Thursday, November 14, 2013

Moss Rock Festival and a Woodlawn Pop-up

I was crazy busy last week. It seems to be a trend for me lately. I enjoy working with companies and brands that I can strategically align with. I know that Rome was not built in a day. It was not built by one person, either. I met Becky Denny and her daughter, Zade a few months ago at the warehouse in North Birmingham known as Deconstructive Waste Services. A salvage company that had a wonderful plan to recycle wood, brick, glass, etc. Digs Design was also in this building....behind the burlap curtain. No one was allowed to go behind the curtain! Oh, I was so intrigued! I saw a couple of pictures on Instagram and Facebook from Digs and made it a point to follow them to Railroad Park for a pop-up in the Spring. I introduced myself and Becky and I were instant friends. We had a LOT in common! We won't go into that, though, they aren't all great qualities! ;) We are both self-proclaimed dysfunctional! I got numbers and told them I would be in that week. You can read more about that here.

That leads us to 6 months later and a lot of brainstorming! They packed up the warehouse into 3 tractor trailers, yes, that's right THREE!! I can't wait for them to get into a new space and unpack. It will be like Christmas! They are full of vintage, industrial, mid century modern pieces that are great for conversation pieces, unique lighting, loft design and so much more. They got into the REVIVE Birmingham Pop-up in Woodlawn. It was planned to be the last week. This would give them time to curate what would be in the shop with an invite for me to bring my Lucy Lockets! I was very excited and really love working with them. We got to be in a great corner building with amazing natural light that was going to house the Baking Bandits! Seriously, this girl can cook up something delicious! I ate very well that week! Thanks Kristen Farmer Hall (My last name and my mother in law's maiden name, which is also John Connor's middle name, and I'm done) was the brains behind this little pop-up bakery. She had an amazing following and we were blessed that her patrons wanted to shop with coffee and scone in hand!

As the weekend neared, we started trying to plan for the Moss Rock Festival. It was being held at the Preserve in Hoover and Digs had a booth there, as well. I volunteered to help set up and man the booth for the weekend. Guess what that means? I packed up my Lucy Lockets and headed to Hoover! We also took some really cool pieces from Digs. We saw so many people that weekend and throughout the week. There is definitely a spark out there for this kind of vintage design. I took lots of pictures of our booth on Sunday and got a few shots of some of the other booths.

Overall, it was a great week. The word is definitely out about our companies and Digs has a few really good leads on warehouse space. I think you will be seeing something from them in the next few months! Look for a great sale and welcoming open house!

One of my favorite booths and favorite people, Anchor and Daisy. Andrea Marty has created the most amazing eco-friendly, sustainable

Monday, November 4, 2013

I'm in Love With.......

New friends, I have a bad (good) habit of making new friends.  I love to meet new people, learn what their strengths are and fill them in to my life! Hopefully, I can fill in their life with my strengths, too! I have worked with Fresh Style and Southern Lady Magazines a few times in the past months and, somehow, ran across this girl's blog. I guess I should introduce you and not call her, this girl. This is Amanda. I don't know how I found her blog, but you should find it, too. She has a lot of insight and is an amazing writer. We have a lot in common...not the writing part, mind you. It was really funny how I was stalking her in a way and then realized she works for Fresh Style as a stylist. I think my name has been mentioned over at their offices a time or two. I've loved working with Ande and the gang. They are amazing! Side note: you can now get Fresh Style on your IPad or Iphone. Yes, that's right, go ahead and download that now.

Back to this story! I posted on Facebook that I would like to go to the Country Living Fair. I have been playing with the idea for a couple of days and saw a picture of one of my favorite vendors, Ms. Wendy's Antiques....that's what I posted, pics of her booth. I was dying to go and see her things. She has an amazing eye and I love all that she has! Apparently, Amanda liked what she saw, too! She reached out and next thing I knew we were planning on leaving at 8am the next morning! We also planned to be home by 5pm that afternoon. (that didn't happen) We exchanged cell numbers and met in the parking lot at Bass Pro Shops in Leeds and next thing we knew....well, she knew....EVERYTHING about me! I didn't shut up! I swear my throat was sore that afternoon.

These adorable chairs were the hit of the fair! Everyone was snapping pics of these! 

Not sure what this is? Anyone know? We found it in the Stash Style booth. They had some major cool things. We were freezing and both bought something from this booth to warm us up! Check out my army jacket above! Amanda got a cute long sleeve t-shirt. This booth is also where we found that amazing sign! ^^^

Chandeliers and corbels are a few of my favorite things! Who can guess what came home with me? If you guessed the corbels, you were right! ;)


See this load of flash cards? I die. I had already spent 20 minutes going through a tiny, (compared to this), box and picked out 7. #ilovepaperandephemera

I had to find this girl! We were running through the end of the booths and I found Jeanne from Junxtaposition. She pointed me toward Lucy at Bel Monili. We have become fast, virtual buddies and we have our own hashtag.... #lucysunite Check out her jewelry, it's divine!

Just a few more pics from the booths that we loved. Last year I made it through the show in four hours. Mind you, I didn't see half. This year, I was there for 6 hours and barely made it through half. Two days, people, you need two days! Not to mention I missed Beth and Heather in their Country Living Fair Stage debut!! A few more pics as I ran through the last circle. Got to see Jenni and Jared again. Love those two! So encouraging and inspiring!



Sunday, November 3, 2013

$250 Etsy Shopping Spree for a Handmade Holiday

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