Monday, August 10, 2009

Magnolia Square

Well, what can I say about the time I had at Magnolia Square last week. Right from the moment we walked in bright and early on Thursday morning, and saw everyone setting up their beautiful stands, I thought WOW - this is amazing !! To be surrounded by so many creative and talented people was truly a privilege. Malvern Town Hall was transformed into a beautiful spring setting with blossoms, tulips and birds everywhere - I had no idea of the wind and rain going on outside - we were all in a delicious springtime bubble......

What fun I had meeting many wonderful people, including some of our lovely new retailers, and also to hear the response and feedback first hand from customers. Our children's tea party table was a big hit - especially with little visitors..... (we even had a cupcake swiped by a little friend and was chased through the stalls by her Mum - sorry Mum....).

I felt completely honoured to win equal runner up for the Visual Merchandising Award, which is voted on by the other retailers at Magnolia Square. I was absolutely gob-smacked and thank you so much to everyone who voted for our stand. Congratulations to the very talented Kathryn at Maggie & Sparrow who won the award (2nd time in a row I believe) !!!

Chris, my very handy hubby worked extremely hard to construct our stand, the beautiful red velvet cupcakes were made by Jess at Sugadeaux and the sweetest red polkadot bunting was by Jenny at Festoon.

Just thought I'd share a pic of me too .....I met so many amazing and inspiring retailers, but I particularly want to mention my stall neighbours - Annabelle from Harry & Co (the cutest shirts for boys ever), Lisa & Stacey from Koolaman Designs (you should see the necklace I have now) and Fiona at The Wall Sticker Company (so cool) .... all such gorgeous girls and thank you for your company and helping me to "acclimatise" over the 3 days. Other fabulously talented girls to mention were Michelle at Kids With Crayons, Pru at Little Bird Photography and Sophie at Ellani Petite.... xx

And last but not least, a very special thank you to my lovely Claire, Nadine and Sarah for helping me out - you are all so generous and FAB - thank you again !!!!

Off now to "regroup" ...and to get ready for my daughter Sam's birthday this week.... bye for now.

xxx Kate


  1. It all looks scrumptious Kate, and I'm so glad my bunting was able to be a teensy part of it!

    Hope your daughter has a fab birthday - she must be the luckiest girl in the world to have the pick of such wonderful party accessories!!!!

    Jenny xxxxxx

  2. Looks beautiful Kate ! Well done...I wouldnt expect anything less though, you are so clever.

  3. Gorgeous, Kate! Wish I could have seen your table. Keep up the great work and it was an absolute pleasure to feature you on my blog. Tania x


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