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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Another show on the horizon!

Hello, my peeps!  Hope you are having a great week.  It has been unseasonably warm here in the Rockies....but I am NOT complaining.  I am in no hurry for our perpetual winter to begin.  Especially when I am so busy right now.

I am nearly loaded and ready to go for my next show, Applewood Arts in Westminster at Standley Lake High School.  This is my first year for this particular location but I attended two of the Applewood shows last year and loved them.  What a selection!  So if you are here locally, come by and get a jump on your holiday shopping.
They have a couple of other shows coming up as well and I will be at the Loveland show.  I have some new holiday decor items, treats, a variety of stocking stuffers and ornaments.  I'd love to see you!

Last Saturday, hubs and I went to Cheyenne for my five year old grand's birthday.  Addyson is quite the princess!  I loved seeing the joy on her face!
Monday, my sister rode with me to go back to Cheyenne to take inventory to a show.  I have been doing Christmas in the Country for about five years now.  It is amazing.  If you have the opportunity, take a drive out to see Betty.  Here is their facebook page:

Betty and her husband move out of their two story log home and into their basement for the show's duration to allow shoppers to find treasures in every room.  The show begins November 3 and lasts until the 13th.  There is an old school house on the corner that has recently been remodeled.  Lunch is served there and sale merchandise is also found inside.  Make a day of it!

Tuesday, my little Westies went to the groomer and I had breakfast with my grandson, Quest.  They are white dogs again!
So, my pals, I am off to get some laundry done, catch up on some emails, and pay some bills......nah....I think I'll go to the studio.  lol

Friday, October 21, 2016

Vintage Market Success!

So last weekend, I did my first ever Vintage Market.  What a blast we had!  We, being my grand Skylar and I.  Skylar had no school on Friday, so she spent the night on Thursday and we got up at the butt crack of dawn and headed out to Pueblo.  Pueblo is about two and a half hours from here, but it ended up taking us around three hours to get there.  So we arrived about ten or so and had such an easy set up.  They had extra help in carrying things in, so we were not too exhausted for the evening sale.  We left around two or three in the afternoon, got a hotel room, showered and headed back.  The pre-sale was from 5-8PM and  it reopened again at 9 the next morning.  I had a great booth area and sales were steady all day.

 There were a couple of old trucks used at the venue.....great vintage vibe!
Sales of repurposed items were strong.  So I have been busy this week working on more.  I made over a few of the graters.
The grater is a thrift store find.  I simply spray it with a brown primer.  Tie a bow around it (secure with a dab of hot glue) and tie on the candle.  These are waxed dipped candles from Darice.  I secure it with a wire and then tie fabric over the top.  

Also went to the thrift store this week.  Here are a couple of my vintage finds.  The washboard was only $5 and the broom was $3!  Always fun to find the special deals...

No shows this weekend.  My grand, Addyson is turning 5 and my daughter just bought a new house, so we are heading to Cheyenne on Saturday.  Sunday, I am loading the car with merchandise for Christmas in the Country, and delivering north of Cheyenne for that show.  Friday is set up for a two day show in Westminster at Standley Lake High School.  This is a great show, with arts and crafts, antiques and repurposed items.  There are over 100 vendors with unique items for your gift list.  Come see me!  I will be set up in the cafeteria.

Well, my friends, what is it they say?  I owe, I owe, so off to work I go......Well, into the studio, I go....

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Jeez, Louise....Its been a long time.....

What a few weeks I have had!  Sister Sue and I went on the Nebraska Junk Jaunt and what fun we had!  We left on Thursday, September 22 and came home late Saturday night.  Junk Jaunt is a loop that goes around central Nebraska, full of yard sales, craft shows, and flea markets.  We took Sue's small SUV and filled it to the brim.

 I bought 16 suitcases, lots of craft supplies, antiques, and items to repurpose.

We saw the these plunger drink holders....
We saw the cute, like these little pumpkins made from custard cups and screws.

 We saw the this sign on a liquor store
 We saw the pretty, like this old John Deere tractor turned into a planter....
 And we saw the "I want it but can't afford it".....
We no sooner got home, it seemed, that hubs had another medical procedure.  This time it was surgery for a deviated septum.  He has been such a good sport about all of this.

Then here came October,  I had a five day show for Grandmother's House at Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.  We set up on Monday the 3rd and it went through Saturday.  Phew!  Thankfully, my granddaughter, Skylar was there to help me on Saturday with the tear down.
She is also going to help me with my next show this weekend.  I will be setting up at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo for the Simply Vintage Market.  I am taking a few of my antiques, some of my repurposed items and some of my more rustic or primitive craft items.  A few of my new items that I will be bringing are shown below.  

So, if you are wanting something fun to do this weekend, come visit us in Pueblo.  There will be a preshow on Friday from 5-8 and we will be there on Saturday from 9 to 5.  Hope to see you there!