Thursday, September 20, 2012

Columbus Country Living Fair

Well, WOW, is all I can say to describe this past weekend. Columbus is always a busy show , but this one tops them all. Our neighbors were great , the weather was fantastic and the shoppers were out in full force.  Everything just came together, what a blessing!  
The Atlanta CL Fair is the end of October, so it's back to busy, busy, busy for us. If  you are in the Atlanta, GA area October 26th , 27th or 28th, come by the fair.  You won't be disappointed.  There are always alot of great vendors, demonstrations and good food. The fair is at Stone Mountain Park , which is just beautiful this time of year.
Just want to leave you with a few pictures of our booth from the fair. Until next time.........

Our Booth

Some of our memo boards , framed  ceiling tiles and a  ceiling tile shelf.

Great wooden shoe factory rack .  Sorry they are gone.

Vintage grain sack pillow covers, angel vine and a sweet paper mache lamb form the Apple Festival Parade.

Tim in action!!!
                                                                     Our Neighbors
Antebellum Farmhouse and Hedy Regal Designs

True North

Crocus Corner

Horsey Hall

Joe from Flower Child

Friday, June 1, 2012

 Great Spring Shows

Well, April and May were crazy to say the least.  It started with The Country Living Fair in Austin Tx and ended with The Vintage Marketplace in Springfield, Ohio. Both shows were GREAT. Lots of wonderful vendors, shoppers and friends
At the Austin show , Tim's mom, Alice went with us. This was her first Country Living Fair and boy did she get a work out.  She also makes the great messenger bags that we take.  Since it was  the first Tx CL show, we didn't know what to expect.  But we were not disappointed.  The crowds were huge and so friendly.  I think everyone  was a little disappointed over the lack of food vendors, but this will be corrected and next year's show will be even better.
The VintageMarketplace in Springfield was May18th thru the 20th.  Tim and I did this show by ourselves.  This was the fist time for The Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Extravaganza.  The show was awesome and the sales were great.  Sue Whitney , of Junk Market Style, gave the show her special touch.  This show will just keep getting better.
Now , that the shows are over , I get to relax .  Well, maybe just a little bit.  I do have two booths to keep up with, my Etsy shop and oh yeah, stockpiling for those two big Country Living Fairs in the fall. That means auctions , flea markets and junk shopping which I LOVE to do. So I will close with a few pics from the shows.
Julie's candles, melts and rings.

Vintage Marketplace Springfield, Ohio

A Pearl Girl's Messenger Bags and my aprons and image sachets.
Sue Sullivan of Sullivan an
Tim , my husband and best friend!

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Shopper's Dream

If you  are a shopper of junk, vintage , antiques, handmade, plants, repurposed,  uniques or just about anything else you can think of , then you need to head for Springfield, Ohio this weekend.  It is time for the Springfield Extravaganza, a huge indoor/outdoor show that is one of the largest in the country.   This event is held at the Clark County Fairgrounds.    A new addition at the Extravaganza will be the Vintage Marketplace, featuring Sue Whitney of Junk Market Style,  FOLK Magazine and a fabulous group of vendors. Of course, Gathered Comforts will  be there showing our " gatherings"and we have a trailer full loaded and ready to go.
All the fun starts Friday May 18th and continues through Sunday.  Early bird shopping starts the show at 7AM on Friday and there are fun events and demonstrations daily. Oh yeah, don't forget about all the SHOPPING.  So start dreaming of all the great goodies you are going to find . If you dream really big,  you might even have to dream of a bigger vehicle to get it all home in.  Hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Everything Changes......

Well it is official, my sister Julie has left the full-time job of "gathering " to take a cushy position at a local insurance office. Yes, I miss her. But as they say, the show must go on.  Julie will still be making her great , highly scented candles and her fabulous jewelry to send with us to the shows. When I say us , I'm referring to my side-kick and husband of 28 years, Tim.  If you have ever been to any of our shows, you have probably seen him.  He always helps with set-up and everything else we needed.  Tim also does a lot of the repurposing, painting .etc.  He has even started going to the auctions with me.  Tim and I did our first "craft show" about 30 years ago, before we were married.  We have been doing this on and off for a long time.  It's how we funded our son's adoption 22 years ago. Yes, junk and repurposing can make a lot of wonderful things possible. Who knew!! 

Well we have been working like crazy to get ready for the Country Living Fair in Austin ,Tx April 27, 28 and 29 .  Then it's on to Springfield, Ohio for the Vintage Marketplace May 18, 19, and 20.  I will leave you with a couple of pics of some of the things we have been working on. 
Until next time,

Saturday, March 3, 2012

FYI!!! (For Your Info)

Just thought you all would like to know that this May @ the Springfield, OH Extravaganza show there will be a new venue for all you lovers of Re-purposed, Up-cycled and Newly loved Junk!!!  Jon Jenkins from Jenkins Show Management is really going the extra mile and starting something new this year.  There will be a special tent with several vendors  and artisans that specialize in Vintage and Re-purposed goods.  I have even heard that the Queen of Junk may be there, ya know.... Sue Whitney from Junk Market Style.  Check out the new Springfield Vintage Marketplace Blogspot and see what all the excitement is about.  Gathered Comforts will be there at the show along with so many other great vendors. 

Hope to See Ya There!!!

Shannon & Julie

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vintage Marketplace...Nashville, TN

Well we are back from the show and here are a few snapshots of our booth and some of the great people that we met.  All in all the show was a huge success!!!!  This was the first time for this show and Jon Jenkins from Jenkins Show Management did a great job putting it together.  Sue Whitney from Junk Market Style was there and she really made the show come alive with her awesome displays and fun ideals.  Shannon and I got to meet her and she is really a sweet gal!!!  We also had such great neighbors at the show.  Barn Trash was next to us with  there fabulous lamps and furniture.  Everyone was so nice and helpful, which makes for a good show.  Here are a few of the pics of the show and some of the great people that we spent the weekend with.

                              "Seashells and Plants"
   "Repurposed Frames and Found Bottles"                                                  
"Sue Whitney and the Gang"

"Barn Trash's Great Lamps" 

Look for us at the next Country Living Show coming up in Austin, Tx this April.  For more info on the show you can check out Stella Show Management

Until Next Time,

Shannon & Julie