Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pew Bows anyone?

Hi Everyone,

Things have been in high gear here and being off the road has been a huge help, trust me when I say that. The joy of doing shows in a million places is meeting a whole lot of cool people, getting involved in really beautiful events, like weddings and celebrations and finding out where our things end up at, but the downside is handmade things can not be made anywhere but here.
Just a small hiccup

One consistent item we sell is burlap garland, by itself in rolls, made into simple bows, 

made into elaborate pew bows
I know, aren't they beautiful? But, after you have seen say 80 or 90 of them, they start to wear on you just a little bit.

Just like the 90 cases of burlap garland that just arrived. 90 cases, they go on forever and ever. Sad thing is they won't last long and I will be searching for scraps to finish something! Happens every shipment.

Remember this guy?  We all know how popular and beloved our wreath is. They eat up 4 rolls of garland at a time. 

It amazes me how long it takes to make the wreath, make the roses and whoosh, they are gone in the next show and back to the drawing board.

So on top of bows, runners, jar wraps and wreaths, next comes all of the new slip covered journals. They are all naked right this second and can not come out and play  but as soon as I can I will try to post pictures of them all dressed up and ready to party.

Schedules are picking up as well. First off the bat, is our new location in Indiana for the Indie Arts and Vintage Show. We are moving to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for this show only on April 6, 2013 and at the exact same time our show is going on, the 3rd Annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace is happening. Two shows one location. What a great Saturday! Make plans to spend the whole day with all of us at the fairgrounds.

One show we are thrilled to be invited to is The Vintage Market up in Rockford Illinois.

Here's my friend Polly driving to a junk sale now,
Just kidding Pol, but I do love that picture and truly believe you two could be sisters!

Here they are really,
She and her amazing hubby Steve actually open their home and invite 15 of us crazy vendors to come in and show our wares. Last year's Roscoe event was so cool and we all had such a great time. So on to Rockford next month. Please come join us and shop as Polly has listed, handmade, vintage, re-purposed, shabby romantic, rustic farm style and vintage garden. Sounds like something for everyone.

And it is finally here. Allegan is back and we couldn't be happier. We really miss all of our great friends up there and weather permitting, we will have a great show on April 28. Can not wait to see that beautiful area this year. Look out Larry, the block captain is on her way!

Here's the road schedule for the next little bit,

April  6 2013  -  Indie Arts and Vintage, Indiana Sate Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN

April 19-20  2013  -  The Vintage Market, 919 Garfield Avenue, Rockford IL

April  28  2013  -  Allegan Antiques Market, Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan MI

May  6  2013  -  Indie Arts and Vintage BACK OUTDOORS ! ! ! Glendale Shopping Center Parking Lot, Indianapolis IN

May  17 -18  2013  NA DA Farm Event  2423 South Woodlawn Road, Esmond IL 

May  24 - 25  2013  The Vintage Farmhouse Spring Market  9180 Hunt Club Road Zionsville IN

May 26  2013 Allegan Antiques Market, Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan MI

Can you believe two great events in Illinois? Pinch me, I must be dreaming. The car will think we are mad at it.

I am tired just typing all of that . . .whew. I had better get back to work


the Muze


  1. LOVE those bows!

    We are honored that you and George and your oh-so-beautiful items are joining us at the Vintage Market next month. It's going to be a lot of fun. We are working on making it a little different than other our shows. This weekend we are wallpapering a wall in the house with vintage photos. Steve does not get nearly as delighted about my projects as I do. =)

    Your show schedule is CRAZY and I know from whence I speak! So glad that we are not doing the circuit full time this season. We might be poor as church mice but I'll have some small bit of sanity again.

    Blessings to you and Mr. Radio.... Polly

    1. Polly
      Look carefully, just a tad less crazy then last year, only 3 out of 4 weeks on the road in both months ! Almost feels like a vacation . . . NOT !
      We are bundling some wonderful things in preparation for your Market, including two brand new style burlap wreaths just for you.
      Til we see you in a couple of weeks, stay calm and moving forward, (seems to help!)
      G & S

  2. We will have to make the trip up to Rockford then to your show. Perhaps you can stop on your way to see our new home :) I'm interested in getting a burlap wreath. Will you have some at the show for sale?
    <3 your favorite niece

  3. that is a heck of a lot of burlap garland! and a heck of a show schedule- wow! how do your hands survive the burlap, mine generally look like a mechanics from digging in old sheds and cleaning disgusting finds but I can wear gloves. you guys and your work are amazing. love the wreaths!

  4. Need any for 3 Wrens ? LOL Seriously. It is as soft as butter, that's why I buy and work with the company I do.

    Any decision on June 1? I have you penciled in to the space next to mine, c'mon up to Midland !