Monday, May 19, 2014

Lucketts Spring Market Fabulous Finds

This past weekend, The Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg, Virginia had it's annual Spring Market. There were over 170 vendors selling vintage, antique and shabby chic wares. Brenton, our 8 month old son Liam and I spent Saturday searching for treasures! This is what I came home with...

Shortly after arriving, I came across these two really cool boxes! You know how you feel when you find an item that doesn't require any second thought? Well that was how I felt when I saw these. Actually, the price is what really sealed the deal, but also the fact that I knew they would be perfect for my studio! They were hand painted by Shawna Jeannine, the vendor who was selling them. She had a variety of beautiful hand painted items.

My next purchase came from Carolyn Elizabeth Designs. She had some wooden spools of linen that I fell in love with. The natural color inspired me the most. While my first thought was to use it for my packaging, I decided that I will use it in the memory book I am creating for my son. I also thought it will be great for craft projects!

I found these lovely handmade tile coasters from Charming Finds for my husband for Father's Day. Shh, it's a surprise! Brenton loves sailing, so I thought he would enjoy these. Along with the coasters, I also purchased a metal tree with painted leaves and birdies. It will be a wonderful addition to both my studio and craft show booth!

My fabulous finds from this years Spring Market! 
I am already looking forward to going again next year!

A few photos that show the variety of treasures waiting to be found! 
The Lucketts Spring Market is definitely worth the drive. If you have never been to this event, I highly recommend marking your calendar for next year and making your way to Northern Virginia. Gather a few friends and make a weekend out of it. You wont be disappointed! 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

It has been a while since I have posted anything on my blog. A beautiful baby boy named Liam has kept me quite busy over the past eight months! That and moving. Packing and unpacking with a four month old baby in the middle of winter is no easy task! So as I celebrate my first mother's day, I wanted to take a few minutes to share some photos of my journey and wish all the mom's a Happy Mother's Day.

A mother's love is like no other...

Mommy and Liam 'selfie', May 2014.

My husband gave me a photo album for Mother's Day...

Each year, he plans to add something made by Liam along with a photo or two. 
My eyes filled with tears of joy. It is the most special gift I have ever received!

Born four weeks early, Liam Ellis Klik was welcomed into the world in September rather than October. 

Both of our families live in upstate New York. By coincidence, my mother had been visiting us the weekend of October 7th to help me get the baby's room set up (we never accomplished that in time), so she was there for her grandson's birth! As soon as she got word that I was having contractions, Brenton's mom (aka Babci) hoped in her car and drove to the hospital in record time, also getting to meet her grandson on the day he was born!

Liam at three weeks. 
One of my favorite things about being a mother is the bond that he and I share. It is a love like no other.

My baby and fur baby! 

Liam and I on Mother's Day. He has a smile like no other!