Sunday, August 30, 2009
SWISS DAYS...this Friday & Sat.
I don't know how many years Swiss days in Midway Utah has been going on, I do know that they do not have to advertise and at least 200 thousand attend this event in the beautiful rocky mountains.
Shellie and I love to ride up early just right before the walls of people and view all the hundreds of booths, mainly handmade artists selling their wares. Sometimes we buy and sometimes we just get inspired, and we always eat! We know some of the sellers and love to see what they have made for this big event, which they work at for a long time to get ready.
Here is Janae Matue's items, she is a tole painter and I have known her by doing the Kottage Kupboard boutique with her for (too) many years. She has painted childs chairs for halloween, shakers, peppermills coffee pots, cake savers, really you name it she paints something cool on it. This year cottages, spiders, bats, frogs snowmen, gingerbread and more. She said they have her facing main street, so you cant miss her!
Also I am waiting for pictures from Lyn Donovam who sells handmade santa's witches, dracula's etc. dresses them up in vintage jewelry and furs, she was in yesterday buying up some last minute accessories. She hand sculptures and bakes the faces on these also. She will be right in the front section and you just cant miss her, be sure to say Just a bed of roses sent you.
Then Rabbit cottage in Kaysville decided to give it another try this year...i don't know their location, but sure you will find them, they always do wonderful creative home decor.
Me...I am just not crazy enough to sell up there, thought I was, but really I know I cannot do swiss days! Besides my husband always has to work on that holiday so it's impossible because you need tons and tons of help to pull that off.
Good luck girls, will be keeping my fingers crossed that rain does not happen on Saturday...for any of us!