Monday, April 23, 2012

Give me a minute

Oh we had some weekend over here with Mud and Suds going on in the yard and then Mark and I going over Sunday afternoon to see the pottery set up at the High Point Furniture Market.
But first things first.
The weather watchers were sure we were getting rained out on Saturday and I refused to believe them.
I was right 90%  of the time because we did have a late shower in the afternoon that dumped on us for a bit and then rolled away.
Other than that we had a great day of pottery, tiles, soaps, yard art and of course the cookies.
I have posted a new one here that was a hit.
But what cookie was not a hit? We had our favorites and many folks picked their favorites as well.
Now it was not all about the cookies as folks picked out some beautiful pots, tiles, yard art and soaps to take home with them.
Abela Soaps

Snowhill Pottery and Tile

Raven Pottery
On Sunday it rained and a cold wind came in.
Lucky for us Don and Mark went and blocked up the carport with the tent sides and we put everyone under a dry roof and used the large covered tent as a walk through for customers to come in and stay dry.
Brilliant those two are!
 Anne even strung some festive lights for us and things were nice and cozy for Sunday.

Late Sunday we drove over to see the pottery in the Miles Talbott show room in High Point.
It rained all the way over and I was not looking forward to walking in the rain while all dressed up and wearing heels. Yes, I own some dress clothes and hells I mean heels.
We found the building and there was a parking lot right there and no long walk in the rain.
When we walked in I was struck immediately at how beautifully set up the building was.
We checked in and went to see the pottery and meet Joe Ruggiero the designer who set up all the rooms  we were placed in. He gave us such a warm welcome and let us know how very pleased he was with the work.
And, we were so pleased to see the pots in action.

We meet many wonderful folks, had a bite of cheese and walked through all the rooms.
What I took away  was that this is one class act. We saw beautifully made furniture, wonderful fabrics and people who were truly interested in what they do. It was all very upbeat and positive.
We left with a good feeling after seeing it all come together.
The only thing we are planning to change is to pull the midnight back a bit to show that it is really Navy and not black.
It wants to look black although in my eye I could see the blue tones to it.
Where will this go from here? I don't know but we will keep you posted as we move along.

A few thank yous from the weekend.
Thanks to our wonderful friends who came and spent the day with us and shared what they do and then held everything together while we went to High Point.
And a big thank you to my sister who came and helped out.
 She cooked and fed us and we talked way too late into the night.
To my son who came out and set me up with a new computer, that I will play with soon! 
The customers who continue to support us and let me know they read the blog.
Thank you all- you are what keeps us doing what we do.


Lori Buff said...

The displays look fantastic. I'm glad the rain didn't make problems for your show, it's so good to have creative help to solve set up challenges.

Tracey Broome said...

Look how beautiful your work looks all dressed up for the show!!!!! I am so proud of you two and what you have accomplished, and so happy that you have this opportunity. Talk about opportunity knocking at the door!!!!
But I have to say, I am extremely jealous of your time at the furniture market. I can't tell you how many hours and hours I spent at that place, long days, sometimes getting home at 3am and then back to the showrooms by 8am. That's work for young people!

Dennis Allen said...

Glad to hear all went well.

Amy said...

Too much going on here to come out and visit. Wanted too, though. Sometime, I will. Thanks for the pictures and the re-cap. Great to know it all went so well!

Michèle Hastings said...

it was an exciting weekend all around! i sent a woman your way on Sunday, she was looking for a shaving mug. despite the rainy weather, the pottery collectors were still out, driving the back roads.
congrats on the furniture market success.

Judy Shreve said...

Congrats on the great weekend! Sure wish I lived closer. Your work looks stunning displayed with all that lovely furniture! Yay to the future :-)

cookingwithgas said...

yesterday I was a slow moving slug!
I am beat up but today is a new day and back to work.
Thanks you all for reading and leaving a comment! It always feels good to have some support.
TB- I can see where you would have loves your job!

Linda Starr said...

Sounds like the weather cooperated and a successful day, congrats on the furniture mart the displays look super.

Shortstuff said...

Hey, You're entirely welcome. It was a fun time. Good to see you, Mark and Joel. Also fun to see Anne and Don, Laurie and Laura. You have some very talented friends. I was glad to tag along and do what I could to help make the weekend go more smoothly. Now, if we can just hold off the rains and tropical storms...SS.

Laurie said...

Wow! How fun to see your lovely pots in the showroom pics. And to know it all went so well. Not to mention the nice surprise of seeing my soap pic :o) The carport idea certainly was an excellent one.