Saturday, August 30, 2008

Farmers' Market

Among the many charms Lawrence holds, the Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market is one of my favorite. Vendors bring their freshly picked produce, cut flowers, organic beef, and freshly baked breads to display for us crazies who think waking up at 7am on a Saturday is sane.

Ryan and I didn't make it until 9:30 {but I was up at 7 for yard sales} and we missed out on the morning's freshest finds. In our generous mood, we bought Thunder an Emu bone to munch on. He's going to town right now and protecting that thing as if it were his baby. I'd post a picture, but a puppy chewing on an animal bone isn't the nicest thing to look at.

I took advantage of the freshcut flowers. I couldn't believe their abundance. At least 4 stalls offered not only by-the-stem options, but already arranged bouquets.

I spent less than $10 combined on these two arrangements below. Mostly snapdragons and zinnias. The tall ones are gladiolas {I think}.

{I should have grabbed more gladiolas}

A few weeks ago I doubled my milk glass collection in one go, thanks to a lovely woman on craigslist who was wanting to downsize.

Amidst the dishes and more commonly found items was this queer little chicken. His sad little beak was already broken off, but I think he's adorable. I searched online for 3 days before I figured out who the maker was. I found a similar one on eBay, but for $1, I'll be happy with my imperfect rooster.


Kristen =) said...

Oh I love the farmers Market.

Great Pictures.

Thanks for joining the giveaway.

TPlayer said...

Ahhhh! I totally would have hit up the Farmer's market with you. Dang it! Why was the timing of you moving in and me moving out so horrible-sad day!