Fletcher Copenhaver Fine Art booth. They are from Fredericksburg, Virginia. I could fill my house with their things!
Martha was great! She seems the same in real life as she is on TV. She spoke about her love for antiques and what a good investment they are, as well as her new book, "Martha's Entertaining, A Year Of Celebrations." The book is beautiful and shows parties throughout the year at her three houses. Along with gorgeous photography, she also gives the recipes in the back. She truly is inspiring. Although I will never cook everything from the book, I will adopt some of her ideas for decorating and parties. I also like that she embraces using what you have often, instead of twice a year for high holidays. She also told funny stories of mishaps at her perfect parties. The time she did the Thanksgiving table in the barn was one of my all time favorite photos that stood out in my mind. Who knew Martha sliced her hand carving the turkey and needed nine stitches, one of the kids got kicked in the head by a horse and another kid's shirt caught on fire from a heater! So remember THAT when stressing this holiday season. Even Martha isn't always perfect! Lastly, kudos to the volunteer Thetas who put this show on every year. Not only do they run everything well, they give people an opportunity to learn about pretty antiques and fund many charities as a result of the show. Now THAT is a good thing!
Photos by Julie Webber
The 59th Theta Antique Show
Fletcher Copenhaven Fine Art
"Martha's Entertaining, A Year Of Celebrations"