Post-Unique LA….& more…

Annnnnnd we’re back!

Let’s just say that was one heck of a show experience, which required a much needed week of rest and recuperation! Witness day 1 of pre-show vendor mayhem as we waited for our shot at an elevator ride up to the 13th Floor of the California Market Center in downtown LA.  Just 350 of us trying to make it up there….no big deal…..

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We began our set-up Friday morning and I will say this again and again:  do NOT underestimate the value of a dolly!  After several trips up and down the elevators to the parking garage and back, we hit up a local Home Depot for a very reasonably priced and strong Rubbermaid flat dolly to help us in our endeavor.  Smartest decision we made that day! Well, that and our choice of a delicious sushi dinner with a glass of wine afterwards…  And now, here’s a photo run-down of the Rue de la Marguerite booth!

Our booth, 118, before we dazzled it.

Our booth, 118, before we dazzled it.

 

Yes, that's me...pondering the options.

Yes, that’s me…pondering the options.

 

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Our wood pallet necklace display, plus 2 fabulous antique chapel iron window adornments!  The pallet looked great atop our suitcases…

 

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Good ol’ Betty the garment dress form came with us this time. She rocked it alongside a white garden screen, round table and other assorted accoutrements..  (and yes, that’s Mama C on the right!  Was lovely spending Mum’s Day with her!)

After day 1 of the show, we opted to switch things around a bit in the booth to see how traffic would move differently within the booth.  The round and 6’x2′ tables were reversed, with a bountiful spread of Dove chocolates atop the round table in the middle.  We found this made customers feel even more welcome and interested in taking a longer peek at our display and jewelry, allowing them easier accessibility to each display vignette.  A valuable experiment indeed, plus a little chocolate can go a long way! 🙂

We also had the pleasure of some fantastic booth neighbors, including one awesome clothing designer Serena Abel of SAbel who became a new fan and customer!  Check out her beautiful hand-painted silks and fabrics, absolutely gorgeous!

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Best booth neighbor, sporting her new “gold watch band necklace’.

 

And here’s a very happy mum, celebrating her Mum’s Day in RDLM style!

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Happiness = the “Geometric One Pence necklace“.

 

Overall, it was a great learning experience and we met a plethora of AWESOME people, from vendors to show organizers to customers.  Definitely looking forward to our next one with State of Unique, likely the awesome Holiday Show 2013 in December! (paws crossed for that one!)

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An Afternoon of Silver Tea Trays…

In preparation for our upcoming LA jaunt, we’ve been scouring local thrift and antique shops for goodies we can use for our booth display.  These silver plated trays were a spectacular find this afternoon, despite requiring some hours’ worth of polishing with silver cleaning pads!  The results?  A much improved shine….

polishing silver tea traywith some very dirty hands…

polishing silver tea trayBack to the polish grind in the AM and we’ll have the finished products ready for their reveal later this week!

 

 

 

The month of March approaches…

And we have LOTS to announce! 

A lil' sneak preview of what's in store this spring...

A lil’ sneak preview of what’s in store this spring…

BUT, we have a local art festival this weekend to kick-start this awesome (birthday!) month, SO details will surely follow after we’ve packed up the last of our canopy and booth Sunday afternoon.  So please, hold tight for plenty of amazing new items from our Spring Collection 2013 PLUS more scoop on our summer plans!

miaow till Mon 3/4!

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2013, oooooooooh la la!

It’s started off with a FAB.com-ulous bang! 

Do forgive our long-ish delay in posting, but we’ve been superbly busy fulfilling orders from our most recent Fab.com sale this month – in fact, we sold out roughly 50% of all offerings!!!  That said, we’re now back to our scheduled postings and will be showcasing weekly items and special offers so be sure to follow us!  And remember, sharing is caring….so feel free to spread the Rue de la Marguerite blog love with others!

miaow for now,

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Rockin’ show at La Encantada!

We felt super cool this past weekend at the Fine Art Festival at La Encantada in Tucson, as we were met with our first set of repeat customers from a year ago to date, PLUS a slew of brand new fans and compliments that have us still blushing with appreciation.  We’re also pumped about our new online store, renovated with vast improvements from design to navigation to product catalog.  Stay tuned for our Holiday Sales beginning NEXT WEEK! 

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T’was a warm one…

But we made it through this past weekend’s St. Philip’s Arts in the Plaza festival!  A big thank you to all our new customers, friends and especially those few kind souls who helped us put up’n’ take down our lovely booth.  A big round of paw applause to you!

 

r.d.l.m. Shows for Fall 2012!

Oh hey there, fancy seein’ us in person this fall?

Well you can!  Here’s our tentative Fall 2012 show schedule for all our fellow Arizonans:


St. Philip’s Art in the Plaza Festival
Oct 20 & 21, 2012
Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm
St. Philip’s Plaza • SE Corner of River & Campbell Avenue • Tucson, AZ


La Encantada Fine Art Festival
Nov 10 & 11, 2012
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
2905 E. Skyline Drive
NW Corner of Campbell Ave & Skyline in the Tucson Foothills


5th Annual Mercado Holiday Bazaar
Friday, Dec 14 – Sunday, Dec 16, 2012
Open 11am to 6pm daily
100 S. Avenida Del Convento • Tucson, AZ

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Lovin’ FAB.COM!!!

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Still half the week left!

Just 3 days in and we’re absolutely stoked about our sale so far!  Be sure to hop on Fab.com, create an account if you don’t have one already (they’re free!) and take advantage of this kickass sale!   

REMEMBER :  10% of proceeds goes to animal rescues!!!

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Let’s hear it for the ‘manimals’!

Drop by and visit us at the Arizona Animal Fair!

This weekend we’ll be setting up a small display next to Pawsitively Cats at the 2012 Arizona Animal Fair at Reid Park and we’d love to see you!   We’ll be conveniently located near the Food Court in the Super Adoptions Area at booth 48/49.

ALL PROCEEDS will benefit the 300+ kitties at Pawsitively Cats so definitely come by, pick up an r.d.l.m. goodie or two (or ten?) and head home knowing you’ve made a difference for the awesome felines in need!!!

2012 Arizona Animal Fair

10Am – 4PM

Reid Park, Tucson, AZ

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