Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
As you can see, I took lots of pictures. You can click to enlarge any of these photos. I can't believe I got everything in. I even have room for more smalls if you can believe it. I'm loving how it turned out. Hopefully, shoppers will too. This neutrals theme is quite a departure from my usual pastels. I can't believe I had so much of it. My front room at home looks a lot better, but still needs a little attention. I'm thinking after the garage sale this weekend my house will be in much better shape.
Love this rug!
I'm loving this cute display wall Mitzi's sweet hubby made for her. Anything with scallops is a must have in my book. Check out this adorable revolving rack. I was with Mitzi when she got it and if I would have known what a great display piece it would turn out to be, I would have tackled her for it.
Well, that's it for me for now. I'm tired! I'll be posting info about the garage sale tomorrow for those locals who may be interested in coming. I'd love to see you there!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Funky Junk gals and Mom
Me, Tiffany and Isabel
Laura, Timi, and Me
Jill and her sweet mom, Judy
It was fun to get to see and actually talk with the lovely Debi Kennedy of Retreat. She had an awesome booth at Farm Chicks and was so busy there, we never got the chance to chat. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of her and her sweet hubby, Bob. Also on my "talked to and didn't get a picture" list is Debbie of Ormolulu. She was also at Farm Chicks the week before. I first met Debbie when we were neighbors at the Monticello Fall Premier show last year. She is so sweet and funny.
After leaving the show we headed to the town of Sumner, where we found Amy and Kris's store, Todays Country Store. So many wonderful things to look at, I forgot to take pictures inside.
Isabel, Joy and Terri
Again, wish I had taken more pictures, but you can see Isabel's great one's here. On the way home we stopped at a couple Goodwill's and we all found some treasures there as well.
Here is my loot from the weekend.
Not a lot, but I love what I got!
On another note, I have some exciting news. Monday I went with my friend, Mitzi to the Stars Mall where she is opening her second booth and I signed a contract for a new space in the Stars and Splendid Mall. I'm super excited, a little nervous, but mosting excited. Even though I have a few shows coming up this summer, I just decided that I needed to reclaim my house. I brought so much stuff back from Farm Chicks and have no where to store it. I thought about renting a storage unit, but that would be like throwing money away for me, so when Mitzi told me that there was a lot of movement going on over at Stars, I thought I would check it out.
One of the reasons I'm excited about this new booth is that it will be completely different from my space at Monticello. My Monticello space will remain cute and girly with lots of pastels and roses. My Stars space will be lots of neutrals, (whites, creams, browns, blacks, metals, etc). I have a lot of organizing, retagging, swapping of stuff to do, but I'm really looking forward to it. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I move into my new booth on Monday. Yikes!
On top of all this, we are having a "vintage sale garage sale" coming up on the 26th and 27th. Me, Isabel, Mitzi and our friend Karen, all of us dealers are cleaning out our homes, mall spaces and garages and getting rid of the old. The sale will be held in Mitzi's front yard. I'll post the address soon if you are in the area and would like to come. We'd love to see you!
That's it for me now. I'll be back soon with pictures of my new space.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
As I mentioned in my previous two posts, it was an amazing show. The energy was so wonderful. Everyone so happy to be there. Such a party atmosphere. Something I had never experienced at any other show (with the exception of last year's FC show). The clapping and hollering at the beginning and then at the end of the show was so sweet. Made me feel like I was part of something really special.
One of my most favorite purchases has to be the Farm Chicks Cookbook. I even got Teri and Serena to sign it. What a great keepsake. The stories are so sweet and the recipes and photos look amazing. I can't wait to try some of them. If you don't have this one yet, what are you waiting for? Go out and get one right now. You can order one on Amazon.com right here.
On the way home we made a little stop in the town of The Dalles and found a charming little antique shop called "Rerun." There I found these cuties. A great vintage display rack, pair of lovely chintz drapery panels, some vintage style sun glasses, a cute rhinestone bracelet and a silver buckle. Speaking of silver buckles, as I mentioned before, I sold a few of my blingy buckles at the show. This was something I never showed on my blog before, but had mentioned that I had a few "surprises" that I made for the show. Here's a picture so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about. I loved how these turned out. The second one from the top is the one I made for myself. Joy made some of these too and we both decided that we didn't care if we sold them as they are so pretty to have and look at. I am excited to make more and am now on the look out for some pretty jewels to replenish my supply.
Something else I made for the show were these cute wallpaper clip boards.
I had so much fun making them. That same day I also embellished five vintage jewelry boxes with the left over wallpaper scraps.I had been collecting these boxes for awhile with every intention of making them prettier. I had a little something different in mind, but I'm loving how they turned out. I didn't sell any of them at Farm Chicks, so if you are interested in them, I will be bringing them along with me to the Barn House Flea Market on July 18th.
Well, that's it for now. Today Joy, Isabel and I are road tripping it up to Puyallup to attend the "Funky Junk Sisters." It will be fun to be a shopper and we're looking forward to chatting up some of the people we weren't able to at Farm Chicks. I'll tell you all about it on my next post.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Lisa Souer's booth. I have been of fan of hers for years! She finds the most amazing stuff and couldn't be any sweeter.
I have to send a giant cyber hug to Joe, Jermonne, Cindy and Celeste from Chaps for the fabulous party Saturday night. I haven't had such delish food and laughed so hard in years. These gals are the reason for all the laughing. Okay, maybe the lemon heads were to blame. Sorry for the awful picture, but this is the only one I took.
(Terry, Timi, Laura, Donna, Isabel and Michelle)
Sunday at the show was a lot quieter. I did manage to step out of my booth for a few minutes to shop a little, but I forgot to bring my camera.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience for me. Even with the rocky start I am excited to go back again next year. Isabel and I have already been talking about what we will do differently.
On my next post, I'll share with you the few things I bought at the show. If you haven't had enough Farm Chicks pics you can see more at the links on this post.
Have a great Thursday!