Hello everyone! Sorry it took me so long to make this post. Life was busy when we returned from Nashville, and now I've caught some nasty cold thing. I have almost no energy, which is no fun at all!
We ended up leaving a day early for Nashville, thanks to the snowstorm barreling into North Carolina just before our original departure date. So instead of being snowed/iced in in Greensboro, we had a stressful hour or two of snowy driving just west of Asheville, and then all was good. Flash forward past some room mixups at the Embassy Suites, and you would have found us all set up for my first official Nashville Market as a designer! Here's a peek at a bit of our room:
We tried to add a lot of flowers and light colors to make the room bright and cheery, and I really think we succeeded. The show went well, I think, and I made several new friends on the trip. Since we were in town so early, we found enough spare time to hit one of several antiques shows going on that weekend. This one was at the state fairgrounds, and was called the Tailgate Music Valley Antiques Show. Boy did we do a lot of walking around! Our purchases included a new antique sampler for me, and two new antique samplers for Mom. I don't have a picture to share with you right now, mostly because I just don't have the energy to get a proper photo at the moment. I will try to share before too long. We also ran into a few other designers who were taking advantage of some free time to do a little shopping. I don't think it's really my place to say who I saw buying what, but there are some fabulous reproductions bound to show up out there in the next year or so! I also picked up another treasure for myself from an antiques dealer at the Nashville market itself. Again, I haven't the energy to take a picture of my new baby just yet, but I promise I will share in the future. Suffice it to say that I was showing my new treasures off all weekend long. I can't wait to put needle to linen and breathe some new life into these precious pieces!
I have some photos of Mom's new releases that I want to share with all of you, but my energy is already fading. Bleg. So I will get down to what you are probably really interested in (a winner) and save the rest for another post. Numbering each post and then using a random number generator to choose the winner, and....
The winner is Cath of "The Stitching Chicken." Congratulations!!!!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and your choices of patterns.
That's it for today. I'm headed to the couch for a nap. More updates soon (I hope).