Sunday, November 6, 2011

1st Annual Peter Anderson Festival

Well, 1st one for us anyway.  The P.A. Festival is one of the biggest deals on the coast.  300ish local , potters, jewelry makers, painters, woodworkers, etc. set up booths along the two main streets in Ocean Springs.  There is festival food (Funnel cakes and fried oreos!), live music, and the people watching is great.

Jason and I live within walking distance of all this fabulosity.  It makes me very happy. 

As usual, I was out of town all last week.  Jason scrubbed and laundered and mowed and edged and fluffed, and then Friday night he made a big batch of his famous White Chicken Chili.  All I had to do was come home.  He rocks SO HARD.

Mom came and spent the night Friday night. Scot, Alex, and Kaylin came over Saturday morning.  Jason offered to run a shuttle service for us since we weren't sure how long Kaylin would make it. He drove us up the street and picked us up, which worked out perfectly. 

Kaylin was fun and hilarious, but she did NOT want to sit in her stroller, nor did she want to be held.  She was only happy when she could run around on her own.  There were WAY too many people for that, plus myriad dogs, security dudes in gold carts, and etc., then she got hungry and had to have a pulled pork sandwich from The Shed. Needless to say, we only got through about 1/3 the booths.

But it was all good, because reinforcements were on the way!  Soon after we got back to the house, two of my kids (coworkers of mine) from NOLA arrived to see the new house and go to the festival.  Jason went too this time, and we made it through the whole thing.  It really was great.  So many BEAUTIFUL things. 
I bought a great limited-edition print of the coast with the barrier islands.

I love that it has a little Walter Anderson drawing at Horn Island
I also fell in love at first sight with this Starfish platter.  I bought the last two the artist had. They were only $35!

UGH I just want to HUG IT. 

Sunday, we thought about going back, but opted to veg out and watch a Big Bang marathon.  Holly and Chris came to hang out, which made the weekend complete.  Awesome weekend, awesome festival.  Next year we hope to have even more of you over.  Free parking here!

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