Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nuts for the Nutcracker....

I went to the Nutcracker Market which is in Houston Texas. It is a fund raiser that is held once a year to benefit the Houston Ballet.
There is a preview party where they have food and drinks, and shopping, shopping, shopping. You can shop till you drop. The displays in alot of the booths are terrific, and the theme here is definately CHRISTMAS !! There is mountains of Glitter, and piles of ornaments, and more Bling from costume Jewelry and Rhinestones than on a Las Vegas Stage.
Well, anyone who knows me, knows that I would have been positively drooling over this authentic stagecoach. Oooooh, I would love to get my hands on this one. It would be a very welcome addition to my carriage collection. I don't think the horses would like to pull this bad boy though !!

The theme changes every year, but this year the theme was Holiday under the Big Top. I love this......they did a really nice job.
The food tables coordinated with the whole circus theme.


as you can see, many of the vendors did a terrific job of display in their booths.












This vendor had our wonderful Mats of Calligraphy on their booth floor. I saw quite a bit of Peacock Park Design goodies there.






This booth looked wonderful. This is Round Top Collection. Jeff and his wife actually have their headquarters just a few miles from the venue. They did I bang up job of display. They are two of thee nicest people ever, and it is so thrilling to see such nice folks be so successful at what they do.
The wonderful Bird cages are from Peacock Park Design's limited editions. I love that he got some of them. He put the pair of cages into a sleigh, and added beautiful doves.....are the turtle
doves??? I am not sure.







I adore this kooky moose. I could see this at any party can't you? I think he is magical and festive.

Look at the tops of this tent like booth.....how adorable eh?

This vision in winter white is Vintage Home. She had a cabinet that is to "die for". If I could have carried it on the plane it would probably be mine right now.


I loved this old wheelbarrow overflowing with faux snowballs.


This Magnificent Display is the work of Sandstone Gardens. They really know how to put on a show...It is towering pines that are at least 25 feet tall. Breathtaking!




Bolts and Bolts and Bolts of Ribbon , Tulle, and Trims....wow!


There were happy shoppers everywhere...they had sore feet but happy faces.


This was one of my favorite booths as well. It was for the best pies on earth, and I have to say, I loved this guys costume. It was insanely simple, but effective. I loved the layers of washed out tulle, I don't think the result would have been half as impactful if it were bright colored tulle. But of course we all know, I am NOT a fan of bright or primary colors. My freinds all say I am "void" of color...
This wonderful old bike was in another booth, again it is the color combination that really makes this work. The faded colors against the blackness of the bike make them just "pop" even though they are subtle in their own right.



Now , not to be the bearer of bad news, but there truly is ONLY about 40 days left until Christmas !!!!!!!!! AAaaaaaaahhhhh......I can't believe it . ALREADY???? How could that be???? I still have to take down some Halloween stuff, can you believe it???

HAPPY SHOPPING

XOXOXO GINA !

5 comments:

paintedprimrose said...

wow, speechless! incredible show.

sassytrash said...

Wow!!! That was soooo interesting, and soooo over the top! Gives me lots of new ideas for set-ups!! Thanks for sharing those great pics of the show!

Anonymous said...

Gina,
Thanks for taking us "shopping" with you. It looks fabulous! However, it still can't compare to the original Peacock in Oakland Co.! Your displays at the store were the best. I'll never forget all those icicles at Christmas.

Still Missing You,
SandyL

Bohemian said...

Oh what fun this looks... thanks for sharing your adventure there! I especially loved the display with the White Doves. Some of the predominantly White Displays truly look like a Winter Wonderland Fantasy come to life!

Dawn... The Bohemian

ByLightOfMoon said...

What fabulous photos you shared and thanks so very much,they are truly a vision! Eack one, Ilove the bicycle wheels, and tents! That carriage is just awesome and all inside is magikal!
Smiles,Cyndi

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