Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom, Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of Mom’s birthday celebration, you can find it here.
The second surprise for Mom was a “girls only” day trip to Mount Dora, FL.  Mount Dora is a historic little town located in Central Florida.  It sits on a lake (duh) and in spite of only having just over 10,000 residents, there is always something happening there.  It is a well known spot for antiques as well as its art and craft fairs. The entire town also decorates for the holiday season and the best way to view its splendor is by one of the many boat tours around the lake.  You can read more about Mount Dora here.
This past weekend was one of their largest craft fairs and I’m sharing a few photos with you... this is just a sampling (are 51 photos too many?), believe me it occupied street after street after street...

The Methodist Church opened it doors to feature their stained glass windows.  I didn't take pictures of all of them but here are a couple.

Baked goods 


 For our furry friends

 That little Olde Quilts sign came home with me!
 Holiday items
 Knitted items
 Creepy fall
 A little of the town's architecture
 The Donnelly House


 A chicken man...yep, I have one of these too!

 Many people on EVERY street
Magnetic boards for pictures...we bought two. 

 Cork...now that takes LOTS of wine...
So Florida 
Painted Glass 

One of the few quilts we saw...this was just a prop 

Music of all kinds

The Lake

 More gourds

 This quilt was pieced, appliqued and embroidered.

Four tired gals at the end of a long day! I'm the cat in the hat on the right :)
I hope you enjoyed the pictures from Mom's birthday weekend.  We had a great time!


  1. Wow- what an awesome place to visit- looks like lots of fun!!

  2. So much cool stuff to see! :0)

  3. Must have been a great day! We have a couple of good art fairs in this area, but the whole town atmosphere would be perfect. There certainly was a lot to see. You created great memories.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Now that is how I would love to spend a birthday. I love handmade...it's always best. The Donnelley House is gorgeous.

  5. Looks like lots of fun! Have never been to Mount Dora. looks like a lovely place to visit.

  6. What a fun day and a fantastic craft fair. Wish we had something like that in our neck of the woods.

  7. OMG - I would be in 7th heaven there, Jeanna! What a great birthday for your mom - she has the best daughters!

  8. P.S. Your mom looks GREAT!

  9. What a fun day! My friends and I stayed in Mt. Dora for a girl's weekend a couple years ago...love the place! You and your family are just beautiful!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  10. Happy Birthday to your Mom !
    What a fabulous day you all had.
    Something for everyone!
    Great memories. ;)

  11. WOW! I can imagine that it would take all day to see all those vendors. Some really neat stuff.
    Looks like you all had a great time.

  12. What an amazing fair/festival and a really AWESOME way to spend time with Mom for her birthday!


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