Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First Apron Retailer!

I've been busy the last two weeks, stitching up a second apron order for my first apron retailer -- Birmingham Produce & Market, owned by Karen McClure.
This past weekend, Paul, Twyla and I traveled to Atlanta to visit our daughter for Father's Day and since we were so close, we hand delivered the apron order.  32 aprons:
What a treat for me to visit another Retro Revival customer!  It is THE most charming country store!  The store was built in 1930 and sits on over five acres.
The shelves are stocked full of jellies and jams:
And best of all, the labels made me chuckle!  
Old fashioned (and some new-fangled) candies and organic soda are also on hand:
They "grow" their own honey and house a honey bee hive inside the Market:
Karen has 20 hives on her nearby farm.  We were intrigued by the honey bee hive; the bees travel in and out of the shop via tubing:
Of course, no authentic Produce & Market is complete without bushels of fresh fruit and veggies:
We bought a basket of peaches and they smelled so good we had to devour a couple in the car before making it back to Natalie's.  So yummy good!
We had to check out my aprons in the shop.  My "Red, White & Blueberry" creation looks adorable on the dress form!
Out back is where the hens and rooster live.  Karen has 72 hens at her 12-acre farm right down the street from the store, as well as these.  They are fed all natural feed and all the green grass and vegetables/fruit they want.  Soon the Market will offer "Easter Eggs," layed by her Americana hens; these eggs are blue and green (yolk is still yellow)!
Corn, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and all sorts of peppers are growing out back too.  Soon the Market will carry local dairy milk, local farmers' natural grass fed meats and a local bakery's fresh, all natural loaf breads!  So many goodies, I hope you'll visit soon!  The Market is located at 850 Hickory Flat Road, Milton, GA 30004.
After my apron delivery Paul and I headed back into the city.  Our fun weekend included two local bars for cocktails, live music and what else?!  A shrine to Elvis!:
A Braves game (yay, they won!)
A barbeque with friends and family:
(Paul borrowed Natalie's apron)
A little antiquing in Little Five Points:
(Antiquing is exhausting -- ha!  Had to rest a spell on this lovely crushed velvet chaise.)
Rollercoaster'ing at Six Flags (no pixs though)
A concert at Park Tavern:
And finally, goofing around in Piedmont Park:
Aaaahhh, I miss Atlanta already!
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Anonymous said...

looks like a fun trip! ~ Georgia

Natalie said...

love you mucho! come back to visit!

Lisa said...

Love the photos!

Becky said...

That tired me out just reading about all the fun y'all had!!!

BOHO Boutique said...

I love your pictures you guys look like you are having so much fun.....And your aprons are so fun..I love them..

Cindy said...

Hi your name is Cindy actually I am a Cynthia..but Cindy..yeah that's me!
I do love the colors of your blog set up..Rosie did a gteat job!
I love aprons!! My age looks to be twice yours..and my generation quit using was so sad!! I'm thrilled your generation is bringing them back!!
Stop by and visit sometime...

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Anonymous said...

Just came over from Happy's to say HI! I love your aprons. I'm adding you to my reader so I don't miss your posts. See you soon. Smiles, Sally

Gina said...

Hi! I also came over from Happy's. You have a great blog, enjoying looking around. I love the aprons--gonna check them out some more now!
Gina in RI