Spam and grasshopper friends

It was a scorching day on Saturday, but light breezes and the occasional cloud blocking the sun made the day lovely for an art fair.

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It was early when I set out to bring my wares to Bloomingdale.

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As always, Platt Hill Nursery has a plethora of fun and quirky garden accessories to peruse.

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The rainbow of watering cans cheered me up.

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The professional and cheerful staff directed us where we needed to set up.

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Soon my table was transformed.

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This year’s vendors sold jewelry, children’s clothes, stuffed animals, fun hand-crafted decorative items,

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gifts, household items, garden decor, and holiday ornaments.

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These golf ball critters were fun to peruse.

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Garden stakes are such fun, if you have a garden…

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I didn’t have much time to peruse the tents, but they looked like fun.

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It was fun to try out my souvenir from the home country.

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Spam the pig visited again and was loved by many.

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Butterflies and bumblebees fluttered by, and this grasshopper jumped into my path.

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I thought it would jump the minute after I snapped the photo, which it did, right on to my table!

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Then it explored for a bit and even picked out a pendant to go with its outfit.

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I had my annual hot dog and soft drink, but didn’t get around to sipping a Margarita this year.

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Two customers bought a keychain and a butterfly pendant and a few business cards walked away.

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It was fun to watch people parade their plant selections, and I was tempted to try my black thumb at a green orchid.

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Soon it was closing time, though, and tear-down became more important.

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If you’re a gardener, go check out Platt Hill Nursery in Bloomingdale or Carpentersville. They’ll have some fun Fall items in store for you.

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My next pop-up event is the Ravenswood ArtWalk September 19 and 20. I hope to see you there.

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