Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nashville...Great time... good to be home

 Had a wonderful time in Nashville at the Southern Womans Show helping to promote Shabby Lane Shops.  We took a lot of product to show case and to sell.

Have to admit that by the time I loaded my truck with tables, shelves, display items etc. drove all day (a bit over 8 hours) ran into tornado warnings,severe thunderstorms, then the next day drove to the convention center unloaded my truck, went back helped Catherine load a trailer, back to the convention center helped unload the trailer and then the next day back to un-box, un-wrap and set up the booth I was a bit pooped. Catherine in indefatigable ... she is amazing in how she can go and go and go. So grateful that Bunny from B.Catherine designs came in Wednesday afternoon to help with set up.  She is just an energetic
little bundle of fun.    You can see we got the booth finished and beautified in time for the shoppers!
Then the ladies from Kiddoodle Kingdom drove in to help us on Saturday and Sunday...their helping on the floor and packing up was such a blessing!  We had to pack up Sunday night after the show.  Then I stayed to help load the trailer Monday morning before driving home.   Came home to a house full of sick kitties and Willie will not leave my lap.  It is a bit difficult to type and upload photos with a 20 lb cat on your lap ... I will be posting more photos later so ya'll come back to see !  I am going to try and get by to visit you and catch up on what you have been doing. Until then, ya'll bee sweet and you know I appreciate your comments and visit. (())


Debbi said...

keep the photos coming! Sounds like you worked your a** off! Thanks from all who were SLS vendors:)

Char said...

Oh Francie, I loved seeing the wonderful pictures of the booth, even all the boxes. When I did juried shows with my baskets, it was a lot of work, but it was so much fun. There is no greater joy than seeing someone walk away with something you made with your hands. I just loved doing the shows, but don't do them anymore. I miss that.
I know that lots of work went into making this a success and I appreciate each and everyone that contributed to the effect.
It looks like many people came by and had fun. That's what it's all about. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Char

MosaicMagpie said...

I love the booth set up! So full of life and colorful! Looks like you had a great time and lots of shoppers.

Graceful Rose said...

Francie, so glad you are home safe and sound. Thanks again for helping with the booth. I just read all this post and I am soooo tired now, wonder why?

Creative Wings Boutique said...

wish i could have seen u missy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Francie!
Looks like a big job, but a lot of fun:) That cloth doll in one of your first photos is to die for!
Glad you made it through the bad weather. Me and Willie will send up a little prayer for your Willy and the rest of the gang. Hope they feel better soon.

Mya said...

Did you have anytime to go out and have a nice meal, or was it eat on the go?
I hope the profits were as great as your booth looks. Yours looks like a fun place to shop.
Glad you made it there and back safely, and I hope the cats are soon back to normal - maybe they do not like your leaving them.

C'est moi Claudette said...

Oh Francie
I wish we lived closer OMG.
I would have helped you in a heart beat.
All the ladies look soooooooo happy shopping.
I can't wait to meet you in Oct.
Love you
Love me

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Francie, I love seeing everything, it looks like you had great traffic! You will have to let us know how sales went! Looking forward to more pictures, let us know how kitty is...20# holy cow!


Melody said...

Hi Francie! Wow, everything looked great and looked like a great time was had by all! Know I'm off to see these pic more closely......

Self Sagacity said...

Looks like fun! Wished I was there to browse all the beautiful pieces.