Monday, May 10, 2010

a creative connection

Boy, have I been missing blogging: the post-writing and the visits. As mentioned we have many projects going on in my household and I was just out of state for a few days to help with some family issues. However, today the slate was cleared to embark on a planned visit to the Antique Textiles Vintage Fashions Show & Sale with my dear friend Shellie.

Here's my little Shellie. You may know her as my friend who can sew (and can she ever). Shellie has attended this event before but thought of me when she discovered that Tinsel Trading was among this year's vendors.

The Tinsel Trading booth just sparkled with trims

and treasures.

left to right: Wendy Addison, me, and Marcia Ceppos

While overheard swooning over items for sale by Wendy Addison, Tinsel Trading owner Marcia Ceppos, who attended her booth, asked if I'd like to meet Wendy. GASP! Both women were so gracious and warm. I was thrilled.

• Wendy will be an instructor at The Creative Connection event this September in Minneapolis.

• I will be a guest blogger on The Creative Connection
blog (scheduled to run this Thursday)

There were 135 booths at the indoor event which kicks off Brimfield Antique Show.

Here are some photos I snapped before being reprimanded for taking pictures by a cranky vendor. {?!}

So (sew?) organized!

Items sorted by color always look wonderful.

I thought of so many blogging friends who I knew would just sigh over some of these things. {Lori came to mind immediately!}

I know many of you who would happily but gently remove each flower from these hats for artful purposes.

There were some non-textile items as well, like these delicate placecard holders, and the bathing beauties shown below.

It was an amazing fun-filled treat of a day.

Now it's time to do some blog hopping!



Katy Noelle said...

Just the thought of textiles makes me drool! How super duper incredibly fun!!! Of all the silly things - I really love your photo of those pink buttons - and, the bathing beauties, of course!

Glad to hear from you!

Love, katy

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, what lovely things, Elyse!!! Wish I was there--all those vintage bits & bobs make me swoon!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Linda Ruthie said...

Thanks for the pictures. (Sorry you were scolded.) My friend and I discussed attending this event as I live next town over from Brimfield, in Palmer. But vintage is really not her thing and I didn't want to go alone. I love all that velvet picot edge ribbon. So... what did you buy?

myletterstoemily said...

so many lovely things to see and touch!

Alison said...

Oh, I'm so jealous -- that looks like a fabulous show!! I wish I had been there. Thanks for the lovely pics (sorry about the cranky vendor!).
Take care,

Diane Mars said...

Hope you had a Wonderful Mothers Day! Stop On Over I'm having a Virtual Baby Shower for my daughter Breezy, games and prizes, would love to see you there! Let's Get This Party Started!! Hugs, Diane

Rustique Gal said...

Elyse, What fun that looks like. I keep promising myself a trip to Brimfield too. Maybe the July one. I can't wait to get my hands on some of that great stuff. The ribbons and buttons, the bathing beauties, all sweet! Take care...Sherry

Free Pretty Things For You said...

omg!! i want to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

debi said...

I'm swooning here looking at all that eye candy! You lucky girl.

Theresa said...

I sure have missed you Elyse! Love all of the beauties at this show! The ribbons are gorgeous! I am happy you were able to snag a few pictures before getting your hand smacked:) Have a blessed day! HUGS!

beth said...

What a delight to see these pictures! I would love to have checked that out for myself..thanks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

Oh Elyse,
This show must have been amazing to attend! Love all the tinsel trading trims, etc. And those swimmer figurines are so unique. I'll look for you on Creative Connection next week. I'll be there in July!

Lori said...

how funny Elyse, that's who i thought of too when i saw those gorgeous hats...LOL...what a super fabulous show...and you got to meet Wendy, how totally rad is that!!! i am SO loving all of your pics...the goodies for sale are definitely SWOON worthy...too bad about the cranky vendor, i would have loved to see more...i dream of going to the brimfield show...oh, yes i do!!! one day...

koralee said...

Oh thank you for this today!!! Everything looks amazing...I will watch for your guest blog post over at TCC blog. xoxoxoxo

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Hey Elyse, I was so fortunate to meet the owners of Tinsel Trading when I was in NYC two years ago. They were moving their store and I got to go thru some boxes of stuff they wanted to get rid of! They were so nice. I went there before I started my fleurs so I would love to go again. Wendy Addison is so talented how fun to meet her!

Hope all is getting back to normal whatever normal is and that you can be around more, We all miss the heck out of you!

Claudia said...

Oh, lucky, lucky you! Tinsel Trading! Remember our planned trip? I think we have to get cracking on that idea.

I would loved to have visited that show. So glad you and Shellie were able to make a day of it, especially after your tough weekend.


Anonymous said...

I hope Tinsel Trading Co. has a shop in Heaven. I think that's the only way I'll be able to visit. I have swooned over their online shop for years. Sigh. So beautiful. And you met (MET!!!) Wendy Addison & Marcia Ceppos. Double sigh.
Such a magical life you lead, sweet Elyse!

Bring Pretty Back said...

I was excited to see a new post!

Suzie Button said...

Oh, I wish I had been there too! It looks like the PERFECT day! Gorgeous! Suzie

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Sounds like fun! Did you come home with some treasures to do your tinkering?

Anonymous said...

that does look like a lot of fun! and what's with the cranky vendor...i would be flattered! yikes!

oh well....thanks for sharing the pretty eye I feel like sewing something pretty!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Melinda said...

Looks like a "dangerous" place.
I think I could get into a lot of trouble there.


Diane Mars said...

I always love visiting you!
Hi it's me Diane stop on by for another It's a Boy Baby Shower Game #2. All winners to announced on Saturday the day of the actual Shower. I have lot's of Games and prizes.Let's Party!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Darling Elyse!

So glad you had a nice day out with Shellie and looking at all that YUMMY textiles! Did you get those PINK buttons?!


...hope things are good with your out of town business. xo

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

Thanks for taking us to the show! I love the tinsel, and the ribbons . . . and everything (except the cranky no-photo person!).

Little Pink Studio said...

Oooh what a wonderful show! I may just have to make the trip for this one day, it looks amazing!
You're so adorable in that photo Elyse!
Cerri xo

Kateyed said...

That looks like my idea of a really good time. I would find no one I know who would love this except for my daughter, thank God. My friends would say,"Tinsel What?" when I told them of my favorite store in the world. Slowly this is changing, through the blogs and conferences. I am meeting other square pegs like me! I am so happy.
Thanks...I really felt like I was there!

Natasha Burns said...

oooh lucky you! tinsel trading is the best! i loved it in NYC when i visited there (ages ago now!)

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Elyse!

I have missed you!

Wow--look at the goodies! YUM!

The bathing beauties really get me!

love, kelee

birdie blue said...

Love the vintage trims!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

As you would say,"SWOON! GASP!"
Need I say more? nah!

Kateyed said...

Thank you so much for coming to my blog, Elyse, and thanks for becoming a follower. Isn't this all fun? I love tinkering with paper and all sorts of things and hunting for treasures and reading people's blogs who like to do the same's a great little world!

Unknown said...

Hi Elyse,
Thank you for being happy for me. Oh, I was at Brimfield's with my daughter yesterday. I met the art designer and one of the collections on tinsel trading. I got this amazing large bag of vintage flowers. I was telling her about the fashion show, I remembered reading about it on The French General. We only visited the corner tents over by the lemonade stand. I hope to go back again sometime this week. So much temptation, so little time. How wonderful that you met Marcia Cepos and Wendy Addison. I can only imagine what Tinsel 's booth looked like.

Well, I see we travel in kindred spirit land, yes someday we will write a travel blog together. Isn't New England grand?

P.S. Kaari Meng is having a book signing for her new book at Tinsel Trading on Saturday. She is also having an amazing workshop in the evening.

KatCollects said...

Oh my gosh, I want one of everything! And I dislike cranky vendors, lol. The show I just posted about had the best vendors ever and let me take all the photos I wanted. Love the velvet ribbon, the hats, the buttons, so so pretty!!! I hope things are going better with your family.

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Elyse,

Looks like a great fun show. If you ever hear of one in CT let me know please.
I was in the bookstore the other day and happened to pick up Romantic Homes mag and opened it up, said wow! those look like Elyse's drawers...then I saw that they were your drawers!!! how exciting for you. I bought the mag by the way so I could show everyone and say-hey I know her from blogging. How cool!!


{oc cottage} said...

You touched Wendy Addison? Holy Moly!

m ^..^

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! I could spend all day there! I bet you had a great time. I wish I could sew. If it's more then a straight line and super simple, count me out.


laura -my summerhouse said...

Hi elyse, thankyou for your very lovely comments, it was really lovely of you to check out my blog. I have just had a look at yours, how lucky you are to live where you live!! It looks like there is always a lot going on, unlike quiet little Perth! I will be shore to keep checking back; I have added you to my blog favourites. Much love to you, Laura (from my summerhouse).

fairiemoon said...

And thank you for hopping on over to my blog for a healthy helping of tater tots! LOL!

Erin :)

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Yum!!! So glad that you had a great day!!!!

Sabine said...

Oh, how I wished something like that fair existed in Belgium... sigh..., the buttons! the ribbons!

Nishant said...

I really love your photo of those pink buttons
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Claudia said...

Oh my goodness! What a treasure of a blog did i find!

Simply lovely. I am posting fast so i can return to read more.

If you ever have a Friday free... stop by and join us at Friday Finding Beauty... its all about beauty and you would fit especially perfect!

TTFN~~ Claudia

Rose Brier Studio said...

Isn't that one of the best shows! I went a couple years ago and met Marcia Ceppos (Wendy wasn't there that time). What a fun thing. I'm hoping to get there with a friend in July, maybe I'll see you?

ps I seem to have come up for air. Let me know if/when you're coming to the cape.