Heirloom Tradition’s Retail Seminar

    This past Friday I flew to Louisville, Kentucky for Heirloom Tradition‘s second semi annual retailer’s workshop.  I missed the first one because I started selling the line right after.  So of course I couldn’t wait to go to this one.
     
    It was a short trip but oh so informative and inspiring.
     
    This was the view from my plane window flying over Kentucky. When I left Louisiana it was about 65 degrees.  It was in the 20’s and snowing in KY.  Needless to say this southern girl was cold.
    The workshop took place at the Beautiful Galt Hotel in Louisville. I didn’t get any shots of the outside cause dang it was cold.  But you can google it if you really want to see what it looks like.
     
    This was the view from my room.

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    And just because I love it when Ree, The Pioneer Woman does her hotel room tours, I will show you mine.

     

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    It was very quiet in there all by myself, but it was nice.  A little break for me.

     Excuse my wrinkled sweater, I was in a plane all day 🙂

     

    The room was very clean and the beds were comfortable.

     

    The workshop was great.  
    This is such a great company to work with.

     

    Meet Paula Blankenship.  She is the Creative Director for Heirloom Traditions.  She is the perfect person to work with for creative entrepreneurs.  She is all about making our businesses better. Because when we all grow our businesses, the whole company benefits.

    This is Allison Griffith of Refunk my Junk.  One our fabulous keynote speakers.  She spoke about the different ways you can use social media in your business. She was in banking for 20 years and is now doing the diy business model and is someone I learn from and follow closely.  She just got into a new space and is setting up her business there.  You can follow her progress at Refunk my Junk. She just had a baby 6 months ago.  How cute is she??

    And we got to meet and learn from Debi Beard from Debi’s Design Diary.  She was inspiring to learn from as well.  She has the cutest shop in Solana Beach, California.  She started with nothing, has been in business for 29 years.  Amazing!  She has her store, her website, has videos on youtube and just recently branded her own paint line using the Heirloom Traditions formula.  Go check her out for all kinds of creative inspiration!

     







    New products were introduced and they will all be available in the near future at my booth, Inspired to Restore which is located inside of Chic & Shabby, downtown Franklin.

    Some of our fellow retailers who are having great success in their businesses shared advice and tips with the rest of us in small break out sessions.
    I was so excited to finally meet other retailers from Louisiana.  
    Chantel Houston with Royal Treasures,
    Jerri Bushnell with Vintage Fresh Studio and 
    Callie Hotard with Bayou Junkin Girls.  
     
    Go check them out on facebook and like their page.

     

    Here is Paula demonstrating some of the colored waxes.  That’s here 17 year old son watching.  He was so helpful and impressive for the workshop.  He also gave a heartwarming speech about his mom.  I think we all had tears in our eyes.

     
     
    Craig Cameron the president of the company did a great job at keeping us all in line and on time, Melissa Osborne is someone who we’ve all come to rely on for keeping up with our orders, questions and suggestions.  Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making this workshop a reality.
     
    I met so many other wonderful ladies like Trinda with Dearly Distressed, Gail with My repurposed life,  Carol with Painted Treasures of Denver,  Beth Crousore and her daughter  
    Tabitha of Shop Simplify,  Maria Price of Maria Price Designs and
    Kerry Martin with KerryLeigh & Co.  
     
    And so many more.  It was so good for my soul being with all of these creative women!
    On a sad note, my little friend of 16 years passed away while I was gone.  She must have had a stroke during the night.  My husband called me very upset right before the workshop with the news.  So I was really down when I walked into the workshop but being with you ladies made me feel so much better.
    RIP Belle

     

     
    Can’t wait for the next one!  Workshop that is!