Monday, April 23, 2012

Queen Bee Weekend

I spent the weekend at the Queen Bee Market and loved every minute of it.
I was so nervous.
First, that I wouldn't sell anything.
And...that I would sell too much and run out.
Or that I would have wished that I had made more of a certain sign.
It's so hard to guess how these things are going to go...

However, it was a HUGE success.
I'm actually not sure how much I sold because it was central checkout.
And, every time it started looking empty, I would rearrange and then it would look full again.  So I'm not sure if I sold a lot or if it all just kept getting rearranged.

Either way, it was a BLAST.  It was together with SNAP the conference and I got to meet all of my favorite bloggers!  Luckily I had Brittany (Love Stitched) as my tour guide because she knows everyone.

I was really nervous about the set-up too.  I didn't really have anything that I could bring that would look cute, and I didn't want to spend a ton of money buying a display.  Luckily, my friend Andi (Handi Andi's Apron Shop) has everything and let me borrow her furniture!

Here's what I did:
I got some of those big construction spools (free) and painted them on the top and bottom.  Then I covered the middle section with a yard of fabric.  They looked like giant spools of ribbon.

Then I bought some of the $8 "grower's bunch" flowers at Costco and put them in Mason Jars.
My favorite new sign!  I finished it just in time.  It says"
"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul."  -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Luckily, Brittany and I had booths right next to each other.  Our decorating was similar so it flowed really well.
I finally got around to painting a shop sign!
What do you think?
The whole thing:
(this was at the end so it was looking a little more scattered than it had been)
The hutch/shelves were borrowed from Andi's kitchen.
The little bookcase was borrowed from Andi's living room.
The locker basket is borrowed from Andi also.
(Thank you Andi!!!)
The table is mine, but the vintage yellow curtains and vintage tablecloth are borrowed from Andi.  The racks on the side were borrowed from my husband's work.  We then covered them in burlap so they looked nicer and then hung the baskets back on them.
I covered the little bookcase in a burlap table runner that I borrowed from Brittany.

I should have taken a picture of every booth!  Everything looked amazing!  I bought an  awesome wall map from Earth Cookie that I can't wait to put on in my boys room :) 

This was really SO MUCH FUN!  I'm already hoping that it will happen again next year ;)


  1. It turned out beautiful. I'm loving that tablecloth and your new sign is perfect. I'm glad you had a great time. I was so sad not to go. Next year, xoxo

  2. I think the spools are a genius idea!

  3. It was SO Much fun!! I am so glad you decided to do it and that we were next to each otehr ;) PS - I have your map in my car! I need to get it to you! LOVE YA

  4. Love it!! Thank you and your cousin for keeping my booth looking so cute!
    Earth Cookie