Monday, June 21, 2010

A Simply Wonderful Weekend at the Chateau

"Simply Wonderful"

are the only 2 words I can find that adequately describe the Chateau De Fleurs Marketplace ..hosted by Christie Repasy of Chateau De Fleurs and Rita Reade of Mammabellearte this weekend.

Abbey and I are so Honored to be part of such a talented group of artisans ..and so blessed to be around such sweet, kind ladies that share a love of creating .

Plus any show that offers the gourmet Lunches we get both days is in my book the tops ..Rita's Husband Deane ..and her boys Raffaele and Allan ..Cooked us an unbelievable lunch both days with Dessert that was to die for makes it great for us artisans worries about bringing lunch or worrying about where to get it nothing would surpass what we served in my book anyway !

This weekend was full of fun and laughter it really got those good endorfins in the brain and body moving ..and I don't think I've talked and laughed so much since the last Marketplace in March.

Well of course I'm posting to share pictures of the marketplace for all you locals that didn't make it and for all my faraway blog friends that I love to share with.

Oh there's alot so be prepared ...we took a full truck load plus a 6 x 12 foot trailer with us ..we had a full 10 x 10 space plus shared a corner with Sheila of Tattered goods and let me tell you she kept us on our toes and smiling the whole show through ..that girl has energy enough for us all and she's always upbeat making it such a blessing to be around here and of course she shares our love for God so that kind of helps you know just a little ..LOL to bring us together.

So's a walk down memory Lane ..Our Shop at the Chateau De Fleurs June Show 2010

This was the opening to our shop was packed full of small goodies to large goodies ..

I shared the wonderful ottoman with you before the show ..but not our bench. We absolutely love both pieces ...these 2 didn't find homes this show so they'll be hitting the road with us in July ..well unless one of you locals out in blog land are interested ????

Abbey and I love Burlap we draped this Garden sets table in burlap and displayed all of our glass decanters, bottles and bud vases on it with moss and raffia poking out eveywhere .....

O.k.'s one of our Planters we did ..the one I gave a sneek peek of's the finished piece ...Although we sold our other planters ..this one made it's way back home yesterday ,..Papa Fred as Rita calls my dad wasn't so sad it came back ..he loves this piece ...!!! Well it will grace our garden for a while ..but it will be available for purchase to anyone local or it will be headed to our July show with us ..I can't believe it didn't sell ..I thought this piece would be the first to go ..isn't that the way it always is ..what you think will fly out doesn't and what you think won't go quick does just can't predict now can you !!!

So this was one of my Favorite Planters we did ..made from an old tool box and Buggy springs quirky and whimzical ..when the wind blows the little box sways and bounces ..I just love it !!!

Our Queen of the Garden Chair didn't last long went to a new home ...along with our Garden Queen Sign ...I'm so glad !!!

Our Beautiful Concrete Shell fountain ...our friend Pearl who comes to the Marketplace took home with her. Papa Fred was glad to load it and let it go to a new home. He's so good to me and helps with all the heavy stuff when he can ..but I know he's glad he doesn't have to help me with it again ..I told him there is always a new piece on the horizon so prepare I may be trucking home a new piece any day now ..LOL !!!

Our new Galvenized Bucket lights ..we offered for the first time ...We all loved them ...

This Urn full of bud vases was an immediate hit ..we had a phone call in from a husband that wanted all the bud vases we wrapped them up ..and later he came for them ...a gift for his wife who has a rose garden ..isn't that the sweetest and no less on Father's Day weekend .....What a Guy !!!

Our sweet Tea Cart full of Rose Pitchers (still available) ...

Another one of our Galvenized Bucket lights wrapped in Antique Lace with prisms around the rim ..a recycled finial top ..and a cute pull chain embellished with a tassle ....

Our Creamy Burlap and lace Flower Chandelier's so Yummmy !!!!

Remember I mentioned we were makinf Custom Farmhouse Romance Aprons ...Well they are not your typical apron ...these are great for outerwear over your jeans or skirt ...give up the purse and fill the 2 or 3 pockets with your cash, credit cards, checkbook ,,,and what nots and off you go in style ...They are perfect for serving a luncheon with a group of your girlfriends ..and every one is a one of a kind. We make them all from vintage lace an linens ..they are literally covered as one customer put it ..In lace ..which was a good thing. One we sold was headed to a function to where over a beautiful white dress ..another was headed to tea where your aprons have to made from recycled materials ..isn't that cool !!! We still have some aprons left ..hopefully I can post picts of them this week for you all to see !!!

So Last but not least ...this was the display at my checkout table was a last minute decision on my part ...I was looking for smalls to take with us ...and I had this epiphony that when I go places I love it when they have all the little antique mini trinkets layed out to look through when I'm checking out ..It gets me every time. So I thought surely if I love those little antique gems then other's would too ..and sure enough my little box diminished very quickly ...there's just something about all those small gems that makes a girls heart pitty pat ...don't you think !!!


So this Show we got to share a corner between our spaces with Sheila of Tattered Goods as I mentioned ...I can't believe how well our two shops blended we kept bouncing customers back and forth ...."No that's Sheila's ..and No that's Sara's" ...went on several times ...

We had a Great time setting up together ..Abbey and Sheila I think are now BFF's from what I read today on Sheilas Tattered Goods Blog ...LOL !!! Seriously ..Sheila and Abbey had a great time ..they were cracking me up all weekend long !!!

So here's a peek at Sheila's Shop ..what a talented Gal She is ..Her offerings are to die for ..

I love how she displayed her towels ...if you haven't had a chance to see them in person ..well hop on over to her BLOG and visit them in her Etsy Shop. These are quality towels she makes with great designs ..and they are NOT I repeat NOT ..iron On images. Sheila applies her images with Professional Machinery they are guaranteed to last a long time and just get better with age !!!

Is the Step stool she planted with flowers just not the cutest !!! I loved it ..!!!


Dont' forget to visit Sheila ...of Tattered Goods blog ...Her next show will be in Escondido, CA at the Urban Barn ..

And that should be our next show too ..I'll be confirming that in the next few days.
I believe it will be July 16th - 18th ...I'll get more of the details and share them with you all very soon !!!

I hope you enjoyed the picts ....and guess what ..I have more to come ..there were so many artisans and I have a ton of really wonderful pictures to share with you in the upcoming week.

Until then...wishing you all a Beautiful and Blessed week !!!

Blessing s..Sara


  1. Hey there Girlie,
    I love all of your pics... they are great. I did not snap any of anyone elses booth just mine :( I am sooo selfish, I did not do on purpose though :) I hope you do Linda's place, I can't say for sure how it will be, however if were together it's sure to be a GOOD TIME :) btw your also my newest BFF (hehehehe)


  2. Hi Sara, wow, I just loved all your photos of the show! I enlarged and studied each one. Love it all. Everything you have I could just cart home, those planters and the aprons!just darling and such creativity. You gals have such wonderful ideas! Thanks for taking me along!

  3. eeeekkkk, I am in LOVE with soooooo much,,,ok, the pink planter would of came home with me...and the pink bucket light.and the, and the...oh, one day I am coming!!!!

  4. One of my Favorite was the springy springy buggy garden box! and of course the company of Papa' Fred. I am so happy for you ladies, let's do it again! Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  5. Sara, I loved all your pictures, their just beautiful! Blessings~~~Daphne

  6. WOW Sara, EVERYTHING you had on display is just beautiful. I'm so glad you took lots of photos I too really enjoyed seeing all your hard work on display. :)

  7. Oh my gosh I am in love with every single thing I see in those pictures !!! AHHHHH !! I want to be there ~
    Thank you for sharing :)


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