I’m such a dumbie

I had a great day yesterday.

It started out with brunch with my friend Judy Novella and her husband who were visiting from Conneticut at a breakfast place I had never been to before.

Picture you ask, didn’t even think to take one.

Then I meet a long time friend Kathy Rusniak, and we went to the annual Folk Art Fair in St Charles IL. We have attended this event for many years.

Pictures you ask, didn’t even think to take any. 🙁

I will share with you my purchase of the day.

A wonderful addition to my basket collection, a new Nantucket “style” basket made by Penny Burns of California.

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These are some of the other Nantucket style baskets I have bought over the years at this Festival. This little sweetie is made by Mary and Earl McKinzie.

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And this precious 4 basket  6″ nesting set was made by Jane Theobald .JaneTheobald2

But what started it all is this beauty that I bought in Nantucket in 1994 made by Gene Toombs.


I hope I get back to Nantucket some day to buy another authentic basket from one of the makers on that beautiful island.

Happy Monday to you all.




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