Hey y’all! These last few weeks have been a whirlwind. I seriously had to ask my kids what day it was when I got up one day last week. That’s how crazy it has been. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to have a vendor booth at the City Farmhouse Pop-Up Fair in Gonzales, LA, hosted by the lovely Julie of The Gilded Sparrow. Let me just say that Julie hit it out of the park with this show! She selected some of the best vendors in the business and I was completely honored that she took a chance on little ole me (I was a newbie at the show).
We came soooo close to canceling our booth for the show. You may remember that my husband had back surgery in December and we just didn’t think we’d be able to make the show happen. His recovery was slower than expected and we weren’t able to go on our usual junkin’ excursions and finish many of the projects we had anticipated. But we decided to give it a go and trust that God would work it all out, as He always does.
The show was a lot of work to prepare for and as the hubs and I spent an entire day loading up a 26′ U-haul trailer of goods to bring to the show, we both said this is the first and last time we will EVER do this! It is just too much work!! We spent the next 1.5 days unloading, staging, and pricing all of our goods and again both agreed our “real” jobs were much easier than this.
But then something happened. We met some of the most amazing people ever. Both vendors and customers. We had some of the best conversations and made some new friends. It also helped that the show was a huge success. Guess what y’all? We’re addicted now. We are already planning our next show. I told my husband that it’s kinda like birthing a baby. In the middle, you swear you will never do it again, but once the hard part is done and you hold that sweet baby in your arms, it makes it all worth while.
The City Farmhouse Pop-Up Fair was founded by Kim & David Leggett of Franklin, TN. They were at the show the entire weekend and are just the sweetest, most down to earth people you could ever meet. Kim was signing copies of her book “City Farmhouse Style” and I was able to bring mine in for a personalized signature. It was a complete honor that she invited us to be a vendor at her show in Franklin! We haven’t made a decision yet, but are certainly considering the opportunity.
There were so many oohs and aahs over all of the fabulous vendors at the show! There was an abundance of farmhouse goodies, vintage decor and architectural salvage. I was just hoping to actually make more money at the show than I spent. haha. I did pretty good, but I did buy the most comfy and adorable top from Farmhouse Frocks and the cutest grain sack pillow from Old World New Home.
Here is a peak at a few of the other vendors:
If you missed all of these AMAZING goodies, rumor has it that there will be another show in Louisiana this summer. We are already planning our junkin’ days and our display for the next show to bring you the best farmhouse and vintage decor!
I can’t say enough about how impressed I was by this show! This is one that you definitely want to get to. Actually, our very first customer at the show drove all the way from Texas (7 hours) to shop the show. She knew it would be worth the drive, and it did not disappoint.
A BIG THANK YOU to Julie Guidry, Kim and David, the shoppers, the vendors and every other person that made the City Farmhouse show possible!!! I can’t wait to do it again!