Cottage Style Party & A Strawberry Festival

On Saturday I went to the annual Strawberry Festival in Shandon, Ohio.

Shandon is an old Welsh settlement dating to 1801 and has had many different names until one finally stuck.

Needless to say the old homes are quite lovely!

I'm not sure this is still a church as there was no sign out front.
Still you can tell it is an old building.

I think this is a B&B which had a small family (Dad & young son) band playing on the front porch!

Here's a close up of the wagon out front.
Love the horse!

As the sign states this was the 89th Strawberry Festival!

Lots of vendors lined the street.

As well as this grassy field.
I bought several items from this booth fresh from the vendors old barn!

I love this laundry basket but it was out of my price range.

Everything had potted flowers tucked in to it!

And right next door was the flowers.

Another vendor used a child's toy cabinet to stock homemade jams and jellies…so cute!

These antler racks take the weird prize for the day.
Notice the 'antler bits' in the basket lower left….ick!

I love these 2 painted white brick houses.
The smaller one would be perfect for me!

I love the picket fence with flowers out front of this house.

No day in the country would be complete without a tractor show!

This bubble gum pink one was my favorite!

These are wacky old machines were running, sort of.
The young girl is dropping corn cobs in to that machine which I think removes the corn from the cob.
(because what else would it do?)

The smaller one right in front kept making tut-tut-phffft farting sounds so I moved along lest anyone think it was me.

This was one of the antique stores in town.

I fell in L-O-V-E with this sink they called a garden sink!

The entrance porch was flanked by 2 huge old urns filled with flowers.

Inside this looks like an original fixture from the old store.

This old counter also looks original.

This was hanging in the secret garden next door.

Another vendor was selling charming old style bird houses.

On the way to the berries I passed this old historic cemetery…
which has RULES!

This is the old church which started the strawberry festival as a strawberry social 89 years ago.

I bought some home grown strawberries from this vendor.

Here's the menu for the strawberries.

Everyone worked together to make the wait in line brief.

This is the works which has strawberries, shortcake and homemade ice cream.

I took a few bites before I realized I didn't show you a gratuitous strawberry shortcake pic.

And, yes, it was delish!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to this weeks

Cottage Style Party!


This is our 100th party and to kick it off…

let's have a giveaway!

Since my post is all about the Strawberry Festival,

I'm giving away a strawberry apron!

Super cute apron with eyelet hem.

All you have to do is leave a message in the comments!

Drawing will be July 1st by a random number picker.

This is open to everyone who leaves a comment!

Yes, everyone!

Happy 100th!

Let's go….

I love this color combo of turquoise and peach!
And that starfish is perfect for this beach table.

Susan's been busy adding coastal charm to her dining room!
Stop by to see all the details at her blog Eclectic Shorebird and don't miss her beach wreath…love it!

I just love this vintage Americana display!
How sweet is that old sewing machine with the flag tucked under it?

Drop by Jann's blog Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson to see the details of this creative display and read the story of Betsy Ross and the flag she made. 

Not only are there seashells on this table setting, but there's a seashell chicken too!
I love it!
I also love the masculine black and white colors of this table - so perfect for Father's Day!

Visit Fabby's blog Fabby's Living to see more of her Father's Day  buffet and don't miss her charming seashell napkin holders!

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  1. Love the pictures. We have a Strawberry Festival here in Central Florida as well, but it is usually in March.

  2. Thanks so much for the party!! What a lovely post filled with so much eye candy!!


  3. What a delightful festival! We have one in a town 20 miles from here, it is very similar. They signal summer for sure! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Strawberry Festival looked so fun! Apron is darling. Thanks for hosting the party and the giveaway.

  5. Happy Hundredth Party, Deb! Thanks for hosting.

  6. First of all, thank you for the feature dear friend! Congrats on #100! Love that sweet apron!! My little home town growing up, (which is 15 minutes away from where I am now) is holding their annual festival. It is called 'Strawberry Days'. Back in my moms day the school was known as the 'Berry Pickers'. Now they are the Vikings. I love strawberries and have a few items I have collected for a display. The apron would be a sweet addition. Keeping my fingers crossed. lol! I love that garden sink. I have an old sink that I have saved and want to do something similar when we build our potting shed. In fact, I am sharing the sink in this weeks link up. Thanks always for hosting!

  7. Oh wow, a 100 party anniversary! Thank you so much for hosting this great party for us and today I am so sad for the loss of a wonderful friend who was also hubby's school buddy from a sudden heart attack. That's why it's awesome to have found my Father's Day table featured here; how honoured and excited I feel, you've put a big smile on my face! A thousand thanks, you are one generous hostess. Now I'm off to pick up my button and take it home!

  8. What an awesome festival! So delighted to join your party - I do appreciate you hosting,

  9. Oh I'd have loved to been there. So many interesting things! Love the pink tractor and the garden sink! The antlers are weird - haha. Thanks for hosting. Would love to win the apron!

  10. well I would love to leave a comment, The apron reminds me of my sewing class back in school days. The first thing we made was an apron. We learned to hem, to gather, to sew on a waist band and a pocket. We made it of gingham and so we also learned cross stitch embroidery and ric rac.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy new blogs and the chance to win something special;

  11. Happy 100th! I am very late but linked up and browsed through the posts. Thanks for being such a gracious host. Loved going with you to the Strawberry Festival.

  12. That looks like my kind of festival & LOVE the apron! Happy 100th--thanks for hosting!

  13. What a fun festival! I love the white brick houses.

  14. Oh, the strawberry shortcake looks so yummy. That looks like a great festival. Very nice town.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  15. Hi Deb
    How I would love to visit Ohio. Flea Markets and Antique Shops are so fabulous away from home. Your features are lovely and that strawberry shortcake looks delish! Thanks for hosting the Cottage Party and Happy 100th Day! Happy Summer too! Karen

  16. Happy 100th! Congrats on the milestone. That is awesome. Thank you for hosting and for featuring my post Coastal Charm in the Dining Room. I loved the post - can practically smell the scent of warm country road. You did a great job chronicling the event - good flow. I always admire that.
    Life is a bit hectic this week. providing, care for a friend , a death in my H's family, and a wedding in mine so I am playing catch up on my visiting. Angels to you Deb! here's to the next 100!


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