Trade show to feature one-of-a-kind creations

If you have a unique product and decide to market it at a trade show, you’re likely to find yourself surrounded by the mundane and commonplace.

If you have a unique product and decide to market it at a trade show, you’re likely to find yourself surrounded by the mundane and commonplace.

Colette Bell and Lauren Cowles hope to offer a different environment this Saturday at All Things Pretty.

Scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westerner Park Chalet, the show will feature one-of-a-kind creations that attendees are unlikely to find elsewhere.

“We wanted to create a show that we’d be really excited to shop at, because we love really unique stuff, and kind of that vintage, whimsical home decor,” said Bell, who operates Funktional Designs, a staging and interior design business.

Cowles is the artist behind the Art of Lauren Cowles.

“We’ve been to a lot of trade shows and it’s always the same sort of stuff,” said Bell, listing home-party products and other standard items as the norm.

She and Cowles wanted to create a different environment, and recruited exhibitors who have something special to offer, especially handmade items.

The approximately 30 vendors participating in All Things Pretty underwent a juried selection process. Their goods range from jewelry and clothing to vintage furniture.

Serving refreshments will be DOSE Coffee Co. and the Chedda’ Heads Grilled Cheese Truck.

There is no charge to attend All Things Pretty, and those who do will be able to exchange their receipt for the Westerner’s parking charges for door prize tickets. Proceeds from those draws will go to the Magdalene House Society, which helps victims of human trafficking.

Bell said she and Cowles are already making plans for another show in the fall.

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