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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Craft Market

This is the Sweet South Cottage they hosted their 1st Annual French Country Flea Market this past weekend and I was invited to participate.  It was an awesome experience!  There was such a sweet spirit that danced on the gentle breeze as we welcomed customers and visitors.  I would be honored to be invited again next year.
Here I am at our booth.  You can see the alcohol inks on the table to the left.  I had done a demonstration on inking tiles.  I was so surprised at the people who had NOT heard of this technique.  I have been asked to do a demonstration for the cottage at a later date.  I am also doing an experiment with the inked tiles and cannot wait to share the observations and results with you, good or bad.

Photographs don't lie, do they?  Uh yeah, I will be making some changes, like vertical interest to draw the customers in,.


I thought I had a wider view of the market with both sides of the vendor rows, guess not.  Our booth was the only colored one there, pink....the other ones were either white or a brownish.

This was the view across the field right behind our booth.
Seeing the sun rise over this house was magical.  Could have been a scene in a Disney movie.

All and all it was a great experience and I look forward to the next craft fair November 17th at Bradley's Country Store.

Be Blessed!

26 comments:

imac said...
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Dorothy said...

You are looking good, Darla! It's great to see up and smiling! Great pictures and I like this sort of event. Take care and don't un-do the hip operation.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

So Darla girl you have an aka of "Sandy"? an alter ego? hahaha
You are looking great even if on a crutch .. hope the pain levels are lower .. what a gorgeous day to have it on .. I forget other people have that type of weather ? LOL
That house is amazing!! .. I wonder what it would be like to live in it .. and of course you would have to have a stupendous garden to match it.
Wow .. it would be a lot of work eh? .. I think I talked myself out of it now ? hahaha
You are doing fantastic girl : )
Joy
PS thanks for dropping by my blog in my "dark" mood ? LOL

sharon said...

I have not heard of the ink tile technique...,Please do a post!!
I have a house like that one only its yellow...and its a bit smaller with the turret on the left..everyone calls it a dollhouse...

imac said...

Great Pics Darla, of you and stalls. also the House, wouldnt mind living there.

Sorry Darla, Im on my bended knees to ask forgiveness
for this stupid error. lol

GRACE PETERSON said...

Hey Darla girl, you look so pretty in these photos and I love that you're smiling. This must mean the pain is easing up. I hope so.

What a wonderful venue for a craft fair. The sunshine and that house in the distance, truly magical. I love that your tent was pink!!!!

One thing I used to do years ago when sold dried flower arrangements was to stack vintage wood crates on the table tops. They wouldn't be all that tall, but they'd give the illusion of height and the aged wood goes with everything.

It must have been such an honor to give a demonstration. I can't wait to see the results of your experimentation.

What did you think of Nikki and Victor and all that Y&R music? I guess we're supposed to be thrilled that they're back together. Personally, I'm glad but not thrilled. Write when you can. Hugs.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You are looking well, hope that everything is doing fine.

What a lovely setting for a craft fair, sounds like you had a very successful run.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Look at you getting around. Awesome. Sounds like a fun event and you're going to have more! Take care.

FlowerLady said...

What a lovely lady you are Darla.

Your pink booth catches the eye and draws people in.

Glad to see you smiling. Take care and don't do too much as you heal.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

daisy said...

Looks like a wonderful way to take your mind off of all you've been through lately! Hope you had fun. Never heard of the ink technique you referred to, but would like to hear more!
Continued blessings...

Kristin said...

You had me at French Market . . . You look so pretty there on your crutches and big smile! AND your booth looked great - looking forward to seeing the tile experiment, xoxo

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Skeeter said...

Big Smile crutch and all! You have been one busy bee and I must remind you to slow down and heal... I know, when you have energy it is difficult to sit still. I hope you know your limits though. Would hate to see a setback in your recovery. Hope your daughter is better also. Enjoy this beautiful Fall and creating...

Lona said...

I am glad it all went well Darla. I am like your doctor though you need to take care. LOL!

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Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I know you were thrilled to get out and be a part of the craft market. Love your tiles, think they are quite lovely.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Look at you....out there with all the other crafty folks!
YOU look awesome...so glad it was a good experience.
That house is amazing!
XO

Lindsay Weirich said...

what a lovely craft fair! I am singed up to do one in december, brilliant on having a demo, i might have to steal that idea!

Poppy said...

Hi Darla,

How exciting to have a booth at a French Country Flea Market! Miss going to such fun events. Thanks for sharing and bringing back some cozy memories.

Poppy

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