Lou's ~and~ A Southern Blogging Convention

Friday, August 10, 2012

"I'm so excited,
and I just can't hide it...."

Want to know why?
...'cause I already have my ticket bought, and calendar marked,
 reserving the weekend of October 12-13, for my very first blogging convention!

The Southern Bloggers Conference 2012
in Raleigh, NC!

All are Welcome!
It's only called Southern, because that's where it's being held, ...in the South!
But, we'll extend our southern hospitality to anyone who wants to attend,
'cause we're just nice like that, ya'll know! ;)

Check out this LINK for more information and the Conference Blog!
The organizers of this event have lined up some awesome and informative sessions!
Hope to see you there!


On another note,
I'll be taking a few days off from blogging.
We'll be moving my daughter to college on Monday.
In the meantime, we're busy packing and taking care of last minute details!

I'm leaving behind a virtual visit of Lou's,
where I have my second junk booth.

The front of Lou's is a garden center and florist.
If you are ever in Wilmington, NC, you'll want to plan to visit her charming shop!
....and visit the second-hand booths in the back!

Just browse along....

Gorgeous Nursery Plants Surround the Patios....

 Florist Inside....

Gifts and Garden Accessories from the Garden Center...

How cute are these??? 

And a few shots of my booth {Bello Market}, in The Collector's Market in the back...

The placement of the pictures on the back wall look a little odd,
but originally I had a big beautiful bright canvas hanging behind the blue chair,
instead of the smaller framed print.
Five minutes after it was hung, a couple bought it.
But that was a good thing!!! :) 

Lou's Flowerworld
Garden Center & Florist
5128 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC  


  1. Lou's looks like a fantastic place to shop! It's fun and colorful with lots of eye candy. I love that giant mermaid...wow! Your booth looks great! I see lots of items that should be quick sellers for you.

    Enjoy the weekend with your daughter and be safe!

  2. I have never heard of this place and I have been looking for a place to have a booth. When you get a chance could you send me some more info about it please?

    I can't wait to finally meet you in Raleigh. It is going to be a HOOT! :)

  3. What a wonderful place to shop! I see so many pretties that I'd love to get my hands on! Good luck getting your daughter settled at school!! It's gonna be a busy weekend for all of us! Hope she has a great year!

  4. Oh my...I am in Wilmington often...will definitely have to stop in and see these great places! So glad that you are joining us at the conference!

  5. Oh wow, this nursery place looks like a fun place to shop with lots of pretty things. And then to go to the back to the "second" hand shops. This is my kind of place!

    Congrats on getting to go to the conference. This sounds like loads of fun. Sure wish I were close enough to join ya'll.

  6. So much to say ...

    1. I'm not from the South. Farthest thing from a Southern girl ... but I'm coming. Taking you all up on your Southern hospitality! It's all booked and bound and ready to take flight on the 12th ...

    2. Lou's had me at the orange Adirondack ... I'm all about the orange these days ...

    3. Your junk shop is not junky at all. Simply gorgeous!

    Can't wait to meet you in October!



  7. From one southern girl to another.....I am so happy that you are going and so happy to meet you! We are going to have an incredible time :)

    Have a blessed and wonderful day.


  8. Hey there. What a cute shop. This will be my first conference also...let's be newbies together. ;) See you there.


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