Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Vintage Faire

This past weekend, I set up at a show in Minooka, IL.  It was The Vintage Faire.  You can find out more about it HERE.

I know.  I didn't give everyone advanced notice.

The reason?  I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do it this month.  If you recall, I had a sick van.  It was almost showtime before the van was out of the shop.

I had a great time, sold a bunch, and, plan to be back next month.

Now, if all goes according to plan, I will be selling at Kane County this coming weekend, August 2nd.

See ya soon.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weathered Beauties

I fell in love with these vintage lead numbered drawer pulls the moment I discovered them at a garage sale. They were nestled in the back of a drawer.

I love the beautifully weathered surfaces.  I'll be incorporating them into future projects.

Here's a recent project I completed using a salvaged piece of wood, and, vintage weathered hooks.

I transferred this Graphic's Fairy image onto the wood.  No painting on my part. The paint was already there. I just distressed it with some heavy duty sanding.  I cleaned the surface before I transferred the image, and, distressed it a bit more.  Then, I gave it a hand rubbed wax finish.

The vintage hooks were another garage sale find, and, a nice compliment.

I attached hangers on both sides.

I think I'll make a few more of these.

See ya soon.

Monday, July 21, 2014

No Slowing Down

Show after show, after show, and, I had another three day sale this past weekend.

However, as I mentioned in my last post, I didn't have to drive anywhere, and, the weather was beautiful.  I sold a bunch, including everything in the photo above.

I managed to take a few photos to share.

My friend Yolanda  (posing with her pile of finds).  I may be teaching a workshop at her store, The Junk Fairy soon.  I'll keep you posted.

I'm always grateful for happy customers.

This young lady was thrilled she happened to be driving by during my sale.  She was nice enough to pose with her finds before she loaded up.

"Will you be doing this again?", was the question from quite a few customers.

Oh, I'm sure I will.