YES, it's a crazy-long trip to Portland to set up a booth from Bellingham. But I visit my beloved "outlaw" mom, Shirley, in Vancouver about once a month anyway . . . and I ALWAYS stop in at Stars & Splendid in Sellwood. Two lovely birds with one stone!
Fortunately, there was quality merchandise remaining from the July Barn House sale that was stored in Mom-o's garage. And I selected some new beauties too!
I've modified this month to create a basic, black & white overall feeling to my booth. It's challenging to make such a small area look right and--at the same time--populate it with enough merchandise to last a month!
Stop by Splendid and visit me--turn left as you enter, and Ormolulu is in the front window row of booths.
Absolutely darling Natalie of Sparrow and her sweet husband helped me out of a big pinch. My heavy swim lockers cabinet (alas) remained behind at Barn House, and I had no capability to pick it up. Natalie volunteered to help--I was astounded!
It was even MORE astonishing to see the two of them lift that heavy thing right off the truck and carry it into the shop . . . what STRONG young people they are!!!! Natalie, I hope you like those galvanized items from the Camas Street Faire--but I still owe you one! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now I can sleep knowing the lockers have a home!
Didn't get a single photo of the Camas Street Faire . . . wet-to-the-skin most of the time (rain, rain DIDN'T go away, boo-hoo!). It was all I could do to keep smiling . . . and dumping buckets of water from my goodies (fortunately, lots of metal, glass & iron). My rented tent had no sides (unsmiley face and brief expletive inserted here), so you can imagine!
Nevertheless, I so admire the wonderful job that Laurie & Debbie of Worthy Goods did on their first show venture. That weather was one wild card, but the booths still looked just great!! You were very supportive cheerleaders and deserve a medal of honor--thank your family again for the sorely needed assistance. Wouldn't have made that three hour deadline without Debbie's father!!
It's a pleasure to share this sometimes rocky but always rewarding journey with so many talented, hard-working Kindred Roses (plug for Julie here).
Don't forget to stop by my booth at Splendid . . . and feel free to "fluff" if it looks tired :-)