Vintage Market at the Grove 2017

Vintage Market at the Grove 2017

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog, Markets and Shows | 0 comments

Hello Everyone,

Apparently I am going to give this blogging thing a try. Bear with me as I figure stuff out, technology is not my jam.  (Painting furniture is.) My husband (aka my manager, aka the money man) is pretty insistent that I share……stuff. So here it goes.

This past weekend I had a booth at the Vintage Market at the Grove.  It is hosted by Mindy of the Vintage Nest and The Glenview Park District.  Mindy does such a wonderful job coordinating with all the vendors and the Grove, as well as having her own booth at the market.  I really don’t know how she does it.

The Grove is a beautiful place to walk around at any time of the year; however, one day a year, as you meander the paths through the woods, you will find booths set up with all sorts of vintage finds.  Last Saturday was a beautiful day, 75 degrees and sunny (which was a far cry from last years event when it was 40 degrees and raining).

There was a much stronger showing of patrons this year. I met a ton of new customers and was able to showcase my work for new clients.  Since I had more time to prepare for the market this time around, I had an abundance (Ok, an over abundance) of furniture and goods that I brought with me.  This led me to increase my booth size from a  10’x 10′ space to 3 spaces (10′ x 30′) so I could cram it all in. As a result, we had a tent full of customers most of the day.

Below is a quick shot of half of my booth (hope you appreciate the fact that I employ child labor) 🙂

My booth at the Vintage Market at the Grove 2017

Another shot:

Sweet little sitting area.

I sold the settee and the trunk top coffee table.  The back of the french grain sack chair is upholstered with a Pioneer Corn feed sack.

Pioneer Corn French Chair

The two chairs are still available. I hope to be setting up a sale page VERY soon on my website.  Until then, if you see anything that you are interested in or would like more information about, please don’t hesitate to email me.

One last shot of the end of the booth:

A lot of these items are still available, so feel free to email me for more information.

Total aside, I am in love with this french window pictured below.  For all you DIYer’s out there, I am sure you can relate to how rare it is for what is in your head to actually manifest itself.  I cannot believe it didn’t sell.  At last years market, I sold all the windows I brought within the first hour. This year, not so much. This one is an old plumbing company advertisement.

French Plumbing Window

My very favorite thing to do is take old furniture and other old stuff that is destined for a landfill somewhere and give it new life.  The old saying “They don’t make it like they used to” certainly applies to old, heavy, wood furniture and windows.  I love me an old wood window with chipping paint. So I would like to thank all of the people that came out to the market .  Thank those of you who supported me with their purchases. Thank my friends and family who encourage me to keep creating. And thank my sons and husband for loading and unloading the heaviest furniture known to man.  Definitely could not do what I do without those guys.

OK people, thank you for bearing with me on my first blogging foray.  I hope to get more comfortable with putting myself and my work out there.  And remember to take before and after shots. And not let negative comments get to me (mean people suck).

So until my husband reminds me to write another blog post, be good to yourself,

Karen

 

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