Monday, September 14, 2009

~Yankee Peddler 1st Weekend Ramblings~


Ahhhhhh......to once again soak in the ambience from a weekend at Yankee Peddler was sheer heaven! The sites, sounds, aromas.....all very indicative of an age-gone-by. Jim and I wallowed in it for two beautiful, sunny indian summer days.

It is hard to say what I like most about YP.....but I'd have to say that one of the hilights, at least for me, is the comraderie between the artisans. As an artist, you just can't get enough of that. It's fun to hear how each of them schedule their days in-and-out of the studio during these fall shows. I learn so much from each of them. You have to really love what you do to live this kind of lifestyle...and sharing that 'electricity' that comes when creative souls meet is just invigorating. A true blessing.

We had the pleasure of reuniting with "The Michigan Girls", as we've so fondly called them over the years. And there they were, exclaiming, "Oh my God, they're back!!" which of course, makes all the hours of work worth it! It was SO SO good to see you again....minus one, who I hope will make it out to YP on next year's trek!!




















We had visits from lots of sweet little ladies who delighted in picking out their own special Ragamuffin to take home and love. Here are just a few of them!























I'm totally out of Witchy Women, lambs and puppies, certain charm bracelets, truffles, and Cheeky Monkeys. So....I'd better pour another cup of coffee and head to the studio. May your week be as beautiful as our indian summer here in Ohio is right now....and may you be blessed enough to find that one special thing here on this earth that 'electrifies' YOUR soul~ Carol

18 comments:

Martha said...

I love hearing you so happy! I hope the next couple of shows are just as great!!

Darlene said...

Love seeing the pictures at the Yankee Peddler show. How wonderful to have sold out of so many things. I know that you will be busy creating more for your next show. What FUN!! Hope you are having a great day.

Carol said...

Thank you, Martha!!!

Carol said...

Darlene...I know you just would have LOVED it!

Marci said...

This was a very special post, Carol - YOU are on fire! and it shows in every word. Create, sell & enjoy!

Carol said...

Thank you, Marci Dear~

SandyCarlson said...

Those dolls are wonderful. That must have been a grand time. God bless.

Amy said...

Thanks for the visit at my blog and nice thoughts. I adore your dolls and always enjoy hearing about your travels. The girls pictured on this post look very happy indeed!
Amy

Maggie May said...

Your dolls are lovely.
When my kids were young (many moons ago) I used to make *Victorian* rag dolls and a friend managed to sell quite a few for me. Was a lot of hard work!

Beth in NC said...

I'm so glad it went well for you! Looks like a great time. Isn't it awesome to know that little ones are snuggling with your creations?

Shrinky said...

Your dolls are simply delightful, what a wonderful idea to photograph the young ladies who will be providing a home for them.. so much love and work goes into them, it must e nice to have a reminder as to where they went.

It looks a lovely way to spend a day out.

Hilary said...

It sounds and looks as if you have a fine couple of days. Old friends.. young customers.. good feelings all around. Your dolls are adorable.. love that little lamb.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, what a wonderful time!!!! I'm so very glad for you!!! And I can so relate to your words..."electrify your soul!!!!" Yes, indeed!!!!! You've put words to the feeling!!! ~Janine XO

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, looks like a weekend from Heaven. I'm glad you had so much fun...and success! : )
Take care,
M.L.

imbeingheldhostage said...

What a fun-looking event... the sunshine was enough to entice me ;-) Congrats on selling so much!

Patti said...

Haven't been here in awhile, it was so nice to catch up! Your pictures are great, and your hard work shows - your booth is filled with beautiful treasures! So glad life is treating you well at the shows! xoxoxox p.s. your granddaughter is gorgeous! So grown up! :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Are you still on the road? Happy trails to you, my friend!!! Missing you! ~Janine XO

Tiko tikoi said...

Beautiful blog, those dolls are wonderful :)