Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Not Many Photos

Call me a bad blogger. Go ahead.  After going over my photos, I realized, I honestly don't have a lot to show you from my booth this past weekend. Once again, so much was gone before I thought about taking pics, and I didn't take many.  I was so focused on set up and early customers. Many of my customers have become friends. So, I'm usually chatting, laughing, and writing receipts. I'll try to do better at Kane County this coming weekend.

It was a chilly day at The Arboretum. I was set up under a huge tent, along with about nine other dealers. When the sun was shining, the dealers in the open air were warmer than we were in the tent.  Every time the wind picked up, it was like the temp dropped another 10-15 degrees.  Yet, it was a great day for sales.

My demilune,

and my burlap and webbing ottoman, went to the same customer.

My bi-fold door went as well.

I guess it's a good thing I was busy selling.  I just wish I'd at least got a wide shot of my booth before a bunch of  items were picked up.

I did manage to visit some of my friends.  Here I am with my friend Jeanine. We're pretending we're not freezing.  If you don't know Jeanine, you should.  Visit her blog Chippy Shabby.  She's a doll.

Here is a shot of Jeanine's booth.

My friends at The Perfect Pear, were set up next to me.  They have a shop in Crystal Lake, IL.  This mother (Wanda) and daughter (Sara) team are so adorable.

I only had time to take a quick shot of this little section of their booth.

I promise, I'll try to take more photos at Kane County.  Already working on that load.  See ya soon.


  1. The picture of you two is wonderful...love it. Jeanine I mean of course. I have been following her since I started blogging. You do not apologize for anything, live, enjoy, because you must.

  2. Love the picture of you and Chippy Shabby. She always has great stuff. How fun those shows look to be!

  3. I'm glad you had a good sales day. Maybe the weather will be a little better at the next one!

  4. Howdy Rosemary, glad to hear you were busy even if the weather was cold. I had a garage sale myself and it felt like summer here. I LOVE all the goodies you had for sale and the items from the other ladies were beautiful as well : )
    Hugs ~

  5. Rosemary, do you sell all your treasures or keep some for yourself to decorate your home? They are just beautiful!

  6. You guys do look like you're cold, Rosemary ~ everyone! : ) Well, at least people came out anyway. Sounds like another successful event!

  7. Glad your event went well and you had lots of sales!

  8. You are so pretty Rosemary! You should make that your new profile pic! The sale looks like a shabby girls dream...I would go into some serious debt shopping there!!!

  9. Your stuff looks great, how fun it would be to do some shows! and a lot of work too! Thanks for visiting me!

  10. Rosemary, sounds like you got lots of sales and that's all that matters. Thanks for sharing photos.

  11. Your booth looks amazing! I can see why there wasn't much left! I really like that bi-fold door!

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  12. I think your pictures turned out good and every thing looks so pretty. The reason you are there is to sell and that is what is most important. We are happy with anything you can show us. We are your devoted fans. You and Jeanine look so cute

  13. Everything on the day of a show goes so fast that you are forgiven for not lolling around taking photos! How nice that you could be there with friends. ~ Maureen

  14. don't know how you do it!!

    today was much better for working ourdoors, which I did all day!

    You're lookin' mighty fine!

  15. Great photo of you! I'm so glad you did so well and I think you furnished us with enough photos to give us an idea of what you had available so don't beat yourself up for being a bad blogger. HA I imagine you were very, very busy!

  16. Visiting with your friends was worth the cold weather, I'm sure. It looks and sounds like everyone had great items. I wish I lived closer -- WAY closer.

  17. Soooo good to SEE YOU and visit at the Show!!! Thanks so much for posting our fun pic together!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  18. Love that 'attitude' picture of you!! Lovely items everywhere...wish I could have been there...I want so many of those delicious remakes of yours!!!

  19. Hi Rosemary,

    Wow! It must have been an awesome day. Cute picture of you :)


  20. Oh I wish we had more of this style markets around here. We do have Brimfield coming up soon but I want more of the shabby style you ladys bring. Luck shoppers.
    All of the photo's are great and sorry it was so cold.Brrr...we are still cold.
    Enjoy your week!

  21. Rosemary the photo of the two of you is so adorable. love all of the pieces that you created. Lovely as always!!!


  22. Sure looks like it was a great (yet chilly) day at the Arboretum as evidenced by all of the winter coats, hats and scarves! I didn't have time to get out there but a few of us are going to Kane Co. this Saturday so hopefully will have a chance to stop by and say hi. Are you still in the same indoor spot?

  23. Well, it is a good thing that you were busy selling and not enough time to photograph...I can understand why you were so busy....way too many beautiful things to buy!!....Glad you had a successful show!

  24. Rosemary,
    Your booth photos look great.I see those mercury like bottles in the back ground.I am sure you sold those quickly...LOVE them.

  25. your stuff is beautiful as usual. Sounds like the weather didn't matter!
    Have a great week!

  26. A few pictues or a thousand, I enjoy admiring them all! Congrats on another successful show! Hugs, Leena

  27. I'm ashamed that I have not come to visit you yet. Such lovely displays!
    I was going to paint my bifold doors...now I am certain to! They are beautiful!



  28. Hi Rosemary,
    So many beautiful pieces! Sure wish I lived in the area...cold or not, I would have been there to shop your space!! Love your demilune and the adorable ottoman!
    Congrats on a successful show and wishing you a great time at Kane County!

  29. That was fun to see you and the other ladies doing what we love to do! Do you read The Curious Boys blog? THey have a style much like yours and find the most wonderful treasures...

  30. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter or FB??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  31. You're so pretty, inside and out, Rosemary! And, a great inspiration!

  32. Lookin good girl

    sure your stuff sold good , you tease us all by showing what your working on then people see's who can get there first to buy it LOl ?

    I read Jeanine's blog also her stuff is great also

    glad it was was a good day for ya
    I have always wanted to attend Kane county's flea market

  33. one thing for certain -- a trip to you website is a MAGICAL and GORGEOUS experienc! hugs and good luck in Kane County! : )


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