Sneak Peak at the setup!

If I don't get started now, I'll totally flip out due to stress on saturday, so
I figured if I can get everything set up now, all
I'll have to stress about on Saturday is the food. So I'm sharing my
set up pics with you. Now these pics
don't show the extra lighting I added in after taking the pics.
Just know that these lights are the only lamps... there will be a few
standing lamps by each table.
Table #1

I started to melt down a bit when the
table cover I had bought didn't want to cooperate.
Never mind that the flippin thing was too small for the table, just
never mind that.
I realized after a few large deep breaths that this is an Open HOUSE.
This is my HOUSE. It's not a store. Therefore, there's no need
to make it look like a store. It's a house and it should look like
a house. So I decided not to freak out about the set up and
I am actually quite happy with the way the tables turned out!
The copper and the books add kind of a funky steampunk feel to the displays.
And the copper piping racks really are working out great, thanks JOE!
Table #2
Notice the cool earring spinning rack I found in the garbage at work!? How

The current status of my dining room table. CHAOS.

My handmade gift boxes with Amy Butler scrapbooking paper. I realize, I can fix or create
anything with scrapbook paper. It's so very versatile.
Boxes, price tags, earring tags...
you name it, I've created it.
Now I'm ready for a nap.


  1. Hello there...

    Good luck with your show!!! I know how stressful it can me. I am setting up for a show in the little house on our property, it's not til next week but ugh!!!

    Hope it is a FANTASTIC show for you!!

    P.S. Where did you get the pattern for the boxes, I LOVE THEM!!!

  2. Hi Dani!
    Thank you so much. And good luck on your show too!!

    I found a tutorial on etsy a while back on how to make these boxes. They are so super easy.
    Here's the link:

  3. Love the gift boxes, Lorelei! I just saw some great Amy Butler papers super cheap at the Tuesday Morning store the other day. Best of luck with your show!

  4. good luck!!!!!! i love those boxes! that is such a great idea.

  5. Thanks Cristi!
    Thanks CS!
    Thanks for the encouragement! I really appreciate it!

  6. Anonymous11/12/2008

    Good luck with your open house! I absolutely love those boxes. I may have to try to make a couple of my own.

  7. Keeping my fingers crossed that you sell EVERYTHING girl! You are SO talented!



  8. Anonymous11/12/2008

    You did an excellent job in setting up. I love the buffet and handmade boxes. I sure wish I could attend. Hope your Open House is a successful one.

  9. Anonymous11/13/2008

    Hey Lorelei! Everything looks so beautiful and the boxes are super cute. Good luck...don't stress and have FUN!!!!


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