Wednesday, September 23, 2009


YES, it's a crazy-long trip to Portland to set up a booth from Bellingham. But I visit my beloved "outlaw" mom, Shirley, in Vancouver about once a month anyway . . . and I ALWAYS stop in at Stars & Splendid in Sellwood. Two lovely birds with one stone!

Fortunately, there was quality merchandise remaining from the July Barn House sale that was stored in Mom-o's garage. And I selected some new beauties too!

I've modified this month to create a basic, black & white overall feeling to my booth. It's challenging to make such a small area look right and--at the same time--populate it with enough merchandise to last a month!

Stop by Splendid and visit me--turn left as you enter, and Ormolulu is in the front window row of booths.

Absolutely darling Natalie of Sparrow and her sweet husband helped me out of a big pinch. My heavy swim lockers cabinet (alas) remained behind at Barn House, and I had no capability to pick it up. Natalie volunteered to help--I was astounded!

It was even MORE astonishing to see the two of them lift that heavy thing right off the truck and carry it into the shop . . . what STRONG young people they are!!!! Natalie, I hope you like those galvanized items from the Camas Street Faire--but I still owe you one! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now I can sleep knowing the lockers have a home!

Didn't get a single photo of the Camas Street Faire . . . wet-to-the-skin most of the time (rain, rain DIDN'T go away, boo-hoo!). It was all I could do to keep smiling . . . and dumping buckets of water from my goodies (fortunately, lots of metal, glass & iron). My rented tent had no sides (unsmiley face and brief expletive inserted here), so you can imagine!

Nevertheless, I so admire the wonderful job that Laurie & Debbie of Worthy Goods did on their first show venture. That weather was one wild card, but the booths still looked just great!! You were very supportive cheerleaders and deserve a medal of honor--thank your family again for the sorely needed assistance. Wouldn't have made that three hour deadline without Debbie's father!!

It's a pleasure to share this sometimes rocky but always rewarding journey with so many talented, hard-working Kindred Roses (plug for Julie here).

Don't forget to stop by my booth at Splendid . . . and feel free to "fluff" if it looks tired :-)


The Front Porch said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And great work on the new booth! You have so many beautiful pieces and will do well at Stars and Splendid. Welcome!

AuroraSuzette said...

Oh Debi, another terrific place for you to be!! See you soon.

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Hey Chickie, I am lovin my iron table. Hope to see you soon
Julie, Kindred Roses