Thursday, September 3, 2009

Display Challenge and Give Away

Almost done. As done as I'll get, anyway. I worked on the floor a lot this past week--I love this part of my job! I love pulling together the look I imagine when I buy the merchandise I offer at Hodgepodge. Believe it or not--I do see something. Every now and again, I even get to see it come to fruition.
When I was selected by Country Business to participate in their Display Challenge, I didn't have the benefit of prior knowledge of the merchandise I would be displaying. It was unusual to receive merchandise I had not chosen for Hodgepodge and then to arrange it in a display that expressed Hodgepodge style. It's kind of cool to find out you can do it, though.
I spent a couple days looking at the merchandise, which Patty pulled out of the boxes for me. We tossed around some ideas. I made a few things; then one Sunday, it all came together. Within another couple of days the photographer arrived with all kinds of equipment to make the display look fabulous--ready for a magazine!
Here are my pictures as I put the display together:

































Okay--so there it is! My 5 seconds of fame.


So now, what to do with the merchandise I received to use for this Challenge . . . how 'bout if I give it to you? You'll receive all of the merchandise you see on the table above (except the flower pots and stool), plus the garland wrapped in the wreath (serving as the canopy), and the baskets with flowers and candle on the floor in the sixth picture. In short, lots of cool stuff.


All you need to do it leave a comment here. If you mention this contest in your blog--I'll enter your name three times! For those of you who live locally, you can come in to see the merchandise and register again. So there it is . . . a simple comment to let me know you've stopped by . . . a mention on your blog improves your chances (be sure you send me a link) . . . or stop by to see me at Hodgepodge.

Thanks for your indulgence!

Paige

18 comments:

Amie said...

WOW all that stuff is beautiful! I'd love my name thrown in the hat :)

lwallace said...

Paige,

I love the display.

Thanks,
Liana

jen.p said...

Love your store and enjoy reading your blog alot. Great job on the display challenge.

MrsMartin said...

What magazine is the challenge for? I'm continually impressed with all that you do, you're so creative. if I could have a corner of your store in my home, it would be sheer bliss.
Thanks for indulging me,
Leah

Michellem said...

Beautiful pics! You did a great job on your display - we will be driving through Clarksville on Saturday - can't wait to see Hodgepodge in person!

Kathleen said...

ooooooo Paige count me in! You know I am addicted to your store and I see my friend amie is too! Yay for linking your blog to mine lol :). I'll post about it on my blog too.

Kathleen :)

MG said...

We just moved from Clarksville, and I miss your store!

photogirl2u said...

Always enjoy your blog. Love the display. I want it. =)
Tammy D.

Amanda said...

I've just discovered both the store and blog. I'm hooked!

Mike said...

I love what you did with the items, Paige! I'll stop in the store and see them in person as well.

Liz Johnson

Paige Thomas King said...

Thanks eveyone!
One more week of entries--I'll announce a winner Sunday, Sep 13th. Remember to let me know if you posted this to your own blog.

gymchicktn said...

Judy said.....
Beautiful and I would love to have it!

gymchicktn said...

everything is beautiful....put my name in

Judy said...

WOW! I would love to win that.

Judy said...

WOW! I would love to win that

Amy and Dave said...

I sure miss your store and inspiration. I do enjoy putting out my "hodgepodge" of items I have bought over the years and trying to incorporate them into the new nooks and crannies of military housing. Congratulations on getting the recognition that is so well deserved!
:)Amy Thompson
PS...I added you to my blog.

maryheart said...

Paige, you always inspire me! I'm so excited for you that you were able to participate in the Display Challenge, and how wonderful to offer this contest for your customer and blog readers! Your store is a window into your soul and I love that about you.

Anonymous said...

If I had a blog I would post this for you. This is a beautiful display! I would love to give these goodies a permanent home in Southern Illinois. . . I'd even drive down to Clarksvill and pick them up!(Who's not up for a road trip!!!!????? You can bet I'm kepping my fingers crossed for a winner!
Ronnell

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