Saturday, September 20, 2008

Constitution Square Festival

Every year, Danville's Constitution Square Festival is a sight for the senses. If you can't get there today (Sat., Sept. 20th) do try to come next year! We went last night after Hubby got off from work.

Click on photos to enlarge them, then click "back" button on your browser to return to this post. If you see something you like, then use the information under the artisan to order their wonderful things for sale!

There were wooden toys... Beautiful baskets...
(Baskets from Carnes Farm Creations, Jo Ann Carnes Park, 1375 Lancaster Rd., Richmond, KY 40475, email: japark16@yahoo.com, phone: (859) 661-2912, Member of the Kentucky Basket Association.)

Several pottery booths. This one was my favorite... See those little mushrooms on the bottom shelf?
They're butter bells! Oh, how I wanted one, but I have a functional one already. It's so hard to remain frugal at these wonderful craft festivals in Kentucky.
I had never seen a glaze quite like this one. Wow.
(Pottery by Anne Porter Elliott, 2065 Switzer Rd., Stamping Ground, KY 40379, email: angelliott@qx.net, phone (502) 695-7713) She also offers classes at Thronhill Learning Center in Frankfort, KY, and private lessons.)

Mark Eubank makes and plays the dulcimer. He has so many beautiful ones and instructional books and cds of his music.
Sorry the next photo was a bit fuzzy, but LOOK at those beautiful woods!
(Handmade Dulcimers, Mark D. Eubank, 7295 Hwy 328 E., Eubank, KY 42567, email: markestrings@yahoo.com, phone (606) 379-2747)

Next booth, is Mark's wife, Gina. She has a selection of the prettiest jewelery. Notice how she puts the delicate glass flower in many of her pieces.
(Fine Handwrought Jewelry, Artistic floral design, Gina D. Eubank, all the same info as above with her hubby Mark, email: ginasgreenhouse@yahoo.com)

Some artisans even brought their work with them, literally. Here we see wood being turned...
I just love this Buckeye bowl! The camera doesn't do the color justice.
(Gemini Turnings, Geri P. and Jim Decker, www.geocities.com/geminiturnings )

Buying beautiful handcrafted things are not the only things to do within this one-city-block. My next post will show the living historians, music, food, and activities. I would post it this morning, but I'm already running late to town for something else. I just wanted to be sure that those who can go today had a chance to be enticed early this morning!

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