Friday, October 18, 2013

Martha Stewart - American Made 2013 - What Did Martha Say Now?

Martha Stewart "American Made" in Grand Central Vanderbilt Hall was back again from October 16 to October 17 from 8:30am to 7:30pm. There were so many fabulous vendors all "American Made" products. It was fun to see some old friends like Crystal and her husband from "Vintage by Crystal" and Nancy from "Parcel" and meet some new friends. Martha and her "Support Team" were great as usual. The craft team were lots of fun helping us make bracelets and molding clay and using punches. There were seminars that you had to pre-order, hopefully next year I can attend.

Martha showing us the right way to pack

We got to stick a star on our home city - Who was the most popular?
New York - most popular!

Crystal and Her Husband - Vintage by Crystal

Nancy - Parcel

(L) Charles "Charlito" - Owner of Charlito's Cocina -  his Dad (C) and his Friend (R)
I met Charles the Owner of "Charlito Cocina" and his Dad and Friend and I have to tell you I did not think I would be so excited about "Cured Meat" ok fancy proper name "Charcuterie"! I am Italian and I remember as a little girl the elders of the family made the cured meats and now there are so many young people keeping up with all the past arts of the kitchen. Here is a young man who has a passion for Charcuterie and makes the most amazing flavors. I tried Beer, Truffle and Plain Cured Sausage. I of course bought the Truffle but they were all amazing. Definitely will pick a few up during the Holidays to make gift baskets and serve at cocktail parties.
1 of Martha's Support Team helping me make a pink and white bracelet!

These 2 both made my bracelet

Cyndi - Ken Freeman creator of "Vermont Rolling Pins"
Ken Freeman's creations are gorgeous. It is so difficult to pick a favorite one. I looked down at Ken's hands and he proudly showed me what love and passion he has for creating these rolling pins. Every scar every bruise had a story of the creation he had made. To think how many Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunts, Uncles, Chefs would use this to make their own beautiful tasty creation. These would make a great Holiday or any day gift for someone you love. (Vermont Rolling Pins)

Hammond's Candies

Hella Bitter

Vermont Farmstand Cheese and Castleton Crackers

Dickson's Farmstand Meats

Bellocq Teas

The Green Vase - Faux flowers gorgeous

McClures Pickles

Danny Macaroons

Shane Confectionery, PA

Sweet! What else can I say about Shane Confectionery? This young adorable girl could have sold me the Brooklyn Bridge. She was as Sweet as the Sweet candy and chocolate covered pretzels. The candies are molded in vintage forms and look too cute to eat but I bought a few turkeys and ate 1 and must say it was so worth it. I must go visit them in Philadelphia. 

Sugar Witches

Julie Nolan Jewelry - based on a 19th century Swiss calendar of the constellations of the Zodiac

This photo came out worse than the others I think I need to get a professional Cannon and learn how to use it!! But the blurriness of this photo is not my fault! The woman trying to hide made a big deal out of not being in the photo. I asked first and the gentleman said yes I still wanted to post because the jewelry was like nothing I had seen before and wish I would have purchased a few for myself and as gifts. The jewelry is based on a 19th Century Swiss calendar of the constellations of the Zodiac.

What Martha Said about Bloggers: “Who are these bloggers? They aren’t trained editors at Vogue magazine.” Ha! Neither was she...... I am not an angry blogger. I do not consider myself an expert in anything not even of my own life. This "blog" is mine and I chose to post or not about randomness of my life. Boring, fun, bad photo's....definately! I personally don't like her blog. It is too sterile could have her logo and a little more content. I like you Martha no matter what you say. So bloggers keep blogging away and have fun!!

Please visit our Pink Saturday Hostess Beverly from "How Sweet the Sound" and the other Pink Saturday bloggers for some fun posts!


cheryl said...

Ok.. where do I start. .. missed reading your blog.. glad I saw it. Wow.. lots of great american made merchants. Wished americans would stick to buying from the small guy and stop shoooing at places owned by huge corporations.. that hire out of country for their merchandise.. I think your pictures were perfect. What Martha said.... hmm not sure what to think.. I too like her and am of my own opinion it was taken out of context.. she shouldn't have said what she said.. but don't we all do it sometimes... anyways... I will always continue to read your vlog and agree with you hers is definitely too sterile! ! Well said my pink loveliness!! ♥♥♥♥♥

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Such a great and interesting post!
♥ Jil

pinkkandy said...

Hoping this week-end finds you filled with peace...alot of joy..and some coziness..

Valerie Kueter said...

What a fun event to attend! I do love Martha Stewart's magazine and crafts...but what is up with that comment about bloggers? Regradless, what a great expo to attend...all those American made products!!! I agree with the small guys!!!

Tami Kenner said...

Loved this Grace. What an amazing event.
Happy Pink Saturday..Tami

Sue McPeak said...

Hi nice to hear from you this Pink Saturday. I've missed you and your always fantastic posts about the things going on in New York. I loved reading about this event and seeing your pictures. If nothing else Martha got a plug in for bloggers and blogging. Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Sue CollectInTexas BlogShop

Candy said...

Like old times and familiar faces...thanks for the visit.
Blessings ;-)

Betty Luckhurst said...

Lovely pinks! I feel the same about my blog--it's mine and it will have what I want on it!