Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Riverside & Fairhope Steet Festival (March 2007)

View from kitchen window @ Riverside

These are the pics that the hub had on his laptop of Riverside. Since I've been longing for Riverside, I thought I would post entry this one. This was our first day at the new retreat; and the kid and I are totally mesmerised by everything. Sigh.

Here's the kid in the kitchen area as the sun begins to set.

Our new found friend Reese, our favorite neighborhood dog, who watched us carry everything up all those stairs then laid down to rest.

This is at the Fairhope craft fair that I have briefly mentioned. There were so many wonderful artists and I wanted to buy so many things. I enjoyed visiting Suzy Toronoto's booth. She has some wonderful prints with great sayings for women. You have to visit her site! I bought a few magnets for myself and friends and a couple of 5X7 prints. I bought myself this one (borrowed from her website). Wacky, indeed!

And speaking of wacky, here are some more of those crazy pelicans hanging around on the corners of downtown Fairhope.

A pleasant surprise was meeting up with Maggie Lindley from non-other than Franklin, TN. If you'll remember, she is the one who does the wonderful phrase artwork that I so proudly display now both here and Riverside (See here). When I approached her, I told her I loved her artwork and owned several pieces, that I came from Franklin and enjoyed seeing her at Franklin's Main Street Festival each year. She was so sweet, just as I remembered her. When I told her I had put her in my blog, she knew who I was! hehe. This blogging world continues to amaze me! I certainly had a chuckle over that. I can't wait until the festival here in a couple of weeks. I think I need a couple more. I carried my old "Cherish" canvas to Riverside and it is now hung in the old gun cabinet(ew), displayed beautifully.

This exhibit was fun. I wanted to buy a piece, but the price range was above what I could spend. Su Abbott had wonderful pieces that I still think about how nice they would look at Riverside. grin.

Here again is some of Sloane's work (like I know him!). I am sure I have more pictures of his booth, and I think the hub is holding out on me with some of my pics on his laptop! hehe.

Anyway, here is the other piece I bought. How appropriate for Riverside is this? If you'll notice, he uses all types of materials in his pieces. This one has an old Alabama license plate in it which fit the bill perfectly. It is now proudly hung over the fireplace mantel. The flag that I posted yesterday, he told us, has old pieces of his father's and grandfather's legal library book covers incorporated in it. You really must click on these to see the detail and "ingredients."

Yes, I just found more pics on the hub's computer. I loved this! Wish I had more info to share, but all I have is the photo.

These are some of Robert Griffis' pieces. I am definitely thinking about getting some of his canvasses for Riverside. The colors would work so well.

Here is the front hall as we left. Grab your tissues.


Biby Cletus said...

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"Early Bird" said...

LOL at the Ms. Piggy/Marilyn pelican! Too funny!
What a fun time you had, I would love to go with you sometime!

Susie said...

Aren't street fairs fun!!
Love those crazy fun pelicans, but I especially love the fish!! (had to bring Bill in to see it) Sometime I'll post a picture of the ones he makes!!!

Shop girl said...

What a treat...thank you for sharing. I love art, and the colors are wonderful...I am glad you liked my Hat way does it hold everything. Sammy was a sweet surprise...

Janet said...

What a view out your kitchen window! How do you ever get anything done? I'd just stare out the window all day!!
The street fair looks like a lot of fun and those pelicans are great!

LisaOceandreamer said...

This house is AMAZING, I can see why you get Riverside withdrawals when you aren't there. AND look at that when's the art retreat there? Is there a local airport? heehee
Great street Fair, I looked at Suzy Toronto's site and WOW, not only do I love her whimsical art but she seems fabulous herself. she has FIVE kids and TEN grandkids...WOW!!!!
Thanks for sharing all this!

Peggy said...

Don't you just love street fairs! I so love visiting your new home. You can feel the love and relaxed feeling looking at the photos.

PG said...

Riverside looks gorgeous, and you've made it so beautiful and homey - the quilts are special.

The Woman said...

The different types of artwork you've found are simply stunning! The fish gets a big thumbs up from me!

I have enjoyed perusing your blog. Adding you to my list! Hope that's okay?

Mom Called Me Sadie said...

Looks like a fun time to me. You have some very nice photos.



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