Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Time to Give Thanks to All

Whenever I participate in a show, I feel like it is a reunion of sorts.  I get to visit and get reacquainted with some of the nicest people.  Some times I see them in other settings, but most of the time at one antique- related event or another.   I got so many hugs and well-wishes!  

So it's time to thank everyone that made it possible for me to continue doing these shows.  I have come to the conclusion and realization that I can't do this alone. 

So - lots of love and thanks to my husband, Mark.  I can't begin to list all the things he does so I can pursue this passion I seem to have for the sweet, old things I drag home.  Thankful that he still wants me to drag my old-self home, especially after I fill the garage more than the half I designated for my stuff.  His half is always getting invaded.

Elf Patty.  Elf Patty cracks the whip and makes sure I keep cranking out the stuff for you all.  There are days that I am ready to quit.  Those are the days when I'm tired, stiff, sore, sleep-deprived and did I say tired?  She keeps me laughing, motivated and helps me keep the creative juices flowing.  A person couldn't have a better elf.  We love ya Patty.  I also had the help of a couple of other elves:  Betty and Valerie.  Big hugs to you two - too!

Diane and Matt Kaser.  This couple has managed to create a wonderful venue for all of us junkers to sell our wares and for all you collectors to shop 'til you drop!  Their countryside home is the perfect setting for antiquing.  They make it a breeze for vendors to set up, they host a Friday night potluck and barbeque and have made the day of the sale much easier for our customers.  Parking, food & beverages, music, and restrooms were all top notch. 

Last, but not least, all of my friends/customers that came see me.  Your support keeps me creating. 
Your kind words fill my heart and make it sing.  Thank you.

I didn't get many pictures.  Unfortunately, the only ones I got were of my space just before the sale began.  There were so many wonderful vendors with spaces full of tempting things.  Visit their blogs for  more pictures.    Here are the few pics I took. 

Next post:  a new mascot!?! M.


Andy's Attic said...

One of these days I will make it down to one of your sales. I had it on my calendar and then went north for three days and was too tired for a four hour drive back and forth. It all looks so great!!

Petit Coterie said...

I would have loved to have been at your show. You have some wonderful things!


Jennifer Evans said...

It was so awesome to see you Martha! I got some beautiful shots of your work and can't wait for you to see them! ;) There is a sneak peek here: http://createoften.blogspot.com/

Sigh! I am so inspired every time I get the pleasure of see your work. Thanks again!



Molly Mo's said...

Thank you Martha for being such a great friend and supporter!
Love you to death :)

Rebecca Grinder said...

Martha, it was so fun to see you and the other sweet ladies again this year! Blessing to you!

- Becca Grinder

sandy said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I wish I were closer so I could come to the sale!

I'm totally with you in needing so much help from everyone. My whole family pitches in, I take up a whole car space and more in the garage while getting ready, and my two friends who are in business with me are always willing to help each other out!

Thanks for sharing your fun photos! They make me smile! sandy

chicroses said...

Just visiting your blog. Love the things you have in your space in the pictures. I am pursuing just doing shows so getting ideas. If you are ever around Tri-cities Wash. drop in Benton city. Old gas station and flea market 2nd sat of each month except the winter. Sally

Sammy Girl said...

Hi, M! Just read Sally's comment and wish we could run away to visit shows ... You are a fab friend and have such a great creative spark! Hugs and here's to a super week!
B :)

Tejae: Heart Shaped Art said...

I wish I could have been there to rummage through all the cool items. It all looks amazing.

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