we took a quick walk through all the in-process-of-being-set-up booths at Simple Goods, then a quick check and fluffing of our booth and headed out the door…
places to see, things to do!
Our first trip to Ohio, we were off to hit a couple of must-do visits!
An hour-and-a-half later, we arrived at Curry’s Antiques in Lancaster, Ohio for Ginny Curry’s Christmas Open House!
We couldn’t wait to walk back down the hill to see everything!
so much to see and take in… so beautiful!
It’s funny how weird it feels to have looked at photos for years of a place
have the opportunity to see it IN PERSON!!!
we had other things to see first!
After stopping to chat with a couple of friends who had traveled from New York for the festivities and show, we ventured into Curry’s Antiques!
a couple of our favorite people, James Cramer & Jill Peterson were doing book signings of their new book, ‘Tis the Season – Christmas Eve with James Cramer and Jill’s new book, Simple Cooking for a Simple Life (note there are a few of our recipes within those gorgeous pages)!
We love them AND their books!
(Sorry this shot is blurry, but it was hard to get them to sit still! Oops!)
My cohorts in crime, Doreen & Judy (of Country Plus), headed back up the hill to our truck!
We could hardly contain ourselves… Miller House Antiques, here we come!
how nice Linda and Ralph Miller are…
we were welcomed in style!
Next was the Miller’s home… open on this special day, what a treat!
s l o w l y…
I headed back outside
to see what other little surprises awaited.
so much to see, so little time.
we’ll be back, of that I’m sure.
Again, we were in such a rush… visiting with dealers we know and love… never took the camera out for photos. This show was fabulous, lots of great antiques and handmade crafts… a wonderful group of people!
We hit the road again… back to Mount Vernon and Simple Goods~
Finally, back at Simple Goods for the vendor dinner where Candy & Max outdid themselves, a quick walk around the now-more-completed booths and we were greeted by this atrocity! Miss Chickie would be mortified by this CHICKEN CHOPPING BLOCK! Shhhhhhhhh… don’t tell her! Guess it’s a good thing she didn’t come with us after all.
Saturday dawned cold and clear… we moved along quickly, getting dressed in our colonial attire (probably takes us a bit longer than the ladies of 1700!) and headed down to the breakfast room where the place was hopping with anxious and excited shoppers and happily stressed vendors.
We had the opportunity to meet new Facebook friends, greet old ones and quite a few customers from all over… WHAT FUN!!!
Then we were off to the show. Customers were waiting in line outside the main building, warming their hands by the campfire… the excitement was palpable!
A quick walk through the main building, admiring all the booths… finally complete… and we were off to the second building and our own booth. We buzzed around, getting organized and preparing for the crowd that was sure to come!
I took a walk around our building since everyone was finally set up there as well… beautiful booths, wonderful people! Such a great atmosphere~
Another Facebook friend, Lesa Cook of Brier Creek Primitives had this great booth… so fun to meet all these wonderful talented people!
Folk Magazine‘s booth… never had a chance to meet and talk with Ben Ashby, though… another Facebook friend.
Carriage House Lighting has beautiful light fixtures… love them!
Kristine Berg Doss and Kris Thomas from A Primitive Place & Country Journal… our neighbors, such sweet ladies! We met Kristine and Kris at Walker Homestead for one of our 2010 Simple Treasures from the Past – Antiques & Primitive Goods Shows and Kris stopped by to visit us this summer when on a trip east~
Mickey Bakeman of Primitive Pursuits and Sue Beahm of The Painted Cupboard… great neighbors!
As I mentioned before, our dear friend, Judy Coffey of Country Plus, was helping us out for the show. Here she is posing with Kristine & Kris and the newest issue of A Primitive Place & Country Journal WITH HER HOUSE ON THE COVER!!! YES, Judy’s house is featured in this issue… don’t miss it!
That’s it folks!
What fun! Just wait until we hit the road again!
Fun, food & laughter all the way~