Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's Been A Long Time

It's been a long time since I did a craft show and with the help of PatiJane we plan on having a booth offering some of our handmade items. We have a few months to plan and prepare since it won't be until the last Saturday in August....and knowing Oklahoma days it's sure to be a hot one!

Purcell is a small town with a big heart....matter of fact it is called the Heart of Oklahoma. It was the very place I was born and raised in. It's just up the road a ways from where I live now and if I want to find a good place to have Mexican food, buy a few groceries or visit a large number of antique shops I just hop in the truck and I'm there in a matter of 15 minutes.

Purcell was founded back in 1887 as a railroad town and was named after E.B. Purcell of Manhatten, Kansas who was an ATSF Railroad Director.

Some of the buildings on Main Street are rich with history. The Hotel Love is a 3 story Victorian Brick Building that once had visitors spend the night is now a very beautiful antique store and bed and breakfast. You can actually feel like you step back in time as you enter the lil' rooms upstairs as you enjoy all the wonderful lil' treasures.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Love Hotel)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Old Canadian Theatre once a place to watch movies is also a great place to find antiques.

Main Street still is partially paved with bricks and there you'll find people ready to greet you with a hello and a smile. Although it's grown since I was a kid it's still good to drive through the old neighborhood where I would walk to school or the library with my sisters and remember the days of my childhood.

Well I blew the dust off the punch needle and started punching up a few items....

I finished a few appliqued pinkeeps....I'm wanting to keep everything small and simple. Then again I have lots and lots of those hooked rugs...guess I better get busy!

Happy Trails....Ginger


moosecraft said...

Okay! I'm packing my bags and moving to Purcell!!!! LOL! Looks like a wonderful place! You and Patijane will do well at the show. I am sure of it! That little punkin' in the upper left is just too dang cute! Smiles! ~Sharon

primitivebettys said...

It looks like you are workin' hard & furious creating some fine treasures. You & Patijane will do wonderfully at the show. Sure wish I could make the trip there to see ya! :)

Country Whispers said...

Craft shows are always so fun but so much work.Your hometown looks lovely and so do your pinkeeps and more.

SUE said...

I love your stuff! I do shows and know that people can not get enough of the little stuff. I wish they ALL purchased the big, time-consuming projects. Good luck with your show! I love reading your blog and your pumpkins are FAB! SUE

patijane said...

Well girl, you are way ahead of me on the craft show. I better get busy. It has been a long time since I did a craft show also. I do enjoy the people and seeing what other crafters do. It is going to be lots of fun, even if the weather might be hot.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
Your hometown looks like a wonderful place to grow up in and now as a "grown-up" the antique shops are a bonus...lol!
At the rate you create, I'm sure you could fill a booth at a craft show in no time at all.
Pug hugs :)

Boggy Creek Primitives said...

Ginger it must be heavenly living where you do. Lucky you girl! And as always ~ LOVE your np's.