Monday, May 8, 2017

Sunday at the Flea Market

Along with such Midwestern items as corn, and cow hides; you can buy quilts at the Kane County Flea Market.:D They are not hand-pieced and probably imported from India or China, but that makes them very affordable-- and I liked this one a lot :D The next time I go back I will budget for more for Christmas presents!

 I did not buy the fishing net below, though I considered it--it's bigger than J usually uses and the net string felt a little brittle, but it was pretty:


I did get him a stone--agate? Jasper? to use in making a box lid of some kind:


It's about 2.5 inches by 1.5 inches. There was also a dragon, eating a "meal":

It was such a nice day that  Akutenshi and I mostly just wandered around, looking at stuff, and then afterward we went to the "All Chocolate Cafe" in Geneva, which has giant chocolate sculptures; including a tree in the center of the store, made from 1000 pounds plus of chocolate. I'm not sure that is the best use of chocolate, but it was interesting. Here is a life-sized "Eros" of chocolate:

The small sign warns you not to touch or "lick" the statue, and I wasn't tempted to do either..it's like butter sculptures... I am sure it's fun to make something out of a clay-like food, but in the end the butter or the chocolate probably should have gone into croissants or something. We went afterwards to a really good Italian restaurant on Rt. 38, Riganato. They make the french fries in olive oil and they are the best thing ever. It was a fun day, and neither laundry nor mowing got done. :D



2 comments:

  1. I need help - the dragon looks like a perfect yarn ball holder to me!

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    1. It probably would be, and even better if you could close the jaws enough to trap the yarn inside it's mouth and spool it out as needed. Maybe this is a product someone needs to develop :D

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