Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall

 Even though last winter was very cold with lots of snow and this summer has been very pleasant we find ourselves thinking of Fall and the upcoming Country Living show. I have to admit when it comes to Fall I am a hopeless romantic. There is not another time of year that so speaks to my soul like Fall. 
 Do you love Fall? I know people who dislike it because they dislike Winter and Winter follows Fall but that has never deterred me. Fall is such a visual feast of color, smells and what's not to love about cold crisp morning on a good day in October. 
Four weeks from tomorrow we will set up at the Country Living show in Columbus, Ohio. We are very excited about the show this year. It is always kicks off the Fall season for us. We went picking today and found some great treasures we are packing away for that show. 
CJ is excited about a new product she will unveil at this show. I'm not going to steal her thunder but I will tell you we have been collecting parts and pieces for her project all year. 
So, do you love Fall and if so what do you love about it?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Country Living and Beyond

 We just finished doing our show in Petoskey. It is our last summer show. It is hard to believe but true!
The next show we do will be the Country Living show in Columbus, Ohio on Sept 12-14. It is our big Fall show season kick off. Since Fall is my favorite time of year is is really easy for me to get into spirit of the season at this show. Last year it was hot just before this show. A few days before we left our Grand Rapids home we went to gather some of the first pumpkins off the fields before we left to set up at the CL show. It didn't feel very Fall like setting up but by the time the show opened the weather had cooled and with all the pumpkins in place it felt like a Fall celebration. This really is a show not to miss!
Following the Country Living show we will be return to do both the October and November Hobnob Market shows. In addition we will be doing Beneath the Wreath here in Grand Rapids on Nov. 14-16.
We are also discussing heading south after the first of the year to do some southern shows in January and Febuary. But, more on that later....


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!!!