Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Loving Life

After a heartwarming weekend at Walker Homestead, we are getting back to working in the gardens.   It's been a poor start to the growing season because of the weather.   I'm not sure I will have the amount of sweet annie I had last year, for the fall shows, but we are trying!  Hopefully it will catch up!   Silly catnip is EVERYWHERE though :-) Still need to make time for the catnip rats! 
I am up to my neck in some long overdue housework!  I've been organizing my fabric and cleaning out the craft room(s) and getting prepped for the next great push.... onward to Autumn.  The list is extremely long already, but with inspiration from all my past show photos I will get it done!
Last year's Deerfield booth was a knockout and it will be hard to beat.
My road is being reconstructed which will be at least a summer long project.  They started work on it yesterday morning and our property is lined with black plastic barriers. lovely, but it will look nice when they finish... 
Matthew has most of the vegetable garden planted, and I'm looking for a few things to add to it to dry for my prim shows.  The trees we had taken down should bring an abundance of sunshine.
We have some good prospects for another weekend picking trip, so Yay, that's always fun to look forward to.   
Enjoy this beautiful day ~  Denise and Matthew

Monday, June 20, 2016

Our Primitive Booth at Walker Homestead

 Well, it was another awesome show at Walker Homestead and we have not unpacked the vehicles yet, but already we are thinking ahead to fall, which is my favorite.   Our booth was jam packed with handmades and antiques, and we did quite well selling both.  We were both thankful to have the most picture perfect weather for the show!  
I am taking a few days to find my house again.... show season is tough, oh wait.... it's always show season for us.  It's a good thing we enjoy what we do!
some of our preserved sweet annie from last fall's harvest, and Matt's tufa planters.

outside our tent with some prim patriotic dolls and juicy watermelons.

the bucket bench stuffed with goodies.   above it our new handmades booth sign.

one of the back corners, with a mix of goods.

my favorite very heavy part of the display, onion drying racks make a great backdrop.

my trusty checkout stand.

some of our signs and boxes of ornies.... I like it better without the tree.  They all sold well.

the other back shady corner.

mostly handmades, and upcycled antiques under our new bigger Sassafras sign

front corner of the tent, looking out at Paul and Lynn Rulli's beautiful work...
Thank you everyone who made the journey to Walker Homestead to spend the beautiful day with us.  We came home very tired, but feeling very blessed. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

a busy week getting ready for Walker Homestead

We have had a busy busy week.   I finished everything I wanted to, and then some more.  So thankful to have a hubby who pitches in when help is needed.... a lot! 
Both vehicles are jammed from end to end with goodies for Walker Homestead.   I am glad I asked him if he put the tents on the roof of the expedition....... oooooooooohhhhhh, he said!   Good thing I asked, because we are leaving when that's done.
One of my Olde Liberty Dolls, mounted on 100 plus year old barnboard saved from the snowy year all the barns collapsed.  She is our show mascot this year..

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Milli Vanilli - Blame It On the Rain

yeah, yeah, yeah.   gotta blame it on something!    bopping out to some Milli Vanilli.... in such a great mood this afternoon. 
:-)  Some days rain makes everything better!   

Another picking trip planned for the morning and a stop to visit some dear friends, and we are ready as rain! 

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Friday, June 10, 2016

We Have Our Prims On, and Are Waiting Patiently!

Next up on our show agenda.... WALKER HOMESTEAD! 


  Thursday and Friday will be spent setting up, with great attention to every last detail, then Saturday morning, June 18th, it's showtime!

  We have worked really hard to bring you the finest of our work, and once again will have a double space! We will have a mix of antiques and handmade goods, and I think you will be pleased!  

This is truly one of our favorite shows, and we are blessed to be part of it.  The setting is serene, even while jam packed with prim enthusiasts.  The vendor lineup is spectacular, with some of the best from New England and beyond.  The owners of Walker Homestead are about as salt of the earth as you could hope to meet.  We look forward to being a part of it all, twice a year!

 Show details can be found on the show page, check the tabs above....

a snap of one of our booth corners from last year... 
Also, we have a great selection of handmades both at Hidden Treasures, and at Cozy Cat Primitives!

  As always thanks for your friendship and support! oxo, Denise and Matt
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