Monday, July 7, 2008

Fun on the Fourth

My sweet husband got up reeeaally early with me on July 4th to help me set up my tent, etc. at Old Stuff on Main Street in Silverton. Not long after we arrived, we were greeted by Joy (who organized the event) and given a little breakfast treat of blueberry coffee cake, juicy grapes and coffee. Yum! It didn't take long for us to get the tent up and everything else unloaded. I didn't take large pieces of furniture, so had to create an interesting area using tables and table coverings. I could have sold the old, gauzey curtains that I use as over-cloths many, many times throughout the day - but didn't. I'm kind of attached to them. And, of course, I didn't get a picture of them, but here is my mannequin all dolled-up for the 4th!It was a shock to a few because I never have red! I couldn't resist - the day called for it. We didn't get the showers that were predicted (whew!), but we did get a few gusts of wind that caught me off guard. My pot of branches and birds almost took off a couple of times! It ended up leaning a bit, but the metal birds hung around. Luckily, none of the quail eggs bit the dust.

This stack of sweet, old suitcases found new homes ....
and a bride-to-be will be using some of these soft posies for her special day!
Many old friends were there and I met a few new ones. There were so many people and dogs!!! Next year I will take treats for all the new, fuzzy-faced, four-footed friends I made. It was a great show and very well attended. I look forward to doing it again next year. Here are some pictures of lovely things: creamy platters - Diane (Molly Mo's), prom dress - Joy (Aunties) and charms - Sheila (Halo Hill), a collection of bottles - Sue, fabulous quilts - Carol, and handmade Americana -Stephanie (The Hearts of Hartmann).





Silverton provided a truly an old-fashioned, July 4th celebration which was refreshing and delightful! I only wished I had taken time to take pictures of the older gentlemen of the town. They spent the day watching the crowd from the sidewalk benches. It truly reminded me of a slower, simplier time where people gathered as a community to visit, enjoy good food and celebrate the day with more than a bunch of fireworks at the end of the day. Hope you had a wonderful celebration and a safe journey home. M.

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

Hi Martha -
It would have been fun to join you in Silverton but I don't think my family would have appreciated my disappearance. They were all at my house. It looks like you had a great time and had some great things to share with folks who needed them. Maybe I can join the fun next year.
~Adrienne~

Maison Douce said...

It was an absolutely delightul show, all because of all you amazing gals...!! Love my drapes!!
Isabel

Branderella said...

It was fun wasnt it? I had alot of fun walking around to the other booths than sitting at my own =D I hope i can get into another sale with all you ladies
XOXO Brandie

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Sounds and looks divine Martha. Love the patriotic PoP of red in your displays. Happy the bad weather passed you by and no one got wet. I am luvin' the mani with the blue and purple dress and those 2 quilts hanging up. Yummmmmmm
smiles,
DarLy*~

A Thing for Roses said...

So fun to see you as always and to finally meet your sweet hubby. Your booth was so charming. I hope you sold lots. Have a great week. Coming to Expo for shopping?

Hugs,

Lisa

Gayle said...

Martha--I bought your "Thank your lucky stars" sign and the ooh-la-la clipboard....I like what you do very much....Gayle

Nancy said...

Oh Martha...looks like you had a wonderful time...Love your pieces! Wish I lived closer...I would have loved those suitcases! I collect them...

I am so happy you had such a great time...nice to have a holiday like that...fun!

Have a great week!
Hugs, Nancy

Aleta said...

Hi Martha,
Bill and I were going to come down for the Silverton show and then decided we had too much going on here. I'm sad to have missed it. You know how much I love your work!!

Hugs and hugs, Aleta

Christine LeFever said...

I had such a wonderful time at that faire, Martha. Everything was so sweet and lovely and I adore my new crown by you!

Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!!!!!!

FourSistersInACottage said...

Oh Martha,
WHAT FUN and I just love all your goodies you had for sale. Sure wished I lived closer and could visit you, or better yet, do some shows with you. Now wouldn't that be a hoot!!!
Hugs and Love,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

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