We know we say this a lot, but they just keep getting better and better! Just a few shots of our Made in Maryland pop-up and all our fantastic product...
It's a family affair, HERE. Check out our girls with their friends,
having a ball, celebrating 20 pop-ups!
Fun fact: some of the other kids in the photos parents are HERE. artists!
One's grandpa even had a guest appearance as a maker in our shop!
Another fun fact: Those two lovely ladies front & center, making the #20 sign,
they are Krista & Sara and have been to
EVERY. SINGLE. pop-up shop since our first one!
They have even been to most of our mini's and one-day events...
AND more fun, they have come together every time but once! #truestory
We ADORE our customers! And feel so lucky that they adore us, back!
Jay & Larry from Higher Hands killed it performing
for our awesome customers!
O.M.G. Down to the last day of our 20 day countdown to pop-up #20
(which opens Friday 3/24!)
To celebrate 🎉 there was a contest!
Say what!???! ;)
We had our social media followers guess:
HOW MANY ARTISTS 🤔⁉️ we have worked with HERE.
(since March of 2013)
The person with the closest to the correct answer won a $20 GIFT CARD
to use in our 20th pop-up shop or online!
Did you have a good guess?
We ❤️ all the guesses and can relate to both the lowest (47)
(because we feel so lucky 🍀 to get to know so many of our artists
SO well that it seems impossible that we have had THAT many 😉)
AND the highest (987)
(because we have featured so many amazing 🙌 makers
and items over the years!); but the answer is ...
357 artists have been featured HERE.! 🎉
Many have had repeat performances, a few we have known since the very beginning, others are (somewhat) permanent fixtures 😄, but one of the coolest stats is the high number of LOCAL MAKERS that have NEVER been in a shop before, nor considered themselves artists 🎨. We truly #lovewhatwedo and 💕seeing the growth in
individuals ✨ following their dreams. We are so in awe of how our artisan
community has become such a big family.
Thank you ALL for playing along! 👍 We can't wait to see you, HERE. at 50 State Circle,
(Wow, that was ALOT of math for one night!)
xo, Amy & El
What better thing to do on Day 1 to #20 than to say THANK YOU ❤!
If we could, we would hand write each and every one of you
(family, artists, customers, collaborators, neighbors, workers, movers, shakers, friends) a hand written note 📝📬 ... but since we have a shop to open TOMORROW,
we will say it right, HERE.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts 💕 !
We are sharing Jerri's Stationary for this post. She learned the art of embossing
from her father, which is pretty cool.
Surely she added a modern spin that also suits Annapolis - crabs 🦀 ,
LAX sticks (all of our girls play!), sailboats, anchors ⚓️...
But why did we include the tennis rackets 🏸, you ask?
Well, it's a nod to Amy - who has recently started playing, again!
Told ya we would be sharing fun facts and RANDOM information on this countdown! (and no, El is not coordinated enough to play... she's more of a yoga gal, herself ;) 😌
f you know US, you know we are not your typical preppy Annapolitans.
We love a good stripe, anchor ⚓️ & even some bright colors 💚💛,
but we definitely like to mix it up Boho style, HERE.
One Million Wonders jewelry, candles and crystals + D.B. Love body whips fit in perfectly to our Day 2 to #20 BOHO LOVE countdown.
Just see (& smell) for yourself when you get HERE. on Friday!
🥂 You ARE coming in on FriYay, right!?
Did you know we made up a word?
hip•sy: a little bit hippie, a whole lotta gypsy ;)
So keeping with our BOHO day we are sharing our hispy items with you!
All are available on our website
and will be in pop-up #20 starting in just two days, people!
We have a lot to post when it comes to BOHO inspo!
We met Kristen from Moon and the Meadow during our last shop and we are
kinda obsessed with her work. How can you not be?
Each piece is made with love ❤️, has a story and comes from her soul 🌙.
And in case you haven't noticed, macramé is everything these days! #bringingtheseventiesback #bohostyle #beyourowndreamcatcher
Natty Boh ... close enough to BOHO for us! #b'more #hon
Moondog For Body and Soul is the best all natural soap!
Her BOH collection, as in Natty Boh (which goes with our Boho Day),
not only smells amazing, they are super funny, too!
Kinda like us, dontcha think? #wecrackourselvesup
Come to 50 State Circle starting Friday 3/24 @ 10am.
Our shop has never smelled so good. Seriously!
Day 3 of #favoritethings countdown
leads us to something we can ALL agree on...
our OPENING PARTIES 🎉 🎈😍!!!
At times, we've been completely delirious after setting up an entire boutique in
a few days (actually offering Apple 🍎 Cider vinegar to drink or
one of us introducing ourself as the other...😂),
but we are always so thrilled to kick off each shop this way,
see all the smiling & familiar faces, as well as welcoming all of
our new artists and customers! 👋
We've had 9 different local musicians 🎶 perform for us!
If you're doing the math, that means we keep a few on repeat like
Jocelyn Faro (who started with us when she was 18 years old!)
Higher Hands 😉!
We've had food from (just to name a few):
Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge
Stan and Joe's Saloon
Acme Bar & Grill
Vida Taco Bar
VIN 909 Winecafe
Luna Blu Ristorante!
Several Guest Bartenders - our 2 favs are
Mr. pop-up (aka Dougie Fresh) & Johnny Hoges 🥃🍻🍾🍹
And have gone thru thousands of plastic cups (don't worry, we ♻️ !)
So HERE's to our 20th Shop AND opening party...
May it be the #bestoneyet!!!! 🙌👏🎉
xo, Amy & El
HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE.
Friday, March 24th - 6-8pm!
Day four of #favoritethings is all about our ❤️ of home.
The girls of Painting With REpurpose always make our space look
SO pretty with their affordable, beautiful furniture.
HERE. are just a few of the pieces sisters April and Diana are sharing
with us for Made in Maryland pop-up!!!
Wouldn't you like to take some of these HOME with you today!?!
So happy to have Sueper Shabby Designs back with a small selection of gorg furniture! HERE. are 3 of their pieces, sooooo pretty, they would look good in anyone's home.
One final post featuring our ❤️ for home and awesome furniture!
😍 Piperwood Furniture is our latest new furniture artist.
And these are just SOME of the cool pieces we'll have!
See for yourself starting THIS Friday (3/24) at 50 State Circle 🙌👍👏.
One of our favorite days is Sunday so seems sooooo appropriate to talk about favorite thing #5.....one of our absolute favorite cities in the !! Annapolis! Our town, where we work, play, laugh, love and celebrate. These artists all clearly ❤️ it as well! We'll have all these HERE. March 24th - April 2nd @ 50 State Circle! 🙌
#sundayfunday #annapolis #loveitso #dayfive #favoritethings
Earlier we shared day five #favoritethings featuring many of our amazing artists work celebrating Annapolis! Tonight we simply feature our states capital captured on a beautiful day 😍🌞❤️ So lucky to live HERE. and can't wait to open THIS Friday!! #woot #lovewhatwedo #HERE
This morning we are starting off simple. Day 6 favorite things is centered around one of our favorite hashtags evaaaaa......wait for it.....#fancypants 🙌👏👍That's right! Thank you Elyse By Nicole for these beautiful, fancy, lovely, oh my we ❤️ you so beauties 😍
More #fancypants to follow!!! xo, Amy & El
Thank you Kim Hovell 😘 #youguysaresofancypants
More #fancypants fabulousness brought to you courtesy of MSS Distinctive Designs Studio, Beach Girl Chic and Annapolitan Jewelry 🙌!!!
Each of these pieces are so beautiful and unique in their own way. SO MANY amazing items for you in our Made in Maryland pop-up! Opening in less that a week!!
Another fancypants post HERE., but this one is for the gents! Don't you ❤️ these bowties created for us by Lisa Lisa Terrell Markley?!? Isn't it prom season?! And graduation 👨🎓 just around the corner?! Or how about just a regular fancy Saturday night?! 😂 Grab yours starting March 24th at 50 State Circle! 🙌 #yesplease #bowties #trending #allthecoolkidsaredoingit #fancypants
o one of us may have had a little too much "fun" last night and therefore won't actually be cheersing anything tonight, 😂 but HERE.'s to Saturday night and our final fancypants post featuring our #fancypants champagne flute!!! 🥂 🍾🙌 Only a few of these left! Head to website for the perfect fancy gift for your bestie!!!
Hi! Amy (left) & El (right) HERE. Welcome to our blog - hope you enjoy our behind the scenes happenings, random ramblings, guest artist posts and more! Oh & we hope you think we are as hilarious as we do ;)
Photo credit: Renee Lynn Photography
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