Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wellfleet Oyster fest 2007 Getting Ready

Been spending most of my time getting for my next show which is The Wellfleet Oysterfest on October 13th and 14th it's a fun and super well attended street festival. Click on the title of this post to visit their website. Last year over the 2 days over 20,000 people came to party in the street, eat Oysters on the half shell and buy handmade goodies from a few hundred vendors.

Pretty simple sachets... One is vintage barkcloth, 2 are vintage feedsack fabric, one set is done from a beautiful earl9 1900's wholecloth quilt. I have been looking to fill certian price points and these are my new $20.00 item. They come tied in a stack of 3 with a pretty Czech art glass button on top. I've done a big batch of these for the Oysterfest but have a feeling they will become a regular part of my inventory.

I just found out I will be one of the 95 vendors in this year's Boston Bazzar Bizarre!! you can check out their website here http://www.bazaarbizarre.org/boston


Getting all my displays together is always a fun challenge. It's all about cramming as much stuff in that space as I can. At the antique shows spaces are much bigger and the shows are run much differently to say the least.

Recently I found these vintage metal flower pots and painted them pink to display my vintage fabric covered buttons. I usually show them in a flat case but that takes up way more space.
Below are a big batch of Czech glass buttons. I have been using flea market finds for displays for years now....

A few months ago I picked up this stacking metal container at the flea market. This month in Country Home magazine they are showing the same piece as a countertop catch all to hide and organize counter clutter.

Below are my latest vintage finds. I went off cape last saturday to do a little treasure hunting in some of my favorite spots. I especially love the funky fabrics and the painted bunny bookends.


This little antique black glass boston terrier below was only 2 bucks! So cute, it looks like my fat little dog Bella


This bracelet is simply amazing. What a big chunk of sterling! It weighs over 4 ounces. Not quite sure how old it is because it's marked 925 instead of sterling. Pieces marked streling are generally older. Either way what a great & showy artisan made cuff. Not for the faint of heart!


Emily

6 comments:

melissa@yummygoods said...

hey emily!
you have been busy! Your stuff is so darling. I want to see it in person! Maybe I'll take the trip to wellfleet next weekend if i can swing it.
Also- congrats on the mention in the magazine blog! Awesome!

Emily aka Crazy Cakes said...

thank you melissa, the oysterfest is total insanity. picture 10,000 people shoulder to shoulder in the streets of tiny downtown wellfleet both days. glad i have the shelter of my booth!! if you go look for me right on main street, my booth is literally in the street.

DancingMooney said...

I found your blog link on the etsy forums, and I love your blog! So much fun to see all your vintage goodies! I'm a bargain shopper too, and it's always fun to see what we can find out there!
:D

melissa@yummygoods said...

hey emily! How did it go? I keep checking my bloglines to see if you've posted yet! Wish I could have stopped by, but honestly I heard how busy it gets and just didn't feel up to the crowds!
I hope you did great-Your stuff is so sweet and charming, I am sure you did!

Emily aka Crazy Cakes said...

hi melissa, i have had some other work taking up my time and have been slacking on my post. check back in a few days.

Anonymous said...

I just came to see your blogishness for the first time and I want to buy this braclet if it is a for sale item. I have to hold that thing...Dervits