Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Highlights from The Farm Chicks Show

Attending the Farm Chicks Show on Sunday was very much of a treat.  As always, it was a bit overwhelming; however, I think of it as a good type of overwhelming.  There are so many things to look at, I think that one could literally spend a week just wandering from booth to booth.  We only had one day so we made the most of it.  I can't really say that I had a favorite vendor .... they all seem to be good with a large variety of items throughout the show. 

Here is a picture of the big sign on the silo.  I have taken the same picture in previous years, but it just seems right to have a new picture each year.  This and the "howdy" sign that you see as you turn into the parking lot just seem to set the tone for the adventure that lies ahead:


One of my favorite sightings was this old sink planted with pretty flowers.  I think it looks so charming; and possibly one day I will plant a similar one right outside of my one day greenhouse.  It was set into what looked like an old potting bench:


A string of lights made out of canning jars ..... I think this is so cute, and would be such a great idea used in just the right spot:


A vintage embroidery that says "Laundry".  I can't remember if it was on a laundry bag or not, but I thought it would really be cute just to embroider a similar one, frame it, and hang it on my laundry room wall:



This booth caught my eye because of the big word "sisters".  It immediately made me think of all my sisters, and how much I like to spend time with them.  If we were to ever all be able to attend a Farm Chicks Show together, I can only imagine we would have just about the best time ever:


And last, but not least, these two little shakers.  One might not think too much of them initially; however, if you think about it, no one uses a flour shaker now.  But back in the day it only makes sense that a woman would have a flour shaker because of all of the bread and pies that she would make that would require frequent dusting of flour:


The 2012 show is barely past, but I have actually already added it to my calendar for 2013.  Serena really has it all dialed in putting on this show.  I honestly can't think of any improvements that she could make ..... it is simply perfect.



10 comments:

Christina Weedon said...

Popping in to say hi! I'm loving these Farm Chicks posts. Inevitably, each new image I see features something I completely missed while I was there. I'm glad you had a great time :)

Kathy said...

That looks like my kind of day out. Love the sink with the flowers, such an easy thing to do!
xxx

Ann said...

I loved the sink with flowers too... thanks for the great shots! Loved it!

Shelby@Perfectly Imperfect said...

I have to say Farm Chicks day is one of my favorite days of the year! Love your pictures! I'm now following you!

Ann said...

I hope to have a booth at CDA too on Aug 4th! we are new to this so we will see how the first one goes and go from there! I am a new follower, too!!

Jules said...

Thanks for stopping by my little blog and for share your pictures from the show! Cute blog :)

Caer Clan said...

The pictures were worth the wait! Love the lights....

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Sweet pics! Love the flour shaker. I've never seen one of those before either. this was my first year to go to farm chicks and I loved it! I did a post too if you want to see.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I would have loved to attend this show.

DIANE said...

Thanks for you comment on my blog post on Farm Chicks. I fell in love with the show 4 years ago, when with my BFF, we knew it would be an annual event. Little did we know that last year we would be vendors.

It will be a date we never miss each and every June for hopefully many, many, many years to come.