Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Of course I could have attended the event in past years, but it seemed as though I would be intruding upon my seester's tradition of going. My patience paid off because she invited me to go along with her and I had so much fun.

One of the patches sprinkled throughout the grassy area. 

Even though she repeatedly and profusely apologized for how long it took her to narrow down her options only to walk away with both of the pumpkins she was deciding between, I had no issues with it. I knew she was going to get both before she did. Mainly because if she put down the one that was so clearly screaming out her name, I was going to buy it for her whether she liked it or not. 

It's easy to get caught up in the whimsical and magical glass blown pieces. There were several that I fell in love with, but at $500 a pop, I wasn't about to walk away with a giant perfume bottle that didn't have a place carved out for it already. So, I just walked away. But not before snapping a photo because it was totally cool. 

Fancy Dancy.

The magnetic glass snail wall originally caught my eye, but where was I going to put the garden crawler? It wasn't going to have a home. I ended up carrying it around the entire time and putting it back later because I found something else that tickled my fancy. Of course, I couldn't leave this gourd garden empty handed and so I purchased a very small, clear pumpkin with a metallic stem top. It was perfectly "me" and now has a place on the mantle. Well, at least for the autumn season.

My new pumpkin! You can't tell, but the stem is curling away from the lens.

And here are some more pictures of things I liked...although I did miss getting a picture of the gourds. If I had been out to purchase a large, reasonably priced item, I'd have plucked up one of those for sure. 

Another perfume bottle...don't mind the woman bending over in the background
A pumpkin teapot...I fell in LOVE.
A pumpkin with a metallic core.
Some of the ones that didn't make the cut from my seester and others just waiting to be adopted. 
Despite the heat, it was a fantastic experience and I'm looking forward to next year's new crop of glass. 


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