Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sharon Springs and the Beekman Boys!

Last weekend we went upstate for a little break from the day to day. It was the weekend of the Second Annual Sharon Springs Harvest Festival started by the Fabulous Beekman Boys last year. As I mentioned the other day, I've become a bit of a fan of the show. I heard about the festival last year but wasn't able to make it because of a conflict. This year I made a point of getting there. It was seriously crowded, I haven't seen that many people in all the times I've been to Sharon Springs --- combined! Like a dork, I waited on line to get a photo with Brent (above) but Josh wasn't there yet. By the time he did get there the line was twice as long and I wasn't ready to wait on it again. (That's Josh in the orange shirt on the porch)

In addition to autographs and photos, there were tons of vendors selling produce, jams, crafts and all sorts of goodies. We bought a jar of spiced pear jam (yum!), some garlic for roasting and some yummy white bean veggie chili in a bread bowl for lunch. There was a line to get into their shop, and I had enough of lines for the day, so I figured I can get something there next time I'm up there.

After we left Sharon Springs, we took a slight detour to try to find the farm. It was just a few miles away and is one of the most beautiful farms I've ever seen. I couldn't get a good shot of the front of the house since there are a number of big old trees, but it is quite a house for it's era. Much fancier than my parents place.

That's all for now. I have some photos from a kite festival in Cherry Valley and apple picking at the Sharon Orchards that I'll post a little later.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Congrats to Sammy Ann! Contact me at with your mailing address and I'll send the print over to you!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Don't Forget

to comment on this post to have a chance to win a signed print of my "Apples" watercolor painting- just in time for Fall! Comments must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday. On Monday I'll announce the winner!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Today was a particularly successful yard sale day. We started out on this street around the corner from our house and there were at least six sales on the one street. I got all four of those enamelled cast iron pots at the first sale for only $10! The two orange ones are LeCrueset, the yellow one with the lid is a Belgian brand I've never heard of and the grilling pan is a newish one. Not a bad way to start the day. A few doors down I found the blue anodized dish, which is one of the coolest ones I've ever seen. It has some mineral deposits on it, but I've read that some vinegar and boiling water can get them off. Anyone have success with that? I'll try soaking it tomorrow and let you know how it turns out. The deer and turtle will add to the menagerie of critters I have around the house and that odd looking thing in the back is actually a letterpress of a site plan of a 1950s ranch house. There were other images, but they were technical drawings of god knows what. Of course I was drawn to the architectural one! Don't know what I'm going to do with it, but then again I don't know what to do with half of what I bring home. Oh well.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Woohoo! Today is my 100th post and in honor of this most exciting event I will be giving away a print of my apples watercolor. I know most bloggers hit 100 in a couple of months, it takes me almost three years, but slow and steady wins the race, right?...right?... Just comment on this post by next Friday the 17th and I will randomly select a winner!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Some weekend fun

I hope this makes you smile as much as I did!
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