Friday, July 17, 2009

Ballerinas and Trunk Show at the Cape

Friday morning, I was lucky enough to be invited to my little dating guru's ballet recital. She and her sister were at Ballet Camp all week and this was the End of Camp performance. It was so cute...

After lunch, I got in the car with Sue and Shannon and headed to the Cape. Some of my friends were vendors at a fabulous trunk show at the Wianno Club in Osterville. We arrived in the afternoon and were overwhelmed with all the wonderful tables full of beautiful items. Here are some of them:

Pikme Papers
Owner/artist Kirsten Reynolds has a delightful selection of hand drawn motifs avilable on a variety of products; notecards, notepads, photocards and gift enclosures. Very very cute! Check out her website here.

MRR Design
Marnie Reynolds Ruane had a full table of fabric memento boards and picture frames. Her choices of fabrics were so bright and cheery. The memo boards came in a larger size and are so cute for a desk, kitchen or office. Check out her blog here.

Queen Bea Studios
My fabulous friend Kim Coe was at the show with a booth stuffed with beautiful bags. All of her straw bags are hand woven in Thailand, making them a "green" product. Also very popular are her GG canvas totes. She has a new monogram that she featured at the show. Queen Bea bags are always a great compliment to any outfit. Check out her website here.

CK Bradley
Tucked into a corner, but very visible from all around, the amazing Camilla Bradley had a booth with one beautiful dress after another. Her colors are so bright, perfect for the summer and beyond. She is modeling one of my favorites. I am having a trunk show at her beautiful store this weekend in Newport. My jewels look amazing with her desgins. Camilla recently started a blog. Check it out here. Also her website here.

Whitney Antique Prints
This booth had the most stunning framed prints I have ever seen. The two pink coral ones hung in the back of her booth are from the 1800's and framed in white bamboo frames. They would look perfect above my couch. There were all different prints, all of them beautifully finished. Lisa Whitney's contact email is

My friend from Miami Holli Kingsbury couldn't come to this show, so she sent her Mom with all of her beautiful pillows. She had some new designs with starfish, shells and such-very appropriate for the Cape. They are so classic and extremely well made. You can check out her website here.

Sara Campbell
I saw this dress from across the room and couldn't wait to check it out. The popular print also was used for a skirt and adorable pants. Check out their website here

Two Sisters and the Silver Spoon
These two lovely ladies decked out in pink and pearls were so charming at their table. They wrote a simple but delicious cookbook to raise money for melonoma research after their Mother passed away from skin cancer. The table had silver serving pieces for sale as well. They were so nice! Check out their website here.

Thatcher Spring
You couldn't miss the bright colored ties in this booth! The ties are beautiful, very vibrant, designs are witty and the silk hand sewn in Italy. They had a picture of Brian Williams on display wearing one the beautiful ties. I LOVE Brian Williams. Check out this wonderful collection here.

Smathers & Branson
Last but certainly not least, Peter from Smathers & Branson was smiling behind an overwhelming couple of tables filled with spectacular needlepoint items. As an avid needlepointer myself, I am always amazed at the quality of the work and the clever designs they keep coming up with-along with the great prices. I hadn't seen these change purses before, love them and the wallets are so great for men's gifts. They have lots of new items coming soon and they started a blog! Check out their website here and their blog here!


Marnie said...

thanks for the pop - the show was fun! nice to meet you - i will keep up with you via the blog

Monogram Momma said...

I'm drooling over all these fab booths, K! I tried to go to the Queen Bee website but it's not up. LOVING that bag you showed a close-up of w/ the beautiful monogram. The pillows are a great find as well.

a. said...

I love your trunk show tours - you have such a great eye!

Torch Lake Prep said...

I wish I were there !! So many great products. I have several frames from Marnie and did a blog post a few wks ago about them. Also, using my woven queen bea bag this summer. Oh, the great finds out there.

dreaming in pink and green said...

thanks for showing us these booths - i'm in love! always wanted a queen bea bag...and i love the whitney antique prints and the memory boards :)