Hello! After a busy weekend in Cleveland for the Bazaar Bizarre, I got to spend an extra night in the hotel with the snow and wind blustering outside. I'm slowly catching up this week and am finally here with an update… The show was a great collection of vendors and I spent Sunday night spreading my purchases around me on the bed in the hotel and soaking in their goodness. Here's a look:
This one is the absolute highlight. Nope, not a gift. This one is all for me. It's a beautiful silkscreen from the extremely talented duo that is The Bubble Process. I took several trips over to their display to ooh and aah and try to narrow down my purchasing choice. I truly wanted all of them. The color choices are magnificent and I just adore the quality of drawing and line work. I encourage you to have a look at their web site. Gorgeous work. Sigh…
The makers of this lovely bracelet were my neighbors at the show, Lew and Melissa of Whimsical Wonders out of Pittsburgh. They specialize in repurposing silver-plated silverware and simply could not be a nicer pair of folks. Isn't it fun?
One of my other table neighbors, Lindsay Knits, turned me on to this Cleveland-based chocolate company, Lilly. One word: addictive. This chocolate is so good. I can't make that clear enough. The ones I bought have bits of toffee in them and sea salt. Buy some. Now.
And, of course, some super fun beer tags from my fellow Michigan road trippers, Perfect Laughter. Yay!
This sweet crabby crab mug from the sweet, smart Rough and Perfect…
And, my parting shot… when I downloaded my photos today, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the one snap I took across the room (darn me, for not taking more!) includes a glimpse of Valerie Mayen of Project Runway fame. She was selling her Yellowcake wares just across the aisle from me. Fun!