I stayed with my friend Sherry at her amazing home in a sweet town called Gray and BE STILL MY HEART!! Sherry's home is nothing short of a Vintage museum. The photo above is a look at just one of her amazing vignettes. I walked around with my eyes huge as saucers trying to take it all in. Pink and blue beauty everywhere...and I mean EVERYWHERE! I told her I didn't need to go shopping anywhere...that I could stay put and shop until my hearts content right at her home and studio.
Shelley, Sherry and I had a ball taking fun photos all over town and especially loved these old train tracks.
Saturday morning we made our way to the Country Living Fair.
It was a PERFECT cool day and the vendors were set up all throughout the woods at Stone Mountain Park.
My favorite tent was Earth Angels. So many amazing artist creations. I bought some wonderful buttons and findings for some projects I have in the works, and also a fabulous little vintage dress!
"The Country Living Sweethearts" as we called ourselves!
After a big day, we went back to the hotel for a quick rest because something incredibly special was in store that evening.
My new friend Rosalyn Sue planned a beautiful artistic evening for us.
Rosalyn has established an organization called "Operation Stars and Stripes" which provides special items for our overseas servicemen. At this time she is organizing a group to make Christmas stockings which will be filled with simple items our soldiers are without.
I brought her 6 yards of wonderful fabric to make stockings and some beef jerky, dried fruit and crossword puzzles. I am also going to write some letters to send along. Rosalyn Sue said something to me I will never forget..."The two things I am most grateful for are my salvation and my freedom..."
If any of you have extra fabric or wish to provide any items that can help in this project, please let me know!
We enjoyed appetizers, champagne and fabulous desserts and then created our own "Love letter Pouches." All of the beautiful embellishments were provided and we let the creative energy flow! Rosalyn Sue did this for us all simply out of the kindness of her sweet heart.
Here I am with the wonderful Rosalyn Sue and Heidi...BEAUTIFUL spirits inside and out and precious new friends. I am so grateful for the artist friends and women in my life.... Have a beautiful week!