Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Junk Bonanza

I just returned Sunday evening from Minneapolis having participated in the Junk Bonanza booth that Annie Sloan Unfolded sponsored. What a great time this was for all of us helping educate and inspire people that were new to Chalk Paint™ decorative paint. Those that were familiar with the paint and the products were thrilled that we were all there with a full stock of paint colors and the waxes plus books, brushes, and handouts.
What an enthusiastic group of women we had in our booth spreading the word about the joy and the versatility of Chalk Paint™!!
We all managed to take breaks every now and then to explore the booths and the various offerings. I was amazed at the diversity as well as the ingenuity of the vendors. In this case, they were selling license plate bracelets. Fun!
And how about inner tube jewelry?
I loved this paper skirt on this dress form. Fabulous! And it was gone way before the show ended.
Close to the skirt was this beautiful paper rose wreath.
I think this incredible piece of furniture must have sold the first day because it had a sold sign on it the moment I walked into the space.
I finally had a chance to meet Christina Kramer, stockist in the area for Minneapolis and see her charming and beautiful shop, Denim Rose. Christina had some of the most beautiful pieces of painted furniture in her shop! What a sweetheart of a person she is, and I am guessing it must be in the blood of Minnesota people because overall everyone I met was so friendly and down to earth.
An empty space at the end, but not empty hearts. We all are anxiously awaiting our annual meeting to connect again with all the other retailers as well as see Annie, Scott, Lisa, and the wonderful staff for Annie Sloan Unfolded!

1 comment:

meadowlark said...

Phyllis, it was a pleasure meeting you and the entire ASU crew! Can't wait to have you back!