Magpie Ethel, that is. We were both selling our handmade vintage crafts at a show in Portland this past weekend, situated across the aisle from each other. I took a few photos before the doors opened which was a good thing because after that, all I saw of Laurie (aka Ethel) and her amazing spread of vintage Christmas eye candy were the backs of all the customers crowded around her.
Here's a peek at some of the items from my doily factory that were for sale.
And here's a mere fraction of what Ethel had for sale:
Of course, another important part of being at a show is what I bought. I tried very hard to control myself and ended up with a tiny, shiny pile of vintage rhinestone jewelry (perhaps not the best indication of my 'self control' since I don't collect rhinestones although I guess I do now but they were pretty & sparkling and only $2), some vintage greeting card boxes* and a cutesie vintage paper tablecloth.
I also came home with two incredible vintage Christmas items from Laurie but I think I'll share those another time once I get the holiday decor in order at the doily factory. I promise they're worth the wait.
While in Portland, I stayed with my friend Charlie the Greyhound and his family.
I'll be updating my etsy shop later this week so I hope you'll stop in and look around.
Now it's time to do a little unpacking.
*see 'self control' and 'things I don't collect'