Getting Ready for Lift Off!

Hi, everyone and a happy Memorial Day to you all!clf616-612x612-31016-1

I’m scrambling – truly – to get ready to depart on Wednesday for the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY.  I hope you will think about coming if you are in the beautiful Hudson Valley area next weekend. You can find out all about it here. The Fair is an amazing experience with artisans from all over the US as well as lots of antique and vintage  shopping plus talks and demonstrations by lots of people, including Brent and Josh, the Beekman 1802 Boys, you’ve heard me talk about so often. They will be there on Saturday and will have a pop-up version of the Beekman 1802 Mercantile set up for the duration of the show.

I have been assigned an amazing booth space in Barn 29,  right on Main Street.  It’s an end spot directly across Main St. from the Earth Angels. Here is a Map of the Fairgrounds for you: Rhinebeck

And here is the schedule:Rhinebeck schedule

See? You’ve gotta come!

I quickly wanted to share with you the “real” pictures of those 5 wreaths I recently finished. I will be taking a total of NINE wreaths with me to the Fair, as well as the Golden Halo Centerpiece, and about 4 DOZEN  (Four Dozen!! See – I told you I’ve been busy!!)  “Tiny Topiaries.”  I love them all – haven’t photographed them yet (hopefully tomorrow before I pack them) but they are totally charming. Plus, I will have my full stock of Glittermoon Cards and original photography.  Oh, and some really fun vintage merchandise to boot.  I’m so excited!

Without further ado, here are the 5 new ones:

Ding Dong Bell - this one has that fabulous bell music box on the bottom that plays Silent Night.

Ding Dong Bell – this one has that fabulous bell music box on the bottom that plays Silent Night.

Harlequin Hugger

Harlequin Hugger

Going to the Chapel

Going to the Chapel

Palomino Pink

Palomino Pink

Shabby Sweet

Shabby Sweet

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Finally, in honor of Memorial Day, I’d like to share a picture of my Dad who served in the US Navy during World War II.  As a Lieutenant on a Destroyer Escort, he sailed in both the Atlantic and Pacific campaigns.  Thank you, Daddy,  and thank you to all the brave souls who fight for our freedoms.

Lt JG Barclay Haskins Trippe, Jr

Lt JG Barclay Haskins Trippe, Jr

 

The Workshop is Humming

Has it been raining where you are? IMG_5727

I can’t remember so much rain during May but, honestly, as a gardener, I’m not complaining….yet.  I also am loving the cool temps. I’m not someone who adores the hot and humid of Richmond in summer.  It can take its time getting here.

I’ve been feverishly getting ready for the Country Living Fair coming up in Rhinebeck, NY, in the beautiful Hudson valley.  Are you coming? I hope so!

Get your tickets now!  Click here to go there.

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I’m keeping everything crossed that I possibly can cross that nothing comes up between now and June 1 (when we hit the road).  We continue on the almost daily rounds of doctor appointments, physical therapy, etc.  Driving Mr. Daisy has been just fine, though.  I do believe he is feeling better and he looks really good – all very encouraging.  I don’t want to get overly confident as we are still in that first year when anything can – and may – happen. If you’ve a  mind to, keep some positive thoughts going for us – we appreciate it more than we can say.

My faithful friend has been watching over me as I toil in Santa’s workshop. IMG_5678 (1)

How lucky I am.

As it stands right now, I will be bringing NINE full-size wreaths to the show, the Golden Halo topiary, and bunches of “tiny topes.” Like this little one with a pine cone elf in a teacup.IMG_5711

Because of the rain, I have not yet photographed the new wreaths properly ( I prefer to shoot them outside in natural light) but I can show you some iPhone pics of 5 of them in process.

This first one is so pretty – I love the soft colors. She is called “Shabby Sweet.”

Shabby Sweet Wreath

Shabby Sweet Wreath

I just finished this one yesterday. It has that huge poinsettia bell on the bottom – the one that is a music box which plays “Silent Night.”  It makes quite a statement.

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Then there is this one that is all hot pinks and bright golds.  It’s called “Palomino Pink.”

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This cutie pie is called “Harlequin Hugger.”
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And, finally, there is this one as I was just geting going on it. It is about 90% finished at this point.  I hope to complete her tomorrow. She is all blues, magentas, and golds – really pretty so far!

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I’m hoping the sun will shine Monday so I can photograph them all.  I’ll post pictures for you and you can compare them to what you see here.

Have a terrific weekend everyone and stay dry!  I’ll leave you with another photo of my sweet girl. xoIMG_5721