Thank you to everyone who came by West Elm on Saturday for the Etsy event! It was a wonderful day, despite the morning's thunderstorms (which broke, revealing a very perfect spring day). I was so happy to meet so many of you and to see the incredible work of some talented locals in person. Everyone's wares looked beautiful -- I could not have been more proud to have my name on the event's poster. Stephanie of Beaux Mondes posted some very lovely photos here.
I have quite a lot of pictures to plow through and many thank yous to write, but for now I thought I would share the things that I brought home with me. I didn't have the opportunity to do much browsing, unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, really).
I have wanted one of Bre's scarves since the time that I became aware of her shop, but I didn't know which one I would like best. When I saw The Astral, I knew it was the one. This particular scarf has very delicate pastel tones which are difficult to capture in a photograph, but are so pretty in reality. I wore it immediately and received many compliments. (Tidbit time: when I was in high school I created a zine -- one copy, never distributed -- that I called "Astral." Ha.)
I also got the Dirk backpack from Wool Leather and Wood -- Odette is pretty much the nicest person ever and this backpack is perfect for bike rides! So summery and great.
Zoë. angela, fabriken, caroline, Phara, alice, Elizabeth of Huntress and Collector, Jazzy E (hivenn), Miss Natalie, Ann Marie, Michelle | Gold-Hearted Girl, Lolo: Thank you all so much for your sweet comments & encouragement! You're the best.
CARLY WAITO: Aw, that's okay! Hope to see you soon.
Jane Flanagan: You're sweet. Sad you couldn't make it!
BIG tinsel: I hope you had a great time! Thanks for being a part of it.
carissa: So sweet to read that. Thank you.
sarah: Hooray for hot pink!
Becky: Oh yes, I'd like to get my hands on that book. I do love totes so much.
Caitlin Rose: Oh Caitlin! That is too cute. It was so great to meet you, and enjoy!
Rizie: Great to see you too! Glad you enjoyed.