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Monday, May 23, 2011

Going to the Strawberry Festival!!

Hello! My name is Gwendolyn Garcia, also known as Etsy shop owner, GwendolynForever. As most Californians know it is that time of year again... spring time faires, music fests, and best of all, Strawberry Festivals! Celebrated all over the state, from Southern to Northern California. These festivals usually take place in coastal cities and towns that are heavily involved with growing and harvesting, and are ecologically and geographically suited with the ideal growing conditions for these most delicious of berries. Strawberries are Beautiful! Pretty, ruby red fruits that are the perfect combination of sweet, juicy, and tangy, and whose image always seems to bring to mind a wholesome yet sassy, all-American way of life. Strawberries are California's seventh most valuable fruit crop. Approximately 12% of California's strawberry crops are exported to Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Japan.
The following items were found using the keywords, "CCCOE Team", "Strawberry", and "Red". Please click on the images and links to see the featured shops in more detail... Enjoy! Getting Dolled Up for the Strawberry Festival: Most Strawberry Festivals have a myriad of things to do. You can listen to live music from local bands, enjoy delicious food from your favorite local vendors, partake in Strawberry themed desserts and beverages, and enjoy the spectacle of child-friendly arts and crafts, clothe and jewelry vendors, art shows, and people watching. But before you do, you'll want to doll yourself up it bit- its always more fun to be the belle of the Strawberry Festival! 1950's Rockabilly Swing Dress by LuckyZelda This amazing swing dress was made with a vintage inspired pattern and vintage floral fabric. This dress is fun, feminine, and one-of-a-kind! Stroll around the festival in style, turn heads, and have a jolly good time! Love it! Sassy Red Satin Jewel Clutch by LaurenSharon This clutch is way too pretty! I just adore the beautiful red color, clean lines, and ultra feminine jewel detail of this vintage clutch. Just the perfect size to carry around the essentials. Also comes with a calling card from the original owner! Deep Red Siam Crystal Drop Earrings by LoveYourBling Deep red crystal drop earrings made from vintage Swarovski crystals add a bit enchantment, depth, and glamour to your look! Sweet & Juicy Strawberry Lip Balm by PacificParadiseSoaps Made from high quality oils and butters, strawberry flavor, and stevia this lip balm is a cherry bomb! Sweet, flavorful, glossy lips! What could be better? For the Children: Strawberry Festivals are a lot of fun for kids. They usually have lots of arts and crafts tables, carnival rides, face-painting, and fun toys that you can only find at festivals. I always let my kids get all dressed up for fun when we go to the Strawberry Festival. Strawberry Fields Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers by gigglesapu This time of year is always a little bit gusty with spring breezes. What a fun way to make the most of our breezy California spring! Ladybug Girl Costume by tiarastutus Festival time is definitely a time for whimsy and imagination. I have found memories of rollerskating through the festival with my face painted and a crown of glitter and ribbons streaming down my back! So fun! Handmade Retro Ruffled Sun Suit by MimisDressShop Is this not the cutest little sun suit ever?! O my goodness! Won't your little princess be a sweet little strawberry queen with this sun suit on! Let's not forget the charming accessories! Strawberry Patch Headband by roscata A beautiful headband made with hand-formed polymer clay decorations! A work of art! Strawberries Flower Loops by lilprincessbow Two hair bows made with love! Too pretty! Strawberry Hat with Stem by mylittlecritterz Adorable! I want one, too! Finally, the Vendors! Even if your pocket book is slim it is always fun to look at the wares of all the vendors. There is always so much to see! Strawberries Cross Stitch by stitchinmommy Simply lovely! Strawberries and Cream Swirl Bangle by cigarboxbeads Wow! Stunning! Patchwork Valentine Suncatcher by crowsfolly Pretty! Spring Time Flower Mosaic by BlackCatBazaar There's even a little clock in the center! Neat! The End! I hope you have enjoyed our day out at the Strawberry Festival! Until next month!

11 comments:

  1. Great picks! Looks like summer!

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  2. How fun. I love strawberries and all these wonderful CCCOE creations!

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  3. Yum!!! Thanks for including my card!

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  4. What wonderful items you found! I love the kid stuff!

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  5. What a wonderful article. Great selections for summer.

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  6. I used to live in Garden Grove and the staging area for the parade was right in front of my house. I LOVED living there mainly for that reason! Strawberry pies, here I come!

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  7. Truly one of the cool things about living in Cali. Fun new shops I checked out too.

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  8. What a fun post. We are lucky to have strawberry fields here in Carlsbad and it's an annual tradition to go strawberry picking.

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  9. hiya-
    trying to post here again!

    the blog is so great- and thanks for including my strawberries and cream bangle!
    x
    marilyn

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  10. I love this post! Now I'm going to have to stop by the strawberry guy at the corner in my neighborhood and get a few pints of berries! YUM!

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  11. Love it! The Eggplant is my Fave!!

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