Sweet Peach Revival Pics

The Sweet Peach Revival has come and gone but I wanted to share a few photos to help hold on to the memories. Beth Lord, who was my partner in crime all weekend, did an incredible job painting our logo on the burlap and I helped her make these pretty paper flowers that were cut, painted, glued, dried, folded- then stapled into position about 5 minutes before the doors opened. I barely had any time to eat the entire weekend, let alone take pictures- but I was able to steal away a few here and there. Enjoy...

I need to give a special thank you to the Knitterati members, Sandy M. Tyler and Julie Jeffers Rivard who shared a crocheted and knitted art piece of beautiful peaches and vines. This will ultimately be a part of an upcoming installation on the Atlanta Belt Line. So we were so happy to be able to debut it first...thank you! 

Our food vendors were amazing too- they included Emily from Emily G's, Sweet Grass Dairy, Ross from Cathead Vodka, mini peach pies via Cake Hag, wine growlers from 3 Parks and Mr. Shaun Garcia who came all the way from Greenville, South Carolina to cook for us and sell his incredible leather goods. Perfection...

A few fun pics of our vendors which included Kendall of Billy Reid Atlanta, Courtney of Honeycomb Studio, John Rich of Oakleaf and Acorn and Olivia who also donated her time to help us at the door...

Our Live Auction may have been my favorite part. A big thank you to Robin Huff who donated her time to be our incredible auctioneer. Linda Guy was also there to represent our charity of choice for the night: CASA of Fulton County. We made $3200 dollars by the end of it, thanks to our generous guests and all our donated items. So much good energy in the room that night...

Sunday's Bourbon, Bacon & Biscuit Brunch was crazy packed and fun and amazing- but sadly I never had one second of time to take a picture. These pretty pics come via Sarah Buckner....thank you Sarah. Jeff Santiago from Asheville came down to sing a few songs for us as well and we are so grateful for that- and equally grateful for Laura of Faith Flowers for donating the gorgeous flower arrangements. 

And a big thank you to the wonderful, adorable Otis James who stopped by to see us on his trip back from Charleston to Nashville. When the whole idea of this Revival began, both Beth and I wanted to have Otis come and ride around the streets on John Rich's bike to promote the event. We just laughed about it- and then it somehow just happened as we were about to close shop on Sunday. A nice end to a picture perfect weekend. A big thank you to all involved, too many to name here but I have hopefully addressed each of you individually. I am forever grateful for your support. I hope to have y'all join us for the next one. 

Happy Weekend! (and if you're in Atlanta, stop by Belly- quite a few of our vendor goods are still for sale...) 

 

Last Chance...

It's your last chance to sign up for the Sweet Peach Revival. If you're in Atlanta this weekend, we would love for you to come see us at the Belly General Store. Tonight's grand opening starts at 7pm and is absolutely free but you must register to attend. Mini peach pies from Cake Hag, Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese, Emily G's Jams, Cathead Vodka, an auction, trunk show, an incredible Southern Market of made in the South goods, live music and so much more. Come on by and see us...

 

Sweet Peach Revival Prep

I never knew how much work goes into putting on an event but after pondering, planning, brainstorming, deciding, booking, ordering and all the rest of it (as my dear friend Elena would say), the hard work is starting to pay off. 

With just two weeks left until the Sweet Peach Revival, things are beginning to take shape. The talented Stefanie Carter has been working on the Belly General Store window all week. She hand drew the design, scanned it, printed it, drew it again and is now painting it in primer for all to see. She's done an amazing job and I am so grateful for her time, talent and meticulous effort. When I asked her which part of designing the window was the most fun, she replied with a smile, "All of it." 

To help get the word out around town about the Revival, Stefanie also created a two sided flyer I can place at coffee shops and boutiques. Beth Lord, who is putting on this event with me is pretty ingenious when it comes to low cost marketing. No matter your budget, she reminds me that you can be creative with what you have.  

So, to save money, we printed the flyers in black and white. Beth and Stefanie also designed it so two flyers could fit per sheet. Then we had them printed on white card stock at the Office Max on Briarcliff Rd. (little known fact that they're an amazing resource for printing with an excellent price point- 20 cents less per sheet than anywhere else I found) They even cut all of the sheets in half for just $1.18. 

Then I bought a kid's watercolor set and spent a couple hours painting either the peach or the leaves. I got this idea from Beth, as the current flyer she has for her indie-pendent shop has a colored stitch from her sewing machine along the bottom. It's truly adorable and it's this type of special touch that makes people pick up the flyer and talk about it. Plus, it showcases the essence of what our Revival will be- handcrafted, thoughtful design from right here in the South. Stay tuned for more Revival prep photos. We ain't done yet...

For more info on the Revival, please click here. (Remember- Friday night is free but you must register in advance to be on our private guest list) 

 

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Sweet Peach Revival

I'm so happy to announce my first Sweet Peach event. It's something I've been trying to conjure up for over a year now and the stars have finally aligned. I've partnered with Beth Lord of the indie-pendent and John Rich of Oakleaf & Acorn to create a 3 day event we're calling Sweet Peach Revival. (design via the talented Stefanie Carter) 

The event will include an auction, live music, food, drink, a Southern Market and much more. All will take place at Belly General Store in Atlanta. As there is a lot of planning that goes into an event like this, Beth and I have already started getting crafty- making napkins for the Bourbon, Bacon & Biscuit Brunch to be held July 7. 

And we even started making jars of Bourbon Peach Butter with master canner, Lyn Deardorff. (more on this recipe next week) ...and of course we had to finish them with a pretty fabric and piece of twine.

If you follow Sweet Peach, you know that John is a master curator of cool. He, and Beth will be instrumental in securing great Southern items for our weekend market you really won't want to miss. Our July 5th Inaugural event will be FREE but you must register to be on our private guest list. Also, click here if you'd like tickets for our July 7th Bourbon, Bacon & Biscuit Brunch. More to come...just keep checking our website for updates. Feel free to email me if you'd like to play a part in any way. And happy weekend, hope to see y'all very soon...

 

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