Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Dirty Side of a Beautiful Business - Getting Ready for a Show

Participating in any show is stressful and hard work. Participating in a show that has been featured in magazines is doubly stressful and hard work. However, the experience and new friends absolutely makes-up for the preparation.

I am so excited to be showing at the Na-Da Farms Barn Sale Event.  Not only is it a fun experience with my friends Christie and Sherrie, but I get the pleasure of being in the company of some of the most talented people in our business. 
Our job next week will be to provide the customers with an experience unlike one they have seen before. Anne Marie's Events are truly a unique experience. 

Preparing for such an event is hardly as beautiful as the final outcome. 

I would like to introduce my house into evidence:

  My beautiful new kitchen: now cluttered.

 My open and airy back porch: A disaster.
My new projects: A Hot Mess
 My amazing Front Porch: Storage

My Garage: Whimsical Perspective Warehouse

I keep telling my husband that this is all just temporary. I am not sure that he believes me.
I have high hopes of garage cleaning over Memorial Day weekend. We will see if that happens. :)
I hope to see many of you out at The Event. Make sure to stop by and introduce yourself. 


  1. I have to laugh so I don't cry.. My house looks VERY similar as I'm getting ready for my first show that same weekend (in Virginia) so I totally feel your pain.. I just don't show it! Brave girl.. I hope you have a great show! - Susan

  2. I really need to take a drive out there.I am out in woodstock so you know the distance.I have not been to this show yet.Can you believe it?Looks like you are busy,busy,busy.But I bet it will all pay off in the end.

  3. Hi Laura,
    I'm planning to be there on Friday and will stop by and say hi!

  4. ooooh, how i wish i could join you! still, i'm in awe of how you do this blog, refinish furniture AND teach. you are bionic!

    i'm working on the twin table to your hexagon side table on the front porch. too weird!!