Okay, that last part is still so thrilling to share: we met multi-talented designer, stylist, photographer, editor, crafter, you-name-it Mr. Matthew Mead himself and his kind and lovely wife Jenny!!!!
I'm still pinching myself. You can imagine I was a goofy nervous girl when I turned around and there he was, while all us vendors were setting up our booths. I tried to casually chat about the event and avoid tripping over his AMAZING wares in his space. My eyes just took in all the loveliness he and Jenny created...greenery, painted furniture, ironstone, dioramas....oh my.
Okay...I simply must start with this photo of Michelle and I with Matthew, and tell you what a gentleman he was! The nicest guy you could meet...humble, kind and interested in everyone he spoke with. Jenny was so sweet to take photos of us.
|Michelle, Matthew, me|
Stay tuned to the end of this post to see more from Matthew.
And now....our booth....a tent within the huge tent!
We called it winter wonderland:
Gotta toss in a few 'people' shots to break up the booth photos....
Here's us with our fabulous booth neighbor across the way - Pam McKay. She makes gorgeous ocean-inspired jewelry (at www.objetrouve.biz):
|me, Pam, Michelle|
More of the booth...my apologies that some of the photos are blurry. My camera had a hard time focusing with the late afternoon lighting.
You are the best booth buddy Michelle! I had such a great time and we shared a lot of laughs.
Thank you to all our friends, family and customers that visited our space!
I'm starting to list items from the bazaar in my Etsy store. Take a peek here. Michelle may be listing some of her treasures as well here.
Okay, by the end of the weekend the vendors started walking around chatting. All the vendors were super talented and very nice. I visited Matthew and Jenny's space again and he sent Michelle & I home with two autographed magazines of his! Can you believe??? I was ecstatic because you may know I am a magazine junky. It was so cool to meet someone who has always influenced me for many years through that medium. I can always recognize Matthew's style in a publication - you know good stuff when you see it.
Anyhow, this is what I have been poring over since the past weekend:
These magazines were self-published by the Meads in 2010, so I never saw them on newsstands. Peek inside the Autumn issue....
...and the Holiday issue...
Are they not incredible??? I don't know if you can still purchase these online somehow, but be sure to visit Matthew and Jenny at www.holidaywithmatthewmead.com.
Thanks for sticking around this long post! xoxo - Susan