Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Thank You for Our Best Show EVER!!

Why is it when I have the most to blog about, I have the least amount of time to do it? 
This past show was so far beyond anything we've ever seen or known, I need to come up with a new word to define it. 
On Thursday morning, in addition to the heavy concentration of our faithful followers, we had not one, but two charter buses within an hour of each other. 
The store was so full of shoppers throughout the show that it felt like Times Square on New Year's Eve. 
Wonderful, glorious chaos and lots of happy customers! 
It doesn't get any better than that!
More times than I could count during the show, customers shared that they were visiting the Shoppe for the first time because a friend or family member told them about us.
Or, because they read about us on someone's blog. 
How can I say thank you for that?

You are our advertising. 

It means the world to me.

Every display, every event, every moment spent searching for items for the Shoppe...

are all done with you in mind.

I wouldn't trade it for the world.



One of the sweetest gifts of the show, my precious friends Denis, Tracy and Michael jumped on board to help out just because they thought it would be fun.  :-))

And yes, we did have lots of fun, but I know they slept well on Sunday night!
They were amazing help and our customers loved them.  I can't possibly thank you guys enough!



The entire crew would love to have you back anytime!

I really think Denis just didn't get enough of us last month! :-))

A few more gifts in my life....

Umm, can you tell these two are related?  Two of my favorite people in the world, beautiful mother and daughter, Lauren and Letty, are invaluable to our crew. 

Customers love them both, they are an absolute joy to be around and work so hard.
Sweetheart crew member Patty is one of the most uplifting people, she always has a smile on her face and never has a negative thing to say about anything.  May we all be surrounded by people like this in our lives.

All of these beautiful photos were taken by crew member Jessica....who is as sweet as she is pretty and is our team's official photographer.

The show was so busy that we didn't get photos of our many other crew-members, Patti, Chris, Leanne, Rhonda, Kim, Rodney, Daphne, Paula, and of course my sweet hubby.  

To all of you on the crew, thank you for all your hard work and dedication, I couldn't do this without you.

And, to all of our customers, thank you for supporting and encouraging us as you do. 
You are the reason we do what we do and you make every minute of the effort worth it.

We celebrated the close of the record setting show on Sunday night with a Pecan and Praline cake that was brought to us by one of our clients that owns Nothing Bundt Cakes.  Total bliss!

Our customers rock!

Now it's time to get the trailers loaded and get ready for the Mistletoe and Magic show that takes place next week, Nov 16-19, in Tyler.  We can't wait!

Will we see you there?

P.S.  Farmhouse Friday will resume this week.



18 comments:

White Whimsy said...

What gorgeous pictures. I am glad you had a good show. It looks like you had lots of fun also.

Huckleberry Girl said...

Will you be at Nutcracker in Houston. That is where I found your shop. Love everything in your store.

Cindy Craine said...

I know it was wonderful because I was there....for 2 hours! Charlene posted her story on you yesterday, I hope to do mine tomorrow!!!! xo-cindy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I was there too and I'm lovin' all my goodies! I have a post ready to roll later this week and I will be sure to let you know when it's up and running. I will say that my pics didn't turn out very good...first time using my i-phone...oh well:) It was nice meeting you after coming to several of your linky parties...always fun meeting others from blogland.

Blessings,
Linda

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Just beautiful! How inspirational you are!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

SueAnn said...

Oh! I am drooling here! So much bling and eye candy! Loved all the photos. And I am glad that your show was a success!! I sure would have loved to come that is for sure!
Sigh!
Hugs
SueAnn

Darla said...

I haven't had the pleasure of your shoppe in person, I have been following your blog. Your items are spectacular and ya'll have such an eye for detail. I read a review of this show on someone else's blog last evening, she couldn't say enough good!! Congrats on wonderful show and continued success. I think your one word is "Blessed."

Lori said...

I was there last weekend. Gorgeous times 100. I am one of those bloggers that tell people about you. I guess you are going to have to start a fire limit of people allowed in at one time. Here is my post link... http://myheartwithpleasurefills.blogspot.com/2011/11/im-dreaming-of-laurie-annas-vintage.html

Thanks for all the hard work.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I was there on Sunday and it was busy busy but I heard from Denis about the crowd Thurs thru Sat ~ WOWWZAAA that is sooo cool!!
Your precious helpers are always amazing and so very sweet!

The Green Pea said...

LaurieAnna,
Your shoppe was just amazing! It was so busy that I did not even want to bother you and say hello from CA.
It was so nice to see all of the customers having a good time shopping. Maybe next time I visit I can talk with you. God Bless, sandi

Kelly said...

Glad you had a successful show. Wish I could've gone. It looked amazing! All of your Christmas decor pics are beautiful. I'm glad that Farmhouse Friday will resume this week. I missed it last week.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Congrats~I read about it on lots of blogs, you put a wonderful opening together for your shoppers. Everything looks so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

I stopped by on Saturday and everything was beautiful. The guys were very helpful too!

Amy Kinser said...

That is wonderful!!! I am so excited for you and with you!!!

So thrilled that you posted photos of some of your staff because I hated I didn't get Patty's name when I was visiting from Tennessee. She was precious! I so enjoyed my visit to your beautiful store, and Patty just made it even better.

Blessings to you!

Kelly_Deal said...

Congratulations! Looks like a wonderful show!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

I'm so happy for you that your sale was so successful. From the pictures I've seen here and at Coastal Charm, you deserve all the praise and success possible.

Jenny @ Faith and Pearl said...

What a beautiful sweet tribute to your people behind the scenes. Every time I've been in the shoppe they are always so warm, friendly and helpful.

The store was absolutely breathtaking this month. SO glad I was able to make it in and find a few goodies for myself!!

xoxo
jenny

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy for you!
Everything looked so festive, love all the smiling faces!