I have to be honest, it was the name of this event, Chippy Hippie, that intrigued me the most when the show promotors, sister team Melissa and Monica, reached out to me via Instagram to participate as a vendor. This was their first event and I was blown away by how well organized it was! The show took place on their farm in rural Appomattox County and they had a terrific group of vendors that seriously brought the goods – and styled them beautifully – it was inspiring! One of my favorites was Kathryn of Mimosa Hill Farm. She was selling the most beautiful bouquets and I really enjoyed being her neighbor all weekend!
Since I was bringing my camper pop-up shop, they invited me to camp overnight on their property and let me tell ya, it was so magical! They could not have been more gracious hosts and the weather was absolutely perfect even though earlier in the week it was threatening to rain all weekend!
I met some really cool people that came to shop and support small businesses – Like Edna who was a widow and shared stories about her late husband and their love story. Or Deborah who purchased a camper of her own and wants to fix it up. That’s my favorite part – meeting and inspiring my customers. I love sharing stories with them and telling them about the treasures they are purchasing. They see something that either reminds them of the past or maybe it’s something they’ve been searching for for awhile to add to their home. It really is special!
I will absolutely participate in next years show and I feel like I have added these Chippy Hippie sisters to my tribe. Thanks for an amazing weekend ladies!