It always seems to get pretty quiet around here right before a show. Having other things on my plate the last few months, sewing has taken the back burner, but there is always that one last push before a show and it has felt good to get back into the swing of things. We just finished a small, family style Herbstmarkt (Fall Market) and now that the dust has settled, I have a little time to share.
Among the exhibitors was a retired gentleman that has been making willow baskets for years, and is really something to see an age tradition carried on.
A market in Germany just wouldn't be a market in Gemany unless there is a Crepe stand there. From savory to sweet, the filling choices are endless, and a rich chocolate Nutella crepe is always my husband's biggest temptation.
One could even spot royalty among the crowd... what a sweet and gracious princess!
For the kids entertainment, the local youth fire firefighters did a show exercise as a practice and performance to show what they have learned and trained.
My favorite "Blumenkinder" (flower children) were found among the exhibitors offerings, which is a German craft and tradition that has been passed on for hundreds of years. Angels and Christmas figures are especially popular.
And of course, flower arrangements reflecting the current season's color palette decorated the lawn and tables announcing the time of year.