Monday, June 8, 2009

Farm Chicks Threw One Heck of a Party!

Lisa and I rolled into my driveway at 1:30 a.m. this morning. Boy oh boy – can that girl drive a truck. By our last day, she was swerving through parking lots like a pro. And I discovered that I can load a truck with the best of them. (Of course, I have quite a few muscles talking to me today.)

We had the time of our lives at the Farm Chicks Show!!! It is still hard to grasp all the wonderfulness of it! Teri and Serena have created an absolutely magical setting. 129 vendors who can style over-the-top booths and are gracious as all get out. The shoppers were the classiest ever – friendly, supportive and wearing the best vintage jewelry around, and pushing some tricked-out shopping carts.

(excited opening day shoppers 4-deep all the way to the street!)

Here’s my hubby Raoul, helping us pack our 15 foot truck. He was a mover in a previous life. Nothing seemed to move an inch between here and Spokane on Thursday.

Loved this welcome sign as we arrived for set up first thing on Friday.

Lisa is looking good in our big girl truck. Kudos to J & R Truck Rental for some quality service too.

Oh - the anticipation on set up day. We couldn’t get in until 9 a.m. Here’s a line of trailers waiting for those open doors. We had until 6 p.m. Nine hours seemed like a ton of time. At 4 p.m. we both uttered something to the colorful side of OMG!

But our booth looked welcoming by the opening on Saturday. It was truly jam-packed. Friends had told us the morning would be hectic, making trips to the truck for restocking a major challenge. They were right. We stayed busy the entire day.

We squeezed in some time to visit all the booths and admire all their displays.

This colorful one is Poor Pitiful Pam.

Our new, lovely friend Cindy of Queen of Tarte, had this incredible wall of wood crates filled with eye-catching objects.

As always, Deb and Bob of Retreat had magnificent arrangements. We especially loved their masterpiece – the piano bar.

And of course, the grandest vignettes were in the Barn House booth.

We are already tossing around ideas for our booth for next year!


Julie said...

I am so sad I was not able to attend The Farm Chicks and see your booth. I hope to make it next year. It looks like a good time was had by all.

Coleen said...

and what a party is was!!!! Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you...or did I? I met so many wonderful folks....what a whirlwind!!!

Heart Hugs,

Barn House said...

Hey Ladies!!! It was such a pleasure being a part of this show with you. Could the show have been more amazing??? Thank you for such kind words about us...everyone really put their best foot forward for Terri and Serena. It was absolutely incredible! to do my post on the show.... :o)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you came by for a visit, Lisa! It was grand being your neighbor for 2 1/2 days. You are fun and wonderful gals! ;-) ...and you had a great booth set-up.

Queen of Tarte said...

Hey girls...what a great time we all had!! It was fun getting to know you all better and I can't wait for next time. Hope to see you soon. Now rest those sore muscles!! xoxo Cindy

amy mccoy said...

Howdy neighbors! It was so great to meet you both and be across from you at the show. We had a blast too!I was able to sit down and take a look at your fabulous book last night, very very nice!
Hope to see you again in and around the junkin world.

Brooke Ahana said...

This was certainly a show not to be missed! And now to have found so many new people to connect with in blogland - my senses are still overwhelmed (in a good way). Love your blog and will keep updated!

Carole said...

How fun! I wish I could have attended. Maybe next year.

Anonymous said...

So glad to have you as a part of the big party!