Sister Bee scored an invitation for a private party preview of the new Fort Worth Container Store last night.  It was so much fun to rub elbows with 2,000 other people that love containers of all shapes, sizes and forms like I do!  I even got to meet and greet with a few of my readers…Anita H. and Patti M.  It was so fun to get to see them.

Hot guy took this pic of Cindy, me and Sister.
As we entered the store the cashier counters were transformed into a giant bar with champagne and other spirits. 
We snagged a Sergio acrylic tray off the display and snapped a photo of our champagne…
All around the store were food stations.  The coolest thing was that they featured the food in all sorts of the containers they sell in the store…
Crudite in spice jars.
Cold soup in a salt and pepper shaker
Bread sticks in a magazine holder
Appetizers tucked into little storage drawers

And the expandable towers are a new item. 
They come in bronze and steel, but they are plastic.
You could use them in the pantry or on your buffet.

Fabric storage box lids served as trays

Holding acrylic storage containers (remember we used them for paperclips)
to hold chicken satay.
These were the dessert stations.  Metal file drawers
neatly held macaroons, petite fours, mini cupcakes

hello dolly bars

Rock candy, flowers and gum balls.

The Asian station featured all their teak products
Drawers of Chinese food take out containers filled with noodles

Teak trays of egg rolls

And trail mix
And it just kept going…tiny Mexican pizzas

Mini tortilla salads

And fresh flowers everywhere
We even got a snap with the co-founder of the Container Store, Garrett Boone.
This 25,000 square foot wonderland is set to open Saturday at 10 a.m.  Am I crazy enough to be in line to be among the first to shop there?  Stay tuned….