Sunday, February 17, 2013

The 2012 Summer Proceeds Benefit...

Although the 2012 Summer Market started with the worst rainstorm possible,
the weekend ended up having sunshine, rainbows and a great purpose.

Here are the projects we supported this year:
1. We heard about the fundraising efforts of local 6th grader Cameron Hosier to benefit the Avon Lake K-9 unit. He held a bake-sale at a local event and we showed up afterward to make a donation. By the time we saw him, he had already reached his financial goal, so our donation was just icing on the cake! Can't help but love a kid who has a big heart! Great job Cameron!
This picture was taken courtesy of the Avon Lake Patch

2. Our very good friend Linda Goik of Local Girl Gallery (in Lakewood) decided to close her doors this past fall. This eclectic gallery full of hand-crafted items was loved by everyone. Therefore a big "cashmob" hit the store to buy lots of things and support this small business (in hopes that Linda might reconsider) After doing some shopping, we made a donation and kept our fingers crossed. Unfortunately, Local Girl Gallery closed. We sure will miss Linda at the Market this summer!

3. There is always a car wash being held in town by one of our school groups. On this day, we pulled in the parking lot of the Avon Lake Boys Cross Country Team and made a donation. There was a bonus to this gift as we found out that they donate a portion of their proceeds to CRS.
4.  Each year we donate proceeds from our event to the Avon Lake Landmark Preservation Society.  They have been restoring the Thomas Folger Home that sits in Veteran's Park
(where we hold the Summer Market) 
5.  This year, we wanted to benefit some school projects
because children are our future! 
We donated to 3 different projects through Donors Choose,
a wonderful website that connects teachers with donors.
The first project we supported was called "Fluency for First Graders" at Crestwood Elementary School in Elyria.  We covered the cost of  an Easi Speak Set for the classroom.
The second project was called "Letters for Life"
at Murray Ridge School also in Elyria.
We purchased an Ellison Die Storage Rack
& Letter Die Set
for the teachers at this school.
The final project with Donors Choose was also at Murray Ridge Center.
The project was called "The Name Game"
We purchased a magnetic write and wipe adjustable easel for the classroom.


Several fun projects and we loved being able to help!
Somewhere along this journey, we did some soul searching. 
We wanted to help everyone!
We needed to home in on our interests, talents and wishes.
From this, we created a project called "The Gift of Home."
Home is a place of love and comfort that should
welcome you with open arms.
Girls Give Back hopes to create this home for local families in need.
After a weekend away, families will return home to a fresh, clean home
with new household items and an overall sense of comfort and coziness.
It feels amazing, regardless of how little money you have,
to live in a house that feels like a home to you and your children.
It renews your spirit.
With the remaining proceeds of the 2012 Summer Market,
we will give the "Gift of Home" to a local family in need.

The proceeds from the 2013 Summer Market and every Market going forward...will benefit 1 or more "Gift of Home" projects each year.

To get involved or make a donation...


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Road Trip to Mansfield, OH - Treasure & Tea

Today we made a road trip to see one of our most favorite antique dealers.
We found her at Brothers Antiques a few years ago and
FELL IN LOVE with everything she creates!

This is Debby Martinez along with Emilie, Sophia & Georgia
and the little pink birds the girls purchased here

LOTS of goodies in the back yard!

A little something Debby is putting together for the Market

This is an outdoor oasis she has created out of old windows.
We LOVE this!

The roof on this outdoor space

A little display inside this outdoor space.
Debby is amazing at transforming small spaces.

We LOVE the color on this porch!

Love this address!
Can you tell we love aqua blue?

a sweet display

Thank you for sharing your shop Debby!
See you at the Market!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Local Girl Gallery - Lakewood, Ohio

Today we stopped at Local Girl Gallery for their "Whimsies & Whatnots" Day.  Linda and her Gallery have been a part of The Summer Market for 4 years and she always brings such a great mix of art!
This is Local Girl Gallery Owner, Linda Goik
along with Erin's daughters Emilie & Zoe
16106 Detroit Road - Lakewood, OH

LOVE this display!  So cute!

Some of Erin's pieces in the Gallery - inspired by vintage aprons

Summer Market Artist, Mary Jurs sells her fun fabric pieces here

A side effect of shopping with your children

Such great things here

Promoting The Summer Market...less than 2 months away!!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Workshop Day at Emilie's

The Stack & Weeden Girls arrive at Miss Emilie's home
for a special Spring Break Workshop Day

Today we took our girls to visit long time Summer Market vendor - Emilie Illson.  She was kind enough to invite our daughters to her home for a special day of crafting!  As we went to lunch at Sweet Melissa, visited Robin over at Cosmic Collectibles and Linda at Local Girl, the girls stayed with Miss Emilie and enjoyed making button necklaces, having lunch, touring her home & ending the day with some delicious cupcakes!  Emilie is a collector who cherishes treasures from the past.  She creates button bracelets out of the thousands of buttons that she has collected throughout the years.  She is so special and we LOVE having her at the Summer Market!  (our girls love her too!)

Miss Emilie shows the girls the buttons & treats
they will get to work with

Lots to choose from!

Miss Emilie made these special nametags for
the girls and sewed on a special button for each of them

Miss Emilie's collection of cleaned and separated buttons

The girls get started!

A beautiful display of Emilie's handmade bracelets

On the windowsill in her "button room"

More designs with handwritten descriptions

Miss Emilie's home is filled with wonderful
collections that she loves to share with visitors

a wall in her button room


A great day of building button necklaces

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hey Mavis - Friday Night at The Summer Market

July 29th - 5:30-8:30 pm
We are excited to announce that "Hey Mavis" will play Friday night at The Summer Market this year!

Hey Mavis crosses the genres of Americana, Texas Two-step, Bluegrass, Folk, and Art Rock. In their songwriting, the trio finds the fine threads within stories of all types--from the fantastic to everyday--and weaves them into "captivating musical journeys" (actor/yogi Kedric Wolfe).
Hey Mavis was formed in 2008 by nationally-acclaimed fiddler Ed Caner as part of the Artist-In-Residence program in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Hey Mavis is Laurie Michelle Caner (lead songwriter, vocals, banjo), Sarah Benn (songwriter, vocals, bass), and Ed Caner (viola profunda, fiddle, mixmaster). Ed has performed as soloist and sideman with countless artists, including Luciano Pavarotti, Smokey Robinson, Wayne Newton, Michael Stanley and Page and Plant. Laurie and Sarah both have extensive experience as members of the all-women vocal harmony group The Rhondas.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Summer Market - 2011 Show

Avon Lake, Ohio

The 6th Annual Summer Market will take place July 29th from 5-9 pm & July 30th from 9am-4 pm

Over 50 vendors have been chosen to be a part of our festival held right on the shores of Lake Erie.

A little vintage and a little beachy, this event draws thousands of visitors each year.  The Summer Market is held at Veteran's Park in Avon Lake, Ohio.  Right at Rte. 83 & Lake Road.