It was my favorite kind of day! We jumped into the car very early on Saturday morning. I could feel a touch of Autumn in the air and excitement building as we left behind the busy suburbs, near the bustling city, and headed southwest to the friendly, little town of Morris, Illinois. Time moved at a more leisurely pace, as we drove along fields of golden corn and yellow, roadside wildflowers, under beautiful, blue skies, accented with puffs of white clouds. It’s the kind of drive that just begs for country music on the car radio. 🙂 If only I knew the lyrics to those country songs, I would have been singing along!
Our destination was the 3 French Hens French Country Market. This popular event, held on the second Saturday of each month, from May through October, draws visitors from near and far. The friendliest vendors and shoppers gather here in a quiet, little park early in the morning… and the excitement begins!
There was a nip in the air, as we walked to Canal Port Park, along the banks of the historic I & M Canal. Over 130 booths of antiques, upcycled vintage treasures, and beautiful, handmade wares filled the park. Inspiration was everywhere!
Join us for a stroll through the market…
Signs of Autumn filled the air on Saturday morning!
Amy, at Plaid Umbrella Studios, displayed beautiful handmade wares. Plaid Umbrella Studios is a cooperative of antique dealers and artists who run pop-up stores each month. One of their treasures just *might* have come home with us!
Angela, of 13th & Olive Designs, followed her passion for flowers as she created beautiful pendants filled with pressed flowers. Her work was truly lovely!
Angela’s one-of-a-kind pendants can also be custom-made with meaningful words and pressed flowers from life’s cherished moments. I really enjoyed our conversation about our shared passion for flowers, their Victorian meanings, and old book pages.
Signs of Autumn were everywhere at the 3 French Hens Market.
Gorgeous mums and yummy baked goods from Shipshewana, Indiana were very popular!
Finding a patch of sunshine warmed us up,
as the brisk winds filled the air with an early morning chill.
A cup of Pumpkin Spice tea was also a warm welcome,
to both hands and heart,
as we wandered among the antiques, vintage treasures,
handmade jewelry, herbal soaps,
c0lorful Autumn perennials,
baked goods, and farm fresh produce.
Anderson’s Pumpkins shared a wonderful variety of locally grown pumpkins and gourds. We look forward to ‘picking’ our pumpkins at their booth in a few weeks, during the October market.
Have you seen anything that catches your fancy?
There were smiles around every corner at the 3 French Hens Market!
So happy that you could visit the market with us today.
We are already looking forward to
another morning in the country
in Morris, Illinois,
on Saturday, October 10th.
I am always filled with inspiration
after spending a morning here with all of the creatives, makers, and doers!
Heartfelt thanks for taking the time to visit today!
Where are you finding Autumn inspiration?
I love, love, love your comments…
Cherish the day!