Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Midwest Meetup, Part Trois

 
This is what I actually bought at Room 363.  This old looking ledger sheet and the baby tears faux plant.

 
Thanks again to Mark and his great shop for hosting us.

 
This was the inspiration vignette from 363.  I purchased the baby tears and came up with this...

 
My tray is aluminum, I didn't have a succulent, so used a peony and a nest, moss and eggs for a pop of color.  That feather I found on a walk in the neighborhood last year.  I think it might be from a Horned Owl that scared the #$% out of me one night, swooping off my roof.  One of those terrifying and exhilarating moments.  It's wingspan was 4 maybe 5 feet! I think the feather was a sorry
 I scared the stuffin out of you gift!

 
This was the gift I added to the swag bag.  It is a decorated peat pot with wheat grass seeds to grow. Tomorrow I will show you how I made them.

 
After the festivities at Room 363, Lynne, Barb, Melanie, dearest hubby (who had been sitting working on his computer next door at Barnes and Noble while I played) and I sat down for a quick lunch. After a great visit, we sadly parted ways...Barb and Lynne headed back to Michigan, Melanie a little north of me, with promises to meet again soon.

 Dearest and I headed to Paper Source for a quick look.  I don't get to a Paper Source very often and didn't want to miss the chance.  I talked to one of the associates there and mentioned that I was one of the bloggers from the Midwest Meetup.  There was going to be a make and take later in the day for all the girls who attended.  They gave me the group discount on the wreath kit I bought.
It's a paper Peony wreath.  I'll show that to you when I make mine. They gave me the cards from the make and take so I can do them myself at home.  Very nice staff.  It was so kind and generous of Sharon Rexroad to make this available to us all.

 
Lynne, my generous friend brought me two old (the best kind) of clipboards.  They were used at the hospital where Lynne worked. Thank you my dear friend.  Love the pop of green;-)

Well, that wraps up the Midwest Meetup.  Now the fun, new friendships, new blogs to visit, favorite friends to visit again and again.  This blogging thing, unless you do it yourself and know how cool it is, you can't really explain it. 

Tomorrow my favors and back to real life.  Thanks for stopping by my friends.  Enjoy this beautiful day.

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4 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Penny!!! What a wonderful time you girls must have had together!!! And I'm just in love with your purchases and your vignette ~ it's all so beautiful to me...The peony wreath kit looks like it will be so pretty!!! I hope you're having a wonderful week dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Lynne said...

Love your "Three Parts" and the French too . . . I'd say you created a replica with a bit of pink, spring, peony . . . PERFECT indeed . . .

Top of the mornin' to you . . .
I am almost, (key word) caught up . . .

Melanie said...

Penny, your vignette is so beautiful! Dare I say...even prettier than Mark's vignette! :-) Where will you be displaying your beautiful vignette?

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You are good! I've always loved baby tears, haven't had any in a really long time (I don't exactly have a green thumb...) Still sorry I had to miss all the fun. Love the vignette, Penny.