The annual Woodland Arts Fair that takes place annually in the park across from our townhouse was held this past week-end. I dropped in for a look around and was overwhelmed by how many people were there plus their dogs and kids’ strollers.
The weather was perfect, and so the artists had a great chance to sell their beautiful creations. This fair was established 40 years ago, and now they have attendance upwards of 60,000 people. And here’s the thing. They are so quiet. I am in my office typing away, and I can’t hear a darned thing. I appreciate that.
A few years ago I served up some drinks on the stoop to my neighbors at the end of the first day of the fair. (We have a nice big “stoop” and mini patio in the front of our townhouse.) It was so fun and relaxing to watch all of the people stroll by. Last year we skipped it because the weather was not cooperating.
However, since Mother Nature was on our side this year, I decided to put the shindig on again but with fewer people this time. My artist neighbor and two friends from my art class came, and we had a delightful time with girl talk. (Eventually, one of the husbands dropped by.)
I made pink lemonade margaritas.
I also made pesto crostini, and Greek crostini. It was just enough.
Passersby commented that they wanted to come to our little party. They realized what a great way it was to spend a Saturday evening. This was just proof to me once again that we can entertain in a very simple way and still have a great time.