Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 2:Southeastern Old Threshers Reunion

Day 2 of the Southeastern Old Threshers Reunion found us waking up with all our blankets on us.  The night before was a cool one causing us to wake up in the middle of the night looking for more covers.  It was a refreshing morning to wake up to a nice cool breeze in July!
It was the sound of steam engines being fired up and the voice of Bobby Franklin, the announcer for the Threshers Reunion, that told us that Day 2 had started.

Once we ate and cleaned up from breakfast, Hubby was off to the annual auction.  Every year at the Southeastern Old Threshers Reunion at Denton Farm Park in Denton, North Carolina, United Country Auctions takes in items to be auctioned one day during the Reunion.  We have gotten some really great items (click here to read about one of them) so we always try to take it in.
This year Hubby and I found that there were a large number of corn shellers to be auctioned.  He looked them over and thought he would just see what they would go for and maybe try to get one.  It wasn't going to be the end of the world if we didn't get it.
Later on in the day I got a call.  This is what we are bringing home...
An International Corn Sheller...
and two motors for parts.

While Hubby was at the auction, Hamp and I headed to the craft barn.  Here is where numerous artisans have booths where you can watch them create and buy their wares.

Hamp was fascinated by the carvers.

He wasn't too sure about the Cat with the Fish.

But he really did like the camel!

I really like the double eagle.  The man was craving these eagles out of one piece of walnut.  He told us that this was his third year working on this piece.  He works on it only at the Old Threshers Reunion and that he would have it finished by the end of the show this year.

Hamp and I walked around some and found some more really neat stuff...

a Mason jar on a glass candle stick..."Redneck Wine Glass".

Pixie Sticks that you put in the ground that can hold your drinks and snacks.

These were some really cool creations made from different types of glassware.  They were so neat!  I just wish that guy hadn't got in the picture.  I told two pictures and he was in both!

This is just a drop in the bucket of the craft vendors at this years Southeastern Old Threshers Reunion!  Hamp and I getting even get to half of them today...but there is always tomorrow...

As the day started to wind down, the crickets and cicadas took over the sounds of the day. We got ourselves and the boys washed up and settled down for another restful night in Denton.  Tomorrow holds more adventures...

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1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous adventure. Looks like somtheing the entire family would love. I love the craft vendor photos. The glassware does look really neat.


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