A “Pop Up!” and some random facts…

The month of May seems like a perfect time to throw in an extra Market! Picking a date was hard. As the weather gets nicer people make more plans, and it feels like every weekend there is “something.” Showers, Weddings, Birthdays and Graduations fill up our weekend plans. We picked a date, and now we will cross our fingers and hope that people will find the time to Pop in to our POP UP! We hope to see you Saturday May 7th from 10:00-2:00,   as we plan our first Pop Up of the year! 

We thought it would be fun to give it a “theme” to add a little merriment to the day! Being May 7th is Kentucky Derby Day (always the First Saturday of May) as well as the day before Mother’s Day (always the Second Sunday of May) we figured Tulips & Juleps fit the bill quite nicely! 

Tulips are the perfect Spring Flower and a lovely choice for Mother’s Day as they represent comfort, coziness and above all happiness. As with Roses, the colors of Tulips are said to have different meanings.Tulips-tulips-28594078-1920-1200 

Red: Passion and Romance. Yellow: Hope and Cheerful Thoughts. White: To say you’re Sorry. Pink: Happiness and Confidence. Purple: Royalty (Used to express admiration for a loved 0nes accomplishments.) Mutli-Hued (Variegated): Is said to represent a Lover’s beautiful eyes.

Mint Juleps have been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby for almost a century, they estimate 120,000 are served at Churchill Downs during the 2 day race. (Yes, that is a lot of Bourbon!) There are several variations of the drink, but the one served in honor of the Kentucky Derby is simply Mint, Sugar, shaved (or crushed) ice, and Bourbon. It is cold, refreshing and meant to be sipped. (Here’s a fun fact: The straw was invented because of the Mint Julep! The mint that was used as a garnish  was almost like a bouquet of flowers coming out of the drink.  So in order to get a sip of the drink, they needed to invent the straw!) 

The Derby is also known for the FABULOUS HATS worn by the women who attend the race. When the Kentucky Derby began in 1875, both American and British women alike wanted to wear their finest to the races, and in those days that definitely included a hat. While standout head-wear is typically no longer part of formal attire on this side of the Pond, the tradition stuck at the Kentucky Derby!  Two other reasons the tradition continue is a hat keeps the sun out of your eyes, and, on a gamblers note, they are believed to bring good luck! (Considering my nose is peeling and I have sun poisoning on my lip a hat would have been a wise choice at our LAST MARKET! LOL) 

Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day, the Derby or just use it as an excuse to wear a fabulous hat and sip on a Mint Julep while shopping and enjoying the day with us at SSM, and be sure to bring your appetite because 2 Bro’s Coastal Cuisine will be serving lunch! (If you’re loving the Mint Julep, check out the Candle of the Month at Making Scents…it’s Mint Mojito, the Juleps CrAzY cousin! 🙂 ) 

Oh, have we mentioned there will be a Vendor Hat Contest that Y’ALL get to vote on? Wonder who will get “SSM BEST DERBY HAT” bragging rights ?!?

TULIPS & JULEPS~MAY 7TH, 10:00-2:00~HOSTED BY SEAGLASS SALVAGE MARKET~   1987 ANDREW JACKSON HWY (74/76)~LELAND, NC 28451 

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