That would be a thank you to all the organizers of the Tau Beta Spring Market held last weekend in Grosse Pointe Michigan. I and the BBB were honoured to be one of the 20 boutiques selling their wares for the Tau Beta charity. For more than 100 years they've promoted charitable projects to benefit the people of South Eastern Michigan, and in particular have partnered with The Children's Center of Detroit and its various family focused projects. www.taubeta.org
My cousin Lynn Park, long time resident of GP invited me to come back (as I had done the show several years ago). It's such a delightful and superbly organized event. Lynn was not so keen shall we say on attaching hangtags to the bag - way to fiddly - but was outstanding sales help knowing many of the customers and knowing the BBB inside out. And I can confidently say our Ebony Check wax cotton is the hottest spring pattern. Here is Muffy Milligan one of the super women on the spring market committee showing off and putting her Mini to good use measuring up our boutique spaces. Pearly Vine boutique is in the background with lots of gingham shirts and accessories - a pattern in my world that never out of style. Or as Lynn says "black & white, day or night, always right!" Our show chant!
The venue was the lovely Grosse Pointe Club overlooking the Detroit River and the Canadian shoreline ....you can just faintly see the lovely industrial wind turbines on the CDN side ( that's another story!) and just behind the willow tree you can see the lake freighter heading north - my first freighter sighting this Spring. I grew up watching these lake freighters go by my place on Lake Erie. I find them fascinating.... and one of the boutique artists, Nell Mercier has done some amazing paintings of the freighters; she grew up watching them go by too. Wish I had bought one! My other act of restraint was not buying a mink bomber jacket dyed in azure blue by Connecticut based shop PK Collection. I tried it on and was in mink blue heaven! But cousin Lynn said 'I would glow in the dark or someone might mistake be for a rather large indigo bunting! Oh well.
We had a great show. Thank you to all at Tau Beta.