Monday, March 28, 2011

Art Fest on Anna Maria Island

Yesterday I finally got out of bed, my sister came to visit...and she kidnapped me.

There are two stores close to my house that Jen has been wanting to check out.  So she begged me to tag along just for a few minutes.  So in my pajamas...which was really grey yoga pants and a white tank top, no make-up, glasses on and my knotty hair pulled back...I went.

When we got to the places she wanted to go to...(they're right next door to each other)...they were both closed.  Which is so ridiculous.  These stores are located right before the causeway to the beach, and on a Sunday...they'd get tons of business.  We weren't the only ones that pulled into the parking lot and was disappointed.

Anyways...since I was already in the car...she didn't give me a choice but to go to a friend of our's store out on the Island instead. 

Once we arrived on Bridge Street...there was a huge art festival going on.  So my lovely sister made me get out of the car...looking like I just rolled out of bed...because I literally did...and off we went.

Not only did I look like a bum, but before she arrived at my house, I had just taken some I am pretty sure I was stumbling around like an intoxicated bum!

It was lovely out...and I am happy I was forced to join the land of the living for a little bit.  We got delicious ice cream cones and strolled from booth to booth.

Here are some of my new handmade finds...

The picture to the left is a thin peice of what feels like driftwood....the image is actually burned into it.  I forget what the guy actually called the technique...but I loved it.  Next to it is a blue pottery dish that I am going to put on my bathroom counter to catch the jewelry & hair ties I just toss to the side.  It has 3 little starfish etched in the bottom.  Both pieces are sitting on top of a great rug.  It's difficult to see but it has brown and blue threads.  This lady made fabulous hand woven rugs!  Again...for my bathroom.

                        Some yummy strawberries that I picked up for only a buck!

               A pirate treasure chest that I brought home for the boys.  They loved it! 

And this...this is actually something my sister bought for me at the Strawberry Festival a couple of weeks ago...but figured I had to show you all since she just gave it to me yesterday.  Of course, anything that is headache related...she has to get me!  I think it's great though!

All in all...I had a nice time...then came home and took a nice hot bath with some homeade lavender soap. another story.  I will fill you all in on the cervical manipulation saga part two later on!


PhotosByMamie said...

love that blue dish!
sister's are good to make you do things like that. my sister makes me take walks with her when i'm sick. i hate it but it does make me feel better.

Heather said...

I love your new finds! I am so glad you had a good time. That pirate chest is so awesome! My students would love something like that.

Della said...

Ocean air is a miracle worker!

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Beautiful art work. Glad your children came in from playing in the traffic while you had a headache to see their pirate chest!!! Love the graphic!

Jessica said...

Hahaha! Yea...every now and then I let them come inside!

Migrainista said...

Looks like you guys had a great time and got some fun stuff - glad you got to get out and have some fun.