Monday, October 19, 2009

One of Tulsa's Gems!

Wow. Did I lie or what? I told you that you would be inundated with posts and it's been almost four days! My greatest apologies! Maybe an Indie Emporium post will make up for it :)

The show kinda really sorta rocked. Last year we were a little bummed because we had to break down early to make a wedding in OKC so this year we were stoked to be there the entire time! Sales were great, the crowd was great, the vendors had SO much cool stuff to offer and we just had a blast!

I don't have many photos from the event but here you go! Oh! Also important to mention is that our friend, Sarah from Santiquity, set up with us so the cool scarves and such that you see are from her! I totally got one of her scarves at the show and have been wearing it nonstop!

Below, you'll see some of Sarah's necklaces and zipper headbands, our new way of displaying our bracelets and our SUPER cool neighbors who I will have to link later once I find their card :)
Switchplates, half-price bin (score!), wire-wrapped rocks and various hair pins and buttons galore!
The night before the show, I made this little diddy. We have a wonderful banner which works GREAT for outdoor shows but we didn't have anything too spectacular for indoors. I refused to be without some sort of signage so I cut this stencil out of posterboard (which I am SUPER proud of because I can't draw worth crap!) and spray painted the image onto this board. Then I glued one of those necklaces with the unmovable beads on it as a bit of an accent. For a last minute project, I think it worked out pretty well!
Also new to this show were our metal grid walls! We've used drying racks for years but feel that sometimes our goods can get lost amidst all of the other necklaces hanging with. I investigated these walls and we decided it would be a good investment! I must say, they worked out great! Since we were on a corner spot, we were able to utilize the backs of the walls for display space! I got a great compliment from a great little lady that it seemed like a little store! Made me smile madly :)
Here's a look at Sarah's scarves. I now own the black and grey one on the top!
And now for my final presentable picture from the event :) Here's a random shot from 'the back of the wall'. We hung our earring display and some of Sarah's hair pieces back there. It was a great way for people to be intrigued by our booth BEFORE they even entered!
There are SO many wonderful things I could say about this show but I would much rather you come next year and find out about them by yourselves! Ha! ;) So did you go to I.E.? If so, what was your favorite part? If not, what's your excuse? ;)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oklafest

This post is WAY overdue as we've been without internet at home for weeks! I don't know how we've survived! That being said, prepare to be inundated with posts over the next few days :)

You may remember that a few weeks ago, we headed to the grand town of Okemah for their first annual Oktoberfest which I later found out was named Oklafest. We knew sales wouldn't be stellar but we went to support the town and to visit the inlaws! We lucked out with an absolutely gorgeous day and had a blast! Have some random photos!

The mister and April got all flippy on this contraption...

The beast was in tow and did great! He's becoming such a good festival pup!
Got to spend some quality time with some quality men; my mister, my effin-l (get it? f-n-l? :) and my bruddah in law!
Some footballs were thrown.

Some hats were bought.
Some strange faces were made.
Some photobombing was committed.

Some fun music was played.
Some goods were sold.
Some earrings were hung.
And some memories were made.

Friday, October 9, 2009

INDIE EMPORIUM STARTS TONIGHT!

You heard it right, Indie Emporium starts tonight!!! Come by the VFW #577 at 6th & Peoria tonight from 7-10 or Saturday 11-5. $8 to enter OR $5 with a can of food! This is a SUPA cool event that you'll be sorry you missed!!! Come and hang out!