Sunday, September 20, 2015

Farewell Columbus Country Living Fair

As usual, the last day of the Country Living Fair is always beautiful and sunny.  

This year was especially nice.

Check out the blue skies and perfect clouds.
Sales were brisk and everyone was really friendly.  
All in all a great way to end the weekend.

 Met some really nice people -
I feel very blessed to be part of such a wonderful show.

Perfect kid size hutch. 

I have to thank my neighbors: 

David, Sally & Tony and Susie & Dan for being so sweet.   

We looked out for each other and formed a nice bond.  
I'm not sure how I could have done some of this without them. 
I am looking forward to seeing them all next year.  

Just love the vase of flowers

And a special thanks to my husband for driving up to bring home 
everything that wouldn't fit in the car 
as I fell short of the goal to "sell everything" but came very close.
Lars on the ladder

I couldn't have done the show without my daughter's help on Friday & Saturday.  
Thank you so much! 
Can't wait to decorate your room with your finds from the show.

 And thanks again to my friend Barb on Saturday. 
She's helped me with two shows this year.  
Her merchandising experience is a huge help to me. 

The booth mid afternoon
Outside the booth

Met some super sweet puppies who went home wearing the dog collars!  
They looked very dapper.  

Sweet puppies!

Here are some of my favorite things 
still left from the show... maybe coming to a show near you soon! 

Ready for a kid's playroom.

Love this vintage coral

Gorgeous door - still available (32" x 80")

Off to fill the custom orders.  
If you want something, don't hesitate to send me an email.

Next show:
Oakley Fancy Flea
September 26
Oakley Square.


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Country Living 2015

Country Living Fair - Columbus!
 It's been a gorgeous weekend so far.  
Sunny and warm on Friday, a little rainy and chilly on Saturday 
but it looks to be a beautiful day tomorrow.  

While I haven't been blogging lately, I've been busy make many new products. 
 I have lots left so come on out to see them & 
all of the wonderful treasures at the Country Living Fair in Columbus.

I had a special treat this year, I got to work with my daughter for a few days. 
Her creativity and and help were so wonderful.  
It was great to see her interact with clients and help keep me organized.  

Hopefully, she'll be able to help me for years to come.

Helping arrange the last minute touches

Also my friend Barb helped today too
& was a great asset especially during the rain.  

Both Allie and Barb loved seeing me get drenched with water from the tent edge.   
One lesson learned today -
Tent sides are like sails...  
No matter how many clamps you have, 
you don't have enough!

This is all Allie's handiwork.

Some additions to the Salmon Alley line include these adorable ball chain necklaces.  
Finding the vintage keys and other trinkets was a big part of the fun.

Getting the last few items priced before the early birds arrive

Some of Allie's handiwork
 I love making new owls and octopi 
with more animals to come. 

I love seeing how they develop personalities 
seeing everyone's reactions to their names.

More Octopi and owls

 These feather were so fun to make. You can be sure there will be more soon. 
I can make these to order too.

Feathers - new and lovely

Saturday started a little slowly this year with the early birds, 
but the crowd for the opening at 10 was huge.
A wonderful sight!  Shoppers waiting to start their day.

Dog collars are a new addition to the line as well.  
My dog Trudy is modeling for me.  
She seems to love wearing it. 
It's comfortable and classy.

Trudy loves her new collar - she's looking spiffy.

 The latest ideas sometimes work out. 
I have a lot of mason jars and this old tin... makes an adorable vase.

It's one-of-a-kind... so cute.

In case your Country Living experience is over for this year, 
I'll be at Oakley Fancy Flea on Saturday September 26 from 10 - 4.

Hope you are able to be there.


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Well, Hello There!

Remember me? 

I've been pretty busy these past few months.
Work, (the day job) has been the busiest ever. 

I made a dress in February, 
March and April for a work event. 

It came in Second Place! 
 I spent about 120 hours making it. 
 It weighs more than 20 pounds!

This dress won 2nd place!

And now my summer show schedule is in full swing!

View of Salvaged Treasures Show in Columbus

Oakley Fancy Flea
June 27
August 29
September 26

There's new handmade goodies all through the photo - Can you find them?
Country Living Show in Columbus

 September 18 - 20 

fun Stuff at the show
So, I am now busy making new things for the shows... 
and trying to organize everything so I have something new to introduce at each show. 

There's no place like Home!

Looking forward to seeing you at the shows and sharing all of my new ideas.

Some of these things will be at a show near you!

Hope to see you soon!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall breezing in

It's been an abrupt switch from summer to fall... 
all in the space of about 12 hours - 

Friday night to Saturday morning.  

And with the chilly weather I have been inspired 
to create a variety of new owls and octopi.

Mr. Snowy Owl

Mrs. Snowy Owl

It's an Owl Family!

Hot pink owl for Emily

It's hard to choose favorites - this one is near the top of the list!

Got to see the Octopus at the Newport Aquarium - such an interesting creature.

She couldn't wait for me to leave for work in the morning... had to get on her cozy chair.

And I have finished all of my custom orders which are shipping out this week!  
Let me know you've received them and that they are to your liking... 

I want you to all be happy.

Custom coffee sack banner


I was delighted to see that Salmon Alley was posted about 
in another blog following the Country Living show! 
I had a lovely conversation with Jayne at the show.
I had no idea she posted about Salmon Alley!  

Thank you!  I love your blog - so many beautiful quilts.   
Looks like you had a great time at Country Living with your family.  

I love that the show lets friends and families, 
often generations hang out for a day or two just 
shopping and browsing together.  
Everyone is always friendly & enthusiastic about the show. 

It's infectious (in a good way!) 

Maybe it's the cold snap that seems to be ordered up just for that weekend.

Here's a link to Jayne's blog:  Please check it out.

Well, that's all for tonight... 
I've got several more things to finish before 
the next Oakley Fancy Flea.  

I'll have more fall things as well as Holiday decor.  
November 16 11-5 at the 20th Century Theater... 

Indoors and on Sunday - 
Football and shopping 
Truly something for everyone!

Hope to see you there.


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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Final Fancy Flea of the Summer

What a beautiful day for the Final Summer Fancy Flea!  

A steady crowds of shoppers made the day fly.


Right on the heels of the Country Living Show, 
I had lots of new items for this show. 
"new" chandelier shabby chic!

Mid century goodness

vintage jewelry boxes
   I am taking custom orders on many things: 
letter books, banners, lampshades etc. 

Send me an email if you saw something at the show
 & you are thinking about it still.
Acorns, letters & garland
Those who placed orders, I'm getting started tonight!  

Expect an email in the next few days to confirm the sale 
and show some options, where applicable.

The Parliament
We want to go home with you!

Here's Salmon Alley's fall schedule:
Sycamore Craft Show 11/22 (Sycamore High School)
Oakley Fancy Flea 12/7 (20th Century Theater)
& possibly the 11/16 Oakley Fancy Flea

I will have a lot of Holiday decorations, wedding decor & more.

Lovely pine cone

Sweet dreams - going to decorate a sweet little girl's bedroom

So come on out and get your Holiday shopping done 
buying local and handmade in the USA.

Zipper pouches - perfect for everyone.

Hope to see you soon!


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Custom Orders

Here are several of the custom letter books 
I've done since the Country Living show... 

they are so cute!

More to be done soon.


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Country Living Sunday

What a gorgeous day it was... sunny and a perfect temperature.  
The last day of the show was great... sold lots of big items.  
We rearranged the booth and had a fresh take on the furniture.

Here are a few shots for today... and a quick blog post.


I am so grateful for Monรจque's help again this year, she brought so much energy to the booth.  Her work was the key caddies, words and candle holders among other things.  She nearly sold out of her burlap letters.  She's taking orders if anyone needs one.

I would love to see where you 
place the banners, owls & pillows in your homes -
really anything you bought and if you love how it looks, 
please send a photo and I will post them on the blog.  

If you loved something at the booth and are still thinking about it, 
send me an email it might still be available.

Thank you to everyone who shopped at Salmon Alley this weekend.  
This is a huge event and I love being a part of it.  

My next show is the Oakley Fancy Flea, Sept 27 10-4.  
Hope to see you there.


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