It seems like more and more time is passing between my posts on the blog!! April and May have been extremely busy months for the sisters. We are preparing for Britney (Carla’s daughter) and Justin’s wedding on June 7. On April 27 we had Britney’s bridal shower at my house. A great time was had by all. On Saturday, May 3, SistersCg loaded Kathi’s truck and Carla’s car and headed for the Six Chics Spring Market in Clinton, IL. Hope you enjoy the pictures of some of our wares!!!
A picnic basket filled with all sorts of goodies! Cute mason jar candles mounted on old barn wood; adorable metal flowers and angel wings; and a couple of rustic wood spindles. Kathi made the mason jar candles and our friend Deb made the metal items.
Metal “WELCOME” signs also made by Deb and one of our specialty lighted burlap bags the work of the very talented Kathi! Some of the pictures are a bit dark. The market was held at the DeWitt County Fairgrounds, with most of the vendors set up in the open-sided livestock barn. It was a fabulous day, although a bit cool and windy.
Isn’t this adorable! A mirror with a dowel rod on which to hang a beautiful linen tea towel or a lavender sachet. Carla added the lovely flowers.
Carla did a great job painting this cabinet with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco. I painted the small bookcase with Old White with Coco on the top. I also did the small table in Old White – all Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, of course!!
A closer look at some of the really neat items in the cabinet – mason jars painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors Primer Red, Old White, Country Grey, and Coco and all tied with burlap twine; Old Glory painted on a piece of barn wood by Kathi; and burlap envelopes with hearts made by Pat.
Although you can’t see them very clearly in this picture, we had some corn planter plates for sale. When my husband Murray and I were cleaning out the machine shed, I spotted these and had no idea what they were but really liked the way they looked. Murray cleaned them up and gave them a fresh coat of paint. The ones he painted John Deere Green are his favorite and have been the best sellers! I personally like the ones I convinced him to paint pink!!!
We had a great time at the Six Chics Spring Market. We learned that we are quite creative when it comes to fitting a lot of things into a 10 x 10 space (well Kathi is. Carla and I just carry things in and let Kath arrange the displays!). Sales were great, but more importantly, I spent the day having fun with my lovely sisters! It doesn’t get any better than that. Love you, girls. And our little space in Second Betty in Peoria Heights, IL is also doing quite well. We are very busy (which we love) looking for special pieces of furniture, painting, and creating all sorts of unique handmade items. If you get a chance, stop by Second Betty and see all the wonderful and unique items for sale and be sure and check out the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time,
Pat, Kathi, and Carla