Going out shopping on Black Friday does not appeal to me. I have never gotten up at 2 or 3 a.m. to head over to the mall for early Christmas deals. Don't know what's wrong with me! As much as I love bargains . . . I just can't stand the crowds. Since we typically have Thanksgiving dinner at our house, I'm usually pooped the day after from cooking and cleaning and entertaining and almost always choose to stay home or mosey around my town a bit rather than brave the long lines at a mall.
This year I was invited to attend a unique craft show on Friday at a friend's home. Karen and her husband Bill make primitive wood crafts as well as various quilted and wool items. Karen sews up a storm to prepare for the show every year. Oh, I was in heaven - they had such wonderful things!
Every inch of Karen's adorable home (built in 1927) was decorated with craft items for sale.
Right up my alley - tons of black painted primitive things for the home. Karen's husband is the one who made the doll beds you may remember from awhile back.
Cute little ornaments for the tree.
Here are a few things I came home with -
I've been looking for a wooden tray like this for a long time to keep on my sewing table. . .
My kitchen has quite a few black accents so the shelf and drawer thingy will be perfect in there.
Oops! Don't want to forget the cute framed sampler. Always have room for that, especially since I have been lax about making my own cross-stitched samplers. But that may be about to change soon since I recently became inspired to do a little more stitching by a new book I bought. I'm hoping to get a start on something from the book and maybe I'll have something to show soon. All in all, not a bad "Black" Friday for me, huh?