In my blog I plan to chat about nature, crafts, baking, gardening, beekeeping, family, and whatever else seems appropriate at the time. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hobnob Market

 I'm in Brown County State Park right now in the lodge. I'm going to try to update my blog every evening while I'm here. Here are some pictures from the Hobnob Market in Effingham, IL.  It was a lot of fun.
 As you can see, the first night it poured rain, but it did not stop anyone from shopping! Nor did it dampen spirits! 
 It was held at a winery so we popped inside to get a glass of wine, and then we shopped on.  We did listen to this girl band while we waited in line.
 There were several tents FULL of vintage, handmade, and a few new, but fun items.

This beautiful Halloween gal was sitting on a bike if I remember correctly.  
Hey check it out, I'm wearing my Dottie Angel High Hopes scarf.  It was chilly there.
My friend Teresa.
While we were there, we ran into another friend of ours, Cheryl.  If you remember from a year or so ago, she helped me move bricks from one house to the other
Well...it is hard to see it in this picture....but first of all...the grounds were a muddy mess from the rains the night before.  We couldn't even park at the market.  We had to park in a parking lot that was about a 20 minute walk away.  And Chery's sole came out of her shoe!  It was flopping around...you really had to see it, but we were laughing so hard.
Her daughter put a rubber band around it to try to hold it together!  I offered to ask around for some duct tape.  It was hilarious!

One thing we saw on the walk, that we didn't see on the drive the day before was this very cool, huge, old barn.  Do you notice that when you walk, you see more?

Here are a few things I bought.  This coffee canister that was only $2.00!
This tin painted bird.  I don't know if it's handmade or not, but I liked it.
They had a lot of vintage material and I had to be very choosy.  I was proud of myself.  But this material was screaming at me to "turn me into an apron!"
And this one was screaming, "turn me into a bag!"
So I had to buy them.

I bought some German Glass Glitter from Nicki Winkles, The Vintage Farmhouse.  Her blog is on my sidebar (I'm in a bit of a hurry right now) and you can get a vial of this for only $6.00!  She has an etsy shop.

And this vintage sink.....I did NOT buy!  But I thought about it.
This booth put me in the Christmas spirit....
But right now....I'm celebrating fall in Brown County.  And it's time for me to get to my cabin.

Cindy Bee

13 comments:

  1. The coffee canister is great as is the bird...love them both! Great ideas from the soul to fix the sole!!!!...:)JP

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks JP. I loved them both too! I think I'm going to put both of them in Coral Belle!

      Cindy Bee

      Delete
  2. I'm intrigued by the name...in the UK ,'Hobnob' is a cookie..if you go somewhere posh, then you are hobnobbing. Soooooo, was there a posh cookie stall?
    Jane x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No there was not a posh cookie stall! But please tell me more about this because I was just thinking I'd like to do something.....I don't know what.....for a bit of extra cash. Maybe this would be it! It would be so appropriate.

      Cindy Bee

      Delete
  3. Oh how I miss going to Brown County in the fall. Always use to go with my girls to the big flea market. My sister in laws mom always set up at one of the smaller ones. Love the fabric!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well Brenda, GO! Plan a trip, grap your girls and go. The state park isn't as expensive as some other places, but you'd need reservations this time of year. We make them a year in advance. I've never been to the flea market here. I will say I'm on crafty-cute-artsy-fun overload right now!

      Cindy Bee

      Delete
    2. Maybe next year, I am praying things will be back to normal around here by then. But since I have been where you are many times with my family I know you are having a great time!

      Delete
  4. What a great place to visit, and such a lot of potential finds! I love that red fabric, it will be perfect for an apron! Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip to Brown county.
    Helen 9

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Helen! It is a great place to visit. I'm hoping to go again sometime. I have a few vintage apron patterns and I'm still living in one room in a basement. My plan for this winter is to sew. I'll post it on here if I get it made.

      Cindy Bee

      Delete
  5. So glad you're having fun! And I'll second Jane's question about whether there was a posh cookie stall?!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No Fiona there wasn't...and I'm thinking maybe I should start one up!

      Cindy Bee

      Delete
  6. Lucky you to be in Brown County this week, even if it is rainy. Love your hat. The "girl band" is The Whipstitch Sallies, very popular in the Indianapolis area. And yes, it does seem that you see more when you walk. I have a wonderful memory of a walk in Calistoga, California. My brother was running in a marathon and me and my sisters went to cheer him on. The shuttle bus took us to the start of the race, but left us behind to walk about a mile back to Calistoga. I just remember it was SO beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yes susiek! They are called The Whipstitch Sallies! I couldn't remember. I'm sure it would have been a lot more fun if it weren't raining and we could have been outside as planned. They were stuck in a back room, because of the rain, and hardly anyone knew they were there. So nice of you and your sisters to go cheer your brother on. Brown county has been nice but I'm ready to go home. It rained all day today. We got lucky yesterday though. It did not rain, even though the forecast was different. Well I'm back in the lodge trying to download pics. So far, ten minutes for one pic. Ugh.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave a comment on my blog. I enjoy reading them. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Cindy Bee