Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Petoskey Fairground Show

We just finished the July 5th and 6th show and in two weeks we will be back to do our second Petoskey show on August 2nd and 3rd. The show is always the highlight of our Summer show season. It is the show we have done the longest and we are aways set up in the front of one of the first tents. This show over looks the Little Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan and it is a truely beautiful setting. If you have cause to be in northern Michigan in a couple of weeks please stop by and check us out.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

COUNTRY LIVING FAIR - Rhinebeck, NY 2014

 Three weeks from this weekend we will be doing the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY. This promises to be one of our biggest shows of the year. 
The attached teaser photos are of some of the product we will be taking with us.

We have collected a large selection of product to take with us. Lots of large and small items. Furniture, vintage garden, CJ's clothing lines, jewelry and many other unique and unusual  items we have been creating and saving for the show.

 We are bringing along many handmade, repurposed items made from vintage. Some items are favorites we have been doing for awhile but we are taking along a number of newly created items that will make their debut at this show.

We will be set up in a large twenty by twenty foot space under our own tents at the show. As soon as we have our space assignment we will post where we will be located.

We love doing the Country Living shows and thrive on the excitement and energy at these shows. CJ and I are going to be spending many long hours over the next few weeks getting ready for what promises to be the largest assembly of product we have ever put together for a show. Can't wait!!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tailgate/Music Valley Antique Show & Vintage Marketplace

In two weeks will be doing our first show of the year in Nashville, The tailgate/Music Valley Antique Show and Vintage Marketplace. We are planning a very ambitious show schedule this year. Most of our shows will be new show for us and will involve some travel for us. We are very excited about this and will share with you are planned schedule as we finalize our itinerary. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Harvest Tables and Winter Reflections

This time of the year is a more quiet time of the year for us. We don't do many shows over the winter. Many of the projects I purchased at the end of the summmer and Fall now get my full attention in the shop.

Harvest tables are one of our largest selling items. So this week now that I have lots of time on my hands I am combing thru the many parts and pieces I have saved for the construction of these tables. It is my hope that this week will give a good start on a large inventory of these table once we get into show season. 
I try to always use as much vintage lumber for the tables as I can find. The tops are pieced together from old flooring, plank doors, barn wood and any other wood that I can find that has history and character. Much of the wood I find needs to be stripped of paint when it is turned into tops for my table. This isn't a process I enjoy so much but the wood that is exposed makes for such a beautiful top when I am done that I aways feel rewarded for my efforts.

I am finding myself enjoying this process this week even more than usual. It is a gift to be able to create and as the snow gently falls outside my windows I feel gratitude to be able to do something with my hands and my heart that I love so much.