Hi there, it's me, Abby Powell Thompson of Abby Try Again.
Chelsea Fuss and I hosted the show and we've been writing this blog together-but I wanted to pop in here with this personal thank you post-as she is one of the people to whom I owe an enormous thank you. So I hope you'll bear with me through this!
Back when this sale was dreamed up I never did imagine it could be as magical as it turned out to be. Chelsea, thank you for partnering with me; helping me plan, curate and style the event. Your work was gorgeous and your talents shined. It was great to partner with such talent, thank you!
To Corey Harmon, our stellar project manager. Corey-your organizational skills are phenomenal and your work ethic astounded me. I feel incredibly lucky that you agreed to this-we couldn't have done it without you, thank you!
To my sister Lindee Lewit-who took on all these little tasks to help make the event shine. She hosted me for a week and drove Shanna and I all around Portland. She worked so hard and helped out during the event. She also kept me calm-thank you, sister!
To Samanatha Shorey, the intern of the event. Sam, your positive attitude and can do energy was amazing to watch. You are a dream and you will go far in life. Thank you!
To Rich Wipf, thank you for helping with layout and logistics. Thank you for all the hard work setting up and taking down things. You rock, Rich.
To Sally Shim, one of our rock star greeters who also helped promote the event, clean up and generally provided super positive energy and excitement, I freaking love you Sally Shim!
To our awesome volunteers: Nicolle Null, Jenny Young, Havilah Savage, Brittany Hassell, Blythe Woodward, Jena Coray, Summer Allen-Gibson, Alyson Brown, Carlie Armstrong, Susan Lutjen, Jen Mccabe thank you!
To Chelsea's Mom, Dorothyanne Fuss. She sewed the gorgeous curtains for the event.
To Jen Alfieri Adams from The Cleaners. Thank you for allowing us to use your gorgeous venue.
An enormous thank you to all of your who came from near and far to see the event. We were blown away by the support and could not have done it without you! Thank you.
And my last thank yous go to the most important people; thank you to all of the lovely, amazing and super talented artists who participated in the event. I admire each and every one of you and feel lucky to count many of you among my dear friends. Your work and your creative spirits inspire many-including me. Thank you for making my dream of an awesome handmade weekend come true!
* * *and p.s. another special thank you to Cori Kindred who hosted a "Little Winter" trunk sale a few years ago and was so gracious to let us use the name. Thank you dear Cori!
All right, enough blabbing from me for now. Thank you all.
(photos by me)