21 October 2007

boutique showcase

the harvest boutique turned out more fun than i had imagined it ever could be. i had little expectations.. i really had no idea what would come of this festivity. let me tell you, after all our hard work, i was pleased as punch. i was so thrilled to meet fellow blogger babes, greet old friends, and see so many familiar faces. it was more of a huge party than anything else. thank you to all of you who came and supported us in this little venture. the girls and i were happy (and excitedly overwhelmed) with the wonderful turn out (despite the stormy weather).

while we were setting up, everyone wanted to browse through each other's goods.. so many handmade lovelies in one house! i took a few quick photos before the items were picked up and purchased. i attempted to place 'dibs' on my favorites throughout the house!


my table of cards + tags


pretty patchwork quilts and table runners by abby

{abby is the woman of the hour! a most gracious hostess, opening up her home and welcoming everyone. she was cleaning, setting up, fixing refreshments and ringing up customers. amazingly enough, she is almost 9 months pregnant and so energetic (and cheerful)! a big congratulations to her! believe it or not, abby is in the hospital having her baby boy this very minute, not even 24 hours after the big event! unbelievable timing! you got your wish.. he must've heard over our cafe rio salads how badly you wanted to meet the little guy!}

amazing embroidery created by whitney


action shot with animated aunts and cute cousin whitney


seasonal stitchery created by whitney


to die for truffles + dipped oranges + apples by kathy


sweet custom necklaces by kelly couture



colorful bibs + aprons by natasha + tammy


adorable onesies by jackie
yes, we all ordered one in our own size too!

all the vendors have been encouraged to open online etsy shops of their own. they are each bursting with talent, charm and unique ideas. i'll keep you posted on their websites and more upcoming boutiques. we have caught the fire. once i recover, i'll post a few things in the shop for the holiday season trunk show. hip hooray. and a thousand thank yous for being such a supportive blogging community. i couldn't do it without my cheer squad.

31 comments:

Jessica said...

congrats! looks like an absolute delight. you'll have to have a boutique for all seasons now that you've set the bar so high!

Sarah said...

hurray! :)

love.boxes said...

I wanted to come so much, but was helping with a quilt class at the church and couldn't make it. I hope there will be a repeat sometime.

gab said...

Stupendous! It looks amazing. So glad it was a huge success! Yay, Min! You did it...

Jen said...

Amazing! What a great time it looks like everyone had. I can't wait for each to open their own etsy shops. Please pass my best wishes to Abby and her baby!

{natalie} said...

i wish i could have come. everything looks so great. i was looking at the pictures thinking, "i would buy that. and that. and that too" hope there is another one soon!

Traci said...

I was waiting for your post to see how the sell went. Sounds like good times for sure with plenty of talent to go around!

Laurie said...

Congratulations on the success! How fun that you and Kelly got to do it together.

jamieanne said...

So said I wasn't around to join in the fun. Naturally, it sounds like it was a smashing success. Hurrah!

caroline said...

great job! you are all such talented ladies!! i'm excited to use my new little diary!

Lori said...

wish i would have known about it a bit earlier. :-) Those goods are truly beautiful. I used to do a lot of boutiques, so I have a list of contributers if you ever need more.

Jessica said...

That stuff is all so perfect for the little presents you give to friends for the holidays...I'm sad I didn't know of you when we lived in S.Jordan (last year). Maybe I'll have to browse some websites. Keep up the displays!

jules said...

I was there and loved it! I wish my husband (who I dragged along--you probably noticed him as the only guy there) wasn't so anxious to get out of there. But I'm definitely in favor of the ladies getting etsy shops up! I want more!

T said...

Yes, I can't wait for the Etsy shops either because I would love to get my hands on 1 or 2 of those aprons for holiday gifts. Please keep us posted!!!

ashlynn said...

I really missed out - love the onesies!

melissa deakin said...

huge congratulations to all of you!
everything looks amazing!
oh, how i wish i could have been there.
what a treat!
:)

Robin said...

Too bad I didn't make it. Looks/sounds like it was a blast! Those chocolate are looking especially good...

Dansie Family said...

i love the aprons! the fabrics are great. i'll have to wait for the etsy shops to open up.

Dancin Queen said...

It was so fun. I didn't really know what I was going to, I thought I was headed to the expo center or something, I didn't realize it was at a house and that I'd visited some of your blogs until I got there. I thought it was so cute and cozy. I wish I'd had more cash on me! I met Kelly--she was so adorable and sweet. I would have totally come and said hi to you if I realized you were there. It would have been fun to meet.

Anyway, I love my journals that I got from you! Thanks!

one little acorn said...

What a beautiful selection of arts and crafts. What a fantastic idea. Wish I could have dropped by (of course from Melbourne, Australia it's a bit of a trek!)

Sarah said...

Everything looks absolutely gorgeous!

Amy said...

marta. my heart is oozing all over the keyboard. oh how i wish i could have been there! you must do it again.

mama jo said...

you girls all did a wonderful job...it was a fun day...your write up was great...

Tip Junkie said...

I wanted to let you know that I featured your journal on my site today. I hope it gives you some added exposure. If you have any products left over from your boutique I'd be glad to announce it.

Carrie said...

Wow, everything looks so great, definitely let me know when the etsy shops are open!

Polly said...

You crafy cousins left me speechless..So much talent, so much hard work and creativity just pouring out of each one of you. I had so much fun, just sitting there taking it all in, seeing old friends, and being very proud to be the aunt and mom of you power women.

lauracrow said...

what fun!! i wish i could've been there!! xoxo

pedaling said...

loved it - love what i bought - you girls did such a great job - it was fun to see everyone!
thanks.
sheila

Heather said...

Marta,
I found your site when a friend emailed me about the boutique. How funny that we knew each other long ago in the Wasatch 2nd and a friend from California emailed me about your boutique! Everything looks so amazing! I will keep checking for another boutique that I can attend!
Heather Bunting

Julie said...

I'm sorry I missed the boutique. When is the next one?

*Kumi said...

wow, how exciting to see all those photos!
love to join here!

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