Thursday, May 30, 2013

Allegan Antique Market Booth

The holiday weekend seemed to just fly by...
but what fun!

On Saturday morning, Georgina and I loaded up her truck and my trailer
with as many treasures as physically possible
and made our way to Allegan Fairgrounds...

to set up our booth for the monthly Allegan Antique Market.

We rented a 25'x25' booth which gave us lots of room to spread everything out
and make it look as eye-catching and welcoming as possible.

Once we manhandled our new canopy,
(which is always a good laugh)
all systems were 'GO'!
It was time to play house and create some pretty vignettes.

After everything was set,
of course we had to do a little shopping.
The vendors are always so cordial and fun to chat with!
Some of them were all set up and were kicking back with a glass of wine
while other vendors, like us, did a little treasure hunting.
I did nab a few beauties that I'll share with you later.  :)

Sunday dawned chilly, but sunny ~
(I was up at 5am and in our booth by 7am)
and it warmed up nicely during the afternoon.

We received many compliments on how cute our booth looked.
Thank you, everyone!

Here are some vignettes I created for our booth.

This table I painted sold right away.

The hand woven table runner is still for sale!  ($30)

The Victorian desk and dining chair also sold later in the day ~ after numerous people ooohed and ahhhhed over them.  

The "Be Bold" and "Laugh" signs are still for sale ($20 each).

I discovered another vintage grain sack while packing for the market.  It could be yours for $50!

My dream catchers ~ fluttering in the springtime breeze ~
caught everyone's attention,
and I sold quite a few of them.

Happy day!

My Jardin bench ~ one of the very first pieces I ever painted.

This little table was the second piece I ever painted with ASCP.  It sold late morning.

I got some use out of my old ruffled bed skirt by using it as a table cover.
I could have sold it 10 times.

It was such a fun day!

We loved people-watching all day long
and met so many nice customers.
The crowds were incredible!

Numerous close friends and family members wandered in to see how sales were going.

Two of my cousins stopped in to see me which was such a blessing!
One of them took home a Prairie Girl dream catcher with her.
Thank you, Carol!

I met a fellow blog friend, Shirley Wing
who is just the happiest, sweetest gal ever! 
She purchased one of my Prairie Girl dream catchers, too.
Thank you, Shirley!

And of course,
I had to spend some time with my sweet sister-from-another-mother,
Michelle from {re}imagined Just For You,
who vendors a beautiful booth at the market every month.
She creates beautiful ASCP patinas on vintage furniture that she and her husband travel near and far
to bring home to transform into artful creations.
She's simply amazing and incredibly talented.
(And don't get me started on how fabulous her children are!)
[Love ya to bits, Victoria!  *wink*]

Thank you to everyone who helped make our day fun and successful!

~  Blessings  ~

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  1. so many beautiful things, Laurie, glad you had a wonderful day!!

  2. I finally have a computer so I can harass you again! Aren't you lucky? Looks like you had a great booth and I am glad you sold so much stuff. It really makes the trip worthwhile then. Hope you have a good Friday- xo Diana

  3. wish i could have popped by to see you at the market! i was just about to say that i loved your table cloth!!! had been planning to make one similar! lol! glad you had a successful day!

  4. Your space was darling! Yes I could how you could have sold your bed skirt ten times over :) So happy some peeps get to enjoy your Dream Catchers they will be happy happy happy ladies.Thanks for sharing~Kim <3

  5. Your booth does look amazing! I have really got to check out this flea market this summer. I'm from GR and my friend lives in Saranac. Looks like we'll have to make a day of it! ~ Jamie

  6. I'm glad it was a fun day. Everything looks great!

    Visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things. :)

  7. It's so very beautiful stand and so much beauty!!!I's clear that you have had success,I would at this beauty stopped and took a piece of her home!!!Wishes to continue the same beautiful days ♥

  8. You had some beautiful things out, Laurie! It looks like it was a great day weather wise, too. Love the vignettes you set up.

  9. Glad you and Georgina had a good day at the market, Laurie. Looks like the weather cooperated, too.
    I hope I can get down there this year for a whole day of shopping.

  10. What a lot of beautiful stuff!!!...great !!!....lovely Ria...x !

  11. Laurie, so glad you had a good day selling! It's no wonder since you have so many beautiful things! Enjoyed all the photos.

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  12. Everything is just beautiful...Looks like a great day, weather and all! Love ASCP too. Have been adding new pieces to my booth as well.. You really have an eye for staging! thanks for sharing with Dandelion House!
    Have a great weekend!

  13. I would have had a field day shopping in your booth Laurie! It looks gorgeous! I'm glad it was a success for you:)

  14. The booth looked amazing with so many treasures. Love the Jardin bench. So much beauty. Have a great weekend!


  15. Wish I were there!!
    Your tent of beauty is so inviting.


  16. Oh how I wish I was closer! Your booth was lovely!!

  17. Oh Laurie
    How beautiful it all is! Love love it so filled with beautiful treasures. So happy to see the talent of you ladies in these photos. Have a blessed week


  18. Your booth looked so beautiful and you definitely are good at staging your vignettes. I wish Texas was closer to Michigan, lol, I would love to see your booth with it's treasures. I'm not surprised you sold your dreamcatchers-I love mine. Enjoy your weekend. Diana

  19. Laurie your booth looks amazing!And you had such beautiful weather too!

  20. You are so talented. I wish I were there. You make beautiful vintage.

  21. Your booth looks wonderful, Laurie! Glad it was a great day for you :)

  22. Looks great Laurie. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

  23. Your booth looks beautiful and those dreamcatchers are really eye catching in the open air :)

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    - The Tablescaper

  25. It all looks so beautiful Laurie! I love the table that the Angels are sitting on - what a gorgeous shade of blue!

  26. Just beautiful, but then I knew it would be! :)

  27. Your booth looked so pretty. I haven't been to Allegan in many years. Glad you had a good show.

  28. Bravo Laurie...looks wonderful, very inspiring!

  29. Laurie, Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful things at Simple & Sweet Fridays. The antique market looked like a success!


  30. Sounds like an amazing day Laurie. Your set up looks lovely and I'm not surprised you sold well on the day.


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