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.
For our furry friends
That little Olde Quilts sign came home with me!
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...
One of the few quilts we saw...this was just a prop
Music of all kinds
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!