Pickin’ Grace & Pickin’ Post Falls What a long winter it has been. .. and most of us are bored and ready for spring. So we have the perfect cure for your winter blahs!! Come to Pickin’ Post Falls Vintage & Artisan Show!! We are so excited!! Our Pickin’ Post Falls show is almost here! […]
What a long winter it has been. .. and most of us are bored and ready for spring. So we have the perfect cure for your winter blahs!! Come to Pickin’ Post Falls Vintage & Artisan Show!!
We are so excited!! Our Pickin’ Post Falls show is almost here! It is at the Greyhound Park & Event Center in Post Falls, Idaho, right off the Freeway. The event is Feb. 18th and 19th (Saturday, 9 to 6 and Sunday, 10 to 4). We completely sold out all spaces to vendors that were all hand selected through a jury process. So our vendors, who come from throughout the Northwest, are truly the best of the best.
We have such an amazing eclectic variety of vendors . . . lots of vintage mixed with amazing artisan handcrafts. From handmade furniture and handmade soaps to vintage kitchenware and custom signs. It is an incredible variety. Whether your decorating taste is cottage, French country, industrial, mid-century, primitive or an eclectic blend of all, there will be something here for everyone. Plus fabulous food and bluegrass and country gospel playing quietly in the background as you shop.
As I think about this coming week, while filled with excitement, it is also a week of not only our “Pickin’ Show” but also a week of “pickin’ grace” for me . . . during the preparation, set up, the show itself and take down, there are always “opportunities” to choose to respond with grace. Inevitably someone will have an issue, a complaint, a problem, something won’t be right, etc. As I talked about a couple of posts back, I have had to deal with my “fear of man” . . . my fear of being attacked verbally and then wanting to be an osterich and hide my head in the sand. I hate conflict and I hate confrontation. So while of course every show I pray for there not to be any issues, I am coming to realize these shows . . . and anytime you work with the public, for that matter . . . are a chance to exercise a simple little word called “grace.”
But what exactly is grace and why is it so important? My favorite definition of grace is “unmerited favor” . . . meaning, while we did not deserve kindness, forgiveness or “favor”, we were given it anyway. It is what we as Christians are offered again and again when God chooses to forgive and love us, even though in many ways we are still so wretched. How can I expect to be given God’s grace, if I don’t show it to others?
So this week, I will make every effort to respond with grace. It will be something I know I will need to keep giving to God again and again, as issues arise. So while I don’t look forward to the conflict, I hope it will be a week in growing in grace. I may bite my tongue a few times or need to take a little walk alone in the parking lot, but that’ okay. My grace is a work in progress. So when you see me at the show, expect me to be responding and reacting in love and kindness. And if you don’t see me, I may be in the bathroom nursing my bitten tongue or taking a short jaunt through the parking lot . . .
So please join us at the show. It will be a great event! Admission is only $7.00 and is good for both days with a hand stamp! 15 hours of shopping one-of-a-kind booths for less than 3/4’s the cost of a movie ticket!
We recently had a fun little surprise to find out that Mark Peterson, of KXLY TV, will be live at the Greyhound from 3 pm until 5 pm Friday during our vendor set up. Be sure to watch KXLY during this time . . . and find out about the surprise giveaway he will be telling you about! So excited!!
Get your shoppin’ shoes on . . . this is the event you’ve been waiting for!! And don’t forget to bring a little grace along with you as well.