Thursday, August 23, 2012


Im a born and raised Jersey Girl without a doubt, but that doesn't mean I don't love the country life.   I live in Central Jersey, 20 minutes from Major Airport of NJ and have 2 shopping malls 10 minutes from my house. My town of Woodbridge, New Jersey is a central location for almost all major highways in the state and we are the famous Exit 11 on the New Jersey Turnpike.

However I am also the mother of 5, who this year opened a little recycled art/vintage finds shop in my hometown on yes.....you guessed it Main Street.    I say hi to all the shopowners and people walking by, cause thats just my nature.     I give things to local businesses because I want to have a connection with them as business owners and to support one another.

My town is very supportive of small businesses, they are supportive of the Arts and are extremely focused on a GREENABLE lifestyle.   We even have a GREENABLE MUSEUM in our local mall that showcases some of the best ideas, concepts and projects Ive seen.

We hold amazing events, parades, craft shows, free concerts and something that has become a favorite of mine The Farmer's Market.    The location has changed to a little historic property in town and has been combined with the Summer Free Concerts and I have to say that it has been an amazing summer.

I have gained a ton of new friends in town and discovered so many artistic talented individuals who have also become part of my Lucky 7 Design family.  

Tonight while at the market, the band playing was a cover band of Fleetwood Mac and I was surrounded my people who were out to enjoy the evening.   I had a few of my vendors there as well and it was just a wonderful night.

I wanted to share with you a collection of photos that I have taken of the market the past few weeks so you can see that you really can live the simple country life even in the middle of all the hustle and bustle.   Planes...Trains and Automobiles are a daily visual around here, put tonight just sitting on my old wooden rattan chair surrounded by everyone under the big trees appreciating the end of summer was a blast.

I hope you all have a town like mine, and if you don't be the one to do something about it.   I will say that I will be the big mouth in town, I want parades, events, I want people to get out and enjoy everything the town has to offer.   I want our Main Street to be a destination for friends to gather, families to walk around, couples to dine out and to share in a connection of small business and small town life in the big city.

My daughter watching/listening to the sound check of Delta Rae

One of my 1st tables at the market

Stylish woman at the market, that I had to photograph

My 1st chalkboard sign for the market

My 2nd table at the market

My issues of FOLK magazine come with me and people love them

Some jewelry and photography on display from my shop

Fresh peaches from the Farmer (local farmer located in Hillsborough NJ)

Fresh  Apple Pies I brought along with handmade soy candles one week

Intro of my new Teenage designer at the shop...

My revamped sign for the market

This table was focused on jewelry and accessories

My muse rocking recycled jewelry

Peppers at the market...

Beautiful sunflowers

This weeks table...theme was recycled jewelry and dessert candles

We have a few more weeks to go and I will be sharing more of next week's End Of Summer table along with the upcoming Fall/Harvest themes I'll be bringing to the market.

- MJ


  1. The town should hire you as the marketing director for the Farmers Market...wonderful blog entry and fabulous pics! Can't wait for your next entry...you have inspired me to get back to my own blog!

  2. Thank you Lois, you must share you blog with me. I will look it up on your card. It really has been a great summer and I am so excited about all the new artistic people I have met in town, yourself being one of them! Maybe we should have a Woodbridge blog...I might just throw my name in a hat for that one!


  3. fun pics...fun jewelry..

  4. Love this! One of these days I'll have to make it down there and take a look around!


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