Monday, May 31, 2010

Sweet Vintage Pickins

Funny how I dont have the energy to regroup after Brimfield but I have the energy to shop :-)
And shop I did this past week...2 auctions (one an all day auction at a gorgeous old Inn outside of Madison New York )...a regular antique auction...a town wide garage sale in Deerfield New York and the best Barn sale a girl who loves french and shabby chic could ever dream of in Poland New York (you know where Poland Springs water comes from)

I won't gloat that I woke up early and acutally thought it was an hour later than it was at the last sale...the antique gods were on my side I was alone with the all pretties for over an hour before the next shopper appeared and my pile was at the each new person appeared I had to keep saying I am sorry thats sold :-)....ok I said I wouldn't gloat sorry about that...a pic of the barn sale on the second day ( I had to go back to refill my truck it didnt all fit the first time around) ok there I go gloating again lol!    

here are some pics of my favorite items and

a great old wood plank bench this is heavy!! but now already dressed with a basket of flowers on my front lawn

I bought this set at the last minute I dont know how I missed it....not complete but service for 4 with tea pot creamer and sugar
I am so into the blues

I love french cabriole legs on furniture that's a weakness of mine and at this sale I bought 8 tables and some chairs all with the curvy legs.....unheard of!!!

I already put this in my spot at Little Falls Antique Center

a 2 tiered table already painted
I listed the sewing box with vintage wallpaper and the pink barbola frame in my etsy store

an italian tole table with carving cabriole legs and handpainted roses OMG

Lets not forget this adorable table with a drawer and shelf and oh those legs!

a great mirror top (removable) table high heel feet :-)

very french nightstand metal mesh doors ..and the pink shutters and globe and everything in the backround

look at the hand painting on this chair!!!!!!!!

some smalls all with that french flair

and last but not least my favorite auction purchase some lenci dolls...
Being an antique dealer may not be the easiest work in the world but parts of it (like doing the shopping) is just downright orgasmic!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Regrouping after Brimfield

Is it my age...or the first show of the season...I just can't seem to get it together after a 10 day Brimfield Antique Show. It was a great success the only draw back was the wind up to 45 miles ph at times and it lasted most of the week.  I promised pictures but didnt take but a few here is one from behind me on a line on Friday waiting to get into J&J's showt the last big show to open for the week....

This was on Friday I arrived on Mothers Day (the Sunday before)...with a 14' rental truck and my son drove the '86 station wagon and I only went home with the station wagon!!!
Although I sold alot it seems to be all over my house and has not found a place to call home...I wanted to have a huge garage sale like last year in my new (old) home for the Memorial Day weekend but I just don't know if I can get my act together. I should know by the end of today how much I can get accomplished .
Here are a few pics of my booths (I had 2 tents this time)
I did excellent on my vintage clothing and lingerie and did well on the painted furniture I did get to keep the dining room table (now is my kitchen table and I love it!)

Notice the gorgeous chintz curtains 4 panels in pink and 4 panels in blue I purchased them at the show and they are now hanging in my living room and my office!!

and this is now my kitchen table...which works out well as I have the buffet too in my dining room (not yet painted).
Funny how my decisions get made sometimes and it was meant for me I just didnt know it!
All in all it was a long and exhausting but profitable week and oh I met so many ETSY sellers!!!
I was thrilled!
OK time to regroup ...sort... reorganize ...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Etsy Front Page !!!

I missed it :-( I finally made it to Etsy front Page last night while I was still packing for Brimfield...raining windy and evidently the truck I rented has a leak in it and the windshield wipers to the station wagon that my son will drive for me don't work and I have a leak in my living room bow window so now it's raining inside too :-(
 but I made it to FRONT PAGE

I found the front page treasury on craftcult a great tool for etsy!

So exciting for me and although no sales generated
I received an email from Italy wanting to know the cost to ship :-(
and it generated more people who heart my store and 80 hearts on the item!
Thank you Michaelann from Vintage Frocks Of Fancy and Natalie from Fun Retro for emailing me last night to let me know!
Back to packing !
This should be my best show ever I am taking my best shabby chic and cottage painted furniture my best barkcloth, my best vintage clothing and will take tons of pics!  Rain Rain Go Away!!!
If you are around please come and see me special discount for etsy members!!!
Faxons Midway Antique show booth 33 right in the center of Brimfield across from the New England Motel show....wish me luck