Monday, October 31, 2011

Market Monday and Moving Day!

Friday we arrived at Packard's Antiques ready for a very long day.  Well, 'ready' may be overstating it because a few hours in... I was wanting to be done.  Shawn, Christian, and I helped move the contents of two other booths elsewhere and then started the process of 'prepping' the new double space so we could officially move my items out of my original space.

The floors are typical of most Antique Malls... rough cement.  I really think the addition of some kind of floor covering helps make the space seem separate from the mass of other booths.
 I love these FLOR carpet tiles.  They are commercial grade and held up well in my original booth, so I ordered more for the new space.  Shawn and Christian are now professionals at installing these tiles!
 I almost forgot to take 'before pictures'.  Here is the space with nothing but a few of my larger furniture pieces.  We had to do the floor while strategically moving around the furniture... again, not fun.  The walls are peg board... functional but ugly.  I am at the end of an aisle now so I do not have a 'neighbor' to the right side of my booth.  Instead I have a walkway and large loading door... which isn't pretty, but will be to bring in my larger pieces. 
I used burlap again to cover the walls.  This time I just ruffled the entire wall of burlap.  This is where I hurt my back, grin... standing on the very highest step of a ladder, reaching as high as I could, stapling as I went along.  But I am happy with the results.  There is no way to completely disguise the peg board but it helps give more texture and I think when it is fully loaded, it will look nice.
 This angle is of the left side of my booth.  I do have a neighbor on this side.  So I came up with a screening idea that I could not be more thrilled about!!
 These doors/screens are my favorite thing in the whole booth set-up.  Gotta love when an idea turns out great!  All of these doors are beautiful antiques but they are no longer for sale, nope, they are keepers now that they make functionality so gorgeous!
I left very few items in the booth when we were done constructing/laying the bones of the booth.  The reason being that I want to reload next week with lots of brand new items for the Holiday Open House.  I hope to make the entire space feel festive by next week.  Right now it seems very large and daunting, snicker.  I will post next week on FRIDAY instead of Monday due to the beginning day of the Open House.  I'm not sure how many vendors will go all out for this event... but I AM!! 

P.S - I have changed the information for my location inside Packard's.  Please make note... I'm super easy to find, just all the way to the back now ;)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Market Monday... a p.m. addition!

Whew... OK, sneaking under the wire with this post.  I did not make any new deliveries to my booth today since I am currently having a sale and trying to clear out some items.  I officially move into my new booth this Friday, YAY!  It will be tons of work and I will be glad when all the shuffling is done.  I will post my new space on Market Monday next week.  My double booth will be a tad of a 'shell' for a bit of time.  I will be loading it full for 
Packard's Holiday Open House, November 11th & 12th.
Mark your Calendars and I promise to have all new items from large furniture pieces to small items that can help you with your Christmas shopping!
So today I have a few teaser photos of items that will be added to the new booth space for the Open House.  I am thrilled with some of the items that will be ready soon.  I am exhausted with all the work but it is so much fun to see the many 'piles' of items grow and grow.
 I have found a new gray/blue paint color and!  I am using it on a huge dresser.  Here's a peak at the curvy drawers... can't wait to show you the complete before and after of this piece.  It is a drastic change.  I feel I really transformed a piece that was sure to be trashed otherwise.
 I will have several slipcovered pieces done and ready for the booth too! 
 Candlesticks will be a prominent item as I think they are so gorgeous lined on a Holiday mantle!
 While in Destin on vacation, I happened to find the most amazing crusty dusty boxes collection of glass... different styles and I hope to give you tons of ideas of how to use them for display and also for very functional use.  Really excited to finally get these in the new booth.
I have been creating some beautiful items with the pages of some old hymnbooks I recently found.  The printing dates on these books ranged from 1927-1942!  Each page is fantastic and I hope you will love the items I've made with this beautiful collection of sheet music.

I'll post next week with pics of my new LARGER space and plan to give more sneak peaks leading up to the Open House.  Have a great week!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Market Monday

First Ever SALE!!!!
Tons of vendors at Packards have markdowns in their booths... Once Upon a Farm is jumping in to the frenzy.
My reasons are 2 fold and selfish, yep!
#1 - I will be moving to a double booth on the 28th of this month and I would like to move as few things as possible.  Two other vendors are also moving their items to accommodate my request for two booths and I really, really, want to simplify things and make sure they are inconvenienced as little as possible and I am out of their way quickly ;)
#2 - Packards' Holiday Open House will begin November 11th!  The more items I can sell now... makes more room for brand new items for the Open House.  I will have my new booth spaces packed with painted furniture, slipcovered pieces, Holiday items GALORE!  It is going to be beautiful... I hope you'll agree.  I will be giving sneak peaks in the upcoming weeks.

I'll be sure to bore you with pics of 'the move', snicker.   And of course details as to how to find me in my new location.

So for today... this will be the heaviest photo laden post EVAHHH!  I will show photos taken today in the booth and also closeups of individual items still available in my booth and now on SALE!  You would be doing me a huge favor by scooping these items up so I, nor the sweet men/muscles in my life, do not have to heave-ho them to the new spaces.  There are little items, and large furniture items... nothing is exempt... all 20% off.  

 K.  You made it to the end.  Hope if there has been anything you really wanted but didn't get... this sale will help you take it home with ya!  I have some very, tremendously, busy weeks ahead of me but so exciting too!  I look forward to the new space and hope you can all make it to the Holiday Open House in November... I will keep you updated.  Have a great week!