Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Remnants of the Past Show - San Luis Obispo








If  I  could  save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do . . . 


is capture Judy Watkins' Remnants of the Past Antique Show,


which was held last weekend in lovely San Luis Obispo!!!








We poured our heart and soul into the booth for this special show, 

and clearly we weren't the only ones to do so!  I'm still

reeling from all the beauty and inspiration that

surrounded us.  Sadly, we had no time after

our complex setup to take photos of 

those other booths . . . .









I expected time would be short, but we barely finished setup  

 before Security had to pitch us out for the night!  If you

look at Ormolulu on Facebook, you can see 

the structural challenges we were 

dealing with . . . but it did

come together.








We were pretty satisfied with the results and hope you enjoy!!

It still seems somehow surreal that we were even

there . . . very much like a lovely dream.

  






For me, the absolute highlight of the show was getting to meet 

Brooke & Steve Giannetti during their signing of

 PATINA STYLE . . . a  stunning new book

created  by  the  combined talent of 

Brooke's design skills & Steve's 

architectural prowess.  I've 

admired them for years,

following their blog








We couldn't have pulled this off without the fantastic assistance 

of Jim's son--Daniel . . . and Sela--Daniel's beautiful and

hard-working girlfriend.  They were with us

every step of the way . . . pushing to 

get it all done.  This was the 

most physically demand-

ing show we've 

ever done! 

* * *

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU,

dear Daniel and Sela--you ROCKED!!!







We also extend our gratitude to Trinidad of Atelier de Campagne.

He has made us feel welcome and calmed our nerves with 

a combination of humor and charm!  They really

*broke the mold* with Trino Castro . . . !

We thoroughly enjoy our friendship

with Trino and Team Atelier.

Can't wait to see you

guys again!!!







To Judy Watkins, the heart behind this magnificent show, we

simply can't thank you enough for inviting us into

your world.  The word "inspiration" can 

seem so overused these days,

but we feel totally 

infused with

renewed enthusiasm and confidence because of

you.  You've set a standard for show

promoters that in all our years

of doing shows (and it's a

LOT of years!), you

are the BEST!






Judy's staff were all equally amazing, trying to help every

step of the way.  We especially appreciated the

extra efforts and constant smiles of both

Cheryl and Helen--thank you!!


*  *  *  *

I can't possibly remember the names of all the FABULOUS vendors

we met at ROTP . . . my brain and body are beyond

exhausted.  But I'd like to shout out on the

rooftops, that you're a decidedly

outstanding group of folks

in every way.  We

loved being

with you!







It was reassuring to have Dawn & Jeff, Thea & Chris, Kathryn,

Carla & Debra, Nancy & George, Cindy & Barry,

Robyn (Lipstick Gypsy & family) from 

the Pacific Northwest in the 

house too.  Even if we

couldn't chat much,

it was GREAT

to see you!








And Celeste . . . this hugs's for YOU!!!

What a great surprise to see

your beautiful face!

* * *

Okay, now we have to go unpack and 

return the big rental truck.

. . . then we collapse!!!







10 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

You have totally blown me away. I would have given both arms just to be there. I am just in awe.

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Judy said...

You are making me cry again Debi... It was exhausting but thrilling, beautiful and intimate. I LOVED every minute of it and everyone of you. I cannot wait for the next one. xoxo Judy

Martha at Authentica said...

Debi,
Your booth was absolutely breath taking!! I can not begin to imagine the logistics of what you just accomplished! Just think of the contacts made, the paths you crossed, the friendships created ...so glad you were able to be a part of it! Everything was gorgeous! I hope sales were awesome!
Blessings, Debi!
M

Ormolulu said...

@ Lulu . . . I'll send you a photo of two arms; no need to give up your own! ;o) xoxo

@ Judy . . . glad I'm not the ONLY one crying!!! Amazing, dear one . . . simply amazing!!! xoxo

@ Martha . . . are you in my head?! You're so thoughtful--and so right on. So much more than money; as they say, "priceless"!!!! xoxo

Debra Hall said...

Debi,
It was so nice to meet you! I was totally blown away with your booth....simply amazing and inspiring! You can tell you poured your heart and soul into it! I really enjoyed the people as much as the treasures.... so glad I was able to attend. Rest up, take care and hope to see you again and so happy we can connect via the net!! xoxo

ijudclaire said...

Debi
I absolutely loved your booth. so original! Just the best. Loved meeting you...looking forward to seeing you next at the next show. Thank you for making that long trip down for all of us to be able to enjoy your talent.

LaPouyette said...

Just discovered your blog via Martha from Authentic Classics.

Great post !!!

Will follow you.

Greetings from an antique dealer living in the Périgord,
karin

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Hi Deb,
Your booth looks amazing... outstanding!!! We wish we could have been with all of you!So happy you had this experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

xox Glad & Cel

DustyLu said...

Great meeting you too! I added your link to the post! Have a wonderful day! lulu

Vintage Green said...

Wow!! Can I just say.......
so nice to see something original and different!!!
That first photo is amazing!!!