Something important was forgotten - something so important that I could not do the show without this. I forgot the table covers. Big problem. Major problem.
Fortunately, the next small town we came to had a Walmart. I went in, found drapes in a nice cream color and they were on sale for 4.50 each! I picked up seven for my 3 tables and then went back at the last minute & picked up another one. You can see a photo above of what my "make do" table covers looked like. Not perfect but I thing/hope that I was the only one who noticed!
Laugh? Yes, I did. What else could I do?
Til next time!
You might recognize the title of this blog from my New Year's Day post. It was all about what I (and maybe you, too) hope for in the new year. If you want to read that post, you can go here to read it.
What is it they say? Laughter is the best medicine? (On a side note, who is "they"? I always wondered that....)
There is nothing like a good laugh to lighten your mood and move you from "oh, not yet" to "here I come, world!" We feel that we have to be so serious about our work, our relationships and our lives. Consider taking a break from that seriousness for a little while - treat it like a mini vacation!
You may ask, "how does this relate to handmade jewelry?" That is a good question. While my jewelry is generally not "laugh out loud" funny, I do have some pieces that might make you smile - and that is sometimes enough.
When Mother's Day rolls around every year, I think about my mom and feel gratitude for the mom figures I still have in my life. If your mom is gone, I'll bet you do the same.
I always send a little something to the moms in my life: maybe just a card, maybe a piece of my own handmade silver jewelry, maybe a phone call where I can relax and enjoy sharing remembrances with someone who has some of the same memories I do.
If you are among the many people who send gifts to a mom in your life, I have put together a fun Mother's Day offer for you - a gift for her & a gift for you! Here are the details: for the first 20 people who order $50.00 or more of my jewelry between May 1st and May 14th, I will include a pair of FREE handmade pearl earrings. That's a win-win! (In south Louisiana, this little something extra is called "lagniappe"!)
Another favorite piece are these earrings that I wear all the time! I call them earrings for the "Yoga Mom" because they are simple enough not to get in the way of anything life throws at her but also unusual enough to be fun to wear. To see all the gemstone possibilities available with these earrings, go here.
Go here to shop the complete collection of jewelry!
Go here if you want to see the complete Gift Guide for Mother's Day
As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you in person at one of my shows soon! Oh, and, Happy Mother's Day!
I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!