Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Souvenir from the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas opened Friday, Sept 27th and runs through Oct. 20th.  I look forward to the fair every year.  There is so much to see and do!  And I must get a Fletcher's Corny Dog!  It just wouldn't be right to go to the fair and not get a Fletcher's Corny Dog!

Fan from the 2011 State Fair of Texas

This is a fan I got during the 2011 State Fair.  They handed them out in the Food & Fiber Pavilion.  In this building, they showcase Texas-related products.  They have booths that show how things are grown and used, foods to taste, a store so you can purchase Texas brands, and you can meet Elsie the Cow from Borden.

When I was there in 2010, I happened to go into the Food & Fiber building when some Texas Chef's were there greeting the public and offering food samplings.  The only one I remember is the Dread Head Chef.  He makes sweet salsas and dessert chips.  I loved the strawberry-mango salsa and the cinnamon chips.  Yum!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Webster Grizburg

Webster Grizburg...Just Duckie is from the Boyds Bears Shoebox collection of jointed figurines.

He is made of cold cast resin, is jointed, and stands about 4 1/2" tall.  He is wearing a duck costume and is holding a pot of spring flowers.

You can see the paw print on his left inside upper arm.