Country Boutique organizer and Antioch resident Debbie Joseph makes painted wood signs and other home décor. “We do this because we love the season,” she said. “We have such a nice country atmosphere here. We are all friends or relatives here.”
Linda Joseph scours flea markets for old furniture, which she transforms into pastel pieces. “I enjoy working with things that were messed up. I see if I can re-do it. This is like my ‘little something fun’ to do,” said Linda, who sold a red kitchen table with a hutch for $185 and was negotiating an oval table painted black for $75.
Dhana Waken came all the way from Napa Valley to display her collectible garden décor.
“They’re actually quality ‘found things,’” said Waken, who has homes in Mexico, Tucson, and Hawaii, which she adorns with Old World and cultural pieces. “I am really passionate about gardening. I grow my own lavender and sell that, too. I believe that if you are pursuing your passion, you will always be successful.”
Anita Labanan’s homemade buttery, flaky cookies were soft and irresistible. Glazed as leaves with fall and Halloween colors, the cookies are always made from scratch and will always be a treat with milk. For orders, call 634-2954.
Lori Timball’s Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread sold out, and her Rocky Road candy bars were a hit. For orders, call 754-0188.
If you prefer to do your own baking, you might want to check out Glamour Kitchen aprons by Carol Pato, who sews one-of-a-kind aprons adorned with sequins, glitter and beads. She also makes baby blankets with chenille and show-off burp pads. Call 753-1272.
John Rose’s metal art was another craft fair highlight. After retiring as a security guard from the old Antioch landfill eight years ago, he’s been bending and welding scrap metal into wind chimes, sculptures, reindeers and garden décor.
Bargain-hunter and Brentwood resident Elaine Hunter bought a couple of Halloween wall decorations. “This is such a nice setup on a sprawling hill,” she said. “It feels very quaint, very country.”
Prospective buyer Carmen Dwight from Antioch was eyeing a light green cottage chair for $25. “It’s the right size for my daughter’s desk and it will make such a statement,” said Dwight. “The price is good too.”
Other crafters at the fair were Alice Carter, Diane Romero, Jackie Brock, Judy Kirkpatrick, Debbie Merkle, Cathy Noble and Alex Lantrip.
“We would like to thank the people who came out here, even with the rains last Friday,” said Joseph. “We will always have new stuff for everyone next year. We have very different items and you can’t get them in any store. And did I say the prices were excellent?”
For more information, call Joseph at 754-5927.