September is here and that means the holiday (and pre-holiday and pre-pre-holiday) show season has begun. I kicked it off in Portland, Maine on August 25th and I will be doing a show (or two or more) every week(end) from now until mid-December.
This year, I have set a particularly challenging (crazy?) schedule for myself. So I will be setting up shop with Glittermoon Cards, Photographs, and Vintage Christmas in a different venue or two every week and looking forward to meeting lots of new friends. Check out my schedule here.
Right now, I am scrambling to get ready to depart on Thursday for the Sharon Springs, NY Harvest Festival. Haven’t heard of Sharon Springs? Perhaps not surprising since the population is about only 500 or so souls. But it is the home of the Fabulous Beekman Boys, Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, and their burgeoning enterprise: Beekman 1802: “A Shared Experiment in Seasonal Living.”
I first heard of them when I read Dominique Browning’s book review of The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers, which was written by Josh. I immediately bought the book and could not put it down. It is one of my favorite books.
So last fall, when I was set to do the Country Living (Magazine) Fair in Atlanta, GA I was excited to see that the Beekmans were coming to speak about their new Heirloom Cookbook. As luck would have it, on Saturday morning they were strolling the show and came into my booth, attracted by my wreaths. We spent some time talking, they were so nice, and then asked if I would mind if they tweeted me. Seriously?!?!?!
Josh took a picture of me with Brent in the Glittermoon tent. And here we are.
This summer, I thought it might be fun to go up to Sharon Springs and be a vendor at the Harvest Festival that they started a few years ago. And that is exactly what I will be doing this Saturday and Sunday.
So if you are in the neighborhood, please do stop by my tent and let’s get acquainted. See you there!