Monday, June 20, 2011

Walker Homestead Show

This past weekend was the Walker Homestead Simple Treasures from the Past  Antiques & Primitive Goods Show in Brookfield MA . What a show it was! I have been wanting to attending this show ever since their first one. I have been to the Walker Homestead in the past but never for one of their shows.

I originally had other plans for that day, but thanks to my bestest friend Katie, who is understanding of my addition to anything primitive, let me reschedule our plans together! So thanks to her and thanks to my mom who was willing to go with me (although it didn't take much to convince my mom) I was able to attending this weekends show! And I am so happy I did!

I was so excited to get the chance to meet all the wonder primitive vendors and bloggers that I have followed on the web .

I knew Eva Ramsey from Pine Patch Primitives (she has the most wonderful candles,  Linda Rudman from Behind My Red Door and A Primitive Place Magazine, Hometown Antiques, and Winterberry Primitives  would all be there! So many of my favorite bloggers and vendors oh I could barely contain my excitement!!

We got there around 10:30 and just didn't know where to begin.  I knew I should look around before I bought anything, but it was just so hard ! But first things first, I did come with a mission, other then to meet my online idols, I was on a mission to get my beeskep house.

 A few weeks ago online  I came across a beeskep house that was made by Dirk Dishop I just LOVED it and knew I had to have it. So I emailed Dirk and he said he could ship it but he would be coming to the Walker Homestead Show and if I was going would put one aside for me. So knowing I'd be coming I send yes put it aside for me!

When we got to the show the first thing I wanted to do was go and get my beeskep house. Well I gotthe house and I got a beeskep and I got one of his pumpkins as well. These are the neatest things. They are made of cement or something like it and shaped into  beeskeps and pumpkins. I am so glad he set the bee house aside for me because they were selling like crazy along with everything else he had.

And I  am thrilled that he'll be back in the Fall with more pumpkins. My one lonely pumpkin needs a few friends!

My favorite!
It's never too early to buy a pumpkin!

After my first purchases we headed to the other booths. The vendors were all so friendly and lovely.  It was such a great atmosphere.  Everyone seemed to really be enjoying themselves. And how couldn't you? The sun was shining and the Walker Homestead is set in such a beautiful, peaceful place. Surrounded by woods and hills. It's simply gorgeous!

If I had to pick the highlights from the day it would be meeting Eva Ramsey from Pine Patch Primitives and Linda Rudman from Behind My Red Door and APP . Both ladies were sweet as pie!
I will say Eva is such a humbled and sweet lady.  There was a lady in front of me buying candles and was saying how she thought Eva's candles were so well priced and Eva's response was that she just wants other people to enjoy them as much as she does.
Now I know alot of people might say the same thing but you could really tell the Eva meant it. I was so impressed by her.

The other highlight of the day was meeting Linda Rudman .I have followed her blog for years and  have always admired her decorating style. When I read that she was going to be at the show I knew I had to meet her in person. When I spotted her I just had to go up and say hi! And she was just what I expected , friendly and open to chit chatting a bit. 
It was a great day! And I so enjoyed spending the day with my mom. She had a great time too. But I think her highlights of the day were the sheep and the goats and the chickens!

If she had it her way the sheep would have been coming home with us!

Can't imagine why the chicken is running away from her!

Dirk Dishop Beeskep Houses

Me with a silly face and the goat!

These next pictures are of  around the house.

Baby Zucchini

Baby Squash!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's Day!
Until next time,

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Days are here!

Here in the Northeast we couldn't have had better weather to celebrate Memorial Day. It was, in my opinion, the best kind of weather.
It was hot, sunny and there was a wonderful breeze.
We ended up stayingclose to home for the holiday. There was lots to do around the house and what better time to do it then a long weekend!

My husband spent the whole weekend splitting wood from the trees we took down this winter. So that meant I was on baby duty all weekend!

Mama's little helper!

 Me and the little guy spent lots of quality time together. We swam in the kiddie pool, we water the flowers, he even helped me pull the weeds.

 Although I think he enjoyed pulling the flowers up more then the weeds because his mama made a funny squealing noise every time he did it!! It was great being outside and enjoying every minute of the wonderful summer weather!

In between having fun with Jackson, I was able to get a little crafting done as well. I know we are just entering the summer but fall will be here before I know it! And I have orders and shows to get ready for. This weekend I started sewing, stuffing and staining a few Pumpkin men, Jolly Olde Fall guys and of course I made up a bunch of pumpkins!!
I was able to sit outside and work on all these. The weather was just perfect for outside crafting!

My outside crafting area! Doesn't get much better then this.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins and more pumpkins!
Finally can hang my pumpkin men out to dry in the sun!

I also spent some time working in the garden this weekend. Here are a few pictures of my garden. A few more flowers are popping up here and there.

I just love a long weekend! I feel like I actually got a lot accomplished and still managed to enjoy the weekend. Hope the rest of the summer is as nice as this past weekend was!

Happy Summer time! Well unofficially summer time!

Hope  you all have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Until next time,