Wow, really it's been 10 Years already?! My how time flies when you are having fun, creating Halloween art! Well, another Halloween Trunk Show has come and gone. We were blessed with a warm, sunny day and lots of happy collectors! I so appreciate all my peeps for coming out to say hi, visit and share in the Halloween delights. Thanks for being an integral part of this past decade. We all touch each other's lives in one way or another. I am honored that my art has brought us together, and I hope it always makes you smile :)
I snapped as many photos as I could before the garage door rolled up and the Halloween fans poured in. Enjoy a glimpse of yesterday's memories and until next time, Happy Halloween my friends!
* You can see how excited I was to have everything all set up and in place just moments before the garage door opened :)
* And look at the fun rusty wagon rig JP assembled for this year's limited edition crows! Some of you probably spotted him on Facebook, putting it together in our backyard :)
* We added an old shelf prop to this year's display from our outdoor tent-show days. It allowed me to create more space for my originals!
* Eye candy candles, owls, ornaments, ghosts and witches - oh my!
* My new line of Halloween candles from Aunt Sadie's added a fun new element and scent to my Halloween collection! We had one burning, and lots were loving the fall aroma, wafting through the air..
* Pillows, totes and notepads with my vintage style Halloween designs were delighting shoppers. Can you spot Mr. Tinkles trying to eat one of my ornaments? What a crazy guy!
* Black feather trees trimmed with owls and other spooks set a festive scene!
* And once again, the lovely Kara Rosenberry was one of my trunk show neighbors!
* Kara has a charming sense about her illustrative work, and she blends it with rustic vintage treasures for that nostalgic feel... Look at those sweet clever cards & whatnots...
* And to my other side was Mr. Christmas (aka Mr. Tinkles - which I infamously coined!) along with his lovely lady, Mandy Yocom. Look how adorable they are!
* Here, Mr. Tinkles tinkers with his mesmerizing miniatures...
* A visit in person is recommended to see Mr. Tinkles' lively creations that light up, animate, twinkle and glow! They will bring the inner child right back out of ya!
* I loved the art-on-a-line look of Mandy Yocom's display! From Fern & Sprout, her colorful, whimsical paintings pair well with her felt & fabric fashion accessories.
* Mandy makes rosettes for the hair, shoes and lapel that really add character and vintage style to your wardrobe... And you gotta love a few creepy baby dolls to add a little spooky to the scene!
* Monica Moonlight sneaks a peek while arranging her table of spooky fun clay creations and fabric delights... Look at all the fun pattern and color!
* This year, Holly Kusterer of Paint Happy Designs and biz partner Barabara Stark joined us for some Halloween fun. Holly is a familiar face, appearing often on KUSA's Colorado & Co.'s show for design & crafting ideas!
* And the Trunk Show was all the better with Bindlegrim himself, joining us once again from New Mexico. He's the talent behind the Trunk Show's Website design and this year's post card & poster graphic!
* Bindlegrim brought along a new family of limited edition Beasties too! Love these!
* Around the corner I caught Heide Murray of All Good Wishes striking a pose... or perhaps I persuaded her to! She makes the most delightful felted character with vintage charm!
* Felted ghosts, bunnies, jacks, turnips and all sorts of imaginative guys were ready to greet collectors!
* We had a slew of young entrepreneurs exhibiting their wares at this year's Trunk Show, and two of which were Heide's daughters grinning big with their "All Little Wishes" line of designs! Adorable :)
* Next to the Murray girls was Zack sharing his woodworks! What a cutie he was with his long brown locks and stylin' fedora!
* And the Robinson & McNeish daughters shared an imaginative collection of handmade robot style characters made from old kitchenware! FUN! I do love how the Halloween Trunk Show nurtures the budding imaginations of children. That's how I got bit by the crafting bug many years ago.... (thanks mom!)
* Across from the crafty kiddos was an enchanting collection of papier mache characters from Cindy Habermann. She somehow escaped my camera this year, but I snagged some pics of her art! Even though she now lives in Minnesota, we had the pleasure of seeing her at this year's show in Denver.
* Gourd guys, owls, cats and other spooks are just some of the fun characters that I spotted in Cindy's booth...
* Jacks and bats on old blocks and vintage tins give an age-old flare to her characters.
* And upon entering the garage, Sam Robinson of Manorisms had her Halloween inspired goods arranged like a general store! It's always fun to see what clever finds she has in store...
* Decorated skulls with polka-dotted bows and bags of spooky bugs likely had the kiddos excited!
* Jars topped with animals and filled with wooden game pieces just make you smile...
* More handmade orange & black goodies greeted guests!
* Smiling bright was Erica McNeish with all of her tasty treats and sweets! Shoppers gobbled up her goodies well before the end of the day...
* And enter the collectors anxious for some handmade Halloween folk art collectibles!
* As you can see, we were blessed with a warm, sunny day! Despite the fall theme, people were wearing shorts!
* Again, many THANKS to all of you that came from both near and far to join us for Year 10!
~ Johanna & JP