Well, our little trip to Columbus for the Artiscape Outsider Art Fair was a big success. We drove down on Saturday, with a little side trip to DSW and TJ Maxx (two of my favs), and did a little damage (don't ya just love "clearance"???). Then it was on to our friend Ellen's for lunch (and let me tell you - she really is the "hostess with the mostest" - thanks Miss E and family!) - and then on to the Heritage Square Antique Mall, where we found a few goodies strolling the aisles AND aisles of antiques and vintage treasures!
But, now...on to the Outsider Art Fair... The show was held in the gate house of the Topiary Garden. What a beautiful setting!
I never did get a complete shot of our space...here's one side. We were on a corner, so we had two sides of a counter, and our jewelry area.
Watchlets galore... They were a hit!
Collage bottles, etc...
How do you spell junk? Many different ways...I know!
Terri created the most beautiful & whimisical angel. Isn't she sweet?
Let me introduce "Marilyn". She's recently had a makeover - old pattern paper, lace and buttons mod-podged for a new look. She's still a bit of a floozie though!
And this is "Becca" (I don't know why we feel we have to name our display pieces...but we do!) She's had the same makeover as Marilyn (she's such a "wannabe").
Some old clocks for sale (of course we brought clocks).
And isn't that rusty little tricycle super sweet???
She had traveled all the way from England to enjoy the Artiscape weekend and the Outsider Art Fair.
Cheryl Strait: You can visit her at: http://www.cherylstrait.wordpress.com/. (and, no she wasn't sleeping...) We were chatting, and I only took one pic (it's always good to take a couple...so you have choices. Sorry, Cheryl!)
I loved her jewelry - truly unique...
Don't you just love this one??
And, here are Shari Replogle and Lisa Ohmer (Lisa is the woman behind this wonderful artists' weekend event). You can visit Lisa at European Papers in Columbus, Ohio.
I had to take a few shots outside before we left - this is a beautiful area. These houses are amazing. The one on the right was actually open for tours, but it ended before we finished for the day...darn!
Blue skies and trees starting to bud...springtime in Ohio!!
Just a peek into the Topiary Garden (hoping to go back and walk the grounds next time).
I was in love with the old iron fence - can you tell??
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and wading through all my pics. It was a great weekend - and we're really looking forward to the next... We'll be at Springfield Extravaganza on May 20-22nd (spaces 621 & 634). With around 2000 vendors - it's amazing - almost overwhelming (but in a good way), and just down right the best kind of fleamarketing fun there is! (And, no they didn't pay me to say that - I just LOVE it!!!)
Have a blessed Easter!
And, of course...as always - happy junking!
KathyP.S... (you know - there's always a P.S..... Thanks again to our dear friend Ellen and her family - you're the best and you all sure do know how to make us feel welcome!! Love ya bunches!!)