It has taken me a whole week to recover but what a weekend it was. My anticipation of what you would think of the new venue, would people come, would they love it was dispelled when I walked out the doors to see the line of people wrapped around the building all happy with smiles on their faces. I started a new tradition this Fall Show. I wanted something special to be handed down the line not only to let people know where the end of the line was but to have something to put on to have their pictures taken in. About four years ago when my Mother passed away a dear friend brought me a crown made by a special artist. Eileen knew that I loved this crown so she brought it. It was made out of chicken wire and was rustic and elegant all at one time. Zipping forward to now, I came across a box of my Mother's things and in it were many costume jewelry pieces, ribbon, gold birds and pieces that my Mother couldn't throw away. I contacted a friend, Stephani, to see if she could capture my vision of this crown. Stephani captured it completely! I watched this crown get passed down the line and many women having their pictures taken in it. This picture in my mind is priceless. There were many tears for me this day.
The Queen of Junk Crown
The fun doesn't end. When the bell was rung, people were so excited to see what these amazing vendors had created for them. They were not disappointed. I have to tell you that I have the BEST vendors. They out did themselves in their creation of their booths, the treasures they had collected and their displays. It was definitely jaw dropping. I could feel the energy. It was so tangible. People shopped and chatted and shared their stories with each other. Then came my special guest for Saturday, Steve and Brooke Giannetti. If you haven't purchased their book, it is definitely one for your bookshelf. It is filled with everything I love.
Brooke and me.
On Sunday, we opened the doors again to a line. My special guest on Sunday was Susan Branch. The women were so excited that she was coming and the line started to form. She graciously signed books, gave hugs and had her picture taken. Isn't this one darling with Susan and these two little girls. They were so patient waiting in line with their Mothers!
I am going to take you around to some of the booths...
Blue Canoe Re-Loaded
It was an amazing weekend! I couldn't have done it without my family and their support.
I want to thank The Alex Madonna Expo Center for allowing Remnants to have its show there and I am so excited to have my future shows there. I also would like to thank Sincerely California for their sponsorship of my show. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter, please go here and sign up to hear about all the plans I have for my next show in June.