November 10-11, 2017 Huntsville, Alabama-Von Braun Center

BOOTH is a 2-day conference for those who have or are starting a booth. You will hear from influencers in our market and get inspiration, encouragement and practical advice to help you continue to grow and stand out in the booth industry.

Keynote speaker: Jennifer Allwood

  • Jennifer Allwood is the owner of The Magic Brush. A faux finishing/decorative painting company working in the Kansas City area to makes houses beautiful.
  • She specializes in cabinets (restaining and painting), wall and ceiling faux finishes, kid's rooms and furniture painting.
  • Jennifer has been on the hit ABC show "Extreme Home Makeover" several times, 3 local Kansas City TV stations and in many magazines and radio programs.
  • Jennifer offers several online training programs for growing your creative business teaching other creatives how to turn their hobby into a profitable business that makes money as they sleep.
  • DIY videos for painting everything from cabinets to garage doors to ceilings are available for purchase at
  • You can also find Jennifer making the world pretty on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter with over 450,000 followers on social media.
  • She paints, she decorates, and teaches women how to sell what they make - oh and she loves glitter!
  • Jennifer Allwood - Conference Keynote Speaker

    For creative small business owners who are selling antiques, vintage, repurposed, upcycled and handcrafted items in malls, markets or online. A time to come together and encourage, network and learn more from the leaders in our industry.
    Just starting out or a seasoned booth pro, the industry is changing! The business is changing, due to increased online and social media presence. Learn insider secrets and tips from those who are leaders in the industry. Learn what’s hot and what works and what doesn’t from those who are in it.

    Founders of BOOTH have run a successful store for over 4 years. Their store, University Pickers, is 12,000 sqft and has over 115 vendors who have a combined social media reach of 125,000! Sisters, Cindi Pope and Trish Gleason grew up in Hendersonville, TN with a mom that has a flair for decorating and a dad that knows his business. Mom taught us early how to shop for a bargain and make simple things beautiful. Dad taught us hard work and how to laugh at ourselves. Growing up in the Nashville area, we both learned to embrace country chic! Cindi and Trish work hard to help their vendors grow and be successful while providing customers a wonderful shopping experience.

    When you attend BOOTH you will have 2 full days of learning from successful booth owners, gaining encouragement from others and networking with other booth operators to help build a community of like-minded creative entrepreneurs.

    The full lineup of speakers and sessions will be announced soon!

    In our Marketplace area, you will get to connect with brands one on one! Thinking of selling DIY products or looking to find new techniques learn directly from the brand themselves!

    Our Presenters

    Annie Hoffman

    Maison Blanche Paint Company

    Annie is the owner and creativity behind Maison Blanche Paint Company. She took the leap from the corporate world and dove into the creative business of decorative painting! Before long, her work was published by a global decorative painting magazine and her fledgling painting company grew by leaps and bounds. Pairing my business prowess with my artistic skills, I have been able to strike that ever-elusive balance between work and self. "I've channeled my passions into something I truly love doing. Being able to apply my experience to teaching others was the motivation behind opening a teaching studio, Dallas Faux Finishing, in 2009. My extensive experiences with paint led me on a quest to create a line of paint that would allow any person to create their own furniture pieces with fantastic results. Maison Blanch Paint Company was born. It's my ultimate dream to be able to help other women begin their own journey towards financial and creative freedom."
    It's my ultimate dream to be able to help other women begin their own journey towards financial and creative freedom.

    Brittany Young

    Certified Celebrator

    Brittany Young is the founder and vlogger of Brittany Young Live and A Creative Studio and Lifestyle Brand with a mission to spread happiness through handmade! She is a Certified Celebrator who thrives on decorating for holidays and celebrates all seasons of life. Brittany has been featured on the Hallmark Channel’s "Home and Family” show, Southern Living Magazine, The Rachael Ray Show, and Nashville’s Talk of the Town. Brittany is a video content creator and collaborates with brands offering lifestyle, DIY, beauty, gift giving and party planning inspiration. Brittany offers online training programs teaching women the basics of painting aDOORable door hangers and decorating their front porches seasonally. She also shares her knowledge of growing a creative business with a group of women who are dreaming of ways to make money doing what they love. You can find Brittany sharing her joy and well planned celebrations on Facebook and Instagram!
    A Creative Studio and Lifestyle Brand with a mission to spread happiness through handmade!

    Jenni Ingram

    Roots and Wings Furniture

    Growing up, I was always working with my grandfather on some project or another. And every once and while it was refinishing a piece of furniture. I decided to go to school for Engineering, (Bear Down Arizona!) I was the girl who asked for power tools for Christmas. There was something about it, I just loved. I couldn’t wait to have my own house to try my hand at DIY projects. Fast forward a few years, and I find myself as a stay- at-home mom with a non-existent decorating budget and a house full of mis-matched, hand-me-down furniture. I thought a coat of paint sure couldn't hurt it so I started giving everything a makeover. And it was FUN! And it looked so much better! I eventually ran out of pieces to refinish for my own home, and Roots & Wings Furniture was born. Right now my workshop is my basement, and I love reclaiming forgotten pieces of furniture. It’s a great outlet; it’s relaxing to hold a paint brush in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. It's such a blessing to be able to transform a piece and help turn a client's house into a home one piece of furniture at a time!
    it’s relaxing to hold a paint brush in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other

    Josh and Merry Melton Daniels

    Southern Chic Couture

    Josh and Merry Melton deeply care about design and about creating the perfectly decorated room which expresses your unique sense of self. They feel that beautiful surroundings bring happiness to your home and life. As owners of Southern Chic Couture they are also accountants and help many creatives figure out the financial part of running a creative business. They work hard for their clients and also understand the business of booths, since they also have one. Come and learn how to make sure your financials work for you you!

    Crystal Dorsey and Dawn Dale

    Booth Crush

    The idea of Booth Crush came about when we were perusing the net for booth displays. We were searching all over the place. Blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, you name it. We were exhausted. Then it hit us...wouldn't it be great if there were a page dedicated to beautiful antique booths and spaces all in one place? So an idea was born.!
    wouldn't it be great if there were a page dedicated to beautiful antique booths and spaces all in one place?

    Katherine Schurer


    ...our mission is to stay the course of doing what we can to contribute to the local community wherever we can. We want to keep Vinterest a consistently fun and inspiring place for folks to come and enjoy (and occasionally escape life from with some "retail therapy.") We want to continue to help folks grow their small business dreams.
    We want to continue to help folks grow their small business dreams.

    Ruth Barnes

    Southern Junkers

    Ruth Barnes is the owner/founder of Southern Junkers Market Events, located in Memphis, TN. In 2010 Ruth created a group on Facebook called "Southern Junkers," with the intent of bringing together like-minded, creative people. The group grew by leaps and bounds, and in 2012 Ruth held the first-ever Southern Junkers Vintage Market. The show was a hit, despite its humble beginnings in the parking lot of a friend's local business. From an initial group of 30 sellers, word spread, and vendors began pouring in from around the country. In 2016, Ruth relocated her market to the Agricenter International, an indoor venue located in the heart of Memphis. This market event hosted over 65 diverse vendors from across the USA, included music and a retro fashion show, and brought in more than 4000 customers. Southern Junkers Market Events now holds spring and fall shows at the Agricenter and was named one of the top markets to shop in Tennessee, by Ki Nassauer's Flea Market Style Magazine. Ruth is a repeat guest on local Memphis television stations, and has been featured in magazines and other print publications as one of the original grass-roots, dumpster-diving junk mavens. Ruth's group on Facebook, Southern Junkers, now has over 25,000 members.
    bringing together like-minded, creative people.

    Suzanne Fulford

    Owner-Dixie Belle Paint

    How to Follow Passion and Make a Living: Painting furniture started as a release during a very stressful time in my life. I needed a way to “escape” and painting furniture helped me do just that. I started selling my painted pieces in a small local shop where I rented booth space. While working my booth, people would ask me about my painting process, and what paint I used. The truth was, I made my own paint because every other brand was so expensive! I wanted to share my high-quality chalk mineral paint with the world, but make it affordable for everyone. Dixie Belle Paint Company was born! By keeping our standards high, providing a superior quality product, and maintaining amazing customer service, Dixie Belle has grown into a multi-million-dollar business with over 800 locations world-wide! My passion is to help the small retailer keep their lights on by selling Dixie Belle Paint, supporting them with social media, training and teaching, while always keeping their interest at heart.
    My passion is to help the small retailer

    SondraLyn Weaver

    SondraLyn at Home

    After a career in the interior design field, Sondra embarked on her most exciting venture to date: Sondra Lyn at She launched her design blog in 2013, jumping headlong into the blogging world that has changed her life. Learning the ins and outs of setting up her website soon became a passion. Sondra likes to say that if she can start a blog, anyone can! Through blogging, she has earned income, spent more time writing (which she enjoys immensely), and grown in photography skills, along with other benefits. Her desire is to share with you how you can blog to supplement your business and create more income. Sondra holds a BA in Art and Interior Design from Auburn University. Her work has been featured both in print and online in such places as Country Living, Southern Living, Huffington Post and Better Homes and Gardens. She lives in north Alabama, where she enjoys decorating, crafting and the occasional DIY project. Sondra loves to travel and spend time with her husband and family, including 4 precious grand babies.
    if I can start a blog, anyone can!

    Connie Sue Davenport

    Accredited Member International Society of Appraisers

    Connie Sue Davenport, ISA AM, has been helping people assess the value of their possessions and guiding them to a deeper awareness of the role of personal property in their lives since 1977. In addition to her work as an educator, seminar leader, and estate sale consultant, she performs appraisal reports for insurance companies, estates, and museums. Mrs. Davenport has spent much of her life helping people uncover the treasure hidden in their own homes - and helping them decide how to deal with what they find. She has conducted appraisals for thousands of individuals and has coordinated countless estate sales since 1983. Yet she is much more than an appraiser. She brings the keen eye of a social scientist to her work. Whether Connie Sue is leading one of her wildly-popular appraisal parties, organizing an estate sale, leading one of her jam-packed workshops or appearing on television, her freshness, vitality and wry look at our collective material obsessions never fail to inspire, educate and entertain. Appraisal Credentials: International Society of Appraisers with a designation in Residential Contents (ISA AM), Re-qualified 2013 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Updated 2016
    helping people uncover the treasure hidden in their own homes

    Pastor Don Gray

    The Rock Family Worship/Out of the Gray Creations

    Don joined The Rock Family Worship staff in 2002, now he and his wife are campus pastors in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Don's desire is to host the Presence of God in such a way that will make history in heaven and on earth as transformed people transform their world! Don is also a amazingly creative soul! He also recreates traditional home decor into works of art! He will inspire you use the talents God gave you!
    transformed people transform their world!


    Von Braun Center in Downtown Huntsville, About 10 miles from Huntsville International Airport

    Huntsville/Madison County is a one-of-a-kind place that prides itself on its past and looks ahead to its future. Come visit an area steeped in warm, welcoming Southern hospitality and vibrant, bustling culture. Experience the beauty of Huntsville’s outdoors areas, the bustle of Rocket City nightlife, our rich history and a wide array of exciting art and entertainment options.

    Directions and Parking (parking fee $5-10 per day is NOT included in the ticket)
    Huntsville-Visitor’s Center

    Hotels and Lodging

    Embassy Suites is connected to the VBC GROUP RATES $119/night--mention Booth Conference when making reservations

    Embassy Suites


    Tentative Schedule


    Friday, November 10th

    • 9am-10am Registration/Marketplace

    • 10:00am-11:45 Opening/Info Trish Gleason/Jennifer Allwood in Ballroom

    • 11:45-12:45 Box Lunch (Don Gray) in Ballroom

    • 12:45-2:00 Breakout Session 1: Ballroom ~ Crystal Dorsey & Dawn Dale with Booth Crush Market Hall ~ Jenny Ingram with Roots & Wings Furniture

    • 2:15-3:30 Breakout Session 2: Ballroom ~ SondraLyn Weaver with Sondra Lyn at Home Market Hall ~ Annie Hoffman with Maison Blanche Paint Company

    • 3:45-5:00 Breakout Session 3:

    Ballroom ~ Josh & Merry Melton Daniels with Southern Chic Couture Market Hall ~ Ruth Barnes with Southern Junkers

    • 5:00-6:00 Break/Marketplace

    • 6:00-8:00 “Blast from the Past” Dinner Trish Gleason/Awards/Brittany Young in Ballroom

    Saturday November 11th

    • 8:00-8:30 Arrive/Marketplace

    • 8:30- 10:00 Welcome: Trish Gleason Keynote: Brittany Young in Ballroom

    • 10:15-11:30 Panel Discussion 1/Q&A in Ballroom Trish Gleason (Moderator), Jennifer Allwood, Annie Hoffman, Ruth Barnes, Jenny Ingram, Crystal Dorsey & Dawn Dale, Brittany Young

    • 11:30-12:30 Veterans Day Box Lunch & Parade

    • 12:45-2:00 Breakout Session 4:

    Ballroom ~ Katherine Shurer with Vinterest Market Hall ~ Annie Hoffman with Maison Blanche Paint Company

    • 2:15-3:30 Breakout Sessions 5: Ballroom ~ Connie Sue Davenport, Member, International Society of Appraisers Market Hall ~ Suzanne Fulford with Dixie Belle Paint Company

    • 3:45-5:00 Panel Discussion 2 /Q&A in Ballroom Trish Gleason (Moderator), Katherine Shurer, SondraLyn Weaver, Suzanne Fulford, Connie Sue Davenport, Josh & Merry Melton Daniels

    • 5:00-5:15-CLOSING and THANK YOU • Marketplace will stay open til 6pm


    • 2 Full Day BOOTH Conference pass
    • Lunch Friday & Saturday
    • Dinner/Awards Friday Evening
    • Swag Bag
    • Access to The Marketplace
    • 6 Breakout sessions

    Limited Tickets Available

    • Standard Ticket: (ends September 30th):$190
    • Late Registration Ticket:(Ends Oct 30th):$215
    * All Sales Final, No Refunds. Contact Us to Transfer Tickets If Needed.