Thursday, May 19, 2011

National Stationery Show 2011

We've done it, we have survived the show, from setup to tear down, all in a week's work. It was a pretty cool experience. With really interesting, creative people who were very open and eager to share info with us newbies. Surprising considering we are all suppose to be competitors. It was overwhelming last year when we attended the show as buyers, just to see the sheer number of booths and the elaborate decor of some. It was still overwhelming in a whole different worldly way as exhibitors this year as we struggle through the preparations, the setup, the actual show and tear down. There were lots of sleepless nights, we were exhausted beyond belief (all that work for the show plus getting 2 kids ready in the morning and at night, oh boy!), we bought more than we sold but all in all it was a great week.

Thursday, setup day

Putting up the lights and the walls.

Tada! The finished product.

Our beautiful side table and branches for my gift tags.

Of course we gotta have lemons, did you think we weren't gonna get lemons? And lemon drop candy ;)