Friday, June 11, 2010

I love me some Farm Chicks!

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.

Isabel and I were lucky to have the same spot we had the last two years, right in the middle of Bay 1.  We were very easy to find in between Sue and Joe, and Joy.

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Picture courtesy of Isabel.  As you can see, like last year, I packed my booth with lots of goodies.

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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.

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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.

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Another shot of my space.  As you can see, I kind of overflowed into the isle a bit.

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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!

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Close up of my soldered charm necklaces.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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A cute picture of me and Joy right before the show opened.

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Me, Timi, Isabel and Amber.

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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!

30 comments:

Kelly Ballard said...

Looks like a fun event and your booth is beautiful!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

Jill said...

Wow. Your booth was GORGEOUS!! I found myself going into shopping mode there as I looked at the photos. So much great stuff!! Love the shopping carts so much-- and the vintage framed chalkboards. Saw one that would be so perfect in my house... sigh...
Hugs,
Jill

Rebecca said...

OH MY GOSH! I'm faint. I'm sooooo hoping I can come next time. It's soooo far away. Boo Hoo!

Beautiful my friend. Beautiful!

xoRebecca

Grace said...

How Beautiful your booth looks! I love everything wanted everything...Thanks for sharing wish I lived closer xoxo

chateau de fleurs said...

Your booth looks wonderful, If I was able to go I would have gone straight to your booth! So romantic cottage and feminine. Love your shopping carts. I hope it was a grat show for you, Christie

WSU Laura said...

It was an AWESOME show and your booth was fantastic! Love my button bracelet and have received so many compliments on it. Have yet to put on my blue slip saving it for the perfect event. It was great seeing you and meeting Mitzi.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Your booth looked so GREAT! I would love to see it all in person - there are many, many things I would have plunked down my money to have! I may have to plan a girls road trip for next year!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Lisa,

Oh my vintage yumminess!! Whooo whooo! I wish I could go to this. Too far away. Your booth is beautiful, and those crinolines are to die for! Have a great weekend!

Debbie from NJ

Diane said...

You sure had some lovely things to sell! Wow wish I had all that energy and talent. Congratulations on all your Sales. Most deserved. Hugs, Diane

Jan LaFollette said...

I'm glad you did well. You have such great merchandise and your booth looked fabulous.

janetscreations said...

Thanks for the wonderful blog. Your booth looked great. You looked great. Your pictures are great. I'm glad you had a great time. Hope it was profitable as well. I know it was a lot of work. I hope you've caught up on your rest by now.
Janet

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What a wonderful blog... and what a GORGEOUS booth! Wished I had been there... everyone's blogs about the Farm Chicks show look so amazing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great booth!! Wonderful products. I am so glad you shared all of these pictures..More, more, more Please! I will never tire of them!

Carol

barbara said...

Beautiful booth! No wonder you sold so much. I am going to make it to that show someday if I have to hitchhike across the country.

Bayside Moments said...

Oh my goodness! Come over to Brisbane, I would buy it all. Love your shopping carts.
Pam

Andy's Attic said...

Lisa, your booth looks so very lovely!! Jammed!! I think you were prepared and am so glad you had fun and saw so many great people.
Annette

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I wish I could live in your booth!!! I love absolutely everything!! Why must I live so far away from the Farm Chicks show?
Michelle

Shelly said...

Lisa,

You did an awesome job! Your booth was darlin' and I'm loving my jar of fun millenery !

If you haven't seen it, there is a cute pic of you on the top of my post a couple days ago,,showin' off your Knickers Missy!

The show was awesome!

Hugs,
Shell

sandra said...

Hi Lisa,
I just tried to leave a comment, but it didn't take, hope this one makes it.
What a beautiful post....love all the fabulous pics of your booth...it was truly awe inspiring!
So glad you have a great show and sold lots. I'm beyond thrilled that I finally got to meet you. I have to say, that you are as precious in person as you are on your blog! Meeting you and Isabel was one of the highlights of Farm Chicks for me!
xoxo,
Sandra

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You Northwestern gals are KILLIN' us Texas gals with your awesome Farm Chicks pics! ;-)

Your space looked GORGEOUS! I can see right now that I'm going to need start saving my pennies for FC 2011!

My Shabby Passion said...

Lisa-
Your booth looks amazing, as always! Maybe next year I'll have to join in on the fun. Until then, I have really been enjoying all the pictures that everyone took.
Michelle

Halo Hill said...

Beautiful, Lisa!

Sheila

wherewomencreate said...

Lisa:
Thank you for the sweet comment ... I had such a good time. And your booth was so beautiful. If I could get a part time job to support my full time job I would have bought much much more!

It was wonderful to meet you. I will see you at Farm Chicks again next year!

Much love
Jo

Herbgirl said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your booth! I would have been giddy shopping there. Too bad it is so far away from Indiana. Have you thought about a 'road show?'
Hugs N herbal Blessings, Mandy

Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ! said...

Just came across your blog - what gorrrgeous photos! Those petticoats are stunning! x

bella said...

Hi Lisa ,
It s o good to be home but I can hardly wait till next year! Your space was great! i completely understand the anxiety though.
See you at Barn House!!No worries - it will be Great
xo
Sue

Florence said...

Loved seeing you at Farm Chicks, I will be posting on the cute vintage child's slip I bought for my sweet little granddaughter. Way to cute. Hugs Florence

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Wow! Your booth was simply gorgeous Lisa! What a fun show... I so enjoy seeing all of the photos. So glad you did well. I have always loved the way you do those pretty carts.

xoxo Heather

tnt521 said...

Your booth was gorgeous and I am still kicking myself that I didn't get in there and buy a little jacket like you were wearing on day two! You looked gorgeous. And had so much fun with you in the buffet line at Chaps! You are the sweetest. Looking foward to seeing you next year, either as a helper to carly or as a shopper!

tammy t

Jeanneoli said...

It looked amazing!!! I know you will doing amazingly well again this year!!! Would you ever sell me a pack of vintage wallpapers???