Yesterday, my friend Sara and I went to the Saturday Market in downtown Greenville.
(This is a picture from our senior year of high school. Sara and I are the two in the middle.)
I love any kind of farmer's market, so I knew this was going to be right up my alley! We saw a ton of lovely fruits and vegetables, as well as plants, pasta, cheese, and handmade items. It was a visual feast!
I didn't need to purchase most of the vegetables (we have a garden), but the fruit was calling my name.
Especially the peaches! I adore peaches. These were relatively small, but so, so sweet.
Next stop was a little canned goods stand. There were all kinds of homemade salsas, jellies, preserves, sauces, and whatnot. I almost walked away, but then something caught my eye.
Pumpkin Butter? I had never even heard of Pumpkin Butter, but I am a pumpkin fiend, so I knew I had to buy it!
And let me just say, it was even better than I thought it was going to be! I'm adding Pumpkin Butter to my "One Day, Some Day" list of things I want to make.
Next stop, the Peace, Love, and Soap booth.
I adore this handmade soap. It's a certified South Carolina product (which I also love!) I bought Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemongrass, but the lavender is my favorite! My favorite thing about this soap, though, is how it lathers. A lot of handmade soap doesn't lather up very well, but this one does. Peace, Love, and Soap has an Etsy shop... be sure to check them out!
After we left the farmer's market, Sara and I had lunch at a pizza place downtown, and stopped by a cute little vintage shop. I found this super cute little clutch for only seven dollars!
I think I might stitch on some little vintage brass buttons that came from my great-aunt to dress it up a little, but I absolutely adore the shape of it and the set in handle!
We also stopped in at Mast General Store. Being a small child (and a chubby one at that!) at heart, I was immediately drawn to all this yummy candy!
They sell it by the pound, so Sara and I made at least 5 trips around the candy, picking out the yummy treats we wanted to put in our baskets!
I was convinced my basket was going to weigh 16.9 pounds after I had added all my cherry licorice, mint candy, and DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED COFFEE BEANS! Which are, by the way, my new favorite candy ever!
I like to look at my treats almost as much as I like to eat them. (I'm playing nice and sharing, I promise!) I just want to sort them and count them. I think I've spent too much time in K4!
There are cherry licorice bites, dark chocolate covered coffee beans, Bazooka bubble gum, coffee prims, toffee, soft peppermint, Andes mints, crybabies, twix, reese's cups, and the one thing no candy bag would be complete without...
... a watermelon flavored blowpop.
Take some time, and go be a kid in a candy shop! Totally worth the 7.9 pounds I'm going to gain. :)