We are here!

Hi everyone!  We’re in Houston and happy to be here!


I have two rooms at the Hilton.   Here’s the view from one room…

The convention center…

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Downtown Houston….

Downtown Houston

And here’s the view from the other room…

Top of the Toyota Center and the air conditioning/ducts. 

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Guess what view I have?  This one!  The good news is we don’t spend much time in the room. 

Here’s the walkway from the hotel to the convention center.

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And then of course once you get inside the convention center, you see lots and lots of crates and boxes….

Moda boxes More Moda Boxes

And we just happen to be right across from the Moda booth…fun to watch the set up…

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And the Moda Home booth…

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And all over market you can see the most amazing props being set up. 

Props are set up

Walls are being painted!…

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And at our own booth, we have so many things to do!  We brought this chandelier to hang, but only 5 candles, so now we have to figure out how to make it work. Candles are impossible to find right now. 

What to do!

And this little gal is going to fit right in our booth.  Isn’t that the cutest bow?

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We’re waiting for boxes to arrive at our booth so we can finish set up. 

More to come from market as soon as I get a chance to post.   Sample Spree tonight!

Wish you were here!




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  • Sherri - Wish I were there too…Sample Spree and all those booths which will magically be looking wonderful so soon! Thanks for posting from market!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - Oh my gosh… I want that red-and-white-polka-dot cart!

    Anne… buddy… pal… please! Do you think you could find a way to roll it out of the convention center and into the FedEx office upstairs? Just give them my credit card number… they'll box it up and ship it right out to me. No one will be the wiser. :)ReplyCancel

  • Pam - If you need any local help, I would be happy to volunteer! I live in Houston and would love to get a peek at Market. I am free any day but Monday…let me know!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Love the posts. Thank you for sharing. Would love to make it to market someday.ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - Thanks for posting Anne — love to see it all unfold!ReplyCancel

  • Simone de Klerk - Wonderful to share these pictures with us! That way we somehow have a bit of the feeling being there too. Have a very good market (O:ReplyCancel

  • bingo~bonnie - Looks like maybe local reader Pam could bring you new set of candles??

    thanks for the sneak peeks :) I love that you take the time to do that for us… cna't wait to see how your booth turns out! ;)

    Also how you liking the warm weather we are having down here?

    Love from Orange, TX! ~bonnieReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - Thanks for keeping us updated on all the happenings. I can't wait to see your booth.ReplyCancel

  • Sinta Renee - I have been waiting for the "inside scoop". I am loving your props for your booth! Wish I could click my heels three times and be in Houston!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - How exciting…have fun!!ReplyCancel

  • My Little Family: - Your market posts make me miss being a buyer. But then I remember all the travel, the grueling schedule, living out of a suitcase, and on top of everything else maintaining gross margins, turns, and inventory control. Whew – I am just tired thinking about it!ReplyCancel

  • rachel griffith - oooh. aaah.

    i SO enjoyed spending time with you today.
    thanks again for my itsy bitsy dog.ReplyCancel

  • Helz - How truly awesome to be right across from Moda as they do their Set Up… Thank You so much Anne for letting us see too…ReplyCancel

  • K Cotton - I wish I were there too… Your booth is always wonderful and one of the must sees.
    I can't wait for you to post more pictures of market and your new designs.
    Have a great time at market!ReplyCancel

  • JKW - YaY, pictures. I definitely have a sense about it from those pictures. Is that a golf cart or a caravan. Pretty cool. Don't forget to look at the doll exhibit! Blessings, JanetReplyCancel