11.27.2013

The Vintage Home Market/Holiday Show ~ After

Lugging, bending, lifting, toting, pushing, pulling, building, stacking, hanging,

 Fluffing 


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
I want to wish you all a Happy, Happy Thanksgiving.  Safe travels, lots of punkin' pie, and good fellowship.  I am so grateful for my friends, my customers, my readers, my sweet family and my beloved, who supports me in my endeavors and crazy ideas.  xoxo


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10 comments :

Donna Wilkes said...

Thank you so much for showing us around. Your display was very appealing. Love the vendor's deer on books. I might have been tempted to spend more than I made!

Junkchiccottage said...

Lynn,
So glad you had a wonderful time at the Market. They are a lot of work and your booth look great. I saw some cute things I would have snatched up. Those door and Christmas tree on the old books how cute are those?!!!! Love them. Have fun with your family this week end.
Kris

Hartwood Roses said...

Oh, Lynn, I completely let the weekend slip past me and I never made it down to see you and to shop. I'm glad to hear that it was a good experience for you ... And I'm really disappointed that I missed it.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, Your booth looked so pretty and you had lots of great things for sale. I am so glad your first show was a success and now that you are a pro you can come help me in Spring. Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Sherry

Beverly said...

I know it had to be exciting and exhausting. Your space looks fantastic!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I am having my coffee in preparation to kick Operation Decorating into full gear.

All About Vignettes said...

I told you you'd do great. It looked like such fun. I probably would have spent all my profits there.

Hope you're enjoying your family Thanksgiving.

Kathy

Town and Country Gals said...

Lynn,
your space looks amazing! Sounds like you had a great weekend and that the market was a success








Lynn,
your space looks amazing, lots of great stuff. Sounds and looks like the market was a fun success!
Rebecca









The Quintessential Magpie said...

This looks like so much fun! Glad you had a great time, Lynn, and that you have recuperated from standing on concrete believe me, I sympathize!

xo

Sheila

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Lynn...yes I did laugh. I bet you are a hoot in real life. I know we would be like besties...LOL. I sure do wish I could have been where you were at.it all looks like so much fun...And you met a real Santa...twinkling eyes and all. I bet you did meet a lot of bloggers and such.I love all the things I've seen. I do love that tree.I love a good looking pink tree...LOL
When you have time, I would like for you to visit Sherry and me. We have a special post for Dec. it is a long post , but I hope it will be a treat for you,
Merry Christmas, with all the love and best wishes for a Holiday Season,
Marie Antoinette

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh how I wish I could have shopped your booth, Lynn. What wonderful treasures and so cleverly displayed. If someone has more talent in their little finger than you do in your whole body, they must be from out of this world! laurie

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