Tuesday, January 11, 2011

San Francisco Gift Show


An added bonus of my trip, I got to attend the SFIGF.
The VINTAGE section was great. 
I had a list of 3 Must-See's ~~

Molly Quoyeser's Mixing Whimsy was an absolute treat!
I'd hadn't met her before or seen her booth, but I felt at home instantly!

 The perfect pink display cabinet!

Vintage-look bottles, decorated. 

I have a bunch of old bottles.  I moved them off the kitchen counter so my husband could cook while I am gone (it was his only request regarding clearing up my stuff before leaving on this trip!).  There are so many ideas of how to decorate old bottles out there.  Maybe "just do it!" should be my motto for the year!

I love how Molly took old handwritten paper, photocopied it and used it to wallpaper the back of the pink cabinet.
Great display idea.

A little vignette

I love the graphic quality of Black & White.

Magnetic board & coordinating magnets.
I'm excited about carrying these in my shop next summer.

A necklace or decoration for gift or lamp.
Such wonderful things!

Tinsel Trading.
 The rest of my photos are blurry, but I've posted about them before.

 Anna was very gracious about taking a picture with me.
And you can see her booth in the background.
I took one of her classes at Silver Bella 2009 and it was fun to catch up with her.

I found a few other booths with things I liked, so I bought them.  It's unusual to get to do that at a big wholesale show!

Pretties that came home with me!

More pretty purchases.

Paper fans to sell in the shop.


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Looks like a WONDERFUL show!!! As a matter of fact, that's the ONLY time I was in Calif. (to attend a gift show - the gourmet one). Those fans are LOVELY!

mixingwhimsy.com said...

Thanks so much for all the kind words. It was an honor to meet you - a kindred spirit for sure! Keep in touch and let me know how the new name things goes. XO