Friday, December 4, 2009

Monticello Christmas show booth- check out those Shiny Brites!

ahhh...cupcake shiny brites (thanks for the idea- GAIL!)...
my mantle...and more shiny brites...
the love sick frogs...and more shiny brites...
more shiny brites atop a wicker trunk...
and a cute little cart on wheels...and more, more, more...shiny brites!
the story...
It was one of those things...I was asked if I wanted to do this show, right after the spring show. Touched base with the folks at Monticello a couple of months ago, and found out my space was 5 feet by 10 feet, same as in the spring. Well, I found a couple of 7 feet long tables, that I would put on either side, with my mantle in the back.
well, the space was 10 feet LONG, and 5 feet DEEP...sooooo....when I got my tables there, I realized that they were...NOT GOING TO WORK!!! so all of my planning...I had to "punt"...I don't know why I thought the tables would work...and I had to use the mantle...so...it was an interesting set-up...took an extra 2 days just cuz I was thrown...you know...the in brain plan wasn't the same as the REAL plan...
so here are my pics...not really the booth I had dreamed of...but it turned out...ok...it does have lots of shiny brites...and special garden items...always my favorite this time of year- statuary...any time of year is good for statuary...so...my Monticello set up was a bit flustered and surreal...but when I stopped by there this morning, there must have been hundreds of folks shopping...so hopefully I will be empty and need to restock tomorrow!
have a super great weekend- supposed to be super chilly here...so bundle up!

5 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

Looks like you work well under pressure! The booth looks fantastic, and I'm sure you'll be a great success!
Happy Weekend!
Carol

Andy's Attic said...

Your booth looked fine to me. The place was hopping with people so you should do well!
Annette

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love all of your shiny brites. They look so cute in cupcake holders. I love your vintage nativity too. I picked up a vintage one last week. I love it.
Blessings,
Marcia

Carol said...

Sending you warmest Vintage Christmas Monday wishes from Boxwood Cottage in Germany
Carola

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Melanie, LOVE your Christmas tin and all your little houses, And all the Shiny Brites! yeah!
just joined as a follower. Have a great day!
Debra