Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Successful Vintage Treasures Market -- Woo-Hoo!!

So here it is, many days since the first ever Vintage Treasures Market and I haven't found time to even make a short statement until today. Well, better late than never, right?

Set up was on Thursday the 18th and it was sweltering. Ugh. We just hoped it would be a little cooler and less humid on Friday and Saturday for the sale. (We got lucky -- but just a little -- the weather wasn't quite as oppressive on Friday.) I didn't take any pictures of my booth after set up, deciding to wait til morning instead.

I arrived at the market early enough to take photos of my booth and to do some last minute tweaking before we opened at 9:00. Customers arrived early and I just got too busy to get any pictures! Darn those shoppers anyway! These little snippets are all I have.

A camp stool and serving tray - decoupaged with sheet music, book pages, dictionary pages, poetry and a page from a shorthand dictionary - became a side table. Cute, huh!

Lots of awesome treasures went to new homes. Hurray for that! For me, garden things were the biggest sellers -- at least 5 chairs, benches, a table, galvanized watering cans and little gas and kerosene cans. And a really cool old metal trunk with an embossed floral design, wood trim and lined inside with sheet music. How did I manage to let that one get away without a picture it it????

So now it is back to the drawing board, well, actually the garage, to work on more projects. Hopefully I won't have any more family health issues and life can be normal for a while so I can get a few projects done for our 6th annual Trash to Treasure Auction coming up in August. More on that later!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vintage Treasures Market Starts Tomorrow!!

Today is set up day for our Vintage Treasures Market. The tents were set up yesterday afternoon. I checked them out, waltzed around my space and declared them fabulous! See? If that does't catch the eye of everyone driving down Whitewater Avenue, nothing will!

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and junkologie should have arrived late last night. The pictures on her blogs are awesome. I can't wait to see it all in person!

Gotta go -- lots to do today!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It's All in the Genes

All this from just one small drawer. What an awesome find!

These are old glass cold cream jars and newer plastic jars -- with a masking tape label on the top of each jar.

What are the labels for? Why, the color of the buttons, of course!

Bless you Mom, you know I love buttons! And the buckles are cool, too! You see? My talent for accumulating junk saving things is genetic. I am not really responsible . . . I can't help myself . . .

Wait til you see some of the other cool things we are finding in Mom's house. And the garage -- oh my! It has two attached storage rooms plus an attic. Be still my heart.

Marge - the junkin' daughter