All the tents are set up and the vendors at the annual fall "Art In The Garden" at Calgo Gardens was full speed ahead !
This is a "handmade" show so it's wonderful to see what local artists have been up to all year.
It's also where I ran into my friend John McAllister owner and designer of Mud Flower Jewelry, Neptune, NJ. John does wonderful things with copper and brass.
and I bought this stunner from him. Shame he doesn't have a website !
Some of the really cool stuff included hand made hats replicating the early 20's...ala Downton Abbey
They come from Juliennes, in Toms River, NJ and they are all constructed using natural fibers such as linen, cotton and wool and all lined with silk or cotton. All of them are finished with hand detail.
I LOVED the whimsey of another local artist, Diane Way Racer...you can find her on FaceBook.
This fun artist loses herself in imagination
She's chock full of wonderful whimsey
If I could have I'd have bought them all ! She can be contacted by text message at 609-384-4852
Calgo was decorated so beautifully for fall
I own a pulley...I'm starting to get ideas!!!
Lovely to run into friends from our synagogue, Marsha and Avram Shapiro. Avram is an acrylic painter.
and finally...a little glitz and glamour...
and some adorable hand made bags from Clare Rand of Love of Buttons
If you live in the central NJ area, go to Calgo's website and follow them so you'll know when all their special events are coming!