Tuesday, June 5, 2012

the big recap and tuesday giveaway! {giveaway now closed}

i can scarcely believe that this year's Farm Chicks Show is already over! when you're working on one project for so long, it's always a strange feeling when it's over. especially when the big event just flies by!

we had such a good time at the show this year. we saw some old friends and made some new ones, met so many wonderful customers, and sent lots and lots of great vintage goods to new homes! the show is always a bit of blur, and this year was even busier than last year, but i did manage to snap a few pics just before opening each day.


























i'm so thankful for all the people that made this year's show possible:

my mister, who did most of the heavy lifting, and took the weekend off to help

my booth helpers-
Melissa, who puts up with me, sewed all that bunting, and always makes me laugh
and
my mom, who started this journey, in a way, by taking me to antique shows as a kid

Aaron- Melissa's mister, who watched the little one all weekend so Melissa could help me

my dear friend Katie who helped get stuff ready even though she had to stay home this year

the talented Rebecca, who altered my dress for me

and last but certainly never least,

Serena- whose hard work all year long makes this show such an amazing time!

for those that stopped by to say hello- it was so great to meet you in person and i hope you had a great time at the show! if you purchased something you love from me, please send me photos- i love seeing where things end up and how you use them!

oh, and as we mentioned at the show, the tutorial for making the sewn paper bunting is up today!

finally- as promised on facebook last week- we're doing a giveaway-a-day this week! today's giveaway is one of our new tote bags! each bag is made of sturdy cotton canvas and will make a fantastic reusable shopping bag, purse, or diaper bag.

to enter to win, we're keeping it simple today- just leave a comment below with where you plan to use your tote bag. the winner be drawn at random at 9AM (PDT) tomorrow, so make sure to leave your comment by then. i'll announce today's winner on tomorrow's giveaway post.


good luck!

21 comments:

  1. I'd use mine at the local farmers market thats gotten really popular lately (so glad!!) and i always leave with a huge bag or more filled with delicious locally grown veggies.

    thanks so much for the giveaway! good luck everyone
    floatingpyramids@gmail.com

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  2. Oh my goodness, Danae, your booth looked fabulous. Congratulations on a show well done! And I'd love to win that tote bag, I'd use it to tote craft projects to tea shops :)

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  3. To carry my current knitting project with me where ever I go so i can peace out and knit when I feel stressed. LOved all the wonderful pictures. Some year I too will come to Farm Chicks but thanks for letting us live vicariously through you.

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  4. It was so great to see you girls!!!! I loved you booth, such great style and amazing treasures! Love that coleman thermos! I would use my totebag to take my book, sunscreen, water and apple to the lake with me when I get my "me time" breaks this summer.
    Glad you had a good show, and you looked WONDERFUL!

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    1. thanks Jennifer! your booth was amazing as always! glad the show was good for you. it was so fun seeing you and all of our other farm chicks friends again. a little sad that it'll be my last year vending there.

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  5. My sister in law and I traveled from the Seattle area over to the Farm Chicks show again this year, making a full girls' weekend of it. It's such a lovely show & we were pleased to paroozle thru your booth while at the event.
    If I were to be so lucky to win your G&H bag, I'm sure I would use it as my coupon folder holder, taking it w.me to the grocery stores when I do my big coupon shopping trips each week....a different version of "Gather & Hunt", but still worthy, none the less.

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  6. I'd use my super chic tote to carry lots of baby-related goo dies as I cart my little man around town. Can't wait to visit your place next time I'm in Fremont!

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  7. It looks so so fabulous lady! Wish I could have been there to see it in person! So happy to hear it was a successful year - all those early mornings paid off ; ) Those tote bags by the way - amazeballs! I want one!

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    1. thanks Jenn! glad you got to win one of the totes! hope you're having a blast in europe!

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  8. So nice to meet you. I was down two spaces from you. Your stuff looked amazing! Good job. I loved your whole look and set up. Your logo is great too. You two also had such fun outfits. I can tell you put so much work into it. Hopefully you're getting a chance to take it easy a bit this week.

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    1. hi Becca! thanks! it was fun meeting you and all your helpers too! loved the wanderlux booth- one of my faves! wish i could have chatted a bit more with you. hope you've gotten some rest this week too!

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  9. Great Shots! Loved your booth!

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    1. thanks Ann! it was so fun meeting all kinds of wonderful people at the show!

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  10. your booth was great - LOVED the heart garlands!

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    1. thanks Amy! did you see the post today with a link to the tutorial on making those?

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  11. Your booth looks amazing!! Love, love, love your branding! Those bags are amazing! It sounds like you did really well. Was it worth the trip?

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    1. thanks Heather! it was definitely worth the trip- it's such a great show and an amazing way to connect with cool vendors and others in the vintage world! (p.s. you can enter the giveaway today for the chance to win one of those bags ;).

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  12. You are certainly blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful helpers! What a fun show!!!

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    Julie M.

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    1. I do have some awfully nice folks in my life Julie! I was just looking at your photos on Facebook- you captured some great stuff! Glad you had fun!

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