It has been a very long time since I have been this excited
about a beautifully executed event in my town of
Rockford, Illinois, and THIS IS IT:
Urban Farmgirl’s Main Street Market!
is my favorite shop in town for obvious reasons:
it exudes happy
it evolves monthly
it brims with creativity
it breathes life and energy
into all who gather here.
So when Farmgirl Mary planned this May 10, 2014 event
known as Main Street Market at Midway Village Museum,
I could not wait to invite friends to come shop
amazing vendors from the heartland and beyond.
My new friends
Lynda of Oh So Shabby
and Michele of Our Rosy Life came
along with my sister of Ciao Bosom
and so many other shoppers
across the country seeking
and the unexpected.
What did we buy? Tons of goodies.
Topiaries, galvanized tins, one of a kind jewelry
and knits from Mona Lindvall and GlissKnits.
What this market brought to Rockford
is nothing short of miraculous.
And I even got to ambush Laura of
The Ironstone Nest who was there
conducting a Miss Mustard Seed
milk paint demo!
The vendors at Main Street were some of the finest
I have encountered…not just in terms of
styling/staging/merching but spirit-wise,
perhaps that is a natural consequence of
scoring the royal motherlode of cash.
(I witnessed no haggling whatsoever
since prices were so friendly and sensible.)
Everyone shopping had arms full of
beautiful vintage treasures,
and the location at the museum
is such a genius match for the event that I am not
exaggerating when I report no frowns
or negative energy was to be found
on the grounds…in fact, I hereby declare Hello Lovely
the happy police for Main Street Market
and will uphold the happy law at all future dates!
Ever heard such a rosy report about a simple
but brilliantly organized market?
I stopped into Front Porch Mercantile,
one of Main Street Market’s vendors shortly
after its booming success and picked the owner’s
brain about the behind the scenes magic which
led to such a successful venture.
(The shop is located at 101 W. Main St., Rockton, IL.)
She mentioned the tight restrictions in place for vendors
and how this kept the quality so very high and special.
I will be sharing more beauty shortly on the blog
from this oh so lovely new shop
Front Porch Mercantile,
one of my favorite local stops for unique finds.
I will keep you vintage/market/handmade/art/design enthusiasts
informed about the next date of of
Urban Farmgirl’s Main Street Market
so we can make a party of it, oui??????
I intend to meet hundreds of you there for
squeezes and kisses (perhaps as a vendor myself?)
but more importantly, so you may discover
for yourselves this sparkling gem
of a fresh and happy new market
right here in Rockford, Illinois.
Peace to you right where you are
I connected with THE urban farmgirl several times
in the last few weeks, and she is the most humble
and brilliant and gorgeous woman who listened
to my gushing and opinions without running
away or blogging about psycho stalking
locals with messy blonde hair.