I am home. It has been a fast and furious week, traveling first to Indiana and then down to Tennessee for the
City Farmhouse Barn Show.
Thank you to David and Kim for putting this all together and producing such a beautiful event.
My dear friend Donna, of Homecoming and I decided to travel and set up next to each other at the show. I loaded the trailer and headed to IN to meet Donna, she loaded her stuff and then we headed to TN.
Her daughter April and son in law Russell helped us all week end. A big shout out to them for all the hard work that they did...
It was a lovely show, held on the grounds of the Idyll by the River Farm. The vendors were all spectacular and I enjoyed seeing all the great displays and wonderful antiques.
Donna and I wanted to do a herbarium/greenhouse theme in our booths.
Donna built a structure that looked like a greenhouse and her inspiration for it was the movie Practical Magic, her post is here.
I have always loved the set design of that movie and since I sold to them for that movie years ago when I had my shop, it sounded fun.
The lovely Donna
And the beautiful Ms. April, who by the way is expecting a baby girl!
Donna has such a great eye for display!
My booth was not so ambitious...
My theme was more nature study/apothecary/herbarium look...
I had some technical problems with my walls because the ground was so uneven, I couldn't do what I had originally planned.
My son made all the industrial lighting out of found vintage.
I made the stag out of felted white wool and a taxidermy form
We called him Charlie...
French linen pillows
The bust was a store display from 1930
Salesmen lace samples from the turn of the century under glass
and old books with watercolor paintings on the front page.
I painted "Leah" the cow in oil... Hebrew meaning for Leah is wild cow. The fern paintings are on burlap and made to look like fossils.
Nature studies on old book covers and herbariums on
old album pages.
Watercolor on old book pages on slate clipboard
Pressed fern from my garden under glass with soldered frame
Blessings in a bottle and angel bottle
Leather cuffs embellished with old hardware
Watercolor on old book and ledger pages
I really enjoyed getting ready for this show the last few weeks. Sitting in my studio watching the birds drink from the fountain outside my studio and enjoying the beautiful weather.
The very best thing about shows is meeting up with wonderful old friends, meeting new ones and seeing women you have known through blogging or fb and giving them a big old hug around the neck!
This alone makes all the work worth while...
I want to thank all of you that came out to the show and especially the gals that stopped by and said hello and told me how much they appreciate my blog... Thank you. I will try to post more often :)
And a special thank you to Donna for all her hard work.