Monday, November 14, 2011

Beaverdale Holiday Boutique 2011

Another Beaverdale year has come and gone - and once again it was a blast!  We've come to know so many familiar faces at Holy Trinity school in Des Moines - and we still can't get over the hospitality of this community!  Everyone is super helpful and it's so much fun to see the teamwork of entire families working together to do their parts to make the event run smoothly.  It is no small task to pull this show off- they empty all of their classrooms, help vendors load and unload, put together a raffle, humongous bake sale that takes over their school library, coat and bag checkers, and delicious homemade lunch options.  You can see why this is one of our favorite events of the year!

We set up Friday afternoon, to be open for a couple of hours Friday night.  People were lined up at the door and around the side of the building, waiting to get in!  We were in our usual spot: a kindergarten classroom that was transformed into "North Pole room 1"  :-)  Here's some pics of our spot:

We love this spot, because we can use the back of this giant bookcase as extra hanging space!

here are some new favs of Green Girl's:

And here are a few new ones of Mamma Winger's:

Here's sort of an overview of the room we were in.  These shoppers were looking at the pieces we had hanging on the back of the bookshelf I mentioned earlier.   Some of you may know our friend Heather Pentico?  Well that gal in the red jacket and hat is her college roommate!  We actually met her for the first time at last year's show and she looked and looked at buying a family rules piece, but did not buy one.  She said she'd immediately regretted it, and has been waiting all year to come back and get one this year!!!  We're glad to say she walked away this year a happy customer!

Since most of these pieces sold, we're going to be hard at work for the next couple of weeks, getting ready for our own show: the annual Things With Wings Holiday Open House, Dec 2 + 3!   New this year, we've added Friday evening hours! All the details - hours, special features, the RSVP and how you can receive your own invitation are here on this facebook event page.  We'll be adding more details about each of the artist friends who are joining us for the weekend, along with a sneak peek at the item that they are giving away in our drawings!  There's going to be a prize from each of us!  PLUS, those of you who attend will get the first look at new Demdaco items that are not available to the public yet!  These pieces will be joining our "This Thing Called Family" collection in January, but we wanted YOU to be the first ones to see them up close in person!  So this year promises to be even bigger and better than last year!  Can't wait!  Gather some girlfriends and start planning a road trip to come visit us!

1 comment:

  1. these are amazing! My absolute favorite is the 'Jump Right Into Everything...' Great sentiment!