Rain seems to be the name of the game here in New England for the past week or so. Hubby and I learned a long time ago that we can't let a little rain stop us from enjoying our precious free time together. I have quite a few photos with spots on the lens of the camera and our hair plastered to our heads....but big smiles on our faces.
This weekend was one of those weekends. Yesterday's activity was indoors (see previous post) but today's activity was outside.
Hubby has been wanting to take me to the Fruitlands Museum. With the added incentive of a juried craft fair on the grounds, yesterday was the day to go. In the rain.
Fruitlands Museum is a small place in Harvard, Massachusetts. It's comprised of three buildings; one is a Native American Museum, one is a Replica Shaker House, and one is the house where Amos Bronson Alcott tried to create a Utopian society.
All of that was pretty interesting. But what I found much more interesting was the juried craft fair. Juried artwork means it has been judged by a committee and found that it meets certain criteria. Therefore, juried art is more than just your average crafter putting stuff out on a table for sale.
The items were beautiful. There was jewelry, there was pottery, there was glasswork, woodwork, etc. And all of it was so finely made. It made me wish I had the time and talent to create such beautiful things.
We walked around and gawked at all the wonderful things. Usually, Hubby will buy me a pair of earrings at a craft fair, but when the little boy who was minding his mom's booth quoted us the price on a pair of silver earrings, we moved along without buying.
It didn't matter though. We loved seeing all the unique artwork, and perhaps getting a tiny bit of inspiration for projects of our own.