Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Potato Blossom Festival

This week is Potato Blossom Festival week.  The fields around O'Leary are full of rows and rows of potatoes in blossom.  Did you know some blossoms are white, some are pink, some are even blue!

Two weeks before the festival week, the town puts up colourful buntings (or pennants) along Main St.



I made some large pennants out of wood and strung them up outside my store to add to the festivities.


The parade will come right past both my house (which is just around the corner) and my shop which is right on Main St. This year I'll watch the parade from the front porch.

Last year my husband drove a friend's tractor in the parade:

There are a lot of tourists in town, some people spend their summers here.  These were two of my little visitors last week, they are from Pennsylvania:








I am keeping busy with orders in the shop, will try and post some more creations if I can find the time.


6 comments:

  1. looks like you're having a great summer!

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  2. Sounds like so much fun! Love your shop Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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  3. Those wooden pennants are so YOU! :) Love them, and love how festive your shop looks! Enjoy the festival.

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  4. I just love your shop! I wish I were closer so I could stop in!!

    -andi

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  5. The front of your shop looks so festive and charming. I would totally stop in!

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  6. how fun to live in a town with such great festivities and traditions! I can't imagine sitting on the porch watching a parade. :)

    thanks for sharing Julie!

    gail

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