One of the fun things about visiting my granddad in the summer is that a lot of towns have regular flea markets or craft fairs.  Often, our visit coincides with one or both of the larger craft fairs held in neighboring towns.  This was the case in August.  Just as we arrived, my aunts were busy organizing a shopping party to go to Loon Days!

Photo op with the giant fiberglass loon in Mercer, Wisconsin

Of course, since we'd been sitting in the car for so many hours we were game to go along.  After our necessary first stop for a photo-op with the giant fiberglass roadside loon at the edge of town, we headed in to see what there was to see!

Photo op with the giant fiberglass loon in Mercer, Wisconsin

Doug and I went through most of the booths rather quickly, as neither of us was really in the market for a photograph of a lake or small rustic Northwoods trinkets.  We did make a beeline for the food court, though, and got ourselves some fresh mini donuts and fried cheese curds for lunch and to start off our Wisconsin experience properly.

Wandering through the crowds at Loon Days in a summery vintage-inspired outfit

Staying cool for summer with a polka dot chiffon scarf tied in a big bow

Of course, I had to find something to buy... and fortunately at least one of the antiques stores in town was open in all the commotion.  I ended up picking up a little blue veiled hat, which matched my outfit perfectly!

1950s close fitting hat in blue and silvery white with rhinestones and a veil

I'll have to make sure to wear them together some time... although I may have missed my opportunity for this year.  It'll be like having a new hat in the spring!

1950s Vintage inspired summer outfit featuring a handmade two piece dress in shades of blue

1950s Vintage inspired summer outfit featuring a handmade two piece dress in shades of blue

Polka dot chiffon scarf: Modern Millie
Aqua drop earrings: Grandma
Swallow brooch: Classic Hardware
Two piece dress: Made by me
Sandals: Crocs