Good morning, y'all, and welcome to the first Friday of November! It doesn't seem possible that we're already here, but this month brings LOTS of exciting things to our agendas. In fact, we're talking about one of them this morning on the blog!
Today's feature in the Spotted Series places a spotlight on GypsyMoon Marketplace. As we're rapidly approaching their Fifth Marketplace Event, held biannually, Whitnee Mosley set time aside to chat with me about how GypsyMoon came to life, and what we can look forward to this year.
I am thrilled to be collaborating with these folks for the FIFTH event in a row!
Below: Whitnee Mosley says that it started a few years back when she and her mother-in-law, Angie, began going to (what was similar to) Barn Sales throughout the South. The appeal was that they were much different from going shopping at the Flea Market or Mall, and Angie's love for all things vintage opened up a new dream for the ladies within and close to the Mosley's: to host an event of their very own.
While on a family vacation, the topic came up and this time, plans were made. Highland Stables, a business owned and operated by The Mosley Family, would host the first-ever GypsyMoon Marketplace Event.
After releasing the vendor applications, Whitnee and Angie set a goal of 500 people for their first turnout in 2014. Although the first event only brought around 30 vendors, their goals were surpassed when nearly 2,500 people came out to partake in the marketplace. How insane is that!? Go, girls, go!
Shown with Whitnee: Kaleighn LaBore (right)
Below: Angie Mosley, (left) visits with the Owner of Blossoms Closet during a previous GypsyMoon Marketplace Event. I like to pretend they were saying, "Is this real life!?"
Something I love about this marketplace event is that as opposed to having booths set up (think typical flea markets), vendors set up what Whitnee calls storefronts. This concept gives costumers a feel that they're walking into their actual store, which is such a nice way to showcase where you come from while sharing one space in Highland Stables. The down-home feels are one of my very favorite things about this group!
Of course, The Pie Queen storefront is a pretty sweet one, if I do say so myself. Be sure to come take a break with me between vendor-hopping! I have hugs AND pie, and after selling-out each and every event here at Highland Stables, I've prepped extra baking time. No shortages this year, y'all! A three-day-event calls for ALL THE pies. And I'm ready!
Fun Fact: During the Spring Marketplace Event, I teamed up with my bestie Natalie of Zest! Juice for Life. She's the BEST. So great, I'll be carrying some of her infused waters in my space next week - have you tried them yet? Come see me!
Peek Whitnee photobombing back there!
You don't want to miss out on any of the fun! The dates for the upcoming GypsyMoon Marketplace Event, located at Highland Stables, are:
Thursday, November 9th: Moonlight Party.
Come get a head start on shopping from 4-8 PM! Admission is $10.
Friday, November 10th: 10 AM- 7 PM. Admission is $5.
Saturday, November 11th: 9 AM-4 PM. Admission is $5.
* A portion of GypsyMoon proceeds will be donated to Life's Better Together *
Just when you thought I had told you everything... There's one last surprise! I'm teaming up with Whitnee and The GypsyMoon Crew for the newest GIVEAWAY on the blog!
1. Simply "LIKE" The Pie Queen + GypsyMoon Marketplace pages on Instagram and Facebook.
2. Then SHARE the post.
3. Winner will receive TWO admission bands + treats from The Pie Queen! Winner will be announced Monday, November 6th on the blog.
This is an extra fun Friday post for me, I've been excited all week to drop this news on y'all! Get on over to social media and register to WIN. We cannot wait to reward one of you with a bundle of goodies! Best of luck, Happy Weekend!
The Pie Queen of BG