Happy first day of Fall, Everyone! This is my favorite time of year. We are in those final “‘ber” months of the year (SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovemBER, DecemBER). I would be enjoying things much more without this heatwave, however. 90 degrees in my neck of the woods today. Not very autumny!
I just wanted to update my “Events” page with news. My booth will be part of the St. Ann’s Holiday Gift Fair again this year. So, mark your calendar for Saturday, November 11, 9am-2pm in Stoughton, WI. If you’re in the area, stop in and say “hi” at the giggleFritz and Co. booth. Start your Christmas shopping, have some lunch, and enjoy the “BER” season at this wonderful event!
I am pleased to announce giggleFritz and Co. will have a booth at St. Ann’s Holiday Gift Fair in Stoughton, WI this year! The craft fair runs from 9am – 2pm on Saturday, Nov 12, and 9am-1pm on Sunday, Nov 13. Our booth will only be participating on Saturday, Nov 12. Please, see our Events page for a map to the show. I can’t wait to see you there!
How was the Coffee Break Fest Craft Fair in Stoughton, Wisconsin on August 15th, you ask? I, of course, will say it was a blast! It always is. Even though the temperature was around 90 degrees F with very little breeze, it was another great year. The community of this town is wonderful! I sold a few things, saw some familiar faces and sampled some great locally roasted coffee (I brought along a container of ice for iced coffee, but one competitor had iced coffee for sampling too.)
This guy was pretty awesome! He not only bought one of my Socktopus guys, he improved on it and showed me the very same day! He bought the Socktopus and left. He, then came back to show me he added adhesive hook and loop to the legs and stuck it on his hat. That is a cool customer!
This year I splurged and bought the collector’s mug. It is a beautiful handmade mug that holds ALOT of coffee. A nice addition to my ever-growing collection.
My sisters and I had a great time again this year. I am planning on returning again next year. I will just pray harder for beautiful weather.
Our second year in a row at Coffee Break Fest in Stoughton, WI was a blast! We entered our booth late in the year, but we still had a good spot on the end with nice traffic. The other vendors were nice people with great wares. The nice people in back of us selling throw pillows even put up a shade cloth for us when the sun was beating down on us! We sampled outstanding coffee in this year’s lilac and purple mugs. Near the end of the day I tried to purchase a bag of coffee from Valentine Coffee Roasters of Milwaukee, but they were sold out. I was very disappointed. I will have to suck it up and either drive 45 minutes to Milwaukee, or buy online and pay shipping. It’s well worth it!
We strolled around the car show and saw some old and new beauties. I am not only amazed by the shapes and curves of older cars at car shows, but also by the wide range of colors they paint them now. There isn’t just blue, there are 10 shades of blue and each one prettier than the last. Yellows, purples, reds – there are some wild colors that truly compliment those cars.
I always fall in love with the older models. One of the oldest models at Coffee Break Fest was a Model T Ford. It is not only the neatest car, it reminds me of the Model A my dad always had when we were growing up. The A was not in as good condition, so it’s nice to see what it would have looked like.
When we weren’t dreamily gazing at gorgeous cars or sipping rich dark coffee, you could find us dancing and singing in our booth. They were playing swingin’ oldies music the whole day and it contributed to a fun nostalgic atmosphere. We will definitely be back for our third year in 2013!