9.12.2008

Where in the world is Lola B's??







Have you been wondering where Lola B's Boutique has been? No post in almost a week?


Yes, I do, sometimes actually work! I left Wednesday at 4 p.m. and arrived in Columbus, Ohio and arrived at 1 a.m. Thursday morning only to wake up at 7 to get to Ohio Village to set up for The Country Living fair.

The best part is THE RAIN!!!

Now of course, here at Lola B's, we thought we could conserve a bit of cash and just USE OUR OWN TENT! Great right?

Ugghh, not when it's NOT water proof! Yes, the tent is Water resistant, but not water proof!

We had at least $2000. in paper products that had water damage, but we pulled through and raised the bar.

We had a line of customers ALL day long, and the BEST part was..............

we were next to our shop buddies, The Farm Chicks, and Mcmaster & Storm gals.

More pics tomorrow.......................

11 comments:

nathalie said...

this is wonderful!!! i so wish i could come visit the fair. i wish you much much sucess! hugs!

Brandie said...

Oh, it looks wonderful! I'm now entirely upset about the fact that I could'nt be there. So sorry to hear about the paper products, what a bummer, but great to hear that you are a big success.(but we knew you would be!) Can't wait to hear more when you get home:)

tracey said...

Oh Kasey your booth looks so beautiful!!! I know you'll do well despite the rain. Keep the pics coming. Can't wait for all the details when you get back:)
T

Jamie said...

It sounds like a success! Can't wait to hear more about it.

paige said...

oh my...your booth looks like a dreamland. so sorry to hear of your paperproducts misfortune but i can't wait to hear more of your good stories & great pictures
xo

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Kasey!! I almost signed up to be a vendor and I didn't at the last minute...MUST know all about it whenever you're recouperated!! Exactly what happened with the paper goods, how bad was the damage, could you salvage any of it, were you beat at the end of each day from being on your feet, what did you learn that you will change next year, what do you wish you would have done, what was a huge success, what was a bust, etc...WE'VE GOT QUESTIONS! YOU'VE GOT ANSWERS!! Hey! Maybe I should interview you for MY blog! I know...not after you've had plenty of feet-up time! :)
Welcome home!

Brenna LaPray said...

Kasey, I love the pic of your booth. You have such an eye for design!

beth said...

sounds like you like you lived my weekend only in ohio. rained all weekend in chicago. luckily no paper goods under my tent. same leaks but my sisters saved the day making home depot runs. tarps, tarps, and more tarps. some vendors didn't even come back out for day 2. i paid for electricity and like most didn't get it until 9 pm sunday night a little too late.
better luck next time, huh.

your setup looks lovely though.

Beth Quinn said...

now that sounds like an adventure, and what a prime location !!! when i was selling in temecula my tent blew off in the wind luckily it didn't blow away and my stuff was intact -LOL!! yeah i think i had the cheapest tent there ! (oh well , lessoned learn )
your booth looked amazing !!!
xo,
beth

Urban Farmhouse said...

Oh Kasey! Your displays are beautiful!! I so wish we could have a "Vendor Night" where we could wander around and see each other's creations and passions. I feel like I missed everything. Next year the only reason I would not set up is so that I could shop glorious collections such as yours and your neighbors McMaster & Storm and The Farm Chicks. Sorry I missed the dinner!! Maybe we should coordinate a Shop Owner luncheon? :-)

Alyssa said...

Oh no!!! That darn rain:( I was thinking about you and your tent that day, as I emptied my office from the downstairs. bummer!!! But, it sounds like things rebounded and you had a wonderful day! So glad to hear that:)