Yes, you heard right - no shopping.
Instead I pulled several bins of fall decor out of the deep, dark reaches of the attic spaces.
And drastically downsized Horror Monster, my beloved craft stash, holiday decoration section.
These three jack o' lanterns - the very last of a series of painted gourds, I plan to keep.
This small copper student art - reminded me of a Day of the Dead piece...
Sent to the booth.
There were bags of gourds - both cleaned and in the natural state.
The clean ones - well, I confess to keeping a few for old times sake.
Over a twenty year span I painted hundreds of pumpkins, Santa's, snowmen, and elves.
I had collected dozens of market baskets in graduated sizes.
Kept one set and sent the rest to the booth.
My giant fake acorns - a deal several years ago from Hobby Lobby - I decided to hang onto for a while.
It's hard to beat twenty-five cent nuts.
Of the numerous fall arrange- ments, I kept two and donated the rest to the thrift shop or sent to the booth.
Thrown in the donation pile - two large trash bags of fall leaf garland.
We are talking at least a hundred yards of the stuff!
I might keep these gourds.
Old habits die hard.
This once was a favorite of mine, but has lived in the attic the last three years.
I need to find a new home for this vintage box of COOKY Cutters.
The inside of the box is just as amusing as the front.
It can be found in Booth W-10.
Hunting will be limited this weekend because of a family reunion.
Also I continue to clean out the Horror Monster attics.
No telling what I might discover.