Yesterday, I attended the Castleberry Art and Crafts Fair in Topsfield, Massachusetts and came home with a handful of handmade goodies!
Northwood Naturals. It smells wonderful and is perfect for the fall season. A few of the ingredients they use in the soap in addition to goat’s milk are olive oil and Shea butter which give it a smooth, creamy feel. I made a return trip to the fair on Sunday and purchased some more soap, including Peppermint, Maine Blueberry and Just Lemon. They all smell divine and my experience with handmade soap tells me that they will retain their fragrance for the life of the soap. I will keep these on hand and just tie a few of them up with some wire ribbon for those unexpected occasions when I need a small gift.
The next item I came across was Muddy Mary’s Bloody Mary Mud. I am a huge fan of Bloody Marys and this is a convenient way to make the perfect drink. You just add the “mud” to tomato juice and vodka. Delicious! Even better, the mud came in a box with a cute ribbon, making it a great gift for any Bloody Mary drinker!
At almost every craft fair, I pick up some sort of painting or photography. As we all know, the east coast is very picturesque and I came across a sweet lady with some prints I had to have. Her booth was called Anna Janessa Photo Art and I found her to be a very talented photographer. She offers many services including Fine Art prints, Black & White photography with selective hand painting, Portraits, Photo Restoration, Special Event photography and more. I selected 6 photos that were taken in Maine and Massachusetts of the 5x7 size because I happened to have some left over frames that size. They will make a terrific grouping on the wall.
It is never too early to start shopping for Christmas so I stopped by the Birds, Blooms and Butterflies booth which had hundreds of hand painted ornaments. I selected one with a hand painted picture of my favorite flower, the sunflower, on it. I can’t wait to hang this up on the tree this year!