Terrace but it is the portion where the art festival was held. It is also the portion that backs up to an elementary school. I don't know about you, but I did not have a lake to gaze at out the window while I was supposed to be learning long division. I'm just sayin'.
But I digress.
The weather was perfect for browsing the 150 plus booths there. Again, I wish I had taken more photos. But check out what I did capture. Scott Anderson had beautiful carved furniture and decor. Embarrassingly, Emily thought one of his cherry wood storage benches was a coffin. He was cool about it, though, and let me take a picture of this amazing urn:
There was no end of fabulous hand-crafted jewelry to check out. I adore how Lori Rosenberger of Cracked Up Jewelry set up her booth:
|Antique Floral and Scroll Heart Pendant|
Some jewelry artists had more modern wares. I'll one of everything in Terry Bodeker's shop. Especially these:
|Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Twist-on Earrings|
I also have my eye on this little number for a special girl in my life:
Amazolli. (Be sure you surf her site using Internet Explorer. For some reason the photos wouldn't load in Firefox.)
Oh my gosh you guys, there was so much there that I wanted to share with you! This weekend Ben wants to take us to a renaissance festival and I promise to be bolder about getting photos and information. A lot of the same artisans are planning to be there. Unfortunately, I don't think my favorite vendor will be making an appearance:
Somehow, I don't think funnel cake is period appropriate.