This was the weekend of Baltimore’s annual Book Festival, and after having the worst weather for the past several years, the event was finally graced with what can only be called perfect weather. Sunny, crystal clear and 70’s.
I love Wedgwood Jasperware and was lucky enough to win a massive lot of it, which will end up on my Etsy shop. There are some really amazing pieces in here, including a set of presidential profiles including ones of Nixon, Kennedy and Regan! These make great little presents and hostess gifts. They’re going to be priced at about $10 each, so you can buy a number of them to give as holiday gifts.
Here are a few of them stacked on a huge silverplate platter that I spray-painted black after it had lost its plate. It will be a perfect piece for serving Halloween cupcakes!
After I unpacked all of my treasures, I headed downtown to the Book Festival to meet my friend, author Mary Kay Andrews who was in town to give a book talk. She’s got a new book coming out in a few weeks which revisits her hilarious characters, Bebe and Weezie. The book is called Christmas Bliss and it’s coming out on October 15th. Of course, I will be reviewing it after I get back from the Furniture Market at High Point in mid-October. I am going to be listening to it on the six-hour drive to North Carolina. I did this with her last book and it just made the trip fly by!
Mary Kay and I went to see local author, Laura Lippman interview John Searles on his newest book, Help for the Haunted. The conversation was fascinating and I can’t wait to read his book. It’s gotten great reviews.
How was yours?