Sneak Peek/ "Lovely" Summer 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

On Wednesday a team of us started working on a project......
{lots of collaborating, dreaming, some nail biting involved & Oh, lots of Sonic Ice a la Molly  :)}
Sonic Ice-- is the soft kind we remember as kids $1.69 for a 8# bag if you need a fix!
Here is a sneak peek of what we are working on!
It's Friday and if you have a dream--start now. Don't wait life is too short
not to do what you love to do. xo.

Pictures of Springfield from last weekend on my list to show you!
{What are your plans this weekend....grilling? picnicking? dining alfresco?}
Whatever it is may you enjoy togetherness & reflect on this time of remembrance}

Make a Vintage Looking Carnival Banner

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

 {picture by Karen Brady}
 Folk Magazine Show at the Springfield Extravaganza {note 1}

Catching up on "stuff" that meets you at home when you unload your cargo. Orders that need to go out are almost finished. The kiddos are cleaning {or at the moment they are opening tubs acccck} Ok, that is under control now.

Karen Brady took this picture {thank you}. Luke was happy to be there on Saturday; he was--
1. the security guy/// "you must pay before you take that tray." Oh, my.
2. The salesman//// "You must buy all this stuff on top of the cart, then you can buy the cart"
3. The entertainer/// telling good stuff to folks he didn't know.
{always a good thing to have a 6 year old help you sell.}

lots of folks wanted to buy ours--{really nothing to "make" just buy & dye! :) }
1. Go to Hobby Lobby {party aisle}
2. Purchase their cloth carnival printed banner, complete with a cute rope. It's wide maybe 4-5 feet & 12" to 15" high. {if you have a coupon it's around $6.00}
3. Tea dye it {tea bags, use hot water, swish in your sink until desired color. I swished then let it sit in the tea dye bath for 20 minutes.}
4. Dry in the sun and hang in your booth, embellish a party or put in a kids room! The font is really cute!

I have more photos to put up from the show........

Rural Society Show

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

  We had a ball taking a road trip to the Rural Society Show! The scene is a darling 100 acre farm. A myriad of vendors set up in her picturesque barn and outbuildings. Page has a fall show and it's worth your time to go!

 This is a sampling of the lovely vendors that were set up......
Stash Style. She will be in the FOLK barn this coming weekend as well. Pictures below 
Bloomsbury Loft {love these girls--}
Some of the vendors above will be at the Springfield flea either in the 
Vintage Marketplace Area or the Folk barn.
Did you know some of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint team will be there as well?! A video at the very bottom of all the pictures shows Annie working away, it's cute & inspiring!
Lots of fun stuff going on in Ohio! Hurrah


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bernard Storm & Fritzie 1908 {Matt's handsome Great-Grandfather}

Two days ago we decided to set up in the FOLK/BARN presented by FOLK magazine. Crazy as it seems to be doing this at the very last minute. Indeed we are in the Goat Barn, haha makes me chuckle. The main thing that pops in my head is  Maria in The Sound of Music singing "The lonely Goatherd". Who knows maybe McMaster & Storm will find a very cute vintage puppet theater for our space. {one week before, sure thing!} It is a very cute goat barn and the side windows pop open.

All I know is I won't be yodeling in the goat barn.....more like guzzling sipping coffee. Maybe I'll buy a Maria style whistle to boot!{ hmmm} Here is one of my favorite Design * Sponge's living in: the sound of music inspiration for fans!

Thanks to my friend Anne, who called me out of the blue 2 weeks ago and mentioned this event within an event. She will be close to me and if we are really nice our spaces might be right next to each other. Hoping for the latter......

Anyway, there is some vendors coming from the East Coast & the West Coast.
Check it all out here & here 
The Vintage Marketplace & Junkmarket will be going on as well.
See you soon!

Tomorrow the French Hen Farm sale starts! Lots of fun things going on!