Thursday, September 13, 2012

last weekend...

My friend, Peggy, and her husband, Bob, transformed their home into a Country Shoppe!! They spent days and days with much help from friends taking down all their own decorations to make room for all the goodies! They were gracious enough to ask me to display some of my work for their show and, of course, I said yes! Here are some photos of "A Place We Call Home Gathering". (Sorry the photos are so blurry....I was using a very professional camera but lacked the knowledge of how to use it!)

They opened up their family room (entrance and check-out), the kitchen (supplied food & punch for all the guests), the bathroom, the kitchen, another family room and living room.....all stocked full of great Halloween and Christmas goodies! Oh, and let's not forget the entertainment! All three days of the home show they had live entertainment to greet their guests!

Peggy took a tree branch that had fallen in her yard, painted it cream, put lights on it and hung Halloween ornaments on it......Fantastic idea! She gave me the another one to give to my Mom :)

 I wanted to buy this but waited too long!

Peggy and Bob's friends, Dawn & Dick were there helping all week. They own a primitive shoppe in Holly Michigan called "Holly Hill Primitives". She makes wonderful primitive home decor accessories and Dick makes awesome wood funiture and accessories such as the make do chair they are standing behind.  I enjoyed meeting them and getting to know Dawn while we "fluffed" a gazillion Christmas trees together!

 Here is a shot of my display

Definitely making more of the silhouette framed pieces for future shows....they sold and I wish I had more of them!

Peggy & Me

I have to say the best part about the entire home show was the time I got to spend with such wonderful people! Meeting new friends (Dawn, Dick, Judy, Cindy & Mark, Nancy), seeing some that I haven't seen in an age (Lauren, Alison, Christina, Gina, Virginia, Colleen, Teresa) and hangin' out with good friends (Bob, Peggy, Linda)

A big THANK YOU to Bob and Peggy for being so welcoming and kind enough to open your beautiful home to all of us! 


  1. It looks like a fun way to have a show and lots of wonderful pieces.


  2. Oh what fun! Doing home craft shows are such warm experiences. I was able to participate in a craft home show years ago in Atascadero, California, and then again in Loomis, California. In both cases, very good friends opened their homes so graciously for others to sell their lovely handmade goodies.
    Thank you for posting brings back fond memories.
    Teresa in California
    (I have purchased items from your Etsy shop before and I love what new items you have! I need to buy some more of your goodies!)