Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Farm Chicks . . . skipping to dessert!

Okay, here's the ice cream on the cake (and no doubt the most widely
photographed object at The Farm Chicks Show)! Look at the clouds
Serena made--don't they look real?!

There was so little opportunity to get out and take photos of all the
charming, fabulously talented people at this show--but I did get
lucky, being on the steps at * CAKE * on Saturday evening
just when the sweetest talent of all appeared. I decided to showcase
these adorable pictures first . . . you will understand what I mean!!

Introducing the sweetest little performers . . . Celeste of Chaps & Cake.

Lovely, gracious, composed . . . Celeste maintains a work schedule
that is not for the faint of heart--AMAZING woman!!

The four Bartels children at their American debut . . . . .

Don't think there was a dry eye in the place--got tears on my camera lens!

Look at the composure in this beautiful child . . . bliss!

Proud mother, Shari Bartels, has penned a lovely book entitled As a Mom.
The charming, evocative illustrations were created by Shari personally.
Here's a brief regarding the background to this
heart-warming book:

Shari Bartels was inspired to write As a Mom while listening to news events unfold on the radio as she was parked in her car waiting for her children to be dismissed from school. In a world busy with the hustle, relativisms and uncertainty, she thought it was important to write down the things she most wanted her children to learn and experience that might help them lead a noble and honorable lives. On the back of a receipt she found amongst sippy cups and discarded grocery lists she scratched down some hopes for her children, as a Mom. After persistent encouragement from her husband, she decided to share the tale with other Moms in a hope that it would open up conversations with them and their children.

The rest of the evening, I set my camera aside to fully experience the magic
of that incredible moment. After an action-packed first day
of The Farm Chicks Show, I didn't think I had the energy to hold my
head up . . . but, once inside and sharing the delights with so
many other hard-working vendors and friends, the energy
filled me with sparkle (or was that Celeste's new signature cocktails?!).

* * * *

made Saturday so very memorable!!!

xoxo Debi


Anonymous said...

The photo of Celeste is beautiful - just like her , inside and outside.
Do you think it will be hard to do Expo after Farm Chicks? I'm thinkin' a little bit :0)
See you there

Shelly said...

What an amazing event! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to say "hi" or take photos,,,,,it was just TOO dang busy,,,but that's a GOOD THING!

Your booth was A-Maz-ing!, the event was amazing,,wowza!

Sorry I missed Chaps,,,I'll have to shoot for that next year!

Thanks for sharing your experience and your pics!!


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Beautiful photos!
What a beautiful blog you have, too!


Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Thanks for the comment, it was a pleasure meeting you and your photos are beautiful!! I love the picture of Sweet Celeste, she really is an angel. Blessings, Glad & Celia/Junebug

Anonymous said...

I am that proud Mommy. Thank you so much for your kindness and talent. You truly have a gift and it is so inspiring and energizing to see women excelling at what they love best. Best wishes and stay in touch...thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will think of you and smile whenever I see the Ice Cream sign down at Chap's. That was very kind and generous and sweet and...wonderful.