The stuffed Eek pumpkin head with her toy cat on a piece of vintage ruler just made me take her home from the Plymouth Blueberry Festival Friday. She is about 18 inches tall and very well made by a woman from Missouri. Her booth was outstanding, and I also got some potpourri and a pumpkin lid for a wide-mouth ball jar, that I can use for fall candy or a gift.
I usually don't like cutesy stuff, but primitive cutesy is a whole different thing, especially Halloween primitive cutesy. In fact, you can search ebay under "prim" and find all sorts of wonderful things. One particular group is NEPG, New England Primitive Gathering. A favorite seller and site in NEPG is pumpkin*seed*primitives.
It still amazes me how crafters come from all over the United States for this festival. It also amazes me that there were about 500 booths to peruse. Add to this the corndog, loaded potato skins and elephant ear, and this is one of my favorite Labor Day traditions for over 15 years.
The beautiful ripe tomatoes were a pleasant weekend surprise from the Gormans.