Anyway, I did want to recap for you two local markets I got to attend. I love showing you pictures of the things that catch my eye. You just never know what may spark some inspiration to dig something out of the attic and use it in a different way or to grab a handful of old castoffs or garden things and bring them indoors for a cute vignette. So, off we go!
|Yes, a wreath just like this did end up in my living room! (Here)|
A few weeks later, on a crisp October morning, I had the pleasure of attending the first Marketplace at Adam's Farm hosted by the ladies from Vintage Thymes Monthly Market. I have missed their monthly markets as they search for a new, more permanent home. I had been waiting patiently (or not so) for this market. Of course, I brought my camera!
My mister is always a sport and will accompany me when I ask but I got to go to this one with my dear friend. She is a busy, busy lady and in a season of her life that means any time spent with her is a precious commodity.
|Not practical but terribly cute!|
We walked and talked and reminisced over objects found..."I remember these..." or "My grandmother used to have one of those" peppered our conversation. We each picked up a few things here and there. Christmas seemed to permeate the autumnal setting. As much as I do not like to rush the holidays along I did find myself humming Christmas hymns.
I really did try to get my friend on the Selfie Scooter but she was not having any of that!
There were lovely vignettes that made me want to go home and rearrange things, again. (Some of that wore off before I got home.)
Doesn't this remind you of Fixer Upper?!
All the booths just made me appreciate the talent and ingenuity of the vendors represented at this market. "Why didn't I think of that", seems to be a common phrase that runs through my brain.
|A tub and a wagon!|
|The Crate Cottage|
|Arrows are everywhere in home decor right now.|
|Gorgeous, right?! Reminded me of something that belongs with Anita at Cedar Hill Farmhouse.|
I thought it was odd to not be out where it could be seen and appreciated rather than tucked sheepishly away from those who would appreciate it.
And then, once again, the Lord graciously opened my eyes. My thankfulness for this time with my friend should not be something peeking out from the shadows; hiding behind the selfishness of me wanting more time. Thankfulness should have been pouring out of every fiber of my being but like a child with a piece of candy I was looking at the bag it came out of and wanted more neglecting to savor
Col 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Psa 7:17 I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.
Psa 86:12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
Col_3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Parties I like to attend:
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