This past month has been nothing short of a whirlwind. Back in mid October I was contacted by Kim Leggett owner and designer of City Farmhouse about her November Holiday Pop-up Fair. Seeing how the show was a short 3 weeks away I told her I would think about it and let her know.
Who was I kidding I had been eying a vendor spot with City Farmhouse for some time- it wasn't 3 minutes later till I had her back on the phone saying "Count me in."
As a result of saying "Count me in," Plum Pretty experienced their best show yet! And a few all nighters during that 3 weeks of prep.
Plum Pretty made the 8.5 hour trip to Franklin Tn and I knew the moment we stepped foot into Jameson Hall at the Franklin Factory that it was going to be a fantastic show. Every vendor that I met was so sweet and their displays were top-notch. It means so much and makes such a difference at a show when all the vendors truly care about their business and how they present it.
Well done to all the vendors!
Here are some other vendor's booth setup:
We arrived later Thursday afternoon and only had about 3 hours to begin setup. We pretty much unloaded and piled all of our stuff into the booth. I was kinda bummed because I normally do a blog post the night before a show giving all of my follows a preview and pictures of some main ticket items. I posted this picture and apologized for not providing my normal preview post.
Lucky we had pretty much all day Friday to arrange and style our booth. Friday was early buying from 5 pm - 9 pm. This allowed shopper to get first picks before the holiday show started on Saturday. WOW I was not expecting the crowd we had! Hundreds of people stopped in our booth and I absolutely loved chatting with everyone.
At this show we had our normal collection of old bottles, wooden crates, a large selection of ironstone, large wooden dough bowls, a few hand painted antique pieces of furniture,some upholstered pieces, a farm table, industrial pieces, antique crystal lighting, holiday items such as sleds, nutcrackers, decorative Christmas trees, tobacco stick stars, pillows, and much more.
Plum Pretty also had a very special celebrity guest shopper Friday during the early buying event. Sheryl Crow stopped by my booth and purchased an antique buffet I had refinished and a set of dining chairs I had painted and upholstered. Sheryl is so down to earth and sweet and I love her eye for antiques and design. Her personal collection is amazing- which she was there selling some items to raise money for world hunger. One of the my major highlights of the show!
Pictured here is the buffet Sheryl Crow purchased from Plum Pretty and one of the ruffle ticking chairs from the set of four. Both refinished by yours truly.
The shoppers, the vendors, Kim and David, every single person who made this show possible- THANK YOU! I made a lot of new friends and I hope to see all of you at future shows with City Farmhouse!
Here are some pictures of Plum Pretty's Booth and other fun pictures from the weekend.
Kind words from our fans:
"Thanks for bringing your gifts to the world." - Jen
"My daughter and her boyfriend bought several from you at your last show in Nashville. Your booth was our favorite!!" - Carrie
"Loved @PlumPrettydecoranddesign booth! Sweet, sweet vendors!! I have one of their tobacco stick stars." - Deanna
These words mean more to me than you will ever know. I truly appreciate each and every person who stopped by and saw us!
Thank you again! I left Franklin TN with an almost empty trailer and a full heart! 2016 show schedule coming soon! Can't wait to see everyone again.