Nov 19, 2012

Heritage Holiday Faire 2012

Whew!  what a weekend!
I have been preparing for the Holiday Heritage Faire since the end of the Deepwood Market back in September. 
It was a ton of work- but so much fun finding, planning, and purchasing items for it.

My brain was pretty fried the past two weeks, so I am sure my family will be happy to have me a bit more "with it" now that it is over. 
;)


I was able to snap a very few quick photos of my space on Friday night before it got busy.
I had a huge corner space (thank you so much, Sarah!!)
and although I had a plan in my head of how I wanted it to look, I'm never completely satisfied with the end result.  
I really hope I can continue to evolve in my creativity with booth staging.

{don't you love the sign in the hutch?!
 I saw this somewhere online, and thought it would be funny to frame and put in my space.  It is all too true!}
The very first item to go was the ice skate welcome sign!
I don't have any pics of it since it left so early on, but you saw it a couple posts ago...

Friday night was a fun event- everyone dressed up a bit, and I had steady sales all evening.
I sold out of my initial order of the Wintergreen candle from Harmony Farm
and placed another order that same evening.  




Only one piece of furniture sold over the weekend, but that was kind of what I expected.
I had a small farmhouse style butcher block island, and it went home with the family that prayed for Hannah.  
:)
Love that!

Love the vintage Santa mugs!  
I found them at the same estate sale where I picked up the two matching hutches.


This little snowy cabin was one of my favorites.  
The lady who bought it said her family had a log cabin.

I had a set of 4 elves like the one sitting on the roof.  
They were gone in a matter of minutes on Saturday.
Vintage replicas, and everyone said they looked like the Elf on the Shelf!
:)

This vintage black lunchbox was a fun piece too.  
I purchased some red and white chevron goodie bags for customers who want 
bags for neighbor gifts, classroom parties, etc.
All wrapped up in sets of 10!


And last but not least, the two matching hutches:


I was so excited to get these about a month ago.
What are the chances of finding two matching?!
I painted these with a coat of Duck Egg blue, and then two coats of MMS milk paint in Ironstone.
I also used the crackle medium, but it really did more of a chippy look than a crackly look.  I love it.  It turned out better than I hoped.

I also added a light colored design of some leaf medallions.  
I wasn't too sure if I loved the look, but I'm sticking with it for now.


I thought I had some before pics, but I guess not!
They were a pretty uninspired rusty brown color.
I added the moulding to the top, to spruce em up a bit.
They're now hosting all the holiday goodies in my room at Aunt Bee's House.
(kinda glad I got to take them there for a bit!)

The whole event was a blast, and so well done.
Thanks for joining me on a virtual tour of my booth!

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8 comments:

  1. Your booth looks great. I think elves are the big thing this year...they are all over blogland already. It is always fun to get ready for a show and kind of a relief when it is over. xo Diana

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  2. Your booth looks amazing... I love your blog and your ideas... I too have a shop opening very soon The Rusty Pearl... SO i am always looking for great design like yours... I love it .. and it already feels like Christmas ... Love it here

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  3. The show was sure beautiful and lots of fun...your booth was fantastic! Can't wait to get some of those Wintergreen candles from you next time you have them in stock. I'm so happy it was a successful weekend for you.

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  4. Love everything, but Santa mugs are my favorite! :-)

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  5. Oh it all looks awesome! You did a great job with staging! I know how you feel though - I'm stressing just a little about my setup friday night!

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  6. Thanks for sharing a peek of your both...wish I could have been there. Your things looked incredible! Hopefully you can settle in and enjoy the holidays! Tell the fam hi from us.

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  7. Your booth looks great !! I just found you at Simply Klassic Home and was touched by your story! I'm now following you and invite you to stop by and say hi :)
    Susan

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  8. Aww Denise the booth looks AWESOME!!! I love the Christmas banner that looks to be made from twine and cards. Sounds like you did well! Yay!!!

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