Saturday, July 3, 2010

Portland Expo: Hall E . . . Spaces C6 & C7

Portland Expo is the largest--and most serious-- show of the year for me.
With over 1,200 booths and literally tens-of-thousands of customers,
the pressure is on for presenting the best-of-the best!

Displaying my finest antique & vintage collections in an approachable,
friendly fashion is very challenging. I don't want
anyone feeling they can't come in and be comfortable
exploring for items from $5 . . . and beyond!!

There are many flavors of ice cream . . . none is actually
better than the other--it just depends on what you
like and are comfortable spending for the taste.

Portland Expo is known for being the place to find the cool urban,
the rustic, the funkiest junk. I will not disappoint!

Being the most physically demanding and expensive show we do,
it's imperative to make it count. I've been
planning the mix of stunning merchandise for a year!

When you have a "traveling shop", it's difficult to
display experienced treasures in a new light each time.
My greatest desire is to please customers and delight their
senses . . . the world is so full of treasures created
by talented and loving hands. Shared passions for us all!!

This is but a tiny bite of a very satisfying meal awaiting
you in the next week. Please join me--I'd love
to connect with you in the joy
of the amazing, the common, the deeply rooted
arts of the ages!!

This is my inescapable, true path . . . please come
and share a bit of it with me.
For as long as I can remember, the beauty of
the past has been an awe-inspiring
treasure map for charting my future.

To be truly modern, hip or--whatever word melts your butter--
(apologies from a southern-girl), your soles must
be rooted in the past to walk on *new* air!

How you integrate that amazing past with your hopeful future is
where the most satisfying pleasure lies. Not many young people
want to be "old-fashioned", except maybe in values.
We have a rich *life-tapestry* to draw from . . . .

Please come explore the beauty and share the enchantment.
Words are inadequate . . . come see the magic for yourself!!!!

xoxo Debi


Florence said...

I am going to Sisters to the Quilt show, hope to be back Saturday night and come on Sunday. Hope to see you. If not have a great show. Florence

Shelly said...

Oh, How I'd LOVE to be there! Your booth at Farm Chicks was amazing!

Trying to think of HOW I could drive down for Friday and head back up North to work at Joyworks in Snohomish on Saturday Morning!

Well,,,If I don't make it, at least my family will be represented! LOL Sis in Law Mary from Port Angeles will be there,,,,,Shopper extrodinaire!

If I don't make it have a GREAT show! And I'll see your goodies at Pacific Galleries.....ugh,,,,that place is a personal debt waiting to happen! LOL

If you have a few minute,,,check out my blog posts for Thursday and Friday this week...they'll make you Laugh and Smile! We had a Paris themed birthday for our dear coworker Amy from Joyworks! The photos are fun and will make you forget about setups, deadlines and the likes!!!

Hugs and love to you!

Carol said...

Cool blog, this is my first time here! I'll be back, came from Deb Kennedy's blog.
Carol in GA

Peggy said...

You have some amazing and tempting goodies here, Debi. Have a good show.

Peggy xoxo

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I would love to have seen all the goodies, love your photos! I'm here by way of Kathleen at Faded Charm.