Thursday, October 2, 2014

She Loves Her Apron!

So on day 1 of the Occoquan Craft Fair, this lovely young woman stopped by my booth and bought a Retro Revival apron.
 
 
Then she went home, slipped on her apron and whipped up an apple pie.
 
 
She was so excited about her new apron that she posted the picture on Facebook for me.  Thank you, Killiann, you rock!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Occoquan Craft Show Results

 
We had a wonderful time at the Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Fair over the weekend.  We kept my booth setup unchanged and the pink Frigidaire and pink stove drew lots of people in to check out my Retro Revival products.
 
 
 
We sold a good number of shower caps and pot mitts, and a few sleep masks and insulated travel flat iron cases, but as is normal for our shows, the biggest hit was my aprons.  This was my 13th show and I'm still tickled to see the smiling faces of my customers, and I'm always delighted when they so willingly pose for pictures!
 
 
I've designed my aprons to fit most, ladies sized 2 -22.  My customers are all sizes and shapes and ages too, but most of my customers at this show were between 24 and 32.  I love that so many younger women are into aprons!
 
 
My favorite picture of the weekend:
 
 
 
Doing these shows really is exhausting.  The loading, unloading and packing up, and standing on your feet all day.  But it's totally worth it because nothing beats interacting with the happiest people ~ apron lovers!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Vintage Clothespins

My old clothespins:
 
 
Even though we've temporarily left the Florida farm and I no longer have a clothesline...
 
 
...I'll be using them to display my aprons at my show this weekend.
 
 
They add another vintage touch to my booth.
 
 
In the meantime, I kinda like the way they look in the milk glass ~ may just leave these on the kitchen table as a centerpiece!
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Decoration with Vintage Watering Cans

 
The crisp fall air has turned all of our summer perennials dormant so I decided to add some color to the patio.
 
 
Any excuse to use my vintage watering cans.
 
 
I love these things!
 
 
I love the chippy patina of the galvanized tin.
 
 
Happy fall!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beagle as Sleeping Beauty

Captain Project's been doing lots of business travel lately.
 
 
Good thing I have Twyla, my sleeping beauty, to keep me company.  Makes me smile when I wake up and see her laying under the covers with her head out and (almost) on the pillow!
 
Hope you have lots to smile about today!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Last Summer Breakfast

Boy can we feel the chill of fall here in the DC area!  This morning I'm bundled up in sweats and slippers...
 
 
And eating the last of our homegrown tomatoes for breakfast.
 
 
Hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Retro Revival will be back for the Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show on September 27th & 28th!
 
 
If you're in the area I hope you come and visit me.  It's a great show and so much fun!