Monday, October 26

Sunny day & good friends!

Well I guess I'm a seasoned pro now that I finished my 2nd show. I am exhausted, again I am in awe of the folks who participate in the 'biggies'. How they get a weeks worth of stuff together, haul it, camp for a week, play nice with others & break it down is beyond me. This show consumed me for a month, but it was worth it. In the end we had a beautiful sunny day spent with good friends and made some cash to boot!
I was happy with the way my tent turned out, lots of white and lovely blues. That container holding the hydrangeas is an old humidifier, I have a dozen all different.
In the left corner of this pic is my new pal Maggie from The Veranda. She had a lot of good Round Top stories to share, like selling a box of ballet slippers to Robin of Magnolia Pearl fame, who used them to dress her tent. I posted a picture of them here.
I think this cabinet turned out well. It didn't sell, but it's in my booth now & will look great decorated for our Christmas open house.
I sold this chair to one of my regular customers. The hutch I did with the turquoise handles were the first to go, and my little kitchen table & chairs sold last as I was breaking down. Love that- I didn't have to haul it home.
My Art Diva's! This is the most awesome group of ladies, such good & supportive friends. I love them all. Joann, a long time dealer, Charlene from My Hearts Ease, Carolyn of Then & Now and Pat from My Tattered Elegance.
Joanna from Sweet Finds joined the fun this time along with her partner Angela of Filigree Moon. We always find something to talk about, she is also a Mother of multiples- and look how good she looks! They had a great booth, I bought a couple of goodies there.

Our hostess and ring leader Jana, she did a great job organizing as usual.

My sweet, sweet Carolyn. She's my neighbor at Collected Treasues and she made the most AMAZING Christmas cottages. They came in 2 sizes and lots of pretty colors, the big ones were only $40! All wrapped up and ready to give to someone special. I think she is going to show each one up close on her blog, Then & Now.
Jana's adorable quilted pumpkins, what a deal!
I spent some serious downtime recovering yesterday, but the factory is back open and in full Halloween mode. I have 3 trick or treaters in need of some costume help, so once again I'm off to my home away from home -JoAnns!



Hi Lisa! Loved your booth, such beautiful furniture so perfectly refinished. I hope you joined Chez Fifi's contest! I am amazed with your talent and energy raising 3 adorable babes! So enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks for the mention and joining my newbie blog followers! You have found a new groupie here! ~ Angela

Ticking and Toile said...

I so wish I could have been there! I love that bed frame....And the big picture in front of it...Did you sell it? If not, I would be interested...Everything looked fantastic & it looks like you had a ball!


The Feathered Nest said...

What a wonderful day you must have had Lisa!!! Surrounded by sweet friends and paying customers....doesn't get much better than that! Thank you for sharing all the photos ~ I love seeing everyone's beautiful faces :) I hope your week is wonderful sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I enjoyed seeing you again Lisa...your booth was beautiful! The blues & whites were so charming. Love my shredded sheet music (of course!) & my flash cards...thanks!

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Hey Sista,
Awesome blog. Thanks so much for my plugs. Home today trying to de-glitter the house. I'm so glad I got to see your precious kids.

Collected Treasures said...

Great post about the sale......I was so very proud of all of made me look good :) xojana

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Lisa! I'm sure all that hard work was worth it! I daydream about how much fun it would be to have my own little shop or travel around with the rest of you gals. Thanks so much for coming over and leaving such a sweet comment. You really put a big smile on my face! Have a fabulous week!

My Desert Cottage

Charlene said...

Hey Lisa love the post!!!! You are so sweet! You got some great photos! It was so much fun getting to visit! See ya tomorrow.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your booth looked wonderful. I am always amazed at how such a charming space can be conjured up out of nothing. Wish I could have seen it in person!

sarah said...

oh wow sounds like my kinda day, would love to have been there!


Katies Rose Cottage said...

You did soooo good Lisa ~ Your booth was beautiful ~ I am AMAZED at what you do with triplets at home ~ Oh my goodness girl !

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I just found your blog through Sweet Cottage Dreams, and I'm so glad I did! Wish I could have found you earlier, I'm just over in Dallas, and I would have loved to come to the sale. Your items looked fantastic! Your blog is just lovely, I'll have to add it to my blogroll. Glad to have found you, Lisa!


Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

You've just done something I've always wanted to do. I guess I did, kinda. I a bunch of wicker, from a dill I was trying, and $5.00 to my name. I opened a both at the Farmers Market in Georgia. I went home with $300.00.

Love your stuff.

Barbara said...

I really enjoyed your booth and have found treasures from you the past two years. Please let me know where you have a permanent booth and you also mentioned a Christmas open house. Please let me know when and where. Thanks- Barbara

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

hey Lisa, your booth was wonderful! I love the color scheme & all the furniture... just beautiful! I can't wait to hang out again. And I'm definitely looking forward to some painting tips. tee-hee.

thanks for the compliment... she looks good! Ha! Whatever!!! tee-hee. You look good. :)
hugs, Joanna

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I was so wishing we would have had time to stop by. Everything looked so interesting. So, is this a sale that's done only once a year. Please keep me posted on your next one or if you do another sale, I'd love to come out. Hope you are having a great day, T