Monday, November 1, 2010

Indie Emporium 2010

Howdy, friends! I know of a certain blogger named Holly who has been very busy lately. Since my last blog post, I've traveled to the edge of the county and back, returning just in time to set up at a craft show that I look forward to all year. What a whirlwind of good times! I'm currently enjoying a bit of downtime before I go back to work, and I've got plenty of photos to share with you while I catch my breath.

I'll start where I left off with my last post- Indie Emporium! The community continues to support this celebrated event, and my friend Christine, who organizes the show along with her husband, did an amazing job as always. Since the show took place over Halloween weekend, vendors were allowed to come in costume. I decided to be a hippie on Friday night, but most people didn't even know I was dressed up, which should tell you something about my normal attire.



Here's my full setup for this show, as well as a few different angles of the goods I brought with me.





Here you can see one of my absolute favorite craft endeavors- succulents planted in vintage dishes. I only sell these at shows, because I am too worried that shipping would be a nightmare if I sold them in my shop. They did pretty well at Indie Emporium though! I love it when I find an audience who "gets" me.



My Mama helped me out on Saturday, and she made an appearance in the photos above and below. Isn't she cute in the little devil horns I made for her? We had plenty of jokes about those.



Since I was set up at the end of a row of tables, I was able to utilize the space at the end of my table. I used a cute little shelf to display more of my items, such as the flower pins from this post and some collages. They're made up of vintage illustrations and ephemera in painted vintage frames.



The other vendors were fabulous, as always.



There were all kinds of fun things going on, such as craft demos, live music, and lots of pretty decorations.





This year's show was every bit as fun and successful as I had hoped. I'm really proud to be a part of such a unique, inspiring event. I'm planning to do another craft show a little closer to the holidays. What kind of festivities do you have planned for this season?

Come back soon, because I'll have pictures from California in my next post!

19 comments:

Rose said...

Your stall looks awesome, really professional! And I love the devil hornes your mum wore :) And the succulents in vintage dishes look great.
If you would like to stop by, im having a giveaway :)

Rose

Amy Perrotti said...

Oh Holly your craft booth looked awesome! And you were really rocking out the Hippie look! :)

Christie Cottage said...

Your booth looks great and how nice that your Mom came and helped you!

You just need a Handmade banner from my shop for your table! :-)


Have a great day! My next show is in a week and half.

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Pili said...

Hooray for good times, and having time to relax!

Your set up was fantastic! You're getting better and better at it every year!

I wish there were those sort of things around here, but craft shows aren't popular over here...

Brigid said...

Your booth looked great this year! I always find your set-ups inspiring. It was great to see you, too. I've missed my Holly!

SheezKrafty said...

I so bummed I mismanaged my time so poorly! I never got a chance to shop any further out from the booths right next to me and I wanted one of your leaf pendants!!! Will you be at Deluxe??

Your booth looks AWESOME btw!!!

I BLEED PINK said...

Your table looks so cute. I love peple who put efforts into creating a design instead of just throwing stuff on a table.

Erin Bradley said...

Your setup looked A-MAZE-ZING!! And I love the heart sunglasses. I totally need some of those!

alexkeller said...

looks fabulous!
i can only hope to do as well this weekend :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love how neat and organized your table looked!

genial said...

With little expense and dexterity, you can make an unusual living wreath or centerpiece out of succulent plants... :)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I didn't think you were in costume either, cute glasses!

I also couldn't help but notice the pots and mugs you used... totally love mugs and vintage pottery.

and LOVE the green table cloth over the beige... so pretty...
;)

Robin Thomas said...

Your table set-up was so great! Do you just heart being awesome????

Kristin said...

Sounds like such a fabulous event and your table looked just awesome!

Audrey said...

Looks like a great craft show! Wish there was one a little closer to home, would love to go to one just to look around.

Indy Grrrl said...

Love the set-up! I'm doing a craft show at an Elementary school in December. I think it's the cutest invitation I've ever had : )

jamie-lee said...

Thats cool that you all dressed up - and your stall looks incredible!

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JennTRC said...

love the set up Holly! :)

I'm missing doing craft shows...they're really aren't any good ones here in the winter.

Raven :) said...

I REALLY WISH I COULD HAVE GONE THIS YEAR!! I can't believe I didn't make it over there. I've been just so busy! I hope I can make it the next year...