Thursday, February 25, 2010


I love cold sunny days with a bright blue sky! That's the kind of day we are having here today and it's just wonderful. Thought I'd take a photo in the kitchen today, just a little gathering of things I have on my black hutch. Right now it's full of cream and white items. It's a nice backdrop for adding Valentine's Day and then Easter decor. When I decorate for holidays, I just do little gatherings in specific places. This hutch is a great place to add decor without it overwhelming the house. Soon there will be little bunnies, chicks, and springtime vintage postcards. I love this time of year!

Had a wonderful time at my weekend scrapbooking retreat as a vendor. I always enjoy decorating my booth and interacting with all of my crafty friends. I plan on taking my booth to more area retreats this spring and summer. If you know of some, let me know! I'm starting to look around for more to attend. Here are some photos of my booth from this past weekend-

All set up in my little corner of the Hilton ballroom. I didn't have enough plugs to do the lights with the tissue paper flower garland...bummer. But I had a lamp and some electric candles. Do you know how much I wanted to pull that permanently fixed painting off the wall? :)

Love these baskets of vintage music and ledger paper. Also had seam binding bundles,
trims and glittered berries, Jenni Bowlin products on a cake pedestal, and silver trays of
button bags. Aren't those glittered letters "FUN?" I found those at Joann's a few years ago
in the clearance aisle. Are they nuts?

I love, love, love Distress Stickles so I had them in lots of colors. (also have a little swatch key ring with each color shown on chipboard - it's hanging on the shelf) Lots of fun stickers from October Afternoon, Doodlebug, and Cosmo Cricket, too. The Japanese Masking Tape was popular - really great to put on layouts to frame photos or as journaling strips.

The alphabet wall. :) Also brought an old window and hung Melissa Frances rhinestone embellishments on it. Turned a crate sideways and displayed lots of chipboard albums and alterable items. On top are my old salt shakers with fine Martha glitter in them. Lots were sold...sniff, sniff. I miss them.

I remembered earlier that I hadn't ever shared this entire project. This is a large canvas I made for Margie's booth at CHA for her Girls' Paperie line. I adore these papers and knotted buttons so much.

Have a beautiful day!

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." ~Twyla Tharp


Casii said...

Great 'merchandising'! I'd have gone home with a very thin wallet from buying lots of goodies!

Charlene said...

Holy Moly girl!!! When have you been? I just found you and am sooooo excited!!!

Cameron said...

Your booth was beautiful!! Would've loved to shop there!

TracieClaiborne said...

Wow - wish you were near Nashville - looks like you have all my favorite stuff in that booth!

Roberta said...

Love your booth Jennifer...always lots of "eye candy"...I know what you mean by the "artwork". When I was doing shows, I had a fabric panel with my booth name that a monogramming booth in the mall did for me that I used either to cover up "ugly walls" when needed...other wise I'd drap it in the front of my tables. Hope this helps, fondly, Roberta

southernscrapper-tnscrapper said...

Hey Jennifer

I would have love to shop there and I would have left with a very empty wallet.

Your booth was beautiful

Marilyn C. (old aol mb friend)
in Tennessee

Barbara said...

Jennifer, I am not a scrapebooker...but I do use some of the same items for different projects...Let us all know where and when you will be in case you are close to some of us.



Great setup! I'm a big fan of the regular Stickles but have never tried the Distress Stickles. Do you have a preference? Looking forward to the new colors in the Distress pads! ~ Angela

Katie said...

I want to go to there.