Sunday, September 13, 2009

Harvest Festival

The true kick-off to autumn for me is our local Harvest Festival. We wait for it every year. The village closes the streets for a street fair, sidewalk sales, food vendors, yard sales, and two really great church rummage sales.

Our favorite rummage sale is held by the presbyterian church. The yard and basements are filled with all kids of goodies. The block around the church is taped off with caution tape. People pack the perimeter. At 10 am the bell goes off, the tape is torn down, and it is all systems go! Last year they raised around $30,000!
Book section finds. $4.50 worth of winter reading.

Table runner and some small jelly jars ($.50) too cute to leave behind.

Wool vest and cashmere scarf stuffed (among other things) into my $2 brown bag sale.

Beautiful cast iron skillet.

New journal.

I've been a bit behind in the posting due to a allergies complicated by a cold. Golden rod is good for the bees, not so good for me. The Harvest Festival was just what I needed to set me right! Hope you all are finding fun things to do to set off this autumn season! See you on Tuesday..


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Great bargains Beegirl. Cast iron skillets leads me into memories of the best tasting fried foods. They always tasted better, why? ;-)
Looks to be some good reading also for cool evenings.Have a good weekend.

Michelle said...

I am so jealous of your book finds!! Oh my totally lucked out! Carrots Love Tomatoes?! Who would get RID of that?! Good job girl...glad you're feeling better. I miss your posts!

Chiot's Run said...

I have an old griswold cast iron skillet as well (was left in my parents first house by the old man that owned it). I've been looking for a few bigger ones and perhaps a dutch oven. Since I don't go to yard/garage/rummage sales I'm not having any luck. I am happy to pay someone else for the hassle of finding it for me though. I just bought some lovely vintage fridge containers on ebay for a great price!

It is true - things taste better cooked in cast iron (and bacon grease).

Nancy said...

Bee Girl ~ I love all your purchases. Can I just say that I'm feeling a pang of jealousy over that stack of reading material? Oh my. I'm going to have to visit Amazon to look a couple of those up.

And, I hung up the skeleton on my front door this weekend in preparation for fall/Halloween. My SIL told me to get it up now before I forget about it and it's too late. I think she's right.

Glad you're feeling better.

dmoms said...

next time, please take me with you! You got the goods. And, for the price. wow. hope you are feeling a bit better.

June said...

You hauled it in! And it sounds like such a festive event. Seems it was worth struggling against the cold/allergies. I'm so so sorry you've been sick. It's your favorite time of year; you need to be back it the pink and enjoying it fully!

deb said...

Hotdog! Those are some awesome finds! I see why you wait for it every year

Your new book stash looks like something I'd have in my pile next to the bed - doesn't everyone have cookbooks next to their bed? :) And your cast iron pan... we *love* making homemade pizza in ours. The crust is amazing. If you haven't tried it yet, you really should!

Hope your feeling better soon and enjoyed a restful weekend!

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

Way to go. I am going to have to start hanging out with you.. but that would be a long walk to your house :)
You find such great things! I love reading about them.

LollyChops said...

What fab finds! That cast iron skillet and the journal are to die for!!!

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

You really know how to score, love your notebook.
That sounds like so much fun...I wish we had something like that here.
I'll have to live vicariously thru you.

Kelly said...

Sounds like a great celebration topped off with some good finds! (And I take it the suggestion to eat local honey daily to rid seasonal allergies doesn't work for you, just figures right!?!)

Nina said...

oh! you got some lovely items and i especially am coveting your scarf. sounds like a fun time.

thanks for sharing your finds and happy reading! :)

gardenmama said...

great find with the cast iron!!
and great books too, i have carrots love tomatoes and last child in the woods! enjoy : )