We arrived in costume for face-painting both days, as Batgirl and Supergirl Friday, and as a Princess and Pirate Queen on Saturday. We had lots of fun presenting our latest styles in our face-painting portfolio, and (when we weren't painting) exploring the treasures other vendors brought. With so many beautiful and interesting vintage finds, it was all but impossible to leave such an event without some new treasures in tow. One was a chicken-shaped egg basket, and the other was a beautiful antique baby carriage refinished with wood from the 1850's. We thoroughly enjoyed the show, and can't wait to showcase a larger selection of our Fall decor at the Country Chick's Fall Fair!
Never one to be left out, Batdog enjoyed "assisting" us with our costume selections, pilfering more than one super-caped sock and stashing them around the yard.
Some of you have been curious as to what we do when we're not painting signs, so we would like to share a few photos from our latest adventure. Longtime friends, the Walker family has joined us on many adventures throughout the Pacific Northwest, and with many July birthdays back to back between the two families we were invited to have a grand day out and go to the Great Inflatable Race. We had never heard of such a race, but its name sounded like it was just the sort of event we would run in costume. So, we told the Walkers we should all go to go in costume -but we couldn't know what each other's theme was. So we set to brainstorming costumes of our own, deciding to surprise each other when we showed up on race day. Ironically, we all showed up as superheros! Our two teams morphed into one team and we set to the course, capes flying as we dove, wove, clambered, and slid through three inflatable-garnished miles of beautiful Lake Sammamish State Park. Check out the slideshow below, and be sure to visit the Great Inflatable Race for more pictures and information on upcoming events!
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