Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pretty in pink. This year I staged my table with floral (opened) suitcases. It reminded me of the trunk shows I've attended. Lots of pink, glitter, chiffon, and vintage tags. My hubby did manage to squeeze in a spot for his garden cottage stones. I didn't get a picture before he sold out. I was happy for him. He worked in the summers heat creating each garden stone.

My Patisserie
I've got a detailed pic next.

Here's a closer look at my latest inspiration...sweet rolls, calorie free! Created from a tea towel. The consensus was most customers were going to keep them as faux pastry, rather then unfurling their rolls to use the towels. They're very easy to assemble. If you have any interest in making them, let me know.

These are the vendors seated directly behind us. They sold unique glass and wire wind chimes. My neighbor has a tree filled with these chimes. They glisten in the sunshine and perform together when a breeze moves them. It sounds like a choir singing.

It's a family production... daughter makes the wind chimes. Mom makes jewelry. Pop sets it up and breaks it down at the end of the day.
That's me (in the background) peeking over to chat. You wouldn't believe the comedy of errors that go on behind the scene. For example... I set up my inventory on tall baskets to utilize the space, but when we sat down we couldn't see over the display. We were two Jack in the Boxes popping up and down . Oh well, great aerobics.

This is my sweet friend Vivian, lovingly nicknamed (by all her customers) the "bag lady". We met after I purchased my first (of many) bags from her. I encouraged her to participate in the local holiday shows.
Years later she's still gaining popularity. She has a gift for sewing. The quality and workmanship she puts into each design is amazing.

Table runners are her latest addition. At $5.00 each, Yup, you read it right. I purchased several for Christmas Gifts. I'd show them to you, but I'm afraid the friends and family they're intended for would see their Christmas gifts prematurely. No peeking until the 25th.

I've participated in this venue for many years. Ive seen several artisans come and go. This year welcomed a new talent.

Her paintings are filled with vibrant colors. Each design had a touch of fanciful whimsy.

To my surprise, this is the young artist behind all the colorful pictures ...Madison.

Her mom expressed, this is a new venture.
The dedication to her painting passion is revealed through her paintbrush. The money she earned from the show, would go to future art lessons. Money well spent. Wouldn't you agree?

Selling her greeting cards at $1.75 was an affordable draw to the shopping crowd.

Meeting Miss Madison and her mom was a delight. This young talent has started on what I know to be to be a rewarding journey. By the looks of it she's off to a wonderful start.


Or should I say, cup cake
I've got a new line of cup cake
and ice cream cone

They're listed at my Boutique. Click on the link at the top of the page.
You'll find some additional sweet confections there too.


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Ohhhh ahhhhh It all looks like somewhere me and my purse would've liked to have been!!!
Your creations are so cute!

Judy said...

Sara what fun!! Madison is very talented. She will do well. I love your cupcakes!! They are so darling. Everyone looked like they were having a grand time.

Anonymous said...

I love the angelic model with the white fur coat! She looks as if she is saying, "They may have their cake and it too!"

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the things you are making..
You do such a Wonderful Job..
Have a Great Week..
So glad I got some of those sweet cupcakes and ice cream cones..

TuTu's Bliss said...

It looks amazing!!

Kristen said...

Those clips are sooooo cute. What a fun tour thanks for sharing

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the way your stand is presented! Sounds like you had a lot of fun - glad it was a big success.

niartist said...

Sara, thank you for stopping by the blog! I love these photos, and that table setting with the open suitcases is just perfect! I read a book once where a girl put together vignettes in old suitcases, I'm not sure what the name of the book is now - it eludes me, but I've been intrigued by vintage luggage ever since! Great baked items there too! So talented!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful post! I enjoyed it so much. I haven't been to a show in a long time. This one looks like a great one.

Liz said...

Everything looked lovely!

The Golf Widow said...

Thanks,your cupcake clippies look good enough to eat. What an adorable model! Madison has some really neat art. A very talented girl!What a great place.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Lovely photos! It is so fun to see all the beautiful vintage colors in your blog. So refreshing!

southern queen bee said...

Looks like a great show, your table looks yummy. craft shows are a great place to meet and make friends. Missy

ShabbyInTheCity said...

A craft show, huh? We had a wee one here the other day :) so wee that I didn't sell a thing LOL!
That Madison really is talented!!! Love the sweet baby with the ice cream cones in her hair :)

laurie said...

Oh, your booth looks so pretty! And my goodness, that young artist-I never would have guessed after seeing her work that she was so young. Love your faux desserts! laurie

laurie said...

Ooops! Forgot to tell you that I got the top hat at a Christmas gift store in MO. I'll bet, with your talent, you could craft one even better than that. laurie


I love these.. you are very talanted!!! i will stop by an order soon.. xoxox Laura

The Muse said...

wow this was wonderful wish i could have been there!

Rue said...

Hi Sara :)

That picture of your cat cracked. me. up!! LOLOLOL

It looks like ya'll had a great time. That little girl is going to make a lot of money with those cards! What a talent :)

Now go decorate your house!! ;)


Natasha Burns said...

Your table looked great!
Wow Madison is seriously talented, and so young!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Ooh, thanks for taking me along, that was fun seeing everyone and hearing all the behind the scenes set ups and jack in the box moments ;)
Love the cupcakes and that Madison, what a talented girl.

~♥~ Monica S said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

Love the cupcakes... and I would have LOVED to have a couple of those candy canes ... mmm yum!


Diane said...

I love craft fairs! Looks like you have a great time. Madison's art work is amazing. Love your adorable clippies! ♥ Diane