Monday, May 18, 2009

road trip.....







we got to go to the SPRINGFIELD EXTRAVAGANZA in ohio....i was on a budget....which i hate....but necessary this year, apparently....still i was able to mostly fill the big truck with goodies for the store..... seed boxes, garden iron, fun junk art flowers, a nice big china cabinet, 20 chairs, fun architectural parts.wire baskets, and lots more....

half the fun is seeing old buddies and hearing the news from around the country.... one dealer i know told me about thenew store she is dreaming up....she said she wanted it to be like a party....with a big wheel for the customers to spin to see what surprise they get....and a big gong....for her, if someone gets out of hand.....
also got to see a beautiful shop in pickerington ohio....feather your nest....see the owner, denise, above with a cool green house...

we saw lots of white shabby cottage booths....i dont know how well they were selling.....they looked busy...
...the vendor areas were down a little.... but it was still a great show....i love going there... we go every may and september....

1 comment:

Sandy and Joe said...

Hi Ann! Sorry we missed you at the show. Glad you had fun and found stuff to buy. Glad the weather was good. The gals in your photo with the garden concrete also set up at Allegan -- did you see their super-cute camper? Think I'll ask if they'll let me do a post about it! xo -- Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign