October 4, 2007

Spinach Festival 2007

Lenexa Spinach Festival
Here I am adding the final touches to our "centerpiece" for the show. We really enjoy being a part of the Spinach Festival which is a great community event in Lenexa. Debbie O'Connor and her group do such a nice job putting this festival together each year. These girls work hard and it shows. The weather was perfect - we managed to dodge rain again for the second year.

The Spinach Festival has a small town feel with fishing and rock skipping contests, live music, local dance groups, etc. It's fun to see the kids running around with their parent's in pursuit. We had one little boy dodging his Mom running around and through the booth just out of reach. He was so cute that he had everyone laughing including his Mom.

This year I put my Grandmothers crocheted doilies and tablecloth to good use. They look great on this old mannequin (of a boy) and remind me of the bustles ladies sported at the turn of the century.
I had these great vintage chairs painted in my favorite color of green in my basement and couldn't really decide how to use them. Then I had the inspiration to wire them together to form a chair chandelier! They looked great handing from the pergola made of old farm fencing at the show. Now they are hanging from the ceiling in the shoppe.

We were busy all day with alot of familiar faces as well as a few new faces that didn't know about our little shoppe. We love to make new friends at shows. It's a great way to spread the word and good exposure for GardenologyKC. A younger generation has discovered us and we now ship our goodies to Florida, California, Colorado and Arizona primarily to students at the universities.

I love the idea of the younger generations embracing gardening, repurposing and organic products. What a great group of people - our future.

This is one of our living roof birdfeeders that can be mounted to a tree trunk. The plant material is Zone 5 friendly and will continue to spread until it begins to drape over the sides. Perching birds love this feeder. Don't be surprised if they try to use it for a nesting ledge in the Spring.

My favorite wreath ever! This wreath features Wild Turkey feathers which is so much a part of the Midwest. We have one left at $95.00 so hurry before it is gone. This is a permanent wreath that you can use year after year. This wreath is a Gardenology original made by Rebecca at the shoppe.
We have several other types of wreaths and swags available that feature Wild Turkey feathers in varying Fall colors. They are on display now in the shoppe.
I want to also thank my Sister in Law, Laurie Kessler for helping out at the show. She gratiously volunteered to lend a hand during the afternoon so that we could grab lunch - the pizza was yummy! Thanks Laurie!

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