I held the Poster Release Party for this year’s Farm Chicks Fairlast weekend at Madeleine’s Cafe and Patisseriein downtown Spokane. The treats were so delicious, the setting so darling, and I loved getting to celebrate with everyone who stopped by.

Note: Meg, who runs Madeleine's, and I planned out all of the treats ahead of time (I'll tell you more about that in tomorrow's post) and everything was SO DELICIOUS. But I sincerely, truly, deeply hope that they'll add the macarons topped with frosting and a raspberry (seen above) to their regular line-up at Madeleine's. They were one of the most delicious treats I've ever had in my life, and my guests thought they were pretty spectacular too.

Images: Annie Zassadny 

Tomorrow I'll be posting about the specific details on bringing the poster to life through the party, the fun and simple decorations done with a very limited set-up time, and the take-away treats I shared with my guests!


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.