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!