Saturday, July 17, 2010

4th of July Craft Show

I recently returned from a mini working vacation in Ashland, Oregon.  Oh, what fun! I participated in their 4th of July Craft Show in Lithia Park.  What a beautiful spot.  My good friend Pam recently relocated there and now she's going to have a hard time keeping me away. 

This was the first time I had an entire booth set up with only jewelry.  I usually have a mix of antiques and collectibles along with a table of jewelry.

My booth was in a nice shady spot under the trees.  The people next to
me were selling hammocks......it sure was tempting.  Fortunately, there was
no time for relaxation.  I really enjoyed meeting so many new people and
never had time for a break.

Old keys embellished with vintage earrings.

Vintage watches converted into necklaces.
You can pry open the face and add your own picture.
That's Glinda the Good Witch on the left.

Since Ashland is home of the world famous
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I made up a few dozen Shakespeare
 related items using vintage typewriter keys and hinged picture frames.
The festival runs from February-October and has been going for 75 years now.

Lithia Park

This creek was just behind the bushes in back of my booth.
It felt so good to stick my feet in that cold water at the end of the day.
Sign me up again for next year.

3 comments:

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

HI Betsy!!
Thank you so much for your visit to my blog today! I LOVE your jewerly! Oh my gosh what a talent you have. I have a feeling I will have to own a piece before long. I feel honored to be your VERY FIRST FOLLOWER!! Wooo Hooo!!
Smiles and Thanks,
Beth

Irma Robles Haraughty said...

Hello Miss Betsy!!
So nice of you to visit my blog and leave that sweet comment! I get to be follower #2(that's my favorite # you know).
I'm so glad you started your own blog, it's so beautiful! I can see by your posts and pics you are going to be a fresh and great addition to blogland.

Your jewelry is absolutely stunning and I, like Beth, NEED me one of those. I'm loving to hear all the great places you get to share your talent. We visited a friend in Medford and got to visit Ashland during the festival, we immediately made plans to move there but unfortunately they fell through :(

I started at your first post and am working my way up, so I'll meet you there!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a beautiful location for a show. And having that stream behind you in the heat of summer...oh, I'm so envious. Your creations for that show were lovely, Betsy. I hope the show was a huge success for you.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/