Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Prairie Pickers & Peddlers Market

Did you notice the new button that went up on my blog yesterday late afternoon??  It's basically the reason for the new blog and all the blood, sweat, and tears around here.  Well, really just the sweat, no blood or tears.  Last winter a group of my very talented friends and I from the Omaha and Lincoln, NE area decided we wanted to DO something with our interests.  So with lots of laughs, a few meetings, and some great ideas and enthusiasm the Prairie Pickers & Peddlers Market was born.  We will be holding our first sale on Friday and Saturday, October 14th &15th, here in Gretna.  Times and address to be released later (check the tab often for updated information)!  We are beyond excited and have lots and lots of goodies for you to check out, and even more in the works.  I hope to be able to highlight some of the gals as we get closer to our Market Days as some have opted not to start a blog.  You can expect to find lots of restyled and repurposed furntiture and furnishings,  new ways to look at found objects (we have some fantastically creative "pickers" here), home decor, textile treasures using wool and fabric, beading, lovely embroidered pieces, jewelry, and many other handcrafted items.  It's going to be fun, fun, fun!  If you live in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri, or Kansas it will be an excellent time to have a "Ladies Day Out" or "Road Trip".  I'll be updating my blog as we roll through the next 3 months of prep time and gear up for the first ever Prairie Pickers & Peddlers Market!

I do have to shout out to Sharon of Elizabeth & Co.,   We modeled our Market from their Vintage Tag Sale format and she has been wonderful about sharing their experiences with us and answering a few technical questions.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart Sharon!  They are getting close to their Summer Sale in Maryland and it always look so fabulous I wish I could go.  If you are on the East coast somewhere you should go for me and shop!! 

Two of our ladies have begun their own blogs, one just 2 days ago.  Kathleen at is a dear friend and uber talented lady.  Don't know that there is much that she can't tackle.  She is especially good with textiles though.  She just sold her first hand hooked rug on ETSY last week!  Woo Hoo!  She is a whiz with a sewing machine, embroiders, needle punches, quilts, hooks (rugs, people) and does a whole multitude of other creative endeavors.  Whatever she touches turns to gold, well almost :-)

Tammy at, is another dear friend and she is a lady after my own heart who dabbles (wholeheartedly) at all kinds of projects.  Her ability to take trash and make treasure is unbelievable.  She also sews, quilts, and embroiders.  Tammy makes amazing jewelry, sometimes out of cute little store gift cards,  she is working on restyling some furniture and has a bunch of other crazy good ideas. 

And this is just 2 of the many gals working together to create our weekend Market!  I'll highlight a couple of the others soon. 

Just had to share my excitement.  Visit all of the above ladies when you get a chance.  Tell them Deb said "Hi"!

Have a fabulous hump day!


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