a pretty Spring Show.
I have never fibbed and said I was an organized person ~~ oh no, not me! Plus with the business I'm in honestly I feel there is not a great way to organize flower stems and greenery and berries and loose leaves and trees and containers and ~~ well, you get my point! My Spring Show is now a thing of the past and I must say it went quite well.
In honor of my 20 years in business I offered a little gift with purchase, an official "Green Bag"! Now this is definitely a GREEN BAG, wouldn't you say? Mr. Brown Socks actually said in a very tongue in cheek manner "oh, they will love a bag as a gift". He just doesn't get it, but I told him they WOULD love it. What is it about women and bags? We all love 'em, don't you agree?
I truly think my customers were tickled to have this bag to walk out the door with, their purchases wrapped in green gerber daisey clad tissue.
My turnout on Thursday night was excellent! I was just bubbling over with excitement seeing some people I hadn't seen in a long, long time. It felt like "old home week". It was honestly hard for me to greet everyone like I wanted to. It was just that busy.
Luckily I had lots of help. My sister and her friend drive two hours to my home just to be a part of the fun. A few friends of mine are always willing to help too. Some assist customers with purhcases, while others write up orders and another wraps the arrangements in tissue and carefully tucks them into the bag.
For my shows, I always have lots and lots and lots of variety....variety in prices, sizes, colors, seasonal items plus everyday items, wreaths, other door variations, etc. There are probably over 125 things to chose from. These pictures really don't show the volume of selections.
I tried hard to remember and snap a few pictures, but it is really hard while talking and answering questions. During a quieter moment I tried to take a few. This picture just portrays friends meeting up with friends and just enjoying time together.
My own mother even surprised me by coming and she lives two hours away!! She and two other friends of hers decided to make it a road trip and join in on the twenty year celebration! I almost got teary, I was so pleased! I was visiting with some people and I looked up and there she was grinning at me. How I wished I could have captured that moment with a picture! :) This display of goodies was set up at the kitchen table.
It's fun for me to look back at the pictures now and see what sold and what I still have left.
And so are
orange poppies. Oh look! There are those peacock feathers looking at you again! I love 'em!
It wouldn't be a spring show without the ever popular red geraniums. They look so real, you almost expect that geranium smell to come at you.
And for those of you that were trying to guess what those rolled up "things" were on the chair during my last post ~~~
most of you guessed it. I had tee shirts printed that we workers wore during the show.
They were also given as door prizes.
a Spring Showing. I'll show a bit more later this week.
Now hop on over to Susan's and see the other changes people have made!