Monday, May 31, 2010

Mini vacation and farmers market

A vacation is what you take when you can
no longer take what you've been taking.
-Earl Wilson

Yep... we needed to take that vacation so
Friday evening we took the drive up
to visit our daughter's family
and spent the weekend with them.

Saturday we went to a huge
farmer's market and had a wonderful
time. This is DD and GD.
Notice they are the same height and
GD is only 11 years old!

{I got carried away taking pictures so please
bear with me. lol.}

Thought this sign was just too cute!

All colors and varieties of flowers

roof of the market

loved this chair...it was not for sale

gorgeous grapes and peppers

beautiful apples

inside the outdoor market looking up

there were tons of gorgeous hanging baskets!

more pretty flowers

another neat chair although I
would paint it white if it were mine.

how neat would this photo be with the
cardboard egg containers instead of
styrofoam!

had to photograph these old scales

I did not capture the true beauty of this flower
arrangement. I purchased a planter with
flowers from this vendor, but not this one.

The cherries were delicious!!

My granddaughter Allysha was really intriqued
by this monk.

Aren't these radishes spectucular!!
Basil and other herbs by the dozen

Just beautiful produce. These people know how
to display to get the maximum effect too!

more beautiful flowers

Many people were purchasing this beautiful plant.

I have more pictures, but did not want to bore
you to death so I stopped here....maybe more to
come next post.

Blessings~

13 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi... oooh, I could never get bored with photos like these! I LOVE Farmers Markets... ours will open about mid~June, I can't wait! The veggies all look so yummy, love those radishes! And the flowers are gorgeous! You are right, those eggs would have looked spectacular in a cardboard container (hate styrofoam!)... looks like you had a wonderful time! Please share more photos soon! xoxo Julie Marie

Donna said...

Oh, I wish they had a farmers market like that near us! How glorious!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Sandi... We all need to take some time and enjoy... I enjoyed just being at home yesterday much more than I enjoyed today. We tried to golf but the heat first and then the storms shut us completely down and that is never fun but we survived it and are at home in low slow.......

Creative Carmelina said...

Oh Sandi!

i love this trip to the market...felt like i was there with you ...surrounded by all those brilliant colours..the flowers...the peppers...just everything!

thanks so much for sharing one of the simplest pleasures there is...shopping for groceries!

enjoy your monday!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a fun trip!

Hope you had a terrific weekend!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

aimee said...

what an amazing farmers market. that is the largest market ive seen and the best. what a great time. i would have gone crazy there! so many neat things to look at :)
blessings,
aimee

Cabin & Cottage said...

Hey! Loved the inspiration! And LOVED the opening quote! Looked like a fun time.Jacqueline

thesimpledaze said...

WOW what great pictures.My mouth was watering just imagining how wonderful all the fruit and veggies would taste.What gorgeous flowers those hanging baskets were huge.Thanks so much for sharing all those great pictures.

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The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Wow, I would love to find a farmers market like that! You captured it beautifully! The colors and varieties...gorgeous! And the monk is cute too!

~Holly

Elyse said...

no, no! so not bored. your photos are so vibrant, i can practically smell the fresh flowers and produce!

happy june ~*~

xo
elyse

Marydon Ford said...

Sandi sweet friend, you LEFT ME HOME!!! :( So enjoyed our 'walk' with you.

Beautiful pics of such a lovely bountiful place to shop. Don't you just love the chairs? Clever idea.
And all those fresh gorgeous veggies, breathtaking florals ...

Hugs of love, Marydon

Rosewood Cottage said...

looks like a wonderful market...I wasn't aware that the Flint area had such a big one. If I am able to go to a market near us it is usually Ann Arbor or Brighton's.
Happy Tuesday!