Monday, October 10, 2011

Scenes from the Trunk Show!...

This time, Fall in all its cold and wet dreariness haunted our Halloween Trunk Show. We have been spoiled with warm Indian summer days for the last 5 years, but we were due! Despite the chill, we were so thrilled to see that many of you braved the weather to visit with us and collect a few more Halloween delights for your homes this year. An extra thanks goes out to you out-of-state collectors that traveled via the skies (perhaps by broom? :) to attend this fun event. It was so wonderful to see all of your smiling faces. Many thanks also to Sam Robinson, our event planner extraordinaire along with all the vendors that made this year's trunk show extra special. With just moments to spare, JP and I rushed around and snapped some photos to share with those unable to attend.... Enjoy!

~ Johanna


* That's me in my silly Halloween attire, in front of my hutch of Halloween originals......


* My reproduction Halloween-hatted head characters flew off this old plant stand that they were spookishly hovering on......


* This year's illustrated Halloween cones were also a fun find for my shoppers looking for a little something to spook their homes with...


* I loved how this last-minute display turned out, showcasing my black cat pins. An old wire plant basket made for the purrrfect web-like rack for these popular guys!


* And there's Sweet Owlfred and friends perched atop a rusty old step ladder!


* The back wall of my display in all it's orange and black glory! My signed reproductions from both Primitives by Kathy & Bethany Lowe Designs are showcased, left and center. The right corner hutch housed this year's Halloween originals...


* There's Sam Robinson, aka Manorisms and also our show promoter, snapping some quick  photos before the doors opened. If you squint, you can see my display at center and all the way, straight back!


* As usual, I had about 10 minutes to spare and make the rounds to snap some quick pics. JP had a camera too, so he caught me in the act!


* The clock struck noon and the collectors, who had been huddled under a tent out in the rain, came marching in! Look at all the smiles on their faces ~ love that :)


* Hungry? For those with an empty belly, Erica McNeish was offering some of her yummy eats for lunch....


* Not to mention her delicious sweets for dessert ~ look at those luscious candied apples!


* Erica prepares for the frenzy of hungry guests!


* Next door to me, Mr. Bumble Bindelgrim had a striking display of vintage Halloween delights, up for grabs!


* And, I snapped a quick photo of him before the Halloween fans arrived to snag a copy of his new book, The Pumpkin Dream...


* Handmade pumpkin folk nodders and paper lanterns also graced his table...


* Brightly hued jacks and black cats from Bindelgrim's vintage collection were a hit!


* My other neighbors were Kirsten of Pearl Clothing & Jil Cappucio with her fun fashions...


* Across the way was Heide Murray with her novelty Halloween delights including some spooky rings made from real human molars!


* And to her side was Mysti Gulsrud of Delphinium Design with a table full of colorful Dia de Los Muertos jewels and delightful Halloween handmades....


* And it was fun to see Ed & Sherry of Sticks n' Things join us this year with their creations from wood...


* Up front, attendees were greeted with the colorful delights offered by Sam Robinson, aka Manorisms....


* Homemade apple butter plus other jams & a series of adorable handmade jack-o'-lanterns were made by Sam's mom, Mozell Falletti!


* Cubbies of Jacks and gumballs certainly excited the children that always enjoy Sam's offerings....


* More Halloween novelties from Sam, displayed on electric green!


* And all that orange caught my eye ~ sweet, stitched Jack by Mozell Falletti...


* Kiddy Kits, Raspberry Pear Jam, finger puppets and Apple Mint spread enticed the shoppers...


* Due to the rainy weather, Rabbit Shadow Farms moved their whimsical plants indoors and offered both a fresh scent and visual treats for the senses...


* Pome of Denver had a fun display including black cats ~ one of my favorites!


* Spooky fun collage art also on display from Pome...


* And to "top it off" we had Erin Saboe, our hat-maker offering handmade witch's hats, and just in time for Halloween!


* And although we found homes for many of my Halloween folk art one of a kinds, I still have a fun variety to offer.

So, MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the evening of Wednesday, October 19th when I will be offering those to you during my Halloween Web Sale! Stay tuned for a variety of sweet characters, each unique. The fun takes place on my Folk Art Originals page. For the official start time and details please join my e-mailing list. An easy sign-up form resides on the sale page at the link above.

Happy Haunting!


Gen Voss~The Diversified Crafter said...

Thanks so much for sharing, it looks wonderful!!

Jennifer Tobicoe said...

Looks like such a fun time!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this all looks very enchanting to experience - even on a dreary day! Wish I could have been there


Amber said...

I would have LOVED To be there, it looks so wonderful! I really think those candied apples are so unique with the branches as handles. Too cool!

Bindlegrim said...

Johanna! These are fantastic photos of such a great group of vendors. Can't thank everyone enough for making this a wonderful first show to be involved in, and thrilled to have snagged that wonderful bat vase!

Quentin Eckman said...

What a nice day!

Birgit said...

Oh my gosh -- this is second best to actually having been there... Thanks for sharing all this wonderful photos, Johanna -- you rock! Your Halloween outfit is just perfect -- you look great in it. :)

Of course, your artwork is incredible -- and I am just in a perfect Halloween mood now that I saw all those treasures.

I also had to smile that Bratwurst became Brautwust. ;) It's even funnier if you happen to know that Braut means bride, so, naturally, I had to wonder which meat was used after all... Hah!


Johanna Parker said...

Haha Birgit! That's a hoot!.... Leave it up to the American's to butcher the German language or any language for that matter :)

So glad you ALL enjoyed my Trunk Show photos!

~ Johanna

Hullabuoy said...

What great pics-love your designs!

Kim Wolinski said...

Hey! AWESOME STUFF!! WOW!!! One of your notes re: "Sam's mom, Mozell Falletti." Can you route a note to her to contact me? I met her years ago in Denver/Boulder and have lost touch. Thanks! Kim Wolinski, Longmont, Colorado Thanks again! 303.485.5280

Johanna Parker said...

Will do Kim ~ and thanks!!

~ Johanna