Friday, July 18, 2008

To Market, To Market

Wow What a Week! As some of you know this past week was my first trip ever to the Atlanta Gift Show. I went as a vendor debuting my new baby bedding line and bringing along my party hats. It was such a whirlwind week, between traveling, setting up and talking my voice out! Not to mention meeting some super sweet people along the way. The other vendors were super and oh so helpful. I learned sooo much from just being there and listening to their experiences and advice. I went to get some exposure for my baby bedding line which is of course all vintage inspired, I have been working so long on bringing this all together and it was nice to finally share it and get some feedback. Do tell me what you think!

I also had the pleasure of meeting Janet of Shabby FuFu! She came to market to stock her lovely website. She is a beautiful lady and her Hubby was her sidekick for the show. They are a wonderful couple and she is someone I definately admire. She has created a booming site and tons of admiring fans of her style.

On Monday my plans to meet Jenn of Eye Candy Creations came about, oh what a darling! She came to the show to meet me and got to see my little booth then she whisk me away to a FAB dinner. We had lots to talk about both being crafty gals and mommies! I enjoyed her company sooo much and it was a nice way to end my time spent in Atlanta. She made my time away more enjoyable and I think we could have talked all night! Don't you love the pic of Jenn and Me? Our outfits were so similiar and we have never met before! You can tell I look exhausted, being on your feet all day selling your products is no easy task. I am currently recouping at home well sort of my glue gun is in overdrive again!

I made some wonderful contacts and of course I am up to my eyeballs in party hats it is a party hat party around here with crepe paper a flying! I missed my family terribly why I was away and got a taste of traveling. It would have been so nice if they could have come along and been there at the end of the day. I am happy to be home and back in my own bed and chatting with so many of you. I enjoyed my first trip to market and hopefully this won't be my last show, who knows where I will end up next! I couldn't believe the shopping there, so much to see and buy! Thank you to all of you who have sent me well wishes and helped in any way. I could not have done this alone without all the support of family and friends!


Shabbyfufu said...

Sita was really an unexpected treat and pleasure to meet you at the show. I hope that you had TONS of orders on your beautiful items~you do such a fabulous job and so talented! Oh, and you are not only creative....but a beauty too! ~XO~Janet

Susie said...

Sita, Welcome back from Market. Your booth looks beautiful and oh so inviting. I cannot wait to hear all about this. I am so excited for you and your business. You go girl!
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Scrappy Jessi said...

so so fun!!! i love my little sissy! jenn is such a doll.
sounds like you had a fab time.

gail said...

Hi Sita,,, I am so glad to hear from you. I have been thinking about you. I am glad you had such a good time and it sounds like a success!!!! I cant wait to hear more....luv, gail

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Sita- I am so proud of you! Sounds and looks like the show was great. Can't wait to hear more!

Anonymous said...

Wow Sita!
What a beautiful booth you had! It sure takes a lot of work to do those shows and it is so exhausting, but so worth it! Great job!

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Sita, It sounds like you had a busy but wonderful time. Your booth looks amazing and I hope you came away with many orders. Great to hear from you.

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Sita, I can't wait to talk to you about your experience. Your booth was amazing! I have until May, so I'll give you a chance to catch your breath... I'm so proud of you!

Marie said...

Hi Sita,
How exciting your trip must have been. Sounds like you and Jennifer had a wonderful time too. Your booth looks amazing. It's so warm and inviting. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a fabulous first Atlanta show! The booth looks perfect. Now let those orders pour in.

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Sita is sounds like this was a wonderful experience. The building of new friendships and new business accounts...what more can one ask for. Congratulations! Your display was fabulous. It's a lot of work but I'm sure in the end will be well worth it. Great Job and Much Success!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your items! they are so precious! I will for sure come to your shop when I get the good news of a baby! hehe.. I love your shirt where did you get it? hugs


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Sita!

Love all the pictures! You really did an amazing job with the displays. I would have been spending money there like a nutjob! lol. I am really proud of you. And you look pretty as ever in the picture. Congrats on all the orders. You rock Sita!
Janet's Creative Pillow

GEORGIA said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Come back anytime and I do hope you choose a will love it!

Your booth at market was gorgeous and it sounds like you had a busy but wonderful time. Hope the orders are flowing!

See you in Sspt in Williamsburg!!
Pink Hugs!
Grandma G's

Bristol said...

I love your site, so wonderful. You have such wonderful things. Congrats on your Market trip~
Bristol said...

Sita, your bedding looks great!! you deserve all the aplause!! great work!! angelina

Shabby Addict said...

So exciting! The blankets are absolutely darling! Do you sew them all or have you hired some sewers? I bet your business is going to totally take off! Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sita,
Thank you for visiting my blog & all of your sweet comments. I have visited your website several times & I love the gorgeous things you do. How wonderful to do the Atlantic market. Your booth looked gorgeous & I know how much work is it to set up a booth. Hope you got lots of orders & networking.
Glad you like my vintage decorated bridal baskets. I have actually found most all of them at my local antique mall over a period of time. I love making all of the ribbons for them but it takes day like I am sure your beautiful crowns do. Thank you again Sita. I will be back to visit again.

K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

I am so proud of you Sita for going after your dreams! Way to go girl! Your booth looked amazing!

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Congrats on your success at Market! I'm proud as "pink" of you! ;0} Luvins!

Staffordshire Garden said...

Your booth looks amazing. So much work goes into that , I hope you had a great show with lots of orders!