Sunday is our next Clover Market day and I have yet to show you any photos from the first one three weeks ago! We lucked out with some bright, clear weather and only a little bit of a chill.
The big green metal cubbie we picked up in Bouckville last year garnered a lot of attention and sold early. In fact, a lot of the things I had for sale were from our trip there last summer.
This hooped skirt pink satin colonial dress drew major attention as well. I bought it as a Halloween costume for Little Miss VJIMT a couple of years ago. She wants no parts of it. One little girl loved it and actually tried it on; unfortunately it was just a bit small.
I sold three typewriters, including this brown Royal to a fellow vendor.
This lovely chenille bedspread was thisclose to going home with a woman who went gaga over it; unfortunately, her Debbie Downer husband/boyfriend put the kibosh on the sale. What the heck? Leave that guy at home next time.
When the round table with drawer sold to a lady for her crafting room, I lost some of my display height.
Which leads me to the learn-from-my-mistakes section of today's blog post. I neglected to take a few pieces with me which I use for display but are also for sale -- a bookshelf, a corner cupboard, some stools. No one ever looks at them because they think they're for display only. And I was tired of schlepping them back and forth without them selling.
Well, guess what? Turns out those display items are good for display! I felt like most of my stuff was on one level and didn't look as "styled" as it could have been. Who cares if they don't sell! It is better to look good than to sell good. Or something like that.
Speaking of looking good, I got a little crafty and made myself a red and aqua pennant banner to brighten up my space. You should have seen the layers of dust on that sewing machine! I am not even kidding.
It's been many years since I've done any sewing projects; I may have been traumatized after our cat baby Leo (who thought he was a dog) ate almost a whole spool of thread off the machine when he was two and required emergency stomach surgery. He lived for another good ten years after that, but I swear that cat used up every inch of his nine lives. Hi Leo!
But I digress. Back to the pennant banner. After all that, I never even hung it up. Why? Because I am too darn short and couldn't reach the top flaps of the tent! Those display stools would have been even more handy! Oh, well, it was an easy project and I'm inspired to make some Halloween and Christmas ones for my holiday shows.
Here are some sneak peaks for Sunday. Framed art, pottery, baby heads, globes, tin boxes, and much, much, more.
Mr. VJIMT painted this old brown cupboard a vibrant aqua and I'm pretty sure it's going to be the star of the show. If it makes it there!