First off, let me tell you how hard it is for me to figure out how much stuff can fit in a 10 x10 foot booth. Going in, I couldn't decide if I had too much stuff or too little. Too much wouldn't have been a problem as I could have left stuff in the trailer and restocked as needed. As it turned out I didn't need to worry about whether my stuff would fit. It all did. I could have brought more, but as I said, I'm never good at figuring this out. The last month before Farm Chicks was spent sewing (jackets, cart liners, sachet pillow, etc.) and painting and pricing and ironing. I am really glad I made the effort, because I definitely think it was worth it. As I said in my last post, we sold a lot. This was by far the best show we ever did. I sold all 7 crinolines I took, the four shopping carts I completed (I still have more to make for the Portland expo), four of the six jackets I embellished with barkcloth, lots of smalls, tons of tickings
and this vanity
which used to look like this and was posted about here.
I also sold the cute little buffet you can see pictured on my last post. It was the one with the little barkcloth curtain. I am feeling a little sad about that one as I practically gave it away and have had it for a while sitting in my dining area. I just grabbed it at the last minute and took it as is. It was a really cute piece that I picked up at a garage sale and added the appliques, painted and gave it the little skirt as it's original doors were missing. What I didn't sell? Aprons, lots of people had them and some much cheaper than mine. My wallpaper screen didn't sell either. I think my price was a bit high, but that's okay as it will be great to take to Expo. For as much as I sold, I still feel like I had a lot to take home.
Including these treasures I found. The trunk/bench is Isabel's, but everything on it and in front of it I got at the show. Click away for a close up. The great hat boxes were a steal at $5 a piece. Love the tickings (did I really buy more?)and the wallpaper I got from Heather. I even got three more aprons, vintage pink rick rack, an adorable vintage roses tablecloth (keeping or maybe jackets?), pink sun glasses with rhinestones, a western belt for a project I have been planning, little bride and groom, lovely blue and white chenille spread, old basket, millinery rose, barkcloth era fabric, little pink chest with ugly black vinyl top (makeover on it's way) and some sweet crocheted hangers. I love these and wish I had gotten more.
From the same dealer I got the hangers, table cloth and white apron from, I also got these cool old watch faces. She had a ton of them. Isabel bought the cutest watch face bracelet which were all sold out by the time I got there.
I got this neat huge barkcloth tote from the talented Lisa Souers who I don't think has a blog, but she sells on ebay under the user name lsouers1.
And finally, I purchased two necklaces. The initial one I got from the adorable Adrienne and the rhinestone one I bought from Heather Bullard. I'm so glad I got it at the show. I noticed on her website that she listed some recently and they are all sold out. I feel so lucky to have gotten one of her beautiful creations. Thanks Heather!
Well, there you have it. No more Farm Chicks, until next year of course. Come back soon for some pictures of our trip to Maui.
Did I mention how happy I am to be back blogging? I sure missed you all! TTFN