atlanta gift show and a belief in possibility

yesterday was a whirlwind for me - from a 5 year olds birthday party to the atlanta gift show. i had been wanting to go all week, especially when i found out that kelly rae roberts was going to be there signing her wall canvases. the only problem is that getting into the show is like getting into fort knox! it is strictly for registered vendors and store buyers, etc. but we pulled a few strings and i literally found out i could get in minutes before i left to drive into town.

the show is HUGE and amazing! we arrived a bit early for the signing, so we headed to the cash and carry section of the temporary jewelry vendors and well, got a bit carried away. i have had my eye on a pearl and rhinestone black and white bib necklace from a local store for a while now which sells for $198. the first booth i went to had an almost exact version for $17.75, seriously, it was fate.

after shopping a bit more, we headed up to the demdaco permanent stores where the signing was going on. we had to wait in line for a bit and then it was our turn to meet her. i have mentioned this before, but kelly rae was one of my first customers on my etsy shop and i can often catch a glimpse of one of my shades on her blog posts. she is as genuine in person as you think she is from reading her blog. i just love her! her story makes you believe that it really does happen,you really can make a living being in artist. and that good does come around as long as your heart is in it!

believe in possibility... that's my motto for the new year :)