Today started quite early. It was a full day of booth set up. I am lucky to have the best help and we make it fun together. It's hard to believe you start with your empty concrete space and with a day 1/2 you have a booth of creative magic. It's transformed to each companies own style. I thought I would share with you a few photos from today.
This is the spray painted white IKEA frames that hold a collage of the papers with the collection logo. Sesil Cratin did all of these for the show. She is amazing and truly goes above and beyond in her role in my company. She is truly the most hardworking girl. I am truly fortunate to be able to work with her each day and that she is a valuable and trusted assistant and friend. I value and listen to her opinion. I am so grateful for her wisdom and kindness in her decision making. I listened to my heart and knew that I finally found the perfect girl to share this creative journey with me.
I wish you could see World TRAVELER yourself...it is not shipping until August 1st- it is just one of my favorite collections EVER!
Here is Sesil and Gentry prepping the papers to be displayed on the wall. I love having my daughter work with me. She LOVES the shows and especially loves to be able to see the "other" side of what I do. She works very hard and brings so much fun to the show!
I have to thank AMY COON too. She has spent the last two days helping us set up the booth and more. I am so blessed to know her. We all need friends who love us and are truly there for one another. When you can be happy for each other's successes it is BIG... I think that is huge for both of us. We are each other's cheerleaders.
During the last trade show, my gem chandelier was broken on the transit back to my office. When got here to Chicago and I had completely forgotten that there was no chandelier. So the girls and I found the nearest Home Depot and purchased this clear chandelier. It's just what I wanted. It was a great price too- $77.00. It's large too!!!!
The front of the booth...
The drapes always make me feel like I am "home." I like my booth to feel welcoming and inviting!
A few of the projects displayed in the booth-
We finally got the booth all done and we went to dinner with a large group of friends- I had never been to Gibson's before. It was delicious and the company was even better. Thank you Amy Sprague for this fabulous evening!!!!
Okay...getting late here. I will be posting daily from the show. I have decided to do prizes as well. TOMORROW... check back to see what I am giving away!!!!