Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Vintage Rose Weekend!

The January market has come and gone. It really was such a great experience. I wanted to share a few photos of our booth, but I must start off by saying these pictures do not do justice to the absolutely beautiful creations you are about to see. I was so swept up in all the sights and sounds of the Dallas market that I came home realizing I only took a handful of pictures. I hope however, it gives you a nice little tour of the Vintage Rose Boutiques booth and shows you all the hard work we put into making this market a successful one. Here is a picture of us at the end of day 2. We were really tired but so excited to all be together for the first time. From left to right we are, Kimberly (My Pink Boutique), Peggy (So Shabby Pink), Me (Noelle Garrett Designs), Lori (Katie's Rose Cottage Designs) and Erica of Meadow Street.

The booth really was so dreamy. A sea of creams, pastels and vintage inspired pieces. I was fortunate enough to spend a few hours perusing the whole venue and I have to say there was nothing else there like us. Our booth was truly unique not that I am biased but it had to be one of the most beautiful ones there!

As you entered the left of the booth first up was So Shabby Pink. Peggy's yummy pastel color palette was so inviting. I love her jars with handmade roses. I have visions of them filled with buttons and pretty notions. The flower pots and wooden boxes are equally wonderful and there are just so many things you can do with them! I am a storage junkie and am always looking for unique ways to display my work supplies. I think Peggy's creations are just delightful and she has such attention to detail. . not to mention she is just one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. :)

As you continued on the left side, you made your way to our display.

We had our garlands hung from a beautiful set of shutters and a display board with our tags. I really wish my business partner aka mom could have been there. She was really missed and hopefully will be able to join us in the future.

It was so neat seeing all the hours spent working finally come together. I felt like for the first time since this journey started I could really just relax and enjoy the experience. I have to say. . this has really given me a whole new way of looking at how I design and create. I still love doing one of a kind pieces but I am already working on a new line for late Spring. I have so many ideas brewing and just wish I had more hours in the day to execute them all.

As you continued to the right, next was Katie's Rose Cottage Designs.

Lori did such a pretty job with her display. She really is just as sweet and genuine in person and you would imagine her to be. It was such a pleasure to meet her and her youngest daughter who also stopped by to visit. I have been a fan of hers for a while and have shopped at Katie's Rose Cottage in the past. Her new line of vintage inspired jewelry is so beautiful you just want to surround yourself in it! You have to go check out her new site.

Next up were the delightful creations of My Pink Boutique!
Kimberly is such a talent. Her faux pastries are gorgeous and truly look good enough to eat! Unless you knew they were not real, one could easily think they were made by a pastry chef. She does such intricate design work on each piece.

I really enjoyed talking with Kimberly. She is mom to young ones as am I and such a sweet and down to earth person. It was truly a pleasure finally getting to meet her and see her beautiful work in person.

Last but certainly not least was Meadow Street. Erica is a California girl as am I and we shared the adventure of flying to Dallas together. We talked the entire flight and it was so great getting to meet her. We swapped mom stories and got to have some grown up conversation for a change. It was such a joy to spend time with her.

Her roses really grabbed the attention of passersby. We were all lucky enough to wear one each day. They are gorgeous in person and I can see why they are so popular.

Another fun part of Dallas was meeting so many wonderful people from all over the country and the world! We had the pleasure of having Brenda of Just A Bed of Roses and her daughter Shellie stop by our booth. What a treat! It is really something how the Internet and a shared love creating has brought us all together. It was such an amazing learning experience for me and I can't wait to do it all over again! For now we are all busy filling orders, and are hard at work designing some beautiful new creations which will be coming soon!
Thanks so much for visiting us!

Noelle Garrett Designs


Cathy said...

Hi Carrie,

I'm so happy for you and the rest of the sweet pink ladies. It looks like you all had a beautiful booth and your stunning creations were well received.

I wish you all the best with your big leap of faith. YOU GO GIRL.

xo Cath

Lisa McDonald said...


Everything looks so beautiful. It's so much fun to finally meet those that you have only chatted online with. I'm so glad that you all were able to do this together.

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milena60 said...

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Susie said...

Hi Carrie! Oooh everything looks so devine. I cannot think of a better group of talented ladies to have a booth together. It really rocked!
Your #1 fan,
The Polka Dot Rose

Jillian said...

Sooooo pretty! Wish I lived closer ...I'd love to have been there myself!

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