Want it. Can’t afford it. Get used to it.
Over the years, many of our shopping plans have turned to fantasies. It cramps my stomach a bit, but I feel ok about occasionally thinking out of my reality box. Such was the situation when the aforementioned coton de tulear owners converged upon New Hope, PA on the weekend of their outdoor Arts and Crafts show. Now, this was an extraordinary show, as New Hope itself is an artist’s community and attracts people with bucks. Not a single goose-with-gingham-bow wooden cutout to be seen. Just AMAZING stuff to drool over.
My favorite booth showed the incredible craft of William Alburger furnishings of Pennsylvania, who reclaims old wood and turns it into functional shelving and cabinetry that took my breath away. These pieces have little lined secret compartments and tiny doors and little shelves…click on the thumbnails for bigger.
You know, I don’t remember what the prices were exactly, but I remember that I was impressed at how reasonable they were, despite the fact that they aren’t in the cards for me at this time. I wish he were attending a show locally, but until he does, visit his website. I’m such a fan. What do you think? Comment below.
For information about the 2015 New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival, visit http://www.visitnewhope.com/arts-crafts-festival/