Fall at the Farmers Market

Welcome to the 54th week of the History and Home Link Party, it’s good to have you here.  The weather here in South Carolina has been absolutely gorgeous with cool temps and low humidity.  I hope it’s lovely where you are too, no matter what season you’re in there in your part of the world.  

On a recent visit to the State Farmers Market, I decided to take the camera along and get in some photography practice.  For all you vintage-lovers, have no fear, I do have something vintage for you coming up.  

farmers market with pumpkins

 

 

A farmers market is a great place to get colorful shots with your camera.  There were purple grapes and eggplant, red tomatoes, yellow squash, green peppers, orange pumpkins, flowers of every color…  

I really liked the sunlight coming through these jars of honey.  If our friend hadn’t just given us a big jar of honey from his own hives I would have had to take some home!

South Carolina honey

 

 

What do you think of this arbor?  Isn’t it fantastic?  I’ll take one for my front yard, please 🙂 I just happened to catch this little girl with her red ribbon walking through it. She makes me think of Goldilocks walking into an enchanted garden.  

I’ve been watching Once Upon a Time…can you tell?

 

arbor of pumpkins and corn shocks

 

There were pumpkins and gourds of every size, shape, and color.  The stacked totems are super cute!  They had a couple of massive pumpkins that were around $80 and 75 pounds each.  You’d need a whole team just to load and unload them, but they sure were amazing. 

pumpkins and gourds

 

And the mums!  Hundreds and hundreds of them.  Here in South Carolina, we can plant mums in the ground and they will bloom in fall and spring, as long as you cut them to the ground after the blooms fade.  I have some red ones in my front yard that have been there for about 5 years and they’re still going strong.

mums pumpkins gourds

 

Now for a vintage fix.  This old travel trailer has been converted to an ice cream truck and given a fabulous makeover.  My favorite color!  You can’t even buy a 5th wheel this small anymore, they’re all enormous now and you need a big truck to tow them.  I like this old, cozy kind. 

vintage travel trailer 5th wheel food truck

 

One vendor had this Halloween display set up.  Believe it or not, I actually know a man who looks like this guy, only much less creepy.  I mean the one on the right, not on the left!

Halloween display at farmers market

 

I took about 100 more photos – ready to see them all?  Just kidding!  I’m squirreling away the others, because I might do something special with them, but I’ll leave you with this lovey veiny pumpkin that I really wish I’d bought. 

orange and white pumpkin

 

 

Thanks for joining me at the farmers market.  Now let’s see what my fellow bloggers have to share this week.

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23 comments

  1. Shannon says:

    I love farmers markets. You can find the best items there! Thanks for hosting! Ice Cream from a redone trailer always tastes better.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

  2. Diana Petrillo says:

    Your photographs are fantastic Dawn–that first one is a stunner and the other shot of the pumpkins and gourds is pretty awesome too. Well, they’re all great, both those are my favorites. Thanks for hosting 🙂

    • Dawn says:

      Thanks so much for that Diana, that means a lot coming from you because I think you’re one of the best photographers in our niche here in Blogland.
      -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  3. Gina says:

    Hi Dawn,
    What a great place to visit. Love the arbor and that honey!
    I linked up to this party but it didn’t show up. Any suggestions?
    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week,
    Gina

    • Dawn says:

      Hi Gina, I did get your link into the party list, don’t know why the software does that sometimes 🙁 Thanks for joining – -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  4. Uwe says:

    Hello Dawn,
    thank you for hosting the party !
    Great pictures with great colors of fall !
    Have a nice week!
    Greetings

    Uwe

  5. Candy S says:

    Don’t you just love a Farmer’s Market. There is so much to see, Your pictures are wonderful. They bring the colors of fall to life. I pinned the pumpkin pictures to my Loving Pumpkins board. Thank you for hosting….. Candy

    • Dawn says:

      Thanks so much, Candy! I figured it was a good place to practice photography because of all the great colors. Thanks for the pin and joining the party
      -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  6. Patricia Krank says:

    Is there more than one State Farmer’s Market? I visited one in Greenville a few weeks ago. Anyhoo, thank you for hosting Dawn. I’ve linked up some velvet pumpkins and they are made from oldish velvet from the thrift store. I hope that counts because it is definitely junkin’! Blessings to you dear lady,
    Patti

    • Dawn says:

      I think maybe there’s a network of “state” farmers markets, like they’re all approved and licensed by the state or something like that… I’m not sure, but I guess since this one’s in the state capital they call it that? Hope you’re liking Greenville, its so pretty there. Loved your velvet pumpkins by the way. Oh and anything home-related fits right into History & Home so don’t worry about it being vintage 🙂 Take care Patti – -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

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