Saturday, July 28, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
I have said it before but there's just no place else on earth like Brimfield! If only photos could convey the energy buzzing around the field, the excitement of the shoppers & anticipation of the dealers who have worked nearly all night to be ready for the show to open at 6am. I am happy with my set up even though a whole 40 pound bin of fabrics never made it out of the trailer! Whoops! More to put out at the next show.
On my back wall in the middle are some chenille & vintage fabric baby blankets. I have not done a batch of simple blankets that are not made from hand cut chenille quilt squares in a while. My neighbor Annmarie bought one for her pampered kitty and a few others went to lucky babies. If it ever stops raining here on Cape Cod I will photograph a few and get them listed in my etsy shop.
These fellow Cape Cod dealers specialize in antique glass bottles, old crocks and interesting small antiques
This is Steve and his son Nick from New Hampshire. They are in our Friday night dinner club and set up near me in May & September which are both bigger shows than the July show.
Annmarie's booth was really pretty too. She was in the next row over from me and my first sale of the day. Her booth was ultra-shabby chic and one of the pretties booths I saw in J&J.
Monday, July 9, 2007
I am ready to go...The Crazy Cakes have been made.
Just for Brimfield...fat jelly & chocolate creme roll ups filled with lavender
Have a great mix of handmade chenille & button goodies...
The new buttons made it here before the show. Here is a small sample of what's new in my button case. Don't they look like yummy candies? You should see them sparkling in the Brimfield sun.
Did all the shopping I could in all the markets I could get to. Probably would have bought that pink chenille too if the dealer was in their booth. Have lots of fabric and decorative goods from the 18oo's to the 1950's.
Leaving Thursday, Selling Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th Cocktail hour in my booth starts at 3pm each day...lol!
Friday, July 6, 2007
Delicious covered buttons made recently from vintage feedsack and other fabrics of the 30's 40's and 50's. Getting my junk & goodies ready for the July Brimfield has been sort of fun this time. July is not such a crazy and busy show as the Brimfield shows in May and September. my trailer will not be packed so tight and Dave will be staying with me at this show. Have some truly yummy vintage fabrics and cases and cases of vintage, Czech glass and covered buttons in this load.
I hope to meet a few more of my eBay & Etsy buyers at this show. It seems like I get to meet one or 2 at each show. Many of my buyers have shared photos of what they do with the Czech glass and covered buttons I sell and will be sharing those photos as soon as I get all the proper credits and links figured out. I am so impressed with what others have done with the Czech glass buttons in particular.
More soon, Emily
Sunday, July 1, 2007
You can click on any picture to see them bigger
Look at all those stitches. I am so happy to find something so pretty to hang in my Brimfield booth on July 13 & 14. I am getting excited and just started the process of re-arranging and re-packing my trailer. The July Brimfield is less busy so it's a little more relaxing and I get to do more visiting and shopping.
This is what the back of the blue polka dot border looks like. I think it's Italian or Portuguese. Either way, it's stunning and I am tempted to keep it. I just don't have a fancy tablecloth kind of house or space to properly display it.
Patti's oldest dog Guinness stopping to smell the flowers. I love this picture. I've been pet sitting & dog walking for my friend's company while she has been in Italy on her honeymoon for a few weeks. I've been staying at her house and doing her dog walking route. It's been interesting to have a totally different life and job for a few weeks and work full time outside my home. Boy, I don't miss it at all. I have a couple of days left and there aren't many visits. So many folks are around for the 4th. The Cape is crammed with tourists!
In an effort to burn more calories I have been hula hooping. It's really fun. I like to bird watch and actually found 2 four leaf clovers when I was hooping a few days ago. Sewing is just not burning many calories and I loathe exercise of any kind...except hula hooping I guess.
Above are Czech art glass button hair ties Recently made for some upcoming shows. They really sparkle in the sunshine!
I made the baby blankets below with cotton fabrics from the 20's to the 50's and backed them with vintage chenille.
A few more Crazy Cakes for Brimfield. Can you tell I can't wait to go??