Friday, July 17, 2009

Whew !!!!!!!!!!


Well.......we made it home from Atlanta. Wow, what a great show! We are so blessed and we were crazy busy and slammed for the duration of the show. I am so lucky to do something I love, and it is soooo great to meet all our customers in person. I love to hear the stories about what good homes our products have found.


It was a huge success, and I am so grateful for each and every order. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you.

I am posting pictures of the showroom in the midst of chaos, and at the end that still looks like chaos, however, I like to call it contrived chaos. It is our signature style.....(Packed and Stacked). I must say we needed to use every square inch.





Kel-Bel went with me early to "stage" the showroom. But with 17 pallets in the hallway, and tons of large items, I think she was slightly concerned.





Here we are in the eye of the storm !!!!!

















We made a neat fountain out of our new rusty spout pitcher and buckets.














We replaced the bistro door with this one, I think it has much more personality. Our opera stamp window shade does just trick to hide the hurricane behind the door.









We sold sooooo many of these little bottles. I could think of tons of things to display inside, but we used cool beans and antique documents.





Le' Moo was a terrific hit at market. If you look closely her black spots are made of black glass mosaic. How tres' chic.








The building facade from Iowa found its new home in our showroom. I am crazy for it!! I think it adds such substance and age to the space. I left all the past remains of ivy that must have covered it at one time.


My favorite.......at one time over one hundred years ago, only the priveledged few would have had the delite to play with one of these " theatre petite" But we have created one for anyone. It is an exact replica of the exterior of the paris opera house. This is where the famed phantom resided, down in the gallows of storage where an underground stream was rumoured to have existed.






















The real finches in our cage were a welcome addition to the showroom.
Their names are Fluer and De lis



















A laundry line of our new aprons.














I bought 80 pounds of keys at a flea market, and thought what the heck will I do with these? Well , we had keys strewn everywhere. Do you know how many keys are in 80 pounds?? thousands !!!!!!!!!



These bank bags were a purchase from a flea market in Texas. I love the heavy muslin they used to hold the heavy money. The graphics are great too. Talk about a conversation cushion.














This seems to have turned into our signature sign. Born out of neccessity. I was in the Dallas showroom and realized I forgot to bring any signs. Sooooooo the only thing I could think of was to use the side of our boxes, Well....It was a hit, so now it is a staple at all our shows.









The finished product............It goes to show ya, where there is a will there is a way !!!! We made it fit.....hurray!!!!! I hope you like it.














10 comments:

Sandy said...

Hi Gina,

I can't stand it how beautiful it is! I can only imagine because I remember how The Peacock looked in Oakland and Fenton. You and Kelly are masters at display. Just visited Oakland last week. You can tell Kelly hasn't been there! Love all your products and I find them at my hometown store Gardenviews! Congratulaions and continued much success.
Sandy

GINA's BLOGGATORIUM........... said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement.

red.neck chic said...

Oh my goodness...That is GORGEOUS!!!! All of it - every bit of it!!! I would have been in there for HOURS and then have been back for another few hours!!!

Congratulations on having a wonderful show - you DEFINITELY deserve it!

Drooling in Texas...
:-) Robelyn

The Nest said...

Looks just as amazing in the pictures as it did in real life!!! I had a blast with all of you! And I am soooo happy for a successful show! You know I am behind you 100%!!!
Love ya!
Maime

The Attic said...

Gina!
I can honestly say that if we made it to Atlanta, we would have had to look no further than your show room. It is amazing and you have the best collection. Just to let you know, we already sold out of some of the items I JUST ordered from you and others are going fast. Your the bomb girl...but you already knew that! :)

GINA's BLOGGATORIUM........... said...

Thank you all for the kind words, it truly keeps me posting knowing that someone out there actually reads this darn thing !
xoxox

Junkin' Yaya said...

Hi sweetie!

Not sure how I "stumbled" into your site...but, great treasures! I have also sent you an email via your website for wholesale in my store here in Houston.

Glad to hear all is going great! I look forward to doing business with you in the future!

xo...deb

Tracy Walters said...

Oh My Word...
So glad I found this site, I have to tell you about my trip to the gift show in L.A. last month where when I walked into your space my heart seriously skip a beat, I told the Rep. I needed to sit, and get ready even though I was past my budget for this trip, I was writing a pretty big order. I found merchandise that was the reason I re-opened my store. And so happy to read about the women who designed this line. Girl you keep large animals, and have a house that we just got bits and pieces of... is to die for. I just want to say "Happy to Meet You"
People think there blogs aren't important, I'm guilty of that, but it just made me want more and more of your fabulous line... Thanks again for sharing your talent with us.
Tracy from MadisonsManor

Lana Drucker said...

Gina, Gina, Gina, I just checked your blog. OH MY GOSH. I love the Atlanta showroom. I need to make my way to the mart to visit the space. I fear you will have to send me one of everything. Hopefully, we will see you in January. Lane is growing every day and is better than I could have ever dreamed. Dad and I just took him to Brimfield last week. We had a blast making the trip in dad's truck. All our love, Lana and Lane.

bluepoppies said...

Hello Gina,
I was so excited to see Green Oaks in you blog. I have been shopping there for years and have probably bought some of your items ;). Thanks for including it. I came to your site after seeing the spread about you and Peacock Park in WWC(Where Women Create) for those who may not know about the Stampington publications.

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