Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Event & Anniversary Celebration

The Fall Event and Anniversary Celebration was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended. It was fun to see each of you.

If you weren't able to make it last week please come by this week to see the store - it will absolutely inspire you. Nancy, Cheri, Elaine & Kristi put together some fantastic displays. It looks absolutely adorable!

Festivities during the event included Pumpkin Embellishment Workshops, Fall Table Setting Demonstrations, Trunk Shows by Donna Maas of DMaas Jewelry Designs and Catharine Hyatt of Cata's Colonial Designs, Sales and Refreshments.

The store was filled to the brim with seasonal decor putting us all in the mood for fall - even if the temperatures outside weren't yet "fallish"!

Our paper wedding gown, which we've affectionately named "Monique", was originally displayed at the Tucswon Wedding Expo, was then transformed into a Ball Gown for the 2010 Tucson Symphony Cotillion Jr. Patronesses that attended the private Breakfast at Tiffany & Company in La Encantada, and is currently sporting a black sash & witches hat in honor of the season at AFL!

The velvet pumpkins with real pumpkin stems and the whimsical "Woof & Poof" designs were hot sellers!

The embellished pumpkins will remain on display this week so come by to see them if you missed the event. We can give you a quick overview of how they were made using various techniques including glittering, chalkboard paint, rub on transfers, ribbon embellishments, and decoupage. An easy technique is the addition of a festive bow and a premade glittered embellishment purchased at AFL!

If you're not crafty yourself but would like one of these beautiful real pumpkins for your home (they also make fabulous hostess gifts and centerpieces) some of them are for sale on a first come, first served basis.

A big thank you to Donna Maas & Catharine Hyatt for co-hosting with us. Your designs are amazing and our shoppers loved having your merchandise available.

Photos courtesy of Kathy Dwyer & Catharine Hyatt.

Happy Fall!


along with Cherie, Nancy, Kristi & Alexis


  1. We love testimonials. Please share your comments about the event or the store with us!

  2. Wow the pumpkins are adorable! I love the monogrammed ones. I see there's an "A" pumpkin-- think I'll come pick it up when I'm in town this weekend.