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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


The show was great, although I didn't get to see much outside my room. There were two other rooms and a long hallway full of dealers, and there just wasn't enough time to see everything. Unfortunately, six dealers didn't make it due to the volcano in Iceland. Some of the European dealers that did make it, might still be in Chicago waiting for a flight!

I didn't even get pictures, other than a few of my table, and one of my helpers. He wasn't enthralled by the show, but he spent the entire day watching my table when I had to leave. What a good son, and how handsome in his Versace sunglasses!


  1. Your table looks so nicely set up! I really like how you've surrounded the minis with life sized real plants, and I like the lamps too. And now I can see just how small those little plants are!!! They are so tiny and cute - I want one!!! LOL
    Okay, so who is Joe Cool - Leighton, Neal, or Elliot? Poor guy, that must have been hell for him, lol.

  2. Thanks, Kristy! I always have real plants to make things look more green, and fill up the table. Those green lamps are wild, aren't they? They stand out from down the aisle, but this time I had a big black curtain between me and one neighbor, and I was in a corner.

    That's Leighton. He was wonderful, and so was his girlfriend (which was required if he came with me). LOL! He did go looking for miniature cars, but found none. But he liked the swords and guns! Neal came on Friday night and barely tolerated it.

  3. Oh, and that's Maribeth from Inch by Inch to the right, my other neighbor. She has an incredible selection of fabrics. She and her helper, Ann, were wonderful!

  4. Ooooh, Carolyn, I love how you have set up the table. You have tons of plants! And they look really good too. The live plants also make for easy comparisons and I can imagine all the oohs and ahhhhs. Your son is a cutie! :) An auntie-killer. Did he pull in the crowd for you as well? :)

  5. Oh, my gosh! I found you through Kiva and your plants are absolutely unbelievable! If I could afford it, I would buy one of each! I don't guess you ever offer tutorials or how-to's for one little plant?! I've never seen them done so well and so realistically. I've added you to my blog list so I can keep up with your work! Beautiful!


  6. Fabulous plants! So realistic looking too! :o)

    Michelle :o)

  7. Thank you, everyone!

    Susan, I'll tell my son you think he's cute, although he'd rather be sexy! He was giving me a male model look in the picture, like Derek Zoolander.

    Jody, nice to see you here! No, I haven't done any tutorials. Maybe in the future, though. I'm planning to try some new techniques, so I have some learning to do.

    Hi Michelle, and welcome!

  8. Carolyn, you know I totally admire your skills, and that table setting for the show was awesome, inspiring for sure. I played some friends the trick of looking into your pictures and they could not find they were miniatures, not real plants.
    Hugs from Argentina!

  9. Aw, thanks, Ernesto! Actually, I rearranged the plants after the picture and it looked even better! I did get alot of compliments on it, but my live plants weren't as full as in previous shows. There have been times it looked like a jungle!

    After seeing your wonderful work, your friends must be used to miniatures that look real!