Whew! I am sitting on my sofa this morning, knowing I should finish planting my bedding flowers while the weather is FINALLY behaving. But I am savoring the downtime instead. The house is quiet . . . boys to school and work and hubby off to work as well. Someone let the chickens out this morning (we have stopped letting them be free range because of coyote attacks!) so I am enjoying listening to them cackling near my windows. The birds are chirping and our barn kittens are rolling and playing on the porch, trying to convince me I need to keep ALL of them. With an iced tea at my side and sunshine in my windows, I am very happy this morning.
|Our Booth Right Before we Opened . . .|
|Here come the crowds!|
This break is much needed and earned. Last weekend, on June 2 and 3, we were vendors in The Farm Chicks Antique Show. It was the most amazing weekend. We had our booth stuffed to overflowing, as you can see in our last blog. When the doors opened, we were amazed at the mass of humanity flowing through our little booth. By the end of day one, our booth was practically empty. We were exhausted but so happy. Everyone loved our booth and lavished us with compliments. They loved our fair prices and one-of-a-kind pieces. My heart was smiling!
The customers were so sweet and filled my day with sunshine. They made all of this work so worth it and I was so happy to know a piece I had spent hours on was going to a good home. Sometimes I develop personal attachments to my creations and it is almost hard to let them go . . . when I know they are going to a good home, it makes me happy. Perhaps the best was a little girl who kept eyeballing my little metal suitcase I had lettered "Follow Your Dreams" on. She was so excited to have that little suitcase to store all of her treasures in. Seeing her face light up when her Mama decided to buy it for her, was pure joy.
We got home from the show Saturday about 8 pm and I instantly was flying around like a chicken on steroids. I raided the old garage, the back side of our chicken coop that stores old garden goods, and our big old shop. I threw out the tarps and started painting like a mad woman. I ran into the house and pulled pictures off the walls, bowls and crocks from the cupboards and linens from the drawers. By 2:30 in the morning I finally fell into bed, exhausted. At 5 am, Ron and I both got up and re-loaded all of this into the U-haul. We needed the entire two hours they allowed us in early to get everything priced and set up. We were amazed how well it came together considering most of it hadn't even been planned to be a part of the show to begin with! LOL! By the end of the day, most of this had moved as well!
|I was amazing at how many kids were at the Show|
. . . Little Junkers in training!
By the time we were taking down the booth, we were so exhausted. I swore my feet belonged to Teddy Rupskin (remember him . . . his feet were these fat blobs . . .) and I had muscles and joints that ached that I had never even felt before! But we knew it was a great success and somehow that made the pain seem worth it . . . the pain became kind of a badge of honor!
|I was so tempted to keep this old porch swing|
. . . we sold it almost instantly!
|The Darling Creator of The Farm Chicks,|
|It seems like this was only yesterday!|
|Our Livng Room with our "New to Us" Wingbacks!|
|Sigh . . . Wingback Love!|
|This fun loving boy still melts my heart!|
|He just makes me smile!|
So today I am resting up and restoring my energy. I need to really start focusing on my show, "Pickin' on the Prairie" that will be here at Past Blessings Farm August 18th and 19th. So tomorrow, it is back to business!
Hugs & Blessings,