Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Mess

OK, maybe not so much mess as organized chaos! At the top of the picture there are some rows of completed cabochons waiting for ponytail, earring and pendant bails to be glued on. You can see rows of pairs of millefiori slices on the left awaiting inspiration. The millefiori on the right has already been paired up with other slices that I'll to use together in earrings. I also have jewelry hang tags drying, each is glued to a business card to be hung on my display pieces. This is what my table has looked like this last week as I've prepared pieces for Papa's Barn Boutique

All of my inventory, 105 pieces, was delivered this last Saturday. There are earrings, ponytail holders and pendants in a wide variety of colors, sizes and styles. The venue in Wabasha is fabulous. It's a family farm in the foothills of the bluffs along the Mississippi, beautiful! Most of the merchandise had been delivered by the other vendors by the time I arrived with mine. I got to wander through both floors of the barn and peek. The antique and handmade furniture was lovely, the prices were so reasonable for such quality. I could have done some serious damage if they were open for business! Every vendor booth with gifts, Halloween and Christmas items were decorated deliciously. These women who run the show are quite talented in the art of display. About the only thing missing were the food vendors who arrive later this week, kettle corn freshly made anyone?! Starting on Friday the Boutique will run for 10 days and be open from 8-6. I'll be hard pressed not to shoot down first thing on Friday and load up my car with goodies!