Thursday, August 9, 2012

market day

My daughters live in a wonderful area of Atlanta called Grant Park, which is named for the beautiful park there that houses the Atlanta zoo. The neighborhood is filled with amazing Victorian homes and bungalows and the park is the setting of a really fabulous farmer's market on Sundays. 

The second Sunday that I was there happened to be one of the Sundays that my daughters were  selling their handmade goods at the market. They have a shared shop on Etsy called Prairie Seed dry goods. It is a place to find vintage and handmade items.

Some of the things for sale in their booth.

 Market bags. I learned something new. If you dampen these muslin bags, they keep your greens fresher longer. 

Lots of pretty napkins, dish towels, and sachets.

aprons. pot holders, coasters and pin cushions.

more aprons.

some fiddlin' and cloggin'

and of course, these two put in an appearance

definitely not for sale.

have to throw in one more photo of Tessa with her binky (Sid's name for her little dolly)

It was a really hot day. In the 90's and humid, but so much fun meeting people from the neighborhood. If you are ever in Atlanta, head on down to Grant Park and check out the farmers market. My daughters are there every third Sunday.

As for me, I have been slacking this week. I'm a huge Olympics fan, and I have been glued to all of the events. Now that most of my favorites are over, it's time for me to get back to doing some work. So I'll be posting more regularly again. I miss you all when I don't hear from you.



  1. Dear Laura!!!
    I miss you, too!!! Funny how we get used to writing and communicating with our readers, right? We become friends!
    Your granddaughters are adorable! I loved that you said "not for sale", HAHAHAHAHA!
    I love fabric, I enjoyed seen the vintage napkins and aprons. Even coasters from fabric!
    Please watch Brazil and Mexico if you are an Olympics fan! I will be there! My brother's dream was to come to the Olympics and he brought me with him. Tonight we will watch Mens's Beach Volleyball Brazil and Germany.
    Once I get home I will write more often, too! Hugs!

  2. Laura, Grant Park is such a great area! I need to visit the Farmers Market some time. Such cute Grands!!! I too have been watching a lot of Olympics but I'm almost done with my favs also. Hugs, Linda

  3. Laura, your granbabies are beautiful. I love farmer's markets. We have one in Bardstown 3 days a week and I always have to visit to see what's going on. Your daughters items look really nice. Hope you're doing well. Still house hunting with no luck! :D

  4. I love Farmer's Markets! The photos of you granddaughters are so sweet!

  5. How fun to go to the farmer's market - and what adorable photos of the kids. SO sweet! :-)

  6. Looks like a fun event. The booth looks wonderful -- and of course the kiddos, too.

  7. I loved all of the pictures, and seeing your daughter's handiwork, but the photo of the baby holding her little baby almost made me tear up!

  8. The grand kid photos are the most precious! I'm glad you get to spend time with them and enjoy them! Take care of yourself and try to stay cool!

  9. The market looks like a fun outing -- and the grandkids are ADORABLE!!

  10. I am going to have to visit their Etsy shop since I live so far away. What lovely goods they make.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams


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