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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Our Annual Craft Show ,,, Now A Memory

Hello Friends.  I am not going to apologize for my absence because I have been so busy.  As most of you crafters know this is a very busy time of the year for crafting with all the fall shows.  I had to buckle down and work really hard the last month to have items made for our Labor Day show. I was blessed to have Holly and Darbee Rae come one day and help.  Darbee loved sanding for me.

   It is a 3 day show in our home town and we have been doing it for years.  I was a slacker this year and did not meet my quota that I should have gotten done.  But that is okay.  Mr. P. had his re purposed furniture which brings lots more money.  Actually I only have a few tables and use his furniture to display my items.  We did have a wonderful show despite the heat. 

Just love having lots of customers waiting on us when we open.

All these pieces were going home with one couple early on Saturday morning.  I really think I enjoyed this show better than any in years past.  We have so many customers who come and visit every year.  This year one lady brought pictures of her vintage/country farmhouse kitchen.  She had used many items she had purchased over the years from Mr. P.  Let me tell you, it was magazine material.  Beautiful.!     This year she purchased a chippy old white mantel and said it was going into her dining room, and would be sure to bring pictures back next year to show us.
Meeting new customers is always fun too.  We had a lady whose husband is on a work visa here from the Netherlands.  She bought a big heavy white bench Mr. P. had built and had an old 6 panel wood door for the back.  She ask if she paid extra would he put it on rollers and deliver it to her home.  He agreed and on Sunday afternoon our son -in-law went with him to deliver it in a neighboring city.  He came back saying the house was huge, in a gated community on the golf course, and ALL her furniture was on rollers.  Hmmmm, wonder if that is a common thing in her country.  She assured him when they went back home it would be on the container to go back to her country with her.  How neat to have a piece of Mr. P's furniture going so far away.
This year I added a fruit stand to my craft items.  It was so much fun watching folks come by and think the watermelons and peaches were real.  They were the hit of the show and once word got around all the vendors were coming over to see them.  They were made by  patterns from Make Me A Memory.  I so enjoyed making them.
A close up of the watermelons and peaches.

Some more random photos from the show.  Ornaments are my biggest sellers,  While stitcheries run a close race.  I am sorry we did not get a picture of the whole booth. 


These tussie muses were new and a great seller.  They were from a Dee Duncan pattern.
As always Mr. P. had his chairs and flowers.  This was my favorite one this year and the first one to sell early Saturday morning.  It was planted in an old sewing machine cabinet.
This photo was taken on Sunday afternoon, and you can see clearly how empty the booth had become. And we still had one more day to go.
Well another year has come and gone and I would like to say thank you to our family, friends, and loyal customers that support us every year.  Thank you to all the new customers and new friends we made at this show and hope to see you again next year.
So.....did we take a long rest once the show was over??? No,,, on Tuesday we left out for a much needed vacation.  Can't wait to share those photos with you in my next post.
Thank you all for stopping by.  I haven't forgotten my giveaway that will come up soon.  Stay tuned. Hope you all have a wonderful evening.  Until next time.


  1. Those watermelons look so real! Sounds like you had a good show!

  2. Oh my!!!! I am glad that it went so well! I would have been in your booth for A WHILE... Love your little helper! How is going with the losing teeth with her? I loved the pictures on your daughter's blog of her excitement! Oh, I need to go back through your booth! THank you for letting me visit!!!!!


  3. So great that you had a good show and sold out.


    Cool fruit.

  4. Oh what a special booth you had! I would be in heaven if any of the craft shows around here had stuff like that. Love it all! Can't wait to read about your vacation, sounds like you needed one!
    Be blessed,

  5. Congrats on a great show!! Love your Fruit Stand...your display was awesome!! So glad you got away for a vacation. I have 2 shows back to back...one on Sept. 28th and the another one on Oct. 5th. After that we are taking off on a vacation to the mountains and then I have my big show on Thanksgiving Weekend.

  6. Heck no you don't have to apologize. You really did have a great show. That's great to have repeat customers, and one from the Netherlands no less, wow. Your hubby's furniture looks grand and I was fooled too by your faux fruit! You did an amazing job, it looks so real. That's an adorable helper you got there too :)


  7. Hi Angela,
    Glad you had a great show!!! Those are the best!!! The funiture Mr. P. made looks amazing!!! And those watermelons look real!!!


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