Saturday, March 23, 2013

Macon's Mulberry Arts Festival

When I was little, I always made my Mommabuy me one of
these princess-y headbands.  They're so cute and colorful!

In the need for the cutest crafts this side of the Mason-Dixon Line? Then, look no further than Macon's own Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival.  A Cherry Blossom time tradition, I've been frequenting vendors for as long as I can remember.  Never can I leave without a bag full of goodies underneath my arm.  Of course, this year's proved no different.

Fearing the predicted rain clouds,  the venue was changed to the Macon State Farmer's Market.  Held at 2055 Eisenhower Parkway, I thought the last-minute move was perfect!  Because of the location alteration, many Maconites discovered fresh fruits and veggies grown by local farmers in attention to purchasing one-of-a-kind treasures.
The very first booth we stopped at was selling beautiful, handmade napkin rings.
No surprise here; I  snapped a picture of this one, featuring three dachshunds in a tub.  

Ever since my sister Becky read The Help, she says this to her puppy, Kanga, every morning.  
Apparently, gourds make great bird houses.  Just add a coat of  paint, and you've got yourself a colorful outdoor accessory.  
Gotta test out the tire horses for the grandchildren.  
Pieces Past had some of the coolest jewelry I've ever seen.  Artist Tina Goolsby makes necklaces, earrings, and bracelets from old china.
I walked away from her booth with a unique ring made from an old spoon handle.

Plus, I got to meet Mark Ballard!  Like I mentioned in my previous post, his recipes are the best!  So, I bought his new cookbook, Delicious.
Regardless of whether you're looking for homemade preserves, Mark Ballard t-shirts, colorful hair-bows, or unique wall art, the Mulberry Street Arts and Crafts Festival's got it all!  Sunday's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Even puppies are invited.  So grab the entire family tomorrow and get to shopping Southern style!

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