I finally got to meet Suzy Spence.
I did a fun show last weekend here in Richmond called The Vintage Home Market. On set-up day, I made a little circuit around to the other vendors and who was there but somebody I have been wanting to meet for quite some time – Georgia Peachez‘ own creator, Suzy Spence.
Suzy lives in Hampton, VA and creates fab stuff. If you don’t believe me, check out her Georgia Peachez website here. She is terrifically crafty and creative.
And she also makes wreaths from vintage Christmas.
Suzy has been making wreaths to sell longer than I have and she has been an inspiration to me. When I was first researching the idea of making wreaths to sell, I stumbled across hers. They are wonderful.
Georgia Peachez is so well known that one of her wreaths was featured on the cover of “Romantic Homes” magazine last December. Wow.
So naturally, I have been dying to meet her. I figured we might be kindred souls in our love of vintage Christmas. And the answer is, yup, I think we might be. I liked her immediately.
The great thing is that even though we both make the same thing, I think we have markedly different styles. So I feel that there is room in the sandbox for both of us to play. I hope she does, too.
But she does not stop there as you can see from her website. She also sews and makes wonderful things from vintage fabrics.
Like this bag which I bought as a present for a certain special cousin who has a birthday coming up. When I saw it, I knew she would love it; the bluebird clinched it. Isn’t it charming?
Suzy was doing the show with her friend Beth who is another incredibly creative and talented person. Her alter ego is called Dime Store Chic. Check it out – what fun!
Beth makes all sorts of cool stuff including this adorable pin that I bought for my friend and neighbor, Nan, Stuart the Scottie’s mom. Stuart writes a blog called The Scottie Chronicles. The pin was only $1!!! Can you believe that?
I bought a bunch of other fun things Beth made but I can’t show you because they are going to be Christmas presents and I don’t want to spoil Santa’s surprise. Plus I got an adorable old painted metal toy wheelbarrow! I can’t wait to do something fun with that in the garden.
I’m so glad that this show gave me the opportunity to meet Suzy. One of the best things about doing what I do is meeting so many fabulously creative people who are also out there sharing their gifts with the world. And they are invariably nice people, too. Isn’t that great?
So, Suzy, I’m very pleased to meet you. I hope our paths will cross again soon.