Congratulations to the lovely Taylor and her new husband Nate! I had the honor of designing their wedding flowers for this weekend! Here’s a little peek into the last 2 days!
I always love a cheery yellow setting! I’ve been spending a lot of time outside lately in the garden, dinner on the patio, and enjoying the nicer weather and sunshine so this yellow feels right at home.
Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m staying home this holiday. I NEVER stay home on a holiday weekend unless there’s something serious happening, like a photo shoot of my house for example. No, there’s not another photo shoot, at least not right now. I’ve been gone half of this month and I’m trying to slow it down. I’m still struggling with the idea, enough where I might get twitchy and just jump in the car because I can’t stand it, but I’m planning to do yard work, nap, hang out with friends, and rustle up some vintage. I’ve gotten started on yard work this last week by replanting the front yard and putting in the veggie gardens but I’ve got a ton of trimming, digging, and dividing to do! I’m also going to have a SALE in both shops! This weekend you can save 25% off my artgoodies and vintagegoodies shops! The SALE starts at 3 pm today and goes through Tues at early bird am!
This weekend I’ll be selling artgoodies products at the Show of Hands show in Chicago. Click here to see all the other amazing maker designers who will be there! And bring Mom, it is Mother’s Day Weekend after all.
April was a busy month with the Apartment Therapy photo shoot/ home tour, finishing and sending off product to Whole Foods stores in NY. I partnered up with Whole Foods and Etsy Wholesale for that one, I’ve been sew busy (pun intended) I think I forgot to share that here. Also, getting ready and traveling to and from The Country Living Magazine Fair in TN (more on that later), birthdays (including mine), my parents anniversary, the start of vintage buying season, and my regular artgoodies work load. I’ve been crazy busy but I’ve been having a great time. I’m beginning to wonder what kind of energy I’m operating on. My mom has been telling me for quite some time I’m like the Energizer bunny. I guess when you’re happy doing what you love you have extra power to keep going. Also, the fact that you are entirely responsible for it ALL adds a little push. Truth be told after this last month and travel I went to bed at 7:15 last night. But, I got up at 4 am to go to an antique show over by Detroit with my pal Abby of Binks and the Bad Housewife. It’s nice when you can find friends who drank the go go juice from the same magical fountain of go getters. Flea marketing and antique shopping with someone who is also an early bird and can keep the pace is helpful. You get in and out like a vintage ninja before the crowd has had their coffee. For most of my vintage finds as of late follow me on instagram here, get a sneak peek before items head to the shop! Now about that color of the month! Enjoy!
I’m almost all set up for The Country Living Magazine Show this weekend in Lebanon, TN! I picked up my trusty travel partner on the way down, AKA Show Dad. It’s fun to spend some quality time with my dad, have help at the show, and it really helps when traveling and doing a big show to have someone who pretty much has your same sense of humor. We got down here earlier than my usual show rush and it feels pretty awesome to have a break and be a little bit more relaxed than the usual rush! Here’s a sneak peek of my booth! Come see me for artgoodies: NEW 16×16 pillows making their public debut! zippered pouches, towels, stuffies, and full aprons. AND of course, vintage: tablecloths, trays, housewares, planters, handmade pillows, scrap packs, and other odds and ends! See me early for the best selection and a couple early bird specials!
I’ve been off the road for almost 3 years now staying busy with my growing and changing business, plus a couple house photo shoots etc. It’s time for me to hit the road again doing some select shows. Join me in Lebanon, TN just outside of Nashville for The Country Living Magazine Fair April 24-26! Follow me here on instagram as I pack it up and move it out! This’ll give you a little sneak peek into my booth and what I’m bringing! My booth will be a colorful explosion of artgoodies and vintagegoodies! Really it will be your textile HQ with artgoodies towels, pillows, zippered pouches, aprons. PLUS vintage pillows I whipped up, tons of vintage tablecloths (I lost count, 70 plus at this point). Vintage housewares galore including Pyrex, trays, and a few other of your favorite surprises.
April showers bring May flowers! Spring! My favorite time of year as plants start to emerge, rummage sales fire up, the cottage opens back up, and the weather starts to warm! Plus April means a flurry of birthdays and my parents anniversary so there are extra things to celebrate!