These are the home decor items for the Green Gallery Display at CHA.  Yes, they are going in my suitcase.  I actually bought one just for this event.  Many of you who know my travel style know I travel very light. (I took a backpack for a 3 week trip to Europe while I was 6 months pregnant.)  I feel like I could pack for a small army in this suitcase.  It is holding these upcycled candle sticks formerly one giant baluster, most of my Designer Showcase materials, my press kits and my cloths.  This thing is ginormous.  I will go back to my trusty backpack after this show.  I look forward to being in California by this time tomorrow.  CHA WINTER SHOW HERE I COME!!!!


About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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  1. Becky says:

    I am laughing at you packing such a big suitcase – I know you NEVER pack that much! 🙂

    I have to say, though – those candlesticks are AWESOME….I ADORE that color. Such a great idea!!! I may have to steal it! 🙂

    Love ya and have a safe trip!!!

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