Sunday, June 7, 2009

fave farm chick: candywinkel

Well, I am no longer a Farm Chicks virgin! And yes, it was everything I hoped it would be – and then some!

Hubby Todd and I left at the crack of dawn Saturday morning to make the 5+ hour drive to Spokane, Washington. We arrived at 11:20 am and already saw hip 'n savvy Chicks leaving the building, their arms overflowing with vintage lovelies.

I got a bit worried – the show had only been open for a little over an hour and these ladies were already done? Did we drive all this way for just a measly hour of antiquing?!

Upon spotting my puzzled look, one of the Chicks explained: this was only Round One being brought out to the car! Phew, big relief.

Once inside...just one word describes how I felt: WOW!!! I was overwhelmed and didn't know where to look first – so much shabby goodness and so many trinkets and treasures!

First stop: to see my dear friend Amy Smith's booth at Candywinkel. And boy, was it a show stopper! She really outdid herself with the display: all white furniture and draperies allowed her yummy candy concoctions and sweet soy candles to shine.

Besides Candywinkel's vintage containers filled with nostalgic candies, Amy's creative juices were working overtime when she came up with this best-seller: chocolate-covered sunflower seeds packaged using French seed pack illustrations! How cute!!!

Another thing flying off the shelves were vintage containers filled with 100% pure soy wax candles. The soy washes right out after it's burned down so you're left with the gorgeous container – how's that for up-cycling!

One of her most brilliant ideas – in my humble opinion – was her creation of the doily lamps. They were definitely a show stopper and you can see why:

These fun lanterns added so much ambience and flair, I'm thinking I may have to borrow her lamps for my sister's wedding next summer! (pretty please, Amy?)

I have some more photos to share with you from Farm Chicks later this week, including all the treasures I walked out with. Needless to say, this show is definitely a do-againer for us!


laurie -magpie ethel said...

glad you made the Farm Chicks show - isn't it amazing?! I met Amy last week in Porland at the Sellwood Garden Tour where she had a booth. Loved her stuff and was thrilled to find her at FC as well. I agree she has great stuff and super nice to boot!

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Hey maybe you can talk hubby into coming to our show this weekend in Puyallup, WA, we are closer to you. We will have many of the same vendors, hope you can make it!
We too had a great time at Farm Chicks!

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

kelly lynn creations said...

Amy did out do herself. Her booth looked amazing!

Simply Stork said...

oh how I loved looking at your photos of the show...what fun it was :O) I too loved her stuff-so beautiful.

I took so many photos that I have put them into a mini movie...come on by and have a peek when you get a chance :O)

~simply stork~

Anonymous said...

Such lovely pictures from the show! Thanks for sharing!
:) Serena