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Bon weekend – to Market we go!

It will be a busy weekend coming up with tomorrow at the Charleston Farmers Market and Sunday at the Maker’s Market at Mixson! Several of my fellow CFM vendors will be at Mixson. I had great time last month even though we got rained out after several hours. Met some great people, had some great food and drinks and loved the music.

I hope it’s a safe and fabulous Labor Day Weekend for everyone!

Charleston Farmers Market

{ The 2012 CFM poster artist is fellow CFM vendor Amanda McLenon. }

The 2012 season of the Charleston Farmers Market opened on Saturday. I don’t think we could have asked for a more beautiful day in terms of weather and turnout. We had a blast. Last year was kind of like the first day of high school, only at a school in a new district. Not only were we part of the freshman class but we didn’t know anyone. This year felt like we were returning sophomores, with the day far more relaxed and I think possibly more exciting than last year. That didn’t change that we barely got any sleep the night before and we were so fired up as we were leaving I thought I was going to spend a few hours in the garden… until we started driving home and the exhaustion hit. We totally crashed when we got home.

Michael made some fabulous new stands and while we only used one on Saturday, they’re going to work perfectly for my pillows and bags.

Needless to say, I am so excited and so thankful to be participating again this year!

Bon Weekend

It’s been a good week thus far. I received my letter of acceptance for the 2012 Charleston Farmers Market season and I’m thrilled to be returning! I also sold my sweet baby blue dragon tote this week. I gave it a great big hug before sending it off to it’s new home.

I’ll end the blogging week with some photos my friend Amy shared with me last night of an exhibition at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco featuring Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping. The piece is called ‘Wu Zei’, a cuttlefish-octopus hybrid measuring 25 metres. It is hung over the museum’s main chandelier (known as Medusa chandelier) allowing the head to glow.

Read more about this installation on the Oceanographic website and Art Culture.

{ All images from expo.oceano.org }

Have a safe and fabulous weekend!

Monday, Monday

Whew, what a weekend! Our night at Middleton (Thursday) as a lot of fun and we got some pretty decent photos. Friday was scrambling for various home things and to finish several pillows for the closing weekend of the Farmers Market. Saturday was a record day and it was sad to say goodbye to many new friends made during the season. Fingers crossed that we’re in for next year!

Here’s one of the few shots I’ve edited and most likely my favorite of the batch, antlers in the tanning shed.

I’ll have more photos online this week as well as some shop updates. I keep saying I’m going to update the shop and yet… it hasn’t happened. I seriously need some inspiration for the styling of the pillows when they’re photographed.

Charleston Farmers Market

Every weekend in December the Charleston Farmers Market is open Saturday AND Sunday! We’ll be back downtown in the morning, but I wanted to share today’s score from Sea Island Savory Herbs. I was tickled to no end with Danielle’s creation. She has several vintage goods bursting with succulents. Please check them out and take one home!

Thank you, Kelly Sauer!

A couple weeks back I had the pleasure to meet Kelly Sauer while she snapped a few photos of my booth. The Farmers Market is a great place to take photos, that’s for sure! Kelly and her husband happened upon the booth during lull in activity. That allowed me time to talk a bit and watch. I love to watch photographers. I got an email yesterday letting me know she posted some of the images on her blog. They’re fantastic and I even blushed when I read her wonderful write-up! Please check out the rest of her work, it is gorgeous.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Kelly!

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Evita’s ‘Vintage Panama’ Room
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The Weekend

Saturday was my second weekend at the Charleston Farmers Market. I’ve had some pretty decent sales both days and some great feedback from Market goers. The first weekend was a little wobbly as I really hadn’t worked out the dynamics of my both displays and such, but it really wouldn’t until I physically set up for a day. I took notes and made changes/improvements and this is what it looked like on Saturday.

I still have a few more things that I want to make to help the bib necklaces look better. I’m starting to think about this tutorial on Design*Sponge.

For Mother’s Day we made a new fountain for my mother (she lives with us). We have an old millstone that belonged to my grandmother and it passed into my mother’s possession when I was a child. It was placed at the threshold to the main entrance of their last home for 25 years. It was one of the last items to be removed when they sold the house.

Millstone fountain

I’m very pleased with it and can’t wait to see the plants we planted in the water to start showing. We’ll add some fish in a few weeks. The water flow is very gentle and shouldn’t be to much for them.

Mom’s having back surgery this afternoon and I think this space is a nice addition to her ‘recovery suite’, as she calls it.

I’ll raise you eight inches

As promised, here are pics from the new raised edible garden. We planted tomatoes, eggplant, squash, zucchini, several varieties of peppers, basil, oregano and thyme. I’ve also added a few Nasturtiums we had patiently waiting for this space and we’ll add more companion/beneficials/more edibles in the coming weeks.

Mid-April Side

Also in the picture is the newly hung Green Man at the gate. Very happy to see him out and about again!

Now, on the my first day at the Farmers Market. But only it wasn’t. We were in line for those horrendous storms that hit other areas of the southeast and we really dodged something terrible, and my heart goes out to all who were affected by them. Wind Advisories were in place for Saturday and when we got downtown at 6:00 there were maybe 6 tents set up. The winds were pretty brisk and one of the vendors told us that several others had canceled. Our spot is on Tobacco Road, which was much windier than the King Street side and my stuff can be easily lifted from displays. So we decided to cancel. Unknown to me (as I didn’t check email on the way downtown) was an email telling those of us with fine art, glassware and anything that could be damaged to not feel obligated to come down.

As vendors, are required to have our tents weighted down. Some people use the sandbags that are made for the commercial tents, some use barbell weights and some get crafty. That’s what we decided to do. Michael made these awesome cement weights using pvc pipes, caps and and eye bolt with a washer.

Tent Weights

Saturday did turn out to be a nice day as we’d been very fortunate in skirting the storm, but we were told that Tobacco Road still had some pretty fierce winds and were wise to have canceled.

Bon Weekend – I’m flying right now!

I’m kind of feeling like Super Girl right now as I just got the email informing me that I have been selected as an artisan vendor for the Charleston Farmers Market! I am part of the Rotating Market which means that I’ll be there bi-monthly. There may be an opportunity to become full time, but as of now, I am focusing on the fantastic opportunity that has been offered to me! The Market starts on Saturday, April 9. I don’t know if I’ll be there on odd or even weekends but I will update once I get the news.


I see so many wonderful things during the week that I want to share as a full feature, but I just don’t have the time to write about them. I’m going to try something that a lot of folks do, which is a Friday Favorites list of my favorite post of that week.
National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched house, creating a real-life version of Pixar’s animated hit film Up.

Mobile Urban Landscapes.

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

{ Photo credit: Free Pretty Things for You . Found via Pinterest. }

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