Hello dear friends. This post is part 2 of last weekend with my Sista and BIL.
We got up bright and early to a gorgeous sunny day. We feasted on a delicious breakfast before beginning our day at our first annual day at Festival of the Arts in Marshfield Hills.
This small area of Marshfield Hills is sprinkled with lovely antique homes which were decorated in their finest for the weekend. The locals take fierce pride in their festival. Weeks before it begins, residents are out in their gardens preparing for the big weekend.
The community is brimming full of resident artists. The North River Arts Society is one of the busiest places in town. They offer a multitude of classes in painting, drawing, writing, photography and lots more.
Homes surrounding the Arts Society donate their yards for displaying The Arts.
A few of the gorgeous homes in the area.
This is the General Store otherwise known as “the Genny” which is also home of the Post Office. If you live within a mile of the Genny, you are given a post office box to pick up your mail.
The Genny offers darling gifts, accessories – both fashion and for the home, penny candy, and a fabulous selection of fine wine. As you enter the store, the aroma of freshly baked muffins, scones, and cookies make your mouth water to the point of drooling. It’s hard to drag yourself out of there without
inhaling buying one.
As a point of interest, the Genny is owned by the actor, Steve Carrel and his wife, actress Nancy Walls. The store is managed by Nancy’s darling sister, Tish, who is so cute she could be in the movies, as well.
The artwork was displayed in the Society’s barn.
There is nothing Sista loves more than shopping. And she takes time to look at e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!
Looks like she made the right wardrobe choice to wear in this booth.
These tide clocks were a hot item at the fair. There are a lot of people that own boats in the area. The seller also is the artist of each background – which you can customize.
I wanted to buy this for Sista but she caught me. No sale.
There were a few pet portrait artists displaying their work.
Here’s another example of something I wanted to buy Sista. Again, caught red handed. No sale.
She caught me eyeing this one, too.
This lovely lady had a beautiful assortment of jewelry that she made.
The Mister left early to check on his #1 son.