We are back home from Indiana, unloaded, packed away and resting our tired feet but all with a smile on our faces. Jody and I, as you might well know, were vendors at
Horton's French Flea Market in Tipton IN this weekend.
A big thank you goes out to Tim and Karen Horton for this event and helping me make this experience as easy as possible. And of course to Bill and Donna Jenkins for their generous hospitality, loving heart and for just being so (dag-gum) crazy.
Donna really out-did herself this year on organizing this event, from the new vendors to all the attractions. She did an amazing job on the overall theme and design as you walk in, you really felt like you were walking down a street in Paris. Every detail was orchestrated by her hand, from the overall pallet of the vendors to the mimes putting on a show in front of the photo booth she made from old doors. Not only did the "Whirling Dervish" aka Donna make sure everyone was set up and comfortable in their surroundings but put up an amazing tent herself.
D. Reyne' at Everyday Elegance
Donna... looking through "rose colored glasses", one of the themes this year at the French Fleamarket.
Her amazing hand painted pillows, aprons and message boards.
Donna's sweet Texas rose April, came to help her mother with her booth.
The theme for her booth was "Artist Pallet".
Every detail of Donna's booth was theme related, even her price tags were paint chips.
The whole market was jumping as soon as they opened the gates, it was so festive!
The theme this year for the French Flea Market was
Le Vie En Rose
Looking Through Rose Colored Glasses
Karen Kay Horton, in front of the award winning pie shop
Here are some other blog vendors that had great displays
Jackie of Shambora Studios
Carrie and Doug of Hot House Market
Funny thing with Hot House Market, they were right next to us at Farm Chicks but due to unforeseen circumstances they couldn't make it. Glad to have finally met them here!
Alee of Damask Designs and her ShopGirls
Their tent displays won the contest!
Those Girls crack me up...
Nicki from Vintage Farm House
Angela from Unexpected Elegance
Here are some random pictures of the
Our next door neighbor was
This is Holly Horton and she makes beautiful jewelry and knitted wear
I think Donna did a incredible job of picking the vendors so there was a compatible variety of goods and displays.
I hope everyone is staying cool and I can't wait to get around and visit with you and see what you have been up to. I have a little time on my hands today and it is down time and resting for me.
The heat was exhausting.
Next post will be our tent at the French Flea