Mr. Coleman and I, along with my brother Pete and Sister-in-law Taz (aka Butter and Buntings) all live in the wonderful city of Melbourne, Australia. We live west of the city, and they are east. For the past two years we have met up nearly each weekend in Spring, and visited different places all over our great town to enjoy spring Fetes and Fairs put on by schools, churches and community groups. Oh, how I love Fetes. I've blogged about them before, I know. But really, is there anything better then spending the arvo rummaging through Trash and Treasure, second hand books, craft, and home made preserve stalls....and then stopping to enjoy a Devonshire tea or a sausage sizzle for lunch? What's best, it's all in the one place for ridiculously low prices and to top it off, there is always a lovely community atmosphere!! It 's a great way for us to see plenty of Pete and Taz and their little man Percy, even though we live at opposite ends of town.
So. Get this. I never realised until a few days ago that there are just as many Autumn fetes held during the year as there are Spring fetes. Yes, you heard me. Rather then wait till this coming September to get started on my fete hopping, it's starting RIGHT NOW. Holy crap, I'm excited!
I've always enjoyed the three months of Spring and all it has to offer, but now I am going to live in a constant state of Fete and Fair delight for 6 months out of the year. Woop.
On Saturday we ventured out east to
Here I found:
mini clogs ($1.50)
a colourful and spotty oil cloth bag ($2.00)
really cute pants for my little nephew ($2.00)
homemade jam and chutney ($6.00 for the both of them)
these lovely children's books ($1.50 for the three books)
matching cups and jug ($4.00)
and a plasic vintage clock ($2.00)
Welcome Autumn!! I'm so very excited to see you!
(Happy Spring to my UK readers!)