Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.

Autumn Leaves Festival

Chris and I went to the Autumn Leaves Festival in Mount Airy, N.C., pretty late on a a Sunday afternoon.

I thought this display was cute.
Some musicians jamming downtown.

We thought there was still quite a crowd, but vendors said the crowd had thinned out a lot.

Crowd shot!

I believe some of the vendors had left also. There weren’t as many booths as we expected and there appeared to be several empty spots along the curb.

We explored new wine shop downtown — Uncorked. Very nice couple. Nice selection of wines. No, we didn’t buy any. But the store is set up very nice and offers tastings. Check it out!

Checking out the wine selection at Uncorked, downtown Mount Airy.

We also stumbled across a new location for Yesterdays, a book, comic, collectables store that used to be located on the 2nd floor of an antiques store. They’re now at 160 N. Main St., Unit 100.

One of the owner’s wives is also selling most of her yarn stock. I expect the yarn supplies will be there for quite awhile. There was a lot of yarn and supplies in a room off of the main store’s shopping area. I plan to go back and browse more of the yarn and supplies.

Memorial Day Weekend Flea Market, Hillsville, Va.

The annual Memorial Day Weekend Flea Market in Hillsville, Va., is about to start. Are you ready to scour hundreds of vendor booths for antiques and flea market finds?

I like looking for dishes that complete sets that I have that have been broken or were given to me with missing pieces. That includes discontinued designs of Princess House Crystal and other lines.

I know the link above says the market is only held in Bowman’s lot, but it’s grown much larger than that over the years and covers a large portion of town.

The market is smaller than Hillsville’s famous Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show, but still draws in a crowd and vendors from all over.

The market opens Friday and runs through Monday.