Monday, November 23, 2009

Using props and risers

I've received several emails from retailers requesting information on how I propped my products for the show. Here are a few fun and inexpensive ideas anyone could do and reuse for each season.

My hubby cut several 4 x 4 risers for me in different heights. We did a quick spray of white paint that actually soaks right into the wood giving a more weathered look. These are perfect for adding height and interest to a table.
A few sprigs of real pine spread around the table adds a nice scent and a festive touch.

I covered my table with white crushed velvet for a shimmery snow feeling. Fabric land had it on sale for $5/metre. Then I used an old sleigh in the middle for height and interest. The wood risers matched the sleigh perfectly, allowing me to highlight certain pieces.

Boxes from the Blossom Bucket product are perfect risers as well. I used them under the crushed velvet for different heights. A few white twinkle lights and a quick sprinkle of snow glitter made the displays come alive!
I used Blossom Bucket ads and magazine covers for added interest! Many people were especially interested in Santa's wagon after seeing he had made the cover of C.B. magazine.

This was an old gun cabinet we found. Scott put shelving and lighting inside and we gave it a coat of flat black paint. Then I sanded the edges and whaaa laaa! A perfect cabinet to showcase my Nature's Blessings collection. Again I used some crushed velvet on the shelves for snow. The light bouces off the velvet making it shimmer, perfect for a wintery wonderland affect.
For the garden flags, I used a tall twig ladder to hang them and I also used an old wagon sitting on the floor with my stationary pieces. Garden centres, antique shops and yard sales are all perfect places to find fabulous props!
I hope these ideas helped! Keep smiling, Robin

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Open House

Nature's Blessings Collection with Blossom Bucket

My Angel ornaments with Blossom Bucket

Santa and Reindeer Collections

My Snow Pixies....I love these little guys!

Santa ornaments
My prints with AD Lines. Featured in stores like Bed Bath & Beyond.

My garden flags with Evergreen Enterprises
and Toland Home and Garden
Thank you to all my amazing friends and family for coming to the show! I had so much fun!
A special thank you to my Mom who helped me price and set up all week long! I couldn't have done it without you MOM! Thank you to Mom, my big sister Al, her friend Jenn & my wonderful friend Erin for helping me all day! It ran so smoothly because of you!
I am truly blessed to be surrounded by friends and family that enrich my life on a daily basis!
Love Robin

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Open House for Family and Friends!

This weekend I am having a Christmas Open house for my family and friends. I'll be selling many of my 2009 collections. Figurines, ornaments, stationary, prints, flags and more! Everyone is so excited to finally see all my products from the different companies I design for in one spot! My goal is to have a shop one day. Well I have to run, lots to do!
Keep smiling!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Snow Pixies

Start collecting your very own Snow Pixies today! Each Snow Pixie explores the magical wintery forest with their friends, the ladybugs. In stores now! Visit the Blossom Bucket website to find a retail store carrying "Snow Pixies" near you!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Woodsy Reindeer Mother and Baby

I love this set! One of my favorite designs with They display beautifully with the Santa's Socks piece, also holding a baby reindeer!
In stores now! Yipeeee!

Santa ornaments with Blossom Bucket

I had fun designing these chubby little Santas. The collection incudes Santa with his Reindeer and Flying Registration signs. Santa holds a bucket full of "magic feed corn".