It’s taken me some time to recuperate from the whirlwind that is Farm Chicks weekend! (Hard to believe that at this time last week, we were on the road to Spokane.) My third go around was even more fabulous than I expected it to be. Isabel and I, along with my good friend and helper, Mitzi, had a great time and every vendor we talked to said it was the best show ever.
Unfortunately I didn’t get out of my booth much to take pictures, and the few times I did venture out, it was to shop. I’ll show you what I found on my next post, but first a few pictures of my booth. You can find lots of pictures on everyone else’s Farm Chicks post. Several which can be found on my sidebar.
Picture courtesy of Isabel. As you can see, like last year, I packed my booth with lots of goodies.
I took seven shopping carts with liners and sold them all. I don’t know how many crinolines I brought, but they all sold as well.
I was thrilled with how well received my rack of vintage clothing was. It was packed and by then end of the show, it was reduced by about 2/3. It was so fun helping so many vintage loving ladies try on the clothes.
Another shot of my space. As you can see, I kind of overflowed into the isle a bit.
Mtizi brought along her dress form to used to display the charm necklaces I brought. As you can see, I also brought along a rounder of bling and things. That dresser it’s sitting on got a lot of attention. It sold on Sunday and I was a little sad to see it go. Love it!
Close up of my soldered charm necklaces.
The pink bookcase and cute dresser with decal are two projects I worked on for this show. I loved having the rolling IV pole to display my vintage slips.
Another project that I worked on for the show was making a bunch of chalkboards out of vintage frames. My rolling industrial cart was the perfect holder for those and some vintage mirrors.
This picture is a little on the dark side, but here you can see my enormous work bench and the two sets of bed side tables I worked on.
That cute pink chippy side table was an easy sell and I could have sold that green distressed bench several times over. Sold all those rolls of vintage wallpaper too.
This cute gal (sorry I forget her name) was on Timi’s junk bus. She won my giveaway and got to take her pick of my shopping carts.
One of the highlights of the show this year was meeting the lovely (and tiny) Jo Packham of Where Women Create. She was one of the honored guests at Farm Chicks and spent several hours signing her book and magazines. She was also a very great customer, as she purchased several items from me!
A cute picture of me and Joy right before the show opened.
And finally, me and Isabel in our day 1 Farm Chicks attire. I want to send out a special thanks to Isabel, without whom I would never even be doing this show, her wonderful supportive husband, Mark, her four adorable children and lastly, Mitzi who was such a huge help. I can’t believe I didn’t get any pictures of her. The pictures on this post were a compilation from me, Isabel and Mitzi.
When you do a show, you never know exactly how it is going to go. There is always a little bit of anxiety about whether you brought the right stuff, if people are going to like your stuff, etc. I have to say that I was thrilled with the outcome this year. The vendors are always bringing their “A Game” to this show. It is so fun to see everyone. Old and new friends. I finally got to meet a couple gals that have been blog friends for awhile. Karoline of Cherished Vintage came by and it was so fun to finally meet her. She ended up buying my industrial cart to use as a laundry cart at the bottom of her laundry shoot. I just know she will make an awesome liner to put in it.
I also got to meet the lovely Sandra Blanks (no blog, but has lovely pictures on flickr). She and her sweet husband drove all the way from Tennessee!
I want to do a shout out to all the new gals who stopped by my booth. So many sweet kindred spirits. I will be going through all my cards this weekend and checking out their blogs too.
This post has gotten a little long, but I’ll be back soon to show you the goodies I found at Farm Chicks. Until then, I hope you have a lovely weekend!