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
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
* Velvet & Linen *
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
* * *
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
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
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
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!!!