The Chapel Market was again a great success!
Hats off to Layla from The Lettered Cottage and the wonderful group of ladies affectionately known as The Pike Road Ladies for hosting such a phenomenal event.
While last year The Chapel Market was a great success, this year was even more exciting! There were double the number of vendors! There was delicious catered food! There were incredible buys and the vendors absolutely outdid themselves with their displays! There were milk paint and chalk paint presentations! I could not get enough of the vintage finds and pretty little things! Seriously, I think I walked through the market about 20 times just looking and soaking in the inspiration!
Here is the lovely Layla, on the left:
Those other two beauties in the photo above were my companions for two days! I had the pleasure of helping KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and Laura from Finding Home with their booth. Let me tell you that these girls are even MORE fabulous in person!
This is the Chapel before the excitement began:
I arrived at Pike Road on Friday morning. I had offered to help Marian, Miss Mustard Seed with her booth setup and lend her a table for check out. First on my mind was a photo op with the one and only Miss Mustard Seed. Last year, I was so caught up in the excitement of helping her all day that I realized (too late, on the ride home) that I had never gotten a picture with her!
So, first things first:
Marian has got this market stuff down to a science. She and her sweet assistant Kriste had done a preliminary layout in her studio back in Pennsylvania so all of us avid readers could get a preview of her space. I helped unwrap ironstone, and if you know Marian–there was A TON of ironstone! Once everything was unwrapped, Marian simply fluttered around placing items in their perfect place. Sadly, it only took about 2 hours for the entire booth to be unpacked and ready for shoppers! I say sadly because my work was done…in 2 hours!!! I enjoyed every second!
When you walked into The Chapel Market, the first booth you came to belonged to Thistlewood Farms and Finding Home. I don’t know how it came to be, but there could be no better greeters than the vibrant and trendy combo of KariAnne and Laura. The remainder of the day on Friday was spent helping these sweet blog friends set up their booth space. We laughed and priced and laughed and staged and laughed and staged and priced and rolled t-shirts…which I got to model on Saturday!
The Chapel Market started early Saturday with the quaint community joining in the fun. How about these beauties:
I visited with Kara Fox of Little Golden Fox. Kara is MMSCP retailer. We met last year helping Marian with her sales. This year Kara had her own booth!
I helped Lucy of Lucy’s Inspired for just a few minutes…I had to get my hands on some of that beautiful handmade jewelry! She has the coolest industrial theme and she rocks it right into her jewelry. So talented and creative.
Isn’t she gorgeous
The Urban Farmgirl caravan traveled all the way from Illinois. Her space was rocking ALL DAY!
You can see why!
There are always a few people you meet at these events who stand out. One of those was sweet Linda of Coastal Charm. We chatted about the business, about trade shows, about merchandise, furniture, etc. It was a pleasure to run into Linda throughout the day and I know we will be hitting some more Alabama shows soon!
Isn’t she darlin’?
And her booth…wowzer!
Southern Accents Architectural and their salvaged items never disappoint!
Littleville Blue is located in Cullman AL and Lordy! Did Teresa and Rena put on a show!
Shaunna West of Perfectly Imperfect had an incredible booth set up with chalk paint and milk paint for sale. It was fun to listen to Marian give one on one instructions to first time customers…if only they knew! And Shaunna’s crew never fails to create the largest and most incredible displays. Where do they find these mammoth displays.
All in all, it was a fun filled day of meeting folks and making connections, wandering through vintage heaven, sharing stories, and absorbing inspiration! I am soooo excited to get back to Blu and Yellow and get to work! But I am secretly wishing that The Chapel Market 2015 was just around the corner!