Friday, June 25, 2010

What a Sale!!

So it's been almost a week and I am just getting around to telling you how wonderful Vintage Treasures Market was. So sorry. I really have no excuse!

Anyway, to get to the point, it was a fabulous sale!! Set up on Thursday was fun.  Here is Cheryl of Junk Devotion who was with us last year.  Looks like she was caught in the act!!  Doing what?  Cheryl and husband Woody have a variety of neat vintage and antique goods.  I couldn't believe the volume they brought!  Their load going home was certainly a lot smaller after two days in St. Charles!

Janis and her daughter Emily from Decorah were new this year.  They had the coolest booth full of vintage sewing notions and textiles.  I absolutely loved everything there!

There was a good crowd early Friday morning.  Sue Whitney is getting set up under the canopy to sign her books with Lani there to keep her company.

I wish I would have taken more pictures.  I snapped just a few at the beginning on Friday morning, then got busy with customers and my camera sat idle until suppertime.  The worst part is that I failed to get individual pictures of some of the vendors.

After a long day with lots of good sales, the vendors gathered in the back yard for a short happy hour and a great supper.  Evonne with a nice glass of zin.

A Sue imparting her junk wisdom to everyone!

And at the end of the day Saturday before we all headed for home, we gathered on the front steps for one last picture.  A tired but happy group, already thinking about next year's sale!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vintage Treasures Market 2010

The tent arrived yesterday, vendors will set up today and shopping begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday!!

Got to go -- lots to do!!  See you at the market Friday and Saturday!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

2nd Annual Vintage Treasures Market Next Week!

Excitement is building for the  
2nd Annual Vintage Treasures Market!  

In case you don't remember, our first market was last year in June.  There were about a dozen of us vendors set up for a 2-day sale of our vintage treasures.  The event was hosted by the Pfarkel sisters of Junk Re{defined} and was held at the Victorian Lace Inn in St. Charles.

Well, the sale was so successful and so much fun, we decided to make it an annual event!!  This year's sale dates are Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19.  It's easy to remember -- that's Father's Day weekend. 

The BIG news this year is that Sue Whitney of JunkMartket Style will be in attendance for a book signing and to meet and greet shoppers.  Have you seen her on TV?  Maybe you saw her in HGTV.  Or, she has been on NBC's Today Show several times showing how to recycle, repurpose and reuse discarded objects.  Remember the books I won a few weeks ago from Lani's giveaway on her blog, Cottage Elements?  Well, those books were authored by Sue!  Sue will have her books for sale and will be signing them.  If you already have one or more, bring them down for an autograph!!

There are several vendors returning from last year and some new ones, too, coming from Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  We will have a variety of antique and vintage finds as well as unique repurposed and restyled creations to enhance your shabby chic, cottage, industrial, farm house or urban country decor. There will be plenty of garden and outdoor treasures, too.

I know a lot of times those of us in small town Minnesota aren't always able to go to events in the Twin Cities because of time and distance, and we miss out on a lot of cool events.  Well, not this time!  Our Vintage Treasures Market event is so cool that Sue Whitney is coming to our little town in our little corner of Minnesota!!!  It doesn't get any better than that, unless, as rumor has it, Lani of Cottage Elements, Gretchen of Mimi-Toria's Designs and a few other area junkers come, too!

The doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 18. This will be an awesome event! You don't want to miss it!!