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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Casting the Spell...Set-Up




















...a spook-tacular set-up at Halloween & Vine...

In the calm before the storm of shoppers (almost 1,000 eager enthusiasts who were to arrive in droves on Saturday), I prowled about with my camera. With the help of forever friends, Loren and Bonnie, we worked to capture the moments and memories of late Friday afternoon.
The artists cast their spells, bustling in their booths, tweaking displays and making merry with their compatriots in this Halloween adventure.














Magda, Nicky and Laurie, my travel buddies and great gal pals.














Lori Ann Corelis tweaks her display...






























Ulla's pumpkin angel models her creations
...I was thrilled to bring some home!















































"How much is this, I think I NEED it!"
































Anticipation was riddled with nervous laughter as artists unpacked their meticulously crafted treasures. They mused, "...would the crowds love their work....was their best enough to please the collectors...

would they be recognized for their craft and talent..."

A maze of tables were topped with every shape and texture of Halloween-themed fun. Spirits were as high, along with the anticipation for the show that was now set-up and ready to go for 9am Saturday morning....

In my next post I will tour the show, share images of the attendees, the festive art and artists' knockout displays....


Until then...
xxoo Jen

8 comments:

RueLynn said...

I love your blog!! I read it weekly at it changes love all the pictures and reading about all the artists and their creations. I'm a artist myself and love all of jennifer Lanne works. RueLynn

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

oh my goodness!!! what amazing goodies!!!! I would sooo love to go to one of your events some time!!!
Are there ever any on the west coast? In the northwest? That would be soooo cool!!! I adore all the fabulous Halloween stuff you had at the show! How fun!!! xo Britt

Theresa said...

WOW!!! Love the Halloween and Vine pictures... now I know I should have gone. Maybe next year :)

Hugs,

Theresa

PS... Nicole Sayre witch must have one you didn't bring any home with you did you???

FrostingsNSparkles said...

I so wanted to go to Halloween and Vine this year, but it just wasn't going to happen. Thank you for sharing the pictures, it almost feels like being there! Glad you had a great time!

Debbie Baumann said...

Jen, I am very, very jealous. Love the pretties and love the gal time! Hope u had a blast! Look forward to seeing your new items. Thanks!

Lola Enchanted said...

I just love your blog!!!!! it's Fantastic....

KSedlak said...

Halloween is such a fun time for collecting. I love the fall colors, the pumpkins, cats, etc. Your trip sounds like it was so fun and successful too. So many talented artist. We don't have that opportunity here in the Northwest too see such great shows. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures and stories with us. I check your blog every day to see what's new.
Hugs,
Karen

Diane Duda said...

It all looks so "hauntingly wonderful"!!!
Can't wait to see more!

di

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