Ground Hog day is just around the corner. We all hope he ushers in Spring sooner rather than later. This week Folk’s Journal agenda challenge: In the near future, what are you looking forward to the most?
Upcoming Spring Markets!
I’m looking forward to spring markets, with Urban Market Houston kicking off the season February 9th & 10th.
Planning displays for the upcoming spring markets is much like the itch I used to get for spring gardening. Throughout the winter, I used to spend hours pouring over magazines looking for ideas for gardening projects in anticipation of spring. February always made me anxious to get outside, get my hands dirty and do the projects that I’ve been designing.
The upcoming spring markets allow Flown The Coop to create anew. In January I begin dreaming about booth displays and spend hours on Pinterest looking for fresh ideas for the upcoming markets. I’ve learned a lot since Kristie Herlong and I set up at our first market in 2011 and am getting better at pulling ideas together with each new display. Thankfully, Jeff is always up for whatever crazy idea I want to try.
Flown The Coop loads of fun the past few years
I love the community! The hours spent hunting unique Junque, transporting and refinishing the Junque, and then planning ways to display the Junque is rewarded by seeing all my friends in the field once we arrive to a market. It is fun to be the first to see the treasures they’ve uncovered in the past months. Their creativity and talent sets trends and is inspiring. I look forward to catching up with them, as well as catching up with the many loyal Flown The Coop friends!
If you are itching to create new spaces in your home or garden, I invite you to come out to one of the upcoming markets! You will either be inspired by the creative displays or find the items you’ve searching for to finish the project you’ve spent this winter designing.
Urban Market Houston February 9-10
A two day outdoor Antique Market held three times a year in Houston. A fabulous collection of dealers, designers, and shop owners with spectacular antiques, furniture, and home decor.
Cole’s Antique Show (Round Top & Warrenton Antique Weeks) March 25 – April 6
This rambling flea market that originally started in Round Top now encompasses about 26 miles between Round Top and Warrenton. Cole’s is located at the edge Warrenton where several halls and dozens of fields are filled twice a year.
Will the ground hog see his shadow? Regardless, I am looking forward to spring and the upcoming markets. What are you most looking forward to?
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!