Tuesday, July 23, 2013

An Art Fest and Some Finds

Hi, everyone!  This past weekend my hubby and I went to a fun art show held at a local winery, Gervasi. The weather was pretty steamy, but at least it didn't rain until after we'd left!
I love supporting local talent and this was a great opportunity to do that!
I'm a huge fan of these local artists' (Tina and Susan) work. They make amazing jewelry and turn bottles and other mundane items into works of art!  They are called Tabas Designs and here are some of their booth pics...

I purchased this gorgeous necklace (and a couple of others!)  I'm getting quite a collection of their jewelry, but I just love it!

And check out these 'blinged out' spoons I got from them, too...

They add a little glam to my kitchen-aren't they fun?

Another great booth was this one, filled with creations made out of coffee sacks!  The enterprise consists of a mother and 2 daughters, and they call their company Diengie.  

I got this sweet little set of coasters from them.  (I already have one of their bags!)

Here is a pic of more booths...

And here my hubs Keith caught me running into someone that I know!

 The grounds are just beautiful!  There are rows and rows of lush vineyards...

And of course we had to stop and break for a little nourishment...glass of wine, anyone?  You can see the lake in the background-so pretty!

We had a really fun day-I'm so glad that we braved the heat and went!
Hope you all have a fantastic day-thanks for stopping by! :)

I'm sharing at these wonderful blogs:  Lavender Garden Cottage
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  1. Susan,
    It looks like a great day with Keith. Eating and having wine by the lake Ahhhhhhhh!!!! I love your new bling you will look smashing in that necklace. Those cute tags they make with the keys hanging are so adorable too. Looks like even with the humidity ughhhh! you had a great day.

  2. What a fun day. I LOVE that jewelry, too. And I love the tags!!! xo Diana

  3. Yes, the tags! So many great things - love when artisans work with old items to create new.

  4. Looked like a great day for a fair!...so many great things and you sure did find some unique and beautiful things..The jewelry is awesome!

  5. Looks and sounds like an enjoyable time. Yes, a trip like that does call for a bit of good food and drink.
    Enjoy your evening.

  6. looks like you had a great time. I love outdoor shows, but it's been too hot here to walk around anywhere.

  7. Looks like a fun day Susan! Love...love....love that piece of jewelry you bought from her.Love those bling spoons too!

  8. Looks like so much fun! Love the stuff you bought.


  9. What a beautiful show and a beautiful place! And it's always FUN to spend the day with hubby! LOVE the bling for the kitchen! I love seeing what other people are creating.....Have a wonderful and blessed week~~~Roxie

  10. This is my sort of event! Everything looks amazing, I think I would have flipped over the grain sack pieces! And the scenery is gorgeous! A glass of wine to celebrate some good finds is the icing on the cake!


  11. Love their booth...everything looks great!! Love the necklace you got...so pretty!

  12. Hi Susan, That looks like a great show and lots of fun. The necklace is beautiful.

  13. What a fun day!! So much talent, and you sure found some beauties.
    Mary Alice

  14. Looks like a great show! At a winery?? Bonus :)

  15. Love the items you brought home. The jewelry and the spoons are so cool! Having a nice day out with hubby and a glass of wine with that lake view, PERFECT!!


  16. What a fun day! And the necklace is so YOU! It's like a necklace your house would wear, if houses wore necklaces. :)

  17. This looks like my kinds of place, full of fun goodies, food, and wine. Thanks for sharing Susan.

  18. What a pretty place for a show...love those spoons!

  19. Hi Susan,

    I love the dressform covered in number tags! What a great display...wish I could have gone to this show. Thanks for sharing.


  20. Oh I love those giant feed sack bags! Lots of goodies at that show! Glad you had fun! Hugs, Leena

  21. How beautiful Susan - LOVE that necklace ( and the spoons and the coasters and everything I guess )
    And what a fantastic setting - looks like a great day :)

  22. What a lovely day...an art fest, and ending the day with a glass of wine by the lake....aaaahhhhh.....bliss! Thank you for sharing the photos of this art fest. Beautiful items made by these artists. Love that jewelry and altered bottles. Sweet of you to highlight them on your blog. Cheers, Catherine

  23. Interesting finds. LOVE the decorated spoons.

  24. I love supporting local artists too Susan. In fact, whenever we travel hubby and I try to bring something home that was made by a local. Looks like such a fun event! Love the spoons you got. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  25. Yes, an interesting set of coasters.
    Do not tell how much this purchase?



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