Sunday, 27 May 2012

A Memorable Memorial Weekend

Well, that was a fast month!  Already it's the last weekend in May, Memorial Day weekend for our American friends, many of whom visited St. Lawrence Market on Saturday.  The weather was as wonderfully obliging as it has been every Saturday this month  (praise be to a kind universe!).

Once again there was a dearth of buskers.  (Did I jinx them when I posted earlier this month that every day was Buskerfest at the Market? Maybe I don't know my own power...)  Someone said the Lemonbucket Orkestra has in fact busked their way to Romania now.  Godspeed to them.

There is also a dearth of water in the fountain.  The dogs, kids and even pigeons look quite forlorn about this.  I hope it will come back soon, and isn't a victim of municipal belt-tightening.  That would be sad.  I think I benefit from all the negative ions charging about when it's going.  I certainly love watching the pooches and kids cavorting in it.

But mostly it's all bounteous at the Market these days.  The farmers' market next to us is jammed with deliciousness.  Asparagus is in!  And strawberries are arriving in fits and starts.  Can't wait until the haricots verts get here.

I digress...

Many visitors graced my table on Saturday, played dress-up and left with a new hat or hair toy.  It's wedding season, after all.  I have a commission to make a fascinator for someone who is going to seven of them this summer, including her own!  But not everyone needs a special occasion to wear feathers in her hair.  I love that kind of joie de vivre. Sideeka finally decided she had to have the brown creased sinamay beret with the peacock trim that she modeled in last week's post.  They make a very attractive pair.

On with this week's fashion parade:

Shannon, right, in her new lacey fascinator, and a friend.

Holly looking lovely modeling this little number.

A bevy of American beauties:  Valorie, Natalie and Erin.  Erin bought the wide-brimmed linen hat she's wearing.

Becky in her new wide-brimmed linen chapeau, and Andrea.

Monique fell hard and fast for this sculpted creation, which has been patiently waiting for her to make it her own.  Which it now is.  Love that happy smile!

It's Charlotte!  She likes it!  But she needs to come back when she's a little bit less little.  What a cutie pie!

Liz looks lovely in her ethereal new beaded aqua band.  
Caroll put this on and exclaimed, "Oh, I love it!"  And why not?  Her new fascinator looks fabulous with those red framed glasses.  And she walked off wearing it.  My kind of gal!  Thanks, Caroll! 

Thank you one and all for another great weekend! 


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