all i can say is wow – and thank you! when the opportunity arose to bring some of our most wildly creative and inspiring friends to town for a day, we jumped at the chance to celebrate with a fancy little flea market. we’re very grateful to the city of germantown’s parks & recreation division for their kind sponsorship of the beautiful farm park, to everyone who came out to enjoy the day with us, and especially thankful to our out-of-town visitors who made the flea especially special…having miss mustard seed, shaunna west, lucy farmer and a host of terrific vendors all travel to memphis for our event was truly kind of unbelievable.
on friday, in addition to giving interviews for ‘local memphis live’ (thank you, lovely amy speropolous, for sending a crew to the shop to make it easy for us!) marian and shaunna taught two lucky workshop groups.
the morning group learned to ‘step up to milk paint’, and mastered basic techniques plus a few bonus tricks. in the afternoon, it was time for ‘i heart milk paint’ with more layers, mixes, and methods. marian and shaunna really are the dynamic duo of diy, and it was a huge treat for all of us to have their experience, energy and enthusiasm wafting through the studio all day.
that evening, we had a barbecue supper for our out-of-town guests and flea market vendors at our germantown shop. it was great to wind down a bit after the workshops and for the vendors to get to know each other before the flea. marian was super-game about trying everything…pulled pork, hush puppies, king cake (thank you, donna & jessica!) and pimento cheese…all our extremely refined local faves!
next…time to flea!