Tuesday, September 21, 2010


In 2007, after visiting my shop, a well-respected fellow antiques dealer planted a seed in my brain. She said, "You need to be selling in Texas at Marburger Farms". I was familiar with the show, having read about it in Country Living magazine during the Nancy Soriano days. I knew it was the big~time. Dare I dream that I could swim in this pool?

Well, fast forward to early 2008 and there I was heading to Texas to sell at Marburger for the first time. My look has evolved since then from primitive country to what I call French farmhouse. It feels really good to have my wares reflect my personal aesthetic and to have a true vibe. I've come a long way since my humble beginnings in this biz.

We're heading off tomorrow for the show and I am still pinching myself that it's really time to go. I hope you will stop by and see what's new in the land of PEA. Don't forget we are open late on opening day til 7 and Carolyn Westbrook will be doing a book signing at Marburger for her newest offering. I for one can't wait to get my hands on it. There's also a bar at the show should you require a libation after a long day of shopping.

This is it til we return, but keep your eyes peeled for my posts about the show and all the jaw~dropping pics that I'll be snapping. Pure eye candy.


10 AM TIL 7 PM


Debra@Common Ground said...

Have a wonderful time, Shelley, I'd love to be there!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*I wish I could be there! :) I cant wait to see your pics!! Hugs, Rachel ~*~*

donna reyné said...

Have a safe trip and a fantastic time Shelley!
I will be thinking about you!

I have seen your space...in person!( I now know it was your first year...WOW!)
You were inspiring from the very beginning and you continue to blow my mind with your creative vignettes and artful displays!
Many blessings and continued successes my friend!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I think I already told you that I'm gonna miss seeing your space. Again. Makes me sick.

Too much moving stuff going on here, so I'll just be in Warrenton this coming Saturday. Still, I'll be with you in spirit. I hope you sell out in record time!

Have fun!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

All good wishes for a successful show Shelley! My aesthetic has followed a similar path...
...looking forward to seeing your photos!

KarenSue said...

I know you are so excited! Don't forget to slow down and enjoy this. I know how excited Iam about just going to The Farm Chicks, I can't imagine what it's like to have a booth! Have a great trip!
I'm in Orlando now and will be until Christmas. Keep me posted if you have any sales here and about the Oviedo thing.
Be safe!

Rita said...

Hope it's your best show ever!

Luckily, I'll be there Tuesday for all the opening day excitement!

trash talk said...

I think you have stayed true to yourself from the beginning and that is what I love about you and your style. I remember seeing photos of your home shows and just going nutso...still do!
Have a safe trip down and I'll see you soon!

julie miller said...

Good luck Shelley ~ sell tons!! Can't wait for pics when you get back! Julie

Cathy said...

That is such a great show, and soooo much fun!!! Deidra and I have been approached about doing that show, but just don't know how we could manage to do it and have our booth in Canton open at the same time! Maybe we can put that on our "Girls Gone Junkin'Bucket List"!!He he.....Have Fun, and can't wait to see your pics!! Cathy

Southern Queen Bee said...

Oh we where coming and unexpected things happened! Hope you have a great show, and hope we can see you in the spring!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

It was so nice to meet you at the blog party! I hated that I had to leave before Marburger started, I'd have LOVED to see it all. Next time for sure!

Curtains In My Tree said...

oh how I wish I could be with you down there in Texas. I will be waiting for pictures you post.


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