So all of the anticipation has come to this! My first time vending at a Kim Caldwell event. I was so nervous as to how I would be received, yet I felt very confident that my table set up was great. Yet for all of my nerves, it all seemed to go quite smoothly and I had good sales. The other vendors tables were amazing. I especially loved Deb Hodges set up. She has amazing clothes and they were flying off the racks! So here are some pics to give you a taste of what vendor night was like!
Here is another shot of my table. It would not have been half as wonderful without all of the lovely trays and dishes on loan from The Vintage Emporium in Long Beach, thanks Julie! By the way Julie is having open house tonight 7/22 from 11am to 9pm so stop by and say hi.
This is the treat table for all of Kim's guests, a darling little sand bucket filled with tasty treats. That's what great about Kims event, everything you do, there is some little gift or trinket awaiting your arrival!
And the treats! Oh my chocolate brownies, yummm! The food was so declicious at the Belamar, everything was freshly made and beautifully presented.
The sweetest surprise was a little gift all the way from China from my talented friend Earleen who couldn't make the event. She has just got back from 3 weeks in China, and knowing my love for Disney pin collecting bought me an adorable Minnie Mouse pin from China, hand delivered by guess who?
I also got the chance to meet Melissa Phillips from LilyBean Paperie I did not realize at the time that she was one of our teachers! Here are some of her amazing creations. She was so warm and welcoming I can't wait to start following her blog.
you must check out her blog!
And there is no way I could have made it all happen without the help of my mother Diane. She is not only the reason why I love to create things but she is also a great emotional support for when I get frazzled!
Another lady that inspires me, the hostess herself; Kim Caldwell. There is so much that goes into planning these events, and dealing with all of us! She is so patient and all we see is the calm little ducky floating on the water, but her little feet are paddling away underneath. She sets the tone for her events as someplace warm and welcoming. That's why I will continue to go back. Thank you Kim.
more to come...... classes, swaps...