Well I think I've finally recovered from my long weekend in Minnesota at The Creative Connection Event and Junk Bonanza. It was exhausting but wonderful! I am just not used to be "on" for so many hours a day!!!! The thing that was infectious was the wonderful positive energy that was being generated everywhere I went!! What I love about TCC is that it has a very heavy focus on helping women who are already in a creative business or those who want to start one. There were so many successful women that were there to offer advise and ideas to help all of us.
One of the coolest things was that I was given the opportunity to have a booth for Where Bloggers Create right there in the Marketplace. The very talented Christine Hoffman (who did all the beautiful table settings for all the event meals) and the lovely Holly Bohn from See Jane Work, did an amazing job decorating my booth and making it cute as could be! In fact all the booths there in the Marketplace where really great and there was a wonderful diversity of styles. Unfortunately, I was too busy in my own booth to remember to take any pictures for you of the rest of the market!
I showed a movie slideshow of some of my favorite studios from this years Where Bloggers Create event, and was also able to chat with women about starting a new blog, Valentine Design, and my e-book, Building Beautiful Blogs. I sold many books on cd and it was just a great opportunity to meet so many creative women, but I was really surprised at how many did not have a blog yet!!! I mean... doesn't EVERYONE have a blog?? LOL!!!
On Friday morning I was able to run out to the Junk Bonaza for a morning of shopping with my gal pals Cindy from Lilly's Lace and Jan from Lucy's Baby. I had not met Jan in person until this weekend and she was just as warm and wonderful as I knew she would be!!!
The creativity from the vendors was amazing as always.
I can't help but be attracted to those green hydrangeas. They are my absolute favorite!! Someday I'll find a resource on line where I can buy them preserved and ship them home to me!!
Is this not an awesome light fixture????
I loved this framed paper flower! The cool ideas are just overflowing now!!!
Super cute crown!!
This is Ann's booth from A Vintage Mood. She makes the coolest hat bands and tiaras ever!!
This booth was just dripping with feminine vintage goodness!
Be still my heart!
It was sooo hard knowing that none of this great old "junk" would fit in my suitcase!!!
It's okay though. I found some wonderful little treasures that fit nicely in my suitcase. Baby shoes for altering, doodads for making jewelry and altered bottles. I also found a great pair of Victorian shoes that I forgot to include in the photograph, so you'll just have to wait until I do something with them to see them. (sorry)
I had a fabulous time, but I am so happy to be home and back to my old routine once again.