Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pictures from the Backwoods Marketplace

The spring Backwoods Marketplace was a blast! We had a fun market getting to visit with old friends and make many new friends and customers. Spring came in with cold and a bitter wind, but we survived and didn't get blown away! Angea and I had a total of three tents and all the stuff spilling out in front of them. We had a lot of stuff! 
The left tent housed more of Angea / Rooster Tails items. She made the lace cover to go over her blue tent, for a total glamping win! She also made drop cloth sides and we are so glad we had sides for our tents this time, since the wind was crazy. 

I'll be adding lots of new pillows to my Etsy shop in the next few weeks. I've got to catch up on a few wedding orders that came in last week.
Miss Gussie was there, showing off and giving lots of tours! 
I was shocked that the rake didn't sell - it makes a very unique door wreath or can be displayed on a porch. May have to keep it for myself! 

The redbud trees were blooming behind our display. 

Angea and I have had so much fun preparing for this event and several "business lunches" at our favorite Mexican food place to discuss our ideas! 

We couldn't have done it all without the help of our husbands (I failed to get a picture of Angea and Randy) helping set up our tents and props securely and taking it all down when it's over. They are a great road crew and support to us! 
We had two of our friends and former coworkers at the flower shop join us on Saturday to help out. We sure miss working with them. Plenty of laughs were heard around the market, all coming from our area! 
Jeff was standing in front of the booth and I told him to look at me, so I could take a picture. He grabbed a pink pony and started petting on it! 

We had one lady who came all the way from Iowa (I think I got the right "I" state, so if you are reading this and I'm wrong, please correct me!) She had found my blog through Pinterest, saw the announcement here, was planning to visit her daughter who lived in the area this week and together they came out to shop with us! I believe there was also another customer from Indiana, so I hope I didn't get their stories and states crossed. Either way, they both travelled a long ways to East Texas! 

We are so thankful for everyone who came out to shop and visit, along with the ones who organized this show and everyone who shared and got the word out. We truly appreciate you for supporting handmade and products made in the USA by local people. 
Now, who volunteers to come clean out the camper and get all the new inventory photographed and listed in my shop?!? 
P.S. We are already making plans for the fall marketplace, so mark your calendars for the weekend  before Thanksgiving in November and come to the winter wonderland!


  1. Great photos! http://lifefaithincaneyhead.blogspot.com/

  2. That was my mom and me, she was visiting from Iowa :-) We had so much fun and your booth/creations are absolutely beautiful! <3

  3. So glad it all went well, Janice. You girls have the cutest things. I hope you sold a LOT, and evidently the pillows were a huge hit. :)


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