Monday, September 19, 2011

Roswell Arts Festival

I can't resist a good arts festival, so after Saturday soccer games, my daughter and I squeezed in a hour at the Roswell Arts Festival.  I have never seen before so many items made out of recycled and re-purposed materials.  It was really inspiring. 

The first booth I noticed was  -

Nicole recovers these chairs herself -

They are so pretty with the multiple fabrics and the designs on the seat backs -

I really want one like this for my daughter's room -

Nicole said her website will be up soon, so I will pass along the information when I get it.

Then, I saw this jewelry made out license plates -

I especially like the rings -

These would make a great gift for a special high school student in your life.  I have one in particular who might be getting some of this for Christmas.  You can visit their Etsy store at  or buy their stuff in person at the reinspiration store

I also saw jewelry made out of old coins -

You can visit Susan Myers' website at

Kathy Walton makes the cutest garden art out of recycled steel -

Dancing Ant

These are just a couple of the guys in the "band" -

You can visit her website at to see the other steel and ceramic art she has created.

Jill Sharp makes really beautiful sterling silver jewelry -

I like how raw some of the metals look.  You can visit her website at  I may be going back to her to buy some gifts.  I am always struggling to find unique Christmas gifts and have recently realized that arts festivals are a great place to find them.  I'll try to notify you ahead of time on festivals in Atlanta.  I think a lot of them were this past weekend.  However, one vendor told me about the Gifts Galore and More in East Cobb on Oct 5-6 and another told me about the Brookhaven Arts Festival coming the weekend of October 15-16. 

At this point, everyone started closing up shop.  As a mom with young kids, I am rarely out at 6:00 in the "good light".  So, I was delighted to see a perfect photo setting that evening and made my daughter sit still for a few shots -

So, my trip was successful on several levels.  See you at the next festival!

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