Sunday, September 19, 2010

...Unofficial Autumn Arrival

The calendar may not say AUTUMN yet, but it has definitely arrived in Central NY, and any spare weekend day can easily be filled with one of the local 'Fall Festivals' !
DH has been up in NH since Thurs. working the NASCAR race. I opted out this time to let him have a 'boys' weekend... which left me to my own demise (ie: 'hot' Friday night of Pumpking crocheting - woo hoo!!). Going slightly 'stir-crazy', and REALLY missing my 'usual' Stuff-fixes, I decided I would head to the annual Pultneyville Historical Society Fundraiser - about an hour away. I have been to this particular event twice before - once solo, once with DH... this time I thought I would invite longtime best-bud 'A'. She was game (even though she is N.O.T. a 'stuff' person, she is always 'up' for an adventure - You gotta admire that in a person!!).
Coffee & Diet Coke in hand, we were on the road by 7:30 am Sat. for our journey. Beautiful, brisk and promising morning!

First stop wasn't until we were on the outskirts of Pultneyville, and I was BAD... I really tried to put this $2 Redman Basket down, but it just latched onto my wrist and wouldn't let go!! I DID behave the rest of the day, and all of the rest of my purchases for the day stayed contained easily within the basket! (Including the apples in the first photo!!)

(a couple of grapevine wreath forms and a retro belt with GREAT beads - .25¢ ea)

Most of the day was spent catching up with 'A', and laughing - you know the kind where you get tears in your eyes and your sides hurt?!! I can't even remember the last time I laughed so hard!

Coordinating Red-White-Blue... How cool is that?!! VERA (2010 #25); Sweater Clipa (2010 #16)
We ate... errr.. I mean we 'patronized' all of the local organizations - drama club (pizza), plant club (peanut butter cookie), Methodist Church (hot dogs), etc..., etc..., BUT it was okay because we parked at the Marina by the lake and walked off the calories! and walked and walked and...
another dark blue VERA (2010 #26) in the R-W-B series!
...walked and walked - for FIVE hours we walked (and chatted and ate and shopped) around this little ville! I had never walked while doing this 'sale' before, so I had never gotten to really 'see' the homes and the yards before. We were admiring one woman's garden, and she asked us if we wanted to go through the gate to see her back yard - 'Sure!' AMAZING! I felt like Alice stepping through the looking glass. This totally unsuspecting house with fenced backyard held a sloped terrain that led to a creek, all of which had been transformed completely through a labor of love into an oriental garden of fountains and paths. We emerged completely in Awe, and feeling so honored to have had this chance encounter!
The sales seem to close way-too-early (2:30!!). We took our time winding along lake roads coming home. Stopped for a walk on a beach to admire a couple of lighthouses with a wedding taking place, picking up a handful of seaglass along the way...

One last stop at a roadside 'picnic table' stand to purchase $2 pumpkins before calling it a day.

What a Perfect day!


Shara said...

Sounds like a picture perfect day. Any day that includes a Redman picnic basket is A okay in my book!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

$2 for that beauty! I'm so jealous. I'd have never put it down either.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Why you would even consider putting down that Redman picnic basket is beyond me but so glad you got it!! Love the Vera scarfs and all your fun finds. Love the beach glass. I think it was a perfect day!

Jabacue said...

New to you via Christine!
Boy, you had a full day....and that basket! $2.00!!!
I collect seaglass too here in Nova Scotia.....looks very similar.