On saturday morning, Curtis and I work up at 4:45 am, loaded up his truck and drove three hours for a craft show called Mercer Collective. We had heard great things about the show so we thought we'd give it a try and do a day trip!
The closer we got to Edmonton, the more snow there was! By the time we arrived, it felt a little like a blizzard with TONS of snow! I wish I took a photo of the outside of the building to show you.
Mercer Collective is put on twice a month. They just started last month, and from what I hear the first show was absolutely packed. That's pretty sweet for a first show. Saturday was a bit different. As I said, there was pretty much a blizzard outside. But there was still a very big crowd that came through. We had so much fun. The live music was so great, and it was a lot of fun to see some old faces and meet some new ones! Below are some photos of Curtis's Van Charles Art display...
I wasn't selling my stuff this weekend, I was just there to support Curtis! He made some amazing art work, prints and phone cases. I'm always so blown away by his creativity and what he comes up with. It's something I'd never be able to do!
One of the new faces I met was Justine Ma from Paper Hearts Studio. She killed me with her amazing calligraphy!! Oh lordy, she's good at what she does! Aren't these prints so amazing!?! You can find them in her online store.
Also loved the beautiful soaps from Bluebird Hills Farm.
Uggggh, I was so in love with this wood display!! It's so genius really. The artist, Dave Curoe found a wood burl and had it sliced in half. Using both the texture and smooth side is such an amazing idea to display his jewelry, which was lovely I might add. His pieces were very simple in design with a masculine touch - my kinda style. You can see his work upclose in his online store. My personal favorites that I saw at the show were this ring and this ring.
These adorable ceramic cups are by Christina of August Studio
I'm a sucker for independant coffee shops and there was an amazing one in the Mercer Collective building, called Roast. I ordered a few soy lattes throughout the day from here. The lack of sleep from getting up at 4:45 am started to wear me down...
Once the show was over, we packed up and drove home. We pretty much passed out as soon as we got home and then slept for 12 hours that night. We were soo pooped from the day. ha ha. It was a really fun experience though. Sometimes it's just nice to get out of your city. We forsee doing another day trip to Mercer Collective in our future...