Update from Walnut, Iowa

Monday, June 22, 2009

Well.....all I can say is it was wonderful. The entire main street of the town is closed down for the event. Vendors line up on both sides of the street, park their vans, trailers and campers and set up shop.

It rained two times during the weekend. But the vendors braved the weather and opened up again after each rain. Some of the vendors camp right there on the main street. The side streets are filled up as well as the street parallel to main street. If that's not enough for you, the school and VFW buildings are full too. I literally walked until I thought I would drop....and then went back for pictures.
Walnut is about 50 miles east of Council Bluffs, IA. If antiques aren't what you are looking for the town provides picturesque homes to view, lots of food to eat (provided by all of the town churches) and plenty of small town hospitality. This is their 28th year. So circle the date on your calendar for next year.

You know why we love our flag....it's so graphic. And Faith knows how to display it proudly.
The above shots are taken of Silver Creek Acres' booth. Faith Lukianenko is from Grand Junction, MI and they are having a Barn Sale July 4, 5 and 6th. (269-427-8761) if you need more information. She and her husband worked hard to get this booth set up and she has a flare for getting everything arranged well. Sadly, the small sampler in the picture didn't come home with me......(small sob......)

Barb of Simply Iowa a wonderful booth.
Don't you just love heart cookie cutters? I have a collection of them....but now I'm wishing I would have gotten some of these sweet ones.

Great way to display old lace!

Barb has a real talent for display...love the tomato pincushions in this basket.

You can never have too many of these crochet balls of thread around. Aren't they great in this ironstone bowl?

Vintage frogs ready to hold all of your flowers in place. They were just too sweet on this table.

These celery glasses are perfect for holding silver. They would be great on a buffet table. Now I'm in agony....why didn't I get these? I drove my van and certainly had room for them!!!

Tomorrow....two more booths to show. I have to get busy and finish up the July Stocking pattern. June and July have to go to the printer today or I will be in trouble.
Until tomorrow dear ones!



  1. Thanks for the wonderful images of my booth! I wish you could have seen it the first day! You'll just have to come see me!
    I'm going to start following you, I love what you do!
    Barb C.

  2. Gorgeous photos Alma! It looks like a fun event.

  3. Fab photos Alma! Looks like you had FUN (once again...still) Hugs!

  4. you take great photography! everything just looks sooo sweet!

  5. What a great event!! So incredibly charming & what incredible items to purchase!!.... Thank you for letting us all know about this show!.....May have to go next year!....YOur friend, Heidi XO

  6. What great pictures! Thanks for sharing your weekend of fun with us. Good luck with the stockings -- I can't wait to see the next two sets!

  7. Wow, looks like a wonderful place to spend the weekend. So did you come home with anything special? The street reminds me of the Hillsboro Craft Fair every year in September.

  8. Alma, I am moving in three days and your photos have given me couple of ideas for display. Thanks for sharing. You are amazing! Please continue!!

  9. Love it. Thank you so much for posting pictures!

  10. Great photos! Looks like a wonderful place to find treasures....I hope you came home with one or two...hugs, Linda

  11. I just love the pictures. It looks like a lot of fun. Maybe one day I will get to do something like that. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Thanks for these great photos! It can be a wonderful event!

  13. Wow, thanks for the wonderful photo tour. Almost as good as being there (and cheaper, I'm sure). Sounds like you had a great time!

  14. Oh I so much enjoyed looking at your pictures! What fun!


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