Sunday, February 20, 2011

And In the End... (weekend in review)

I am so tired. Happy... happily tired. After months of planning, and a very long weekend, both the hanging of the art show and the Love Art Handmade and Homespun Craft Fair are complete. The handmade and home spun craft show was a complete success. It was very well-attended and all the vendors had amazing, unique stuff. I think we raised a good amount of money for the Denville schools.

This was in Friday's paper -- a preview for the sale (click here to read it online).

I took this with my cell phone, but you get the picture. Oh, and
the Boonton shop being referred to is Savannah Hope Vintage.

I bought a bunch of hand-bound journals from Jillian Zoltner, jewelry from Gal Pals and from Susan Buteau (including evil eye bracelets for the girls), and a cute crocheted kitty shaped purse for W's niece, and a little purse and fingerless gloves from Cat's Crochet Corner. I snacked on some really, really good cookies by Sugar Lips Bakery (and plan on ordering more), and also picked up a revamped comic book necklace and a pair of OMG! So cool! plastic navy handgun earrings by Red Delicious Things. I want to wear them every day.

My favorite blog reader, crafter, and good friend, ADeM was there selling her stuff from her shop, Savannah Hope Vintage. She carries the most inspirational handmade, repurposed items; I ordered a Frida Kahlo doll from her. She had her awesome handbags, soaps (that I adore), and a bunch of fun new stuff. (More to come (big stuff) on Savannah Hope Vintage, so keep posted.) Retro Rocket Girl was there with a rolling rack full of vintage dresses, tops, all sorts of clothing. Shoes, too, and really cute flowers for your hair.

W and I were there selling our Denville note cards. Lots of our friends came to visit, and some brought their children, which we always enjoy. We even made plans with our friend to go see the George Condo exhibit at the New Museum. Such a great day.

Last night, I hung the art for the Love Is show that opens on Saturday night. I was hanging the work from all day, until near bedtime, and all that time in the gallery was really interesting. W came to help me hang the bigger pieces, and his help was invaluable. One of the artists, Marco, who was there to simply pick up one of his paintings, ended up helping another artist who came into the gallery upset over getting a flat tire. He'd never met her before, but immediately went outside to her car (in below freezing temps) to put on her spare. The night was an interesting one, to say the least. Ultimately, I went home to W and within hours, in the comfort of his presence, I fell fast asleep. It's been a long but successful weekend.

The Love Is Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, from 5 - 8 p.m. at The Gallery at River's Edge and is open to the public. The Gallery at River's Edge is located at 106 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834.


  1. It was a great show - love the notecards and jewelry I bought!

  2. Thanks Laura! So happy that you came by to spend the day and shop for a cause!

  3. I LOVE what I bought! Thanks so much and it is great to hear it was such a success. Michael can't wait for his art class on Sat. Thanks Tiffany ... you certainly can put together a great craft fair :)

  4. Oh Karen, so glad you came. My son is very excited for Michael to come to art class and the girls will be thrilled, too. Noah may be coming -- how cool is that? It's going to be a fun class for them.

    Did you get the bag from Savannah Hope? If yes, you are going to LOVE it! My summer version of that bag comes out in May. I can't wait... may even have to break it out early... maybe for our vintage shopping day ;)

    Thanks so much for coming, and for lighting the room up with your smile.

  5. I had the very best time selling at The Love Is show. I am always happy to donate to a great cause and there really is no better cause than for our children. This show was extremely well run (thanks to DG) and well attended. Thank You all for the business.....It is greatly appreciated! I met so many wonderful artists who inspire! And as Tiffany says....stay tuned for more "happenings" at Savannah Hope Vintage!
    Andrea De Morest, owner Savannah Hope Vintage

  6. We love you sooooo much Andrea! You added so much fun to the day! And I promise never to mention the pube-loaded cheeseburger ever again.

  7. Sounds like it was a great success and loads of fun too. What a great idea! Now I am going to go look at the links you put up.

  8. OMG Thats MY shop they were referring to???? hahaha....Of course I am so clueless I did not realize. Thank You Tiffany for making the magic happen. I am thrilled that we met and You are just soooo darn FABULOUS!

  9. Yes, silly. YOUR shop! How funny that you had no idea. I wonder if you know the impact you have on people, and how you change people's lives. I will be in to visit tomorrow (and to settle up with you). Got your email and will reply, but have to say that the date is GREAT!

    I am thrilled we met, too. So happy Savannah Hope Vintage came to Boonton! You are da bomb!

  10. Love all the great little treasures I bought!