This lady really considered function when she placed pockets in her cart liner.. She even has a measuring tape clipped on the top, she appears to be ready for anything she may encounter!! I adore the red checks that pick up the accent color in the vintage tablecloth she used!!
This red cherries, prairie points and checked fabric band all added up to say "Mary Engelbreit" to me, and since I love all things 'ME' I thought the tone was perfect and cheerful, which is what we were all feeling as we waited in line for the show to begin.
Red was almost mandatory as part of the color scheme of many of the cart liners.The cheerful check of old table clothes, paired with stripes, florals and even faux flower embellishment adds absolute style to these carts. Of course red is such a happy color, or as my daughter Emily would say, a happifying color, and she hasn't even seen the Broadway Musical 'Wicked'!!
Another important aspect to consider is wearing clothes that match or coordinate with your basket liner. I loved this old barkcloth liner and thought it was perfectly charming when paired with the owner's lime green checked shirt!!
And this princess wheeled in wearing a hot pink tutu and a cowboy hat, what short farm chick of style would be seen without a coordinating granny basket?
And here we see the flea.o.logists, ala Farm Chick style with Cathie's cute lined basket. We are ready and raring to go, as were all those standing in line with us...
... and in the end Jennifer and I both managed a degree of 'preparedness', even without being able to pull off the style aspect. We each found a wheeled granny cart at a second hand store (2 different stores) on our way up to the sale. You can see the price on the handle of my cart, the tag looks like its been there a long time. I guess there were no Farm Chick types who shopped there.
Once we got into the show I even found a vendor who actually makes and sells wheeled cart liners. I thought this one was very charming having been made from some kind of Frenchie sacking. The dealer had other styles as well.
Ok, well, that one lady whose toe I ran over might take exception to that statement, but really, things moved along very politely with many small courtesies spoken as women and a few men moved around the Farm Chicks Sale.