Monday, October 15, 2007

I'm back...and SHOP UPDATE!!!

I'm back from a whirlwind weekend out east! I left Friday morning and headed to Boston. Then took a bus down to Cape Cod to meet dear Melanie. We hit it off right away and had a wonderful evening with her family, friends and many artsy blogger gals at her in-laws gorgeous Cape Cod home. It was so much fun! Here we are:) Bright and early Saturday morning we headed to the hotel where the Creative Bazaar took place. Here was my table set up with fall goodies! I just updated my etsy shop with my fall collection. EVERYTHING is on sale! I will ship all items out next day. This is the last you will see of these items, so get them before they disappear!The day was spent with many wonderful people. I met amazing artists, bloggers, friends and fans. We all connected so well:) Here is Heidi of Birds of a Feather. Her goodies are as gorgeous as ever! Jess of jetfuel came by to say hello on her birthday. It was so wonderful to chat with her and hear about her creative ideas:)Mary Ann from Follow your Bliss was such a sweetheart. It was really fun getting to know her and her vintage, whimsical goodies are absolutely wonderful. Melissa came by from Yummy Goods and she was such a dear! She stayed for over 4 hours and chatted with us all. She is fabulously creative and super sweet:) Below is Melanie with her gorgeous work. Also LOVED Ursula and Olive's retro goodies galore!
Jess from Junque Revival was fun to meet. She brought the most amazing jewelry. Check out her site! Karen from Simply June was also there with cute, cute stuff!!
After spending the day in Cape Cod absorbing all this creative bliss, my friend Cheryl picked me up and we headed up to Boston. We got very, very lost and finally made it to our hotel late Saturday night. We woke up refreshed and ready to head to Salem!!
Tons of fun Halloween inspiration in this gorgeous New England town.



After spending the day in Salem I headed back to the twin cities feeling a bit exhausted, but at the same time ripe with fresh inspiration and the feeling of connection with some fantastic new friends.

36 comments:

Jamie said...

Hello! It was so lovely to meet you on Saturday and to see all your inspired creations. We are wild about our Halloween treat bags!

That's so great that you got to explore Salem as well. It sounds like it was a fruitful and inspirational trip. I'm amazed that you already have such wonderful pictures up. Thank you for sharing!

Sugar Bear said...

Cape Cod is one of my all time favorites. We vacation there every summer. Such a fun spot. Looks like the weekend was wonderful!
Karla

Junie Moon said...

It all looks so awesome and so inspiring. I'm so glad you had such a fabulous time!

*Heidi* said...

Sounds like a very fun weekend! I love your pictures, too. I'm going now to check out the other artsy-bloggers you linked, some I know and others are new to me!

Lilli said...

Your booth looks Fabulous! You must be so full of inspiration, having met so many talented and creative women!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Kari,
It was so nice to meet you at the Bazaar. My Artsy Mama dress is hanging on my bakers rack in my kitchen for inspiration. Looks like you had a super weekend with Melba. I wrote about you and posted a photo of the treasures that I purchasaed from you and the other lovely creative ladies I met on Saturday. Stop by if you get a chance. Blessings, Karen

MaryK said...

Kari, It was wonderful to meet you and see all your creative wares. I have all my goodies on display and I have been inspired to make a few Halloween treats. The bazaar was great fun; hope it picked up in the afternoon.
Glad to know you got to Salem. It is such fun this time of the year. I look forward to your posts and ,perhaps, getting my own blog started.
Can't wait to see what you will be up to for Thanksgiving and Christmas! MaryK

karin (creativechaos) said...

Wow! What a trip! Looks like a great time!!

Julie said...

Awesome! I love when you post all the links of artists! I like to pick up new feeds to drool over :) Well done!

Nicole said...

Sorry you had to come back to such icky weather.

Alison Gibbs said...

Well it looks like you had a great time. How much fun to get to meet all those lovely ladies from Blogland!
Alison

Cabs said...

Kari,
Thx for the update and all the pictures. I love the nesting bird that Jess brought back for me. Awesome that you guys were able to meet.
Carol

Tea Party Girl said...

Salem in October, you're a brave girl! Thank you for introducing us to some of your creative comrades. I love etsy and the Internet for introducing me to fun, talented women.

Is there anything better than having a great time being creative with others? Lucky you!

Jes said...

Hellooooo there! Just checking to see if you made it home OK!! It was great meeting you, and you never know when I paths may cross again!

Will you give my dear friend Hope from Paper Relics a big hug for me at Silver Bella please???!!!

xoxox Jes Berry

Frivolitea said...

I love the photos that you posted of the tables. It is such fun to see how artists display their wares. You did a great job with your display. Do you have any detail photos? I would love to see more of your display closer up.

jessi nagy said...

so fun!!! looks like you had a great time!!!
see ya soon.
jessi

deb said...

You were in my neck of the woods! I wish I had know.. I would have loved shopping all your goodies.

Kim Hambric said...

I just discovered your blog. What fun! Kind of like a big box of colorful bonbons. I'll be back.

firstborn said...

hi kari!

it was so FAB to hang out with you, melanie & the others this weekend!! i just got home, finally, after flying into chicago last nite & then visiting a bit with my sisters this morning...

i am so wicked tired from the whirlwind weekend as you so aptly put it, lol! i haven't even unpacked yet...but i will...bec. i can't wait to take pix of all my "loot"...also, just wanted to let you know that i am home now & am looking forward to estate sale-ing with you, very very soon :)

xo mary ann xo

Laume said...

First off, there must be some rule about all bloggers being beautiful women. How fun to have the opportunity to meet everyone!

Moving on - I'd so love to visit Salem. Love your photos but I'd sure like to see more. Those three little pumpkins against the gray clapboard - sweet. That ship is so amazing - all that rigging against the blue sky! And the cool cemetery pics. I do love me an old cemetery.

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh all the vendors' goods look SO amazing! And your table...SWOON!
:-)

Thank you for all the beautiful pictures...I've never been to the east coast so it's really making me think about planning a trip!

Flea Market Queen said...

Kari...
Sounds like a wonderful time,good for you!
I love all the creations, can't imagine being surrounded by it for a weekend!
Priscilla

Teresa said...

I love all of this art and these creative women! How lucky you were to be a part of it. And in Cape Cod to boot, very cool! I love your photos from Salem, that would be a fun trip to make someday! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa

heidi said...

hi kari ~
so glad to finally meet you in person! i loved chatting with you and seeing your fabulous wares. you really jam packed your trip too! you couldn't have come at a better time of year to visit salem. i only wish you had more time because i'm right next door ~ next time i'll have a big blogger tea at my house!
take it easy ~
xo, heidi

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

your booth looks just fabulous....i think i would have spent WAY too much money if i'd been there...too many yummy things

pink sky said...

those photos look familiar! so glad you had fun in our neck of the woods. it was a treat to have met you! so inspiring :) xo, mindy

When We Were Young said...

Looks heavenly!

Amy H. said...

The booths and your creations are wonderful. It sounds like a wonderful day.

Lilly*s of London*ish said...

Thanks for sharing. This is all so cool!

Sacred Suzie said...

The bizarre sounds like a total success and so much fun! I would love to go to Salem one day, what a good time you had.

I'm Jamie & Shannon's sister BTW, nice to meet you!

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

Who are you amazingly creative people!???? I am going thru all the links you talked about,(wonderful) and droolong with jealosy thinking about your recent trip. How can I find out where these places and sales are so that I can round up a group of like-minded friends and go exploring and shop???

sarahb said...

I am SOO jealous, I bet you had a BLAST!!

Amy P said...

Sounds like a lovely time. I'd be interested to know (if you'd be willing to share) what items were "hot" on the East Coast & what was "hot" here in the Midwest at the junk Bonanza. I've found through my travels that trends are often geographical. Just thought it would be interesting to see if the same stuff was selling in the different places :)

Susan at black eyed susans kitchen said...

I wish, wish, wish that I had known about this, I would have made a road trip up to Boston from New Jersey. So much crafty talent in one space. I have got to pay more attention from now on. We took our 3 kids up to Salem a few years ago and we had a great time. Some kids get to say that mom and dad took them to the local amusement park, mine like to tell people that we took them to see the witches. I will check to see what you have in your Etsy store.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Jinkies!!! Too much eye candy!!! Your booth looked fabulous, as always!! What a fun weekend away! Can't wait to meet you-in just a few weeks! xo-Mel

Donna Layton said...

Your booth/table/whatever looked fabulous!! You did a wonderful job. There hangs that beautiful banner with that horrid wallpaper that only YOU could make look good!I bet you adored Salem. Seems like a very interesting place and probably cool at Halloween.