Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Flekkefest 2012

Every year we try and make it back to my mother-in-law's home town for their annual town festival - Flekkefest. It is a strong Norwegian community and it is always found tasting the foods I grew up with (I am Norwegian and grew up in a strong Norwegian community too) and enjoying the other flavors of small town life. The boys enjoyed the blow up amusements and we had a blast at the parade (nothing like bringing home a plastic grocery bag 3/4 full of candy...). We also had a very nice visit with Grandma and Grandpa as well as Grandma's best friend from high school who was in town for the all-school reunion.

Enjoying the amusements!

Waiting for the parade to start! I may be biased but they sure are darn cute boys!

The approaching of the flag. The boys learned at an early age to stand,
remove their hat and cover their heart when the flag goes past. And if someone forgets the head of the color guard will remind them.

The Historical Society's addition to the parade.

A Norwegian festival isn't complete without a Norwegian longboat and a couple of Viking's!

Hope there aren't any fires in any of the neighboring in town! All the fire trucks for miles around are in the parade!

My Little's favorite! The troll on the toilet! (It is actually a stump but he like to think it's a toilet - more funny that way!)

Last Weeks Thrifting Adventures

Between all the activities last week (including a guest, Vacation Bible Camp, 18 innings of baseball and camping) I did fit in a few garage sales and an estate sale. Between these visits and some great finds from my Mom, I did end up with some nice things.

The week's finds, overall.

A vintage ice cube tray my mom found (soon to be listed on Ebay), a great vintage baby bib (already on Etsy) and a fabulous match holder (heading to Clear Lake) among other things.

A vintage butter mold, a Haeger Mary and Child (1 of 3 I found at one sale) and some great Mary Poppins Melmac dishes (not sure if I will list those on Ebay or Etsy).

Some great vintage books and all three of the Mary and Child Haeger pieces.