Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Images from the Gifts for Yule...

Last weekend we celebrated the 11th Annual Gifts for Yule Show in Denver, but with a twist! This show, rich in holiday tradition, had a new face this year as Sam Robinson hosted it for the first time at the Historic Phipps Tennis Pavilion. Wow, what a beautiful setting for any special event! You will see from the photos below that the artisans enjoyed a glassy rooftop above our heads as our showroom featured a fabulous arched atrium ceiling. There was no need for special spotlights or other lighting as the sun rays filled our booths with natural light. The character and history of this special place was quite captivating. Thank you all who spent your weekend shopping with us! As always, we appreciate your kind words, smiles and support, and I hope you enjoyed our new, yet ancient location :)

~ Johanna


* A quick photo taken the last hour as exhibitors put the final touches on their displays... Look at that amazing glass ceiling!


* A snap of me peeking through my display of Santas and candy ornaments...


* One of two entrances... like stepping back in time....


* A wide shot of my booth featuring a festive theme of red & white...


* Red Belsnickels in various sizes enjoy the company of whimsical snowmen...


* A peek out back on an unusually warm November day reveals a sea of brick patterns and architectural elements that intrigue the eye....


* A quick look about and you see a gorgeous climbing tree, sprawled across a time-worn brick wall... What a peaceful place to enjoy the outdoors....


* Back inside and after the intense lunch rush, a few shoppers rest and enjoy hot soups and muffaletta sandwiches created by the talented Erika McNeish... Yum!


* My tall hutch, housing a current collection of my holiday one of a kinds....


* A feather tree displays candy-inspired ornaments that I designed for Primitives by Kathy....


* More of my holiday reproductions, including snowmen candle holders were a big hit!...


* A snap of Sam Robinson's long table of goodies for the home...


* A comfy seat above the exhibiting space below offers a different perspective...

13 comments:

Robert said...

LOVE IT!!! What a beautiful location for the show!The sky light looked beautiful! I especially loved the Santa on the top shelf of your display!

old world primitives said...

It looks like it was a lovely show and location! I wish I could have been there.

Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Johanna, You are right, what a beautiful building. Your creations are awesome, as usual. :) Can't wait for the next web sale. Take Care.

Candy

Kitty Forseth said...

Hi There!

Wow girlfriend, it all looks good enough to eat! Your colors are so bright and happy :~). Love that peppermint striped tin, that was from your Mom, right? So cool!

How fortunate to be in such a beautiful and bright venue, breathtaking. Darn, I wish that I could drop into that show!!

I don't know HOW you do it, but wow, wow, wow! Good luck preparing for your home show.. do you get to take a short break?

Take care,

Kitty

Designs by CK said...

What a great venue and glad you had FUN!

You always have such lovely displays of your treats!!!

Have a great week lady.

Chris :-)

~dani~ said...

Oh that top shelf Santa melts my heart! Everything looks so wonderful.

Gavitee said...

Hey Johanna........Happy Holidays!
It was such fun to see the red and white of you..... I am so used to seeing the orange and black. Thanks for sharing.......I especially liked your one-of-a-kinds, which I am sure sold out. You have such a distinctive presence when everything is there all together...........complete right down to the last detail with the settings you create. It doesn't hurt to have such a beautiful location as well. I wish you the best. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to.
Sue

Robert said...

Johanna,
Please stop by and see a slideshow! Robert~ Enchanted Holidays Revisited!

Carolee said...

What an incredible venue, and your work is magical, as always! Wish I could have seen it in person....

~ Carolee

HopHopJingleBoo said...

lovely location,your work is delightful ! so happy you are with Bethany Lowe now I can get you stuff was hard to find anything in our area so can order..love the Easter stuff in new catalog already on my want list! Happy sales to you!

Iva's Creations said...

What a lovely display and venue for your sweet creations. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos!
~ Iva

vintagepaletteart said...

Your knack for displaying your art is the best Johanna! I just adore how you incorporate all the vintage pieces in your displays. Will you come do my shoppe for me??? ;)

Happy Holidays! *Lori

Tootie said...

What a beautiful display! It looks like a lovely place to have a show.
Smiles-
Melissa