|Textiles and sundry goods|
The fair features not only handmade crafts, but also a very sizable collection of vintage goods, so there is a lot to discover for all interests. As I browsed around, I found some dubious handmade and/or "vintage goods amongst the "real stuff." You really have to be aware of what you're buying and check things out well. Some people didn't seem to care; they just wanted something/anything, to take home from the fair. Many items seemed overpriced and I was pretty taken aback when I saw vintage buttons for $8 and up a piece. Some buttons on cards were as much as $50! Guess I'd better go back through my stash and re-evaluate what I have.
|Old mailboxes and curiosities from a Kingston NY store|
The main reason for my trip was to visit my friend and fellow HV Etsy teammate, Sue from Digilio Designs. This was Sue's second year at the fair, and it's a real feather in her cap to be chosen again. Sue's work is perfect for this fair, and she was busy and pleased with the pace of business when I found her booth. The fair lasts for three days, the booth fees are pretty steep, and it gets pretty tiring for the vendors, so I was happy, but not surprised, that she was doing well. I am very biased, but I think Sue had some of the best work there.
|Sue Digilio enjoying a quite moment during the busy day.|
|Some of Digilio Design's handmade soft sculpture dolls|
|With Heart and Hand's collection of silhouettes|
|Just one of a collection of vintage trailers at the entrance to the fair. Fun!|
|Old trailer with an eclectic assortment for sale|