Friday, September 26, 2008

Flea market finds from last weekend

This was my favorite thing I saw at the flea market that I didn't buy. What a cool vintage kid's guitar! It was in beautiful condition.

I did a little shopping at the Wellfleet flea market which is every weekend year round at the drive in on Rt 6. There are a few hearty dealers who sell there in the winter on dry clear weekends but you will find this market is best between May and November.
I found a few nifty bargains. No real winners but a few things to put in my show stock and a few good small things to sell on Ebay this fall. I ran in to some friends and talked to some nice dealers from far away.
Have you listed a free ad for your antiques business with Joe over at yet? No? me either but I'm workin' on it.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

He loves me, he loves me!

Yes, it's so many ways! This lovely name tattoo was done by Andrew at Spilt Milk Tattoo on main street, in Hyannis. That blue stuff you see around the tattoo is just leftover transfer from the stencil. Andrew is a new at Spilt Milk and he's the MASTER of hand drawn script. I have a feeling we will be seeing Andrew again soon...
Check out the Spilt Milk website and stop in their shop next time you are on the Cape!


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Back from Brimfield...With lots of pictures...Finally!!

Well, it took me long enough to get this post out. Things in my life are pretty crazy right now. I'm preparing to move at the end of this month, pet sitting a lot, and sewing like mad for the Oyster Fest craft show and the Boston Bizarre Bazaar.
Brimfield was a lot of fun, as usual. I had my love on board to help me. It was his first show and he did a great job with the set up and with the buyers. I remember my first Brimfield show as a seller...completely overwhelming to say the least. We met some horses on the way. Boy did they have a big trailer!
My luv above giving me a break from driving.Above is a shot of the load in procession. Below are the guys who park the buyers down back in our field. I was up before dawn to finish up all the little details before the show opened. Below is a very early morning shot on Friday. We managed to sell every piece of furniture that was in this load. Hooray!Above is me out in my front yard early in the morning. Below is my junque.
Above are Crazy Cakes & some sachet sets. Below you will find more of my junque. That table was the last piece of painted furniture to sell. It went to a friend for a bargain price!

I love boxes and old wooden storage containers!
Below is one of me with one of my nicest customers. She makes funky & fun wire crowns for big and little girls. She made one for me and brought it all the way to Brimfield from Florida. I have the best customers!
Ann Marie is one of my neighbors in the J&J field. She and her husband are a lot of fun. Annmarie has the prettiest Shabby Chic booth in out field. Ron bought me this little silver heart & key charm over in her booth. We added it to my wings necklace. Isn't it cute?

Fabric land above and artville below.

All kinds of Handmade goodies, supplies and vintage goods.

I bought these funky vintage boxes of millinery leaves and flowers at the show.

Below are some shots of other booths in our field. It's not all about me...

Big bunches of similar items all displayed together always catch my eye. Like these old marbles below...

I loved the painted finish on the dresser above. Check out the army of glass slippers below.
Below is a picture of the field as we left in the rain!

That's me on Saturday in the mirror section...

All in all it was a good show even with the bad weather we had overnight Friday and during the load out.

My next show is the Wellfleet Oyster Fest Craft Show on October 18th and 19th

More soon...XO Emily

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Going to Brimfield!

I'm ready, I'm ready!!!!
Tomorrow we set off for Brimfield for my eighth year of shows in the J&J field. I am in booth 12 in row c. That's my new little red trailer below and it's packed to the top with great vintage goods. I scored some great painted furniture last week...just in time for the show. Wish I took a picture before it all went in the trailer but it's all oak and painted perfect shabby chic green & aqua. I was tempted to keep it all for my new place. Have I told you I am moving at the end of the month?
My "rig" below

Lately my love and I have been finding a lot of 4 leaf clovers. I am becoming obsessed with them! Here we are clover hunting at Long Pasture in Yarmouthport last weekend after we attended a goat walking event, yes, goat walking. Sorry, I spaced bringing the camera to the goat walk!
Ok, I am ready to go to Brimfield NOOOOOOOOW, but I will have to wait till tomorrow.
I will take lots of pictures in Brimfield to share with you.
Oh, and I made the cut for the Boston Bazaar Bizarre. The show is Sunday Dec 7th from 11am to 7pm. Hooray!