Lugging, bending, lifting, toting, pushing, pulling, building, stacking, hanging,
I hear you laughing! Stop it! :) I started walking like that early on. It felt good on my back. :)
I laughed and I laughed some more, I shed some tears, I got to meet facebookers and online only bloggers, face to face. And do you know, everyone was exactly as I had pictured them in my mind and all such wonderful people. ♥♥♥
Just wanted to share some highlights from this past weekend's
Vintage Home Market / Holiday Show
It was a huge Success!!
The promoters of this, new to this area show, were amazing and the vendors, absolutely the best. The creativity and imagination of everyone was phenomenal.
I wanted to share with you some pictures of my space and I have to apologize for the clarity of the photos. I was snapping as quickly as I could with my phone, not conducive to great images. :) That NOEL sign was one of the first items to sell.
People were waiting in line before opening hour....yay! .... customers in the booth shortly after opening. I was so excited.
a hand painted nest on a vintage chippy white cottage chair
Paris gray painted antique table with crystal knob and original hardware....sweet little piece
I had a number of the cutest old painted totes.....my favorite did not sell.....surprised and also surprised that a number of the old wire baskets did not sell. Some from the 1920's.
replica French burlap grain sacks I made......so cute to use as a stocking or sit a small tree or poinsettia in. I still have some and will put on my website next week. 11" x 20"
A neighbor vendor across the aisle. She had fabulous sleepy time stuff.
My neighbor to the right with fabulous vintage. It was hard for me not to spend money!
Another across the aisle neighbor vendor. This gal had more creativity in her little finger than I have in my whole body. These sweet pieces were deer in snow on old books. A tree trunk with a tiny light was behind the deer, which made the faux snow twinkle......fabulous!
this was a tree in my other neighbor vendor's booth. Her booth was so pretty....soft and ethereal with pinks and light blues and whites and creams. I had to buy some ornaments from her....dear deer.
The "real" Santa and me. He was awesome!!! His hair is snowy white and real and so is that beard. His eyes twinkled and he was a pleasure to talk too. If you could imagine what the Santa at the North Pole looks like, this is it!
What I learned at my first vintage Market
- you can't imagine how much hard work goes into getting ready, setting up, and packing up. If people knew, they would not ask you for a ridiculously high discount :)
- it's really really really hard to stand on a concrete floor for hours and hours :)
- always wear a apron
- I loved EVERY minute of it