Sep 17, 2012

my booth at Deepwood Vintage Market

If you are a roller coaster enthusiast, then you know that there is a thing called a twin coaster.  
Meaning,  a roller coaster that has 2 tracks that both run at the same time.  

Sometimes they parallel, sometimes the cars come towards each other on opposite tracks.  
I've never actually been able to ride one, but I've seen them, and it looks scary and thrilling all at the same time.

That's how life has felt for me the last couple months.
Riding twin coasters- one foot in each car.

I've talked about the ups and downs of blogging; and owning your own business is like a roller coaster.
There's crushing lows, and thrilling highs.  
Learning how to ride not one, but two, has been.... 
crazy?  interesting?  a journey?   

The market was one of the thrilling parts of what I do, and it was just what I needed right now.

Yes, there's a ton of work involved, and it's exhausting.  
But it was so good for me to be able to connect with buyers, see old friends who were vendors, and meet several of you! 

I was super excited about my booth set up this year.  
I had an idea brewing in my head for a month and a half, and was glad that it turned out how I envisioned.
(sorry about the photos- they were snapped super fast, and then I had some major issues with uploading....awful grainy.)


My inspiration came from something I saw on Matthew Mead's website.  
He had visited Remnants of the Past, and showed a booth that I loved.  
I put my own spin on it, and was so happy with the result.

I found the posts at my local ReStore, for $10.  I was hoping for something chunkier, but I hate to spend too much of my cash on something I won't be selling.
The lanterns are from our family room.  I used the battery operated candles so I didn't have to worry about messy wax all over, or a fire hazard.  
I added the little pennants to hold the posts out.
Kinda renaissance-y.

My friend Janna was kind enough to pass on a gorgeous chippy window paned door, so we connected that to some old shutters for my back drop.


I was so glad to have my sale table this year- it was great to have a spot to wrap, have my bags organized, and sit when I needed a rest.  (it's in the background to the right there- with all my junk!)
The last time I used it was last November!


I added a skirt to it to hide my water and snacks.
You can see a better shot of it in the link below that Nichole Haverland took.  All on my FB page.
:)




I am so happy that a few of my furniture pieces went home with some buyers.  The Greige table and Mademoiselle Claude dresser went home with a nice lady who was happy to use them as side tables in her bedroom.



The humidor also (finally!) sold.

And at the end of the day, shortly before we started to pack up, a lady from Texas came in and bought my salvage book case.  I'm not sure if I ever had pictures of it on my blog! 
She told me she was decorating a guy's space and needed some cool pieces.  It's going in a musician's space, so she liked the sheet music background as well.



It was a well attended event; everything was super fun, and a great weekend.  
So thankful for the support of family and friends!

There are some pretty incredible photos that Haverland Photography took of the show- I posted a link on my FB page.  We had an Alice in Wonderland theme for the show, and the most adorable little Alice was roaming the gardens Friday night.  You have to take a peek.  Gorgeous job, as always Nichole!  Thank you for taking the photos!!

Today I am looking forward to a somewhat more normal routine to my day- ordering some items for my space at Aunt Bee's, going to my workout, and getting my fall decorations up around the house.

Looking forward to showing you some fall vignettes this week!

Thanks again to those of you who took the time to say hi and that you read my blog!! 
It meant the world to me!

****
P.S.  On another exciting note, a huge congratulations to Megan of Red Pearl Designs (my logo designer).  
Jaxon Michael was born on September 15!  

Dad, mama, and Jaxon are all beautiful and doing great! 
xxoo

6 comments:

  1. Denise,
    Your booth looked wonderful...you had a good idea and it worked:) Love the string of lights and the backdrop. i sure can relate to the roller coaster feeling.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Your booth looked great it looks like an event I would have loved to walk around exploring.
    Denise

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  3. your booth looked great! I know a lot of hard work went into that :)

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  4. Your space looks AMAZING! So exciting to move some furniture!

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  5. Looks absolutely delightful! I would love to shop your booth!

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  6. Your space looks fabulous! I love your lights, great idea. Doesn't it feel good to have a spot to keep everything organized? I love those springs that hold the pictures. It's no surprise you sold several of your furniture pieces. Awesome treasures!

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