Friday, March 12, 2010

Caught Off Guard

Yesterday, I had a show at Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale. The show started at 11:30 and I set up in a flash, so I arrived at 10:40. This is the chain of events...

I dumped all bags from car onto table..by the way LOVING my Lilly Eco Bag from C. Orrico.



Then, I take all items out of bags and put them in somewhat of order







Make things look somewhat decent and easy to see..



Well, in the middle of this..ladies came out of nowhere wanting to see stationery and notepads. I was so flustered even though this would probably be the 200th show like this I have done. I truly need a helper for these, or a cute boyfriend to help me cart my stuff around and fetch me a diet coke in the process-please note yellow Einstein's cup of said diet coke...later that got knocked over underneath the table by me shoving another bag there and forgetting about it. What a mess..good thing this club had those awesome thick paper napkins in the bathroom...

My stand up displays for Paper and Ink Designs are super helpful, I cringed when one of them broke after someones child dropped it a while ago, have been meaning to fix it or buy another one. Well at this show, I propped it up against the other one and a nice lady put her very full flute of champagne down and it fell on it, which knocked the champagne over onto..you guessed it-me! My white pants were completely soaked, and see through. I just had to laugh. What a disaster..at least she bought something!

Then all of the sudden..the ladies were gone to their seats for lunch and a fashion show. I was able to catch my breath and then we were all back in the room. Holy cow..the crowd was fabulous, such cute girls and sophisticated ladies shopping away. I sold so much jewelry and Dabney Lee paper products, it was so much fun..how vulgar and most un-prep to talk about, but making money is super fun...I left there with a huge smile on my face and was very, very happy and my pants had dried by then...

I had to stop by work and then raced to a 1st birthday party for Avery. His jungle themed birthday was so fun and he was very happy with his cake.







Happy Happy 1st Birthday to sweet, sweet Avery!!

9 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

Wow that sounds like a busy day! Congrats on such a successful show!

The birthday cake is adorable :O) Happy Birthday Avery!

MBM said...

What a day! Cute party pics. I miss when my children would let me dress them in smocking! It was so adorable! Great photos!

Preppy 101 said...

Sounds like a perfect day!! Glad you did so well! I adore Dabney Lee. xoxo

Bumby Scott said...

Happy Birthday Avery

Always Bumby

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh get out...I grew up not even 2 blocks from the LYC! Was there all the time. Small world. Sorry for all the mishaps but yeah that it was successful in the end!

alanna said...

oh man, sounds like a stressful show - so glad that it redeemed itself in the end :) i'm sure everything looked gorgeous and no one noticed your pants! what a cute baby, btw - and love the cake hehe :)

Sarah/Sassy said...

Oh my, what a day! Hope your pants were able to be cleaned!
Off to check out your shop on Etsy!

Landlocked Mermaid said...

oh I wish I was there, I totally would come and help you and set up and bead with you.. You have the best stuff! I am sure the show was a super success! i can't wait to get my labels and return address labels! hooray! I promise to post about them and link to you when they arrive xo

CDS said...

Congrats on the successful show...although messy. :) Happy Birthday to Avery too! I have a college friend named Avery, we call her Ave, it's such a pretty name. xoxo