Les Sirenes ~ A Mermaid Weekend



I just returned home from the one of the most *AMAZING* weekends in sunny CA!

The lovely hostess Kim Caldwell hosted another one of her incredible events held in Manhattan Beach at the Belmar Hotel. It was a beautiful venue and location spot!


Kim's attention to detail never seems to amaze me. She created a soothing and calming beachy mermaid atmosphere for us all.

The decor was nothing but exquisite!


Stunning centerpieces!



I had the most fun hanging out with my beautiful and fun loving girlfriends and roomies!

Me & my big Sis Jessi


The darling & talented Miss Christine


The event kicked off with vendor night. I was a first time vendor. Whoo-hoo! I had so much fun setting up for the big night. I think mine was the only pink and blue froofy table. You couldn't miss it. hee! hee!



These are a few yummy things I made for vendor night.





Sweet Beachy Bottles






Miss Jessi was my right hand helper at Vendor night.


A few of my favorite vendor shots and pretties.

Can you guess who the doll belongs too? Yep, Miss Dollybelle!




This adorable little mermaid belongs to me now! YAY! She is adorned on a beautiful shell ship. I will show more pics when it arrives.



The projects were all so amazing!

Miss Holly taught us how to make a mermaid pillow.


Im Jenny Hernandez class we made these adorable little mermaids. 

This tiny one is Karla's. My cutie is being shipped home right now.


Pretty treasures to create with


Aren't these red starfish divine!


In Julie Haymakers class we made these darling headbands using beads and pins.

This was the class example. So pretty!


Melissa Phillips class we made beautiful Summer Bliss Keepsake Albums.

This is my cover.



I had a fantastic time hanging out with old mermaid friends and new!

Queen Mermaid Sherry and Cathy

Their costumes turned out over the top fab!


Me & Cathy


The lovely Miss Sherry


Christine, Holly, Me


Christine truly looks like a mermaid with her long dark flowing hair.


Pretty ladies Maija and Danielle





Miss Karla


During a sit down luncheon we had the wonderful honor of hearing Jenny Doh speak about Art Saves. 

She was such an inspiration to us all.


A few photos from our table at the luncheon.



Couldn't resist a little champagne at lunch. 


There were some incredible swaps that were hosted.

I signed up for Jessi's altered bottle swap, and Karla was my partner.

I know Karla loves pink and cream and little fairies, so I made her this darling bottle.


Tee! hee! So cute!


Karla made me a pretty blue altered bottle. The little bisque doll mermaid was precious!


Karla and I with our beautiful bottles.


The other swap was a decorated mermaid treasure box which was was hosted by the lovely Valerie Jones.

We had secret swap partners and my treasure box was for Miss Cynthia Flores.

Cynthia loves color so I had a ball making this vibrant piece for her.


I received my treasure box from Joy Campbell. I don't have photos of it yet, because it's in a box being shipped home. However, I look forward to sharing it with you. It's stunning and filled with beautiful pink sweet treats!

Our last day in CA we hit the road on a large passenger bus and spent the day at Long Beach Flea Market and downtown historic O.C. for some shopping! 


My next post I will have a little show and tell of all the FAB goodies I *SCORED* at the Flea Market. YIPPEE!!


While walking around and shopping Jessi, Christine, and I discovered a vintage mint condition VW van. So cute and fun! A photo op for sure!    


Christine looks the best with her boho hippie outfit. lol!

The last stop of the afternoon was at The Perfect Circle Cupcakery.

Valerie and Cynthia were both so thoughtful enough to host a cupcake party for us ladies.



Chilling out and chatting

Beautiful Cupcakes!


This was the PERFECT way to end a PERFECT weekend!!!

Thank you SOOO much Miss Kim for your gracious hospitality. You went above and beyond to make this another incredibly special and unforgettable event for us all!

I will cherish these wonderful and fun memories!


















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Holy Sheet Jenn!!!
I don’t know where to start!!!
Love everything here….
-you girls are so gorgeous
-you’re right, Kim has awesome details
-loving the creations you guys made
-holy sheet #2 that ship is out of this world!
-wow look at those costumes!
-of course champagne at lunch time is perfectly acceptable πŸ™‚
thanks for taking us along with you on this magical photo tour!
i hope your table did well, i am sure you were a total hit πŸ™‚
love ya xoxo

Oh my goodness that photos are just fabulous. I only dream of attending such an event, THANK you for sharing this special time with all of us. I almost felt like i was there with you all. I could hear and smell and ALMOST taste those cupcakes.
Hugz sweetie

I am always fascinated by your projects. You are so creative! and you put my Southerness to shame! What a belle you are!! Enjoyed your photos very much. Take Care

wow! beautiful and fun-filled post packed with details about your amazing time. thanks for sharing!!! how FUN!

Looks like it was a fantastic event! I would have loved to have been there but I was in the process of opening my studio. BTW, I love Jenny Hernandez. Her little mermaids are the sweetest. I took her bluebird class at Art Opera and not only is she a great teacher but she’s sooooooooooo sweet! Hope your table did well!

Oh my gosh! What fabulous fun and such a perfect setting. Absolutely love everything – and you and Miss Jessi are two of the best dressed ladies around!

Jenn, that looks like so much fun! Hope your vendor table was a huge success! You gals are all so gorgeous!

Hello Jenn… oooh, you and all of the ladies look so beautiful! What a wonderful retreat! I love the sea and everything to do with it… all of your creations out of shells and such are so pretty… it looks like everyone had such a good time… and the food and drinks look super yummy! I can’t wait to see what all you bought at the flea market… I need to go back and look at the whole post again so I don’s miss a thing… love to you… xoxo Julie Marie

Hey sissy,
eeekkk what a fantastic weekend we had.
i miss you all ready! great shots. your table was amazing!
your bottle was fab. my roomie gifts are over the top perfect! just love ya doll.
see ya soon

Thank you so much for coming to Cali and joining in on the mermaid fun! It was a pleasure to have you Jenn. You are always a breath of sunshine. Loved the pictures ~ so many wonderful memories we all shared!!

Thank you, Jenn.

I had the BEST time!!! Cant wait for your spring event! πŸ™‚ XO

I love you too Sis! I always have the *BEST* time when Im with you!!! :)) See u soon! YIPPE!!!

Such beautiful women, everyone looked in their Mermaid 10’s!! What a darling theme.
Thanks for all the darling snaps of everyone and everything so cool! oxoxo, Miss Diane

You write the best blog posts Jenn! I hadn’t seen the treasure box you made for Cynthia! It is stunning… and it’s so HER! The whole event was so much fun – my favorite one yet! It was lovely to spend time with you, Jessi and Christine.

What a wonderful trip it was for all of you ladies! The crafts, the colorful photography! All the girls having fun! What a great time and unforgetable memories to cherish!

Jenn, Thank you for helping me relive the MAGIC of our Mermaid Weekend! You are such a sweetie & I enjoyed seeing you again & spending time with you. By the time I got to your table on Vendor Night you had SOLD OUT of so much stuff. Oh that blue bottle seaside cutie I would have bought her in a minute. HUGS! Charlene

Oooh Charlene!!! The feeling is 100% mutual!!! I absolutely adore you and truly grateful for the time we get to spend together. I look forward to many more fun times ahead with you!
Sorry you missed out on the bottle. It was one of m favs!!!! πŸ™‚ XOXO

You really do take the most gorgeous photos Jenn! Everything looks so pretty!
I love the VW shots! So campy and cute! And the cupcakes, and everything! So glad we were roomies! Love you!

What a fun looking event. It reminds me of the Petticoats one you put on in the Spring. I would just love to go to one of those! Everyone looked so pretty all dressed up! Look at you right down to your toe nails matched!! Love the tiered skirt! And Cynthias dress was amazing too! Love the bottles all done up in your own unique style. The glass blown bowls on the wall behind looked awesome too. What I really loved was the colour scheme of the Cupcake Shop. What a beautiful combination of black, white, and Tiffany Blue! It really looks great together. Now that’s got me thinking of re doing my bathroom!! LOL!! Great post I just loved all the pretty pictures!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Oh Jenn If I just would have had the time! Looks like so much fun! What an amazing event! You look divine as always! I missed petticoats too πŸ™ oh well maybe next year! The kids are getting so big and more and more precious.
luvs and glitter

It was a magical time and you captured it so well with your gorgeous photos. I can hardly wait until Kim’s next event!

oh what a delicious post! Thank you so much for taking time to upload all your piccies. Loved it!
You look like a mermaid yourself, you too have lovely long dark locks :O)

My goodness such beautiful ladies and such beautiful things! Looks like such a blast and your vendor table was MAGNIFIQUE! What a great thing to do in the summer but create mermaids!

WOW!!! Lovely photos! What a fun and creative event!!! Thanks for sharing the fantastic photos to be oogled over! πŸ™‚
PS–gorgeous dresses! where are ladies finding these at?

What a great event! Looks like a fun filled weekend! And your photography is excellent! I especially loved the bottle you made during one of the swaps, precious! And the name tags and beachy looking goody bags were adorable! The Perfect Circle Cupcakery was adorable as well!
~Jer. 29:13~

Oh! I also love the banner you have hung around your vendor table! Precious! Do you have any other close up pictures of it somewhere on the blog? Great job with it!

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