I know I haven't posted any pictures of Market since I've been back...and some of you have been waiting patiently for something, a little decoration, a little fig, a little something... Well, I have to make a confession... for the 3rd Market in a row I have brought my camera with me and yet failed to take a single picture! The camera just doesn't even make it out of the hotel room. And every year, as I am in the middle of taking my booth down at a break neck speed [I don't know what it is about Market break down but you can ask any Market vendor that it is almost like a contest to see how fast one can break down the entire booth- the booth by the way that sometimes took you days to set up-, pack it up and shove everything into the car, the UPS store or wherever else its going...] I realize that I haven't had time or presence of mind to take any pictures, again!! I say a few choice words, look around me at the chaos and the boxes and hope that maybe next year I'll do better. I'm getting way more into this whole photography thing so maybe we stand a chance in Houston. So if you haven't already, you might want to take a glance and live thru Market vicariously like I've doing [since I barely made it out of my booth at Market] here, or here or here or here to see some great Market finds and booths. As for the Fig Tree booth, we'll have to settle for a shot or 2 taken by my friend Anne B. The theme was "A Farmer's Market"- I have been so inspired by the fruit stands at Farmer's Markets such as these , the colors & the scents that I thought it would be fun to make a "quilt" farmer's Market stand. We used dozens of wooden fruit crates filled with straw & fresh green apples covering the bottom parts of the walls of the entire booth. The floor was a faded white faux wood paneling [courtesy of our wonderful MODA mother ship as Gina put it] with huge coated fabric figs scattered afixed to the floor. Lots of people thought they were so darling that they were afraid to walk on them and I had to keep assuring people that it was just fine, that they were coated with plastic [the florals in our line were also offered as a coated fabric that you can use to make tote bags or picnic tablecloths...llots of creative uses]!! We got so many wonderful comments about the booth and especially those figs that we just felt awash with the praise! The floor figs were a bit different from what most people had, since usually no one puts anything on the floor except for carpeting or rugs. Anyway, they were such a huge hit that I think we might do something similiar in coming years. Next time they might have to be dandelions... stay tuned to find out why dandelions... :-)!