It was a Very Merry Weekend ....at the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks
What started out as a weekend forecast for rain showers and thunderstorms ... instead turned out to be full of nothing but sunshine and lots of Gusty Wind on thursday and Saturday ..
It was a bit of a challenge on Thursday for all of us to get our shops set up in the 50 mph gusts of wind .. Just as we had set our first tent up one of those huge gusts came through the park and whipped the side of our tent and broke the cross bars ..We tried wiring it back together ..but alas that just would not work ..so Thank the Lord for a sister who lives very close and has a tent ..we called her and in a hour we were back to work setting up our shop. We Battled the winds for about 2 hours before they died down .."Thank Goodness" ..and by that time we had our storefront built and the weight of it was more than enough to keep our tent in place the entire weekend . So what turned out to be a setup we created for rainy weather to keep out all the wet weather ..ended up being an absolute blessing because the weight of it literally kept us from blowing away....on Saturday ..as the winds decided to pick back up for a while and unfortunately played havoc on many of the vendors ... Everyone made a valiant effort to keep their shops together through it and ..stayed till closing ..Making for a wonderful marketplace weekend.
Abbey and I had a wonderful weekend ..enjoying our sweet friends ..and seeing all the familiar faces that come to each show and take a little piece of our handiwork home or a sweet vintage find we treasure so dearly.
Thank You to everyone that came out to support us .. By coming out you support Small Business owners ..Handmade in America offerings.. and you help to recycle and re-use wonderful pieces of the past !!!
And Thank You to Christie Repasy and Rita Reade who host our event ..They along with Rita's Husband ..and 2 sons ..always make the event come off so smoothly. It's been an absolute joy to work with them since the Marketplace began !
For those who were unable to make it .... I grabbed some pictures first thing on Friday morning ever so quickly before we opened ...
Sweet Magnolias Farm Storefront ...
A Very Merry Farmhouse Christmas ..