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Monday, June 14, 2010

ANTIQUE GARDEN SHOW ~ Northwind Perennial Farm, Wisconsin

This past weekend I had an Outdoor Booth Space at the Northwind Perennial Farm Antique Garden Show, in Burlington Wisconsin ~ just minutes from the Famous Lake Geneva Resort Area...  THE WEATHER was a major factor ~ with a prediction of "Scattered Thunderstorms" both Friday & Saturday...   Like a "Girl Scout" - I prepared myself with a "double-tented" space, along with a good supply of tarps...   The GOOD NEWS is that we did not have any Major Rain - just plenty a scare with wind & dark skies...  You know the old saying ~ bring an umbrella and it won't rain!!!  HOWEVER, just about everyone I talked to, who ventured into my booth, said it was raining "cats & dogs" from where they came ...  Needless to say, THIS PUT A BIG DAMPER ON SALES ~ ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY... Compared to last year, Sales were way down ~ but YES, it was worth the effort...   Sooooo grab a cup of coffee & sit a long spell ~ I took a million & one pics for you to enjoy...  (click on photos to enlarge detail...)


We rented a Cargo Van this year...  It was  AmAziNgLy Huge inside!!!  Jeff is a "Master at PaCkiNg"!!! ~ Not a single thing shifted inside...


We secured EVERYTHING after set-up Thursday Night...  A possible Thunderstorm was predicted over night... ~ That meant a lot of re-arranging in the morning...

This sweet... sweet... kitty was my Friday Morning friend while I was tweaking all my vignettes...


The weather turned out JUST GREAT on Friday, & I was able to have many an item outside of the tent...  The Serious Buyers Came Out EARLY!!!


This watering can was from my personal collection... ~ It SOLD right away...   Gorgeous Old Chippy Teal Blue Paint...  & YES - those were real sunflowers!*!*!


This is the view I had from my check-out table...  If you look real close you can get a glimpse of "Mariann" ~ my friend who I helped out this past Fall, at The Mother of All Flea Markets, in Warrenton, Texas...  Mariann sells all over the U.S.



This was the center area of my booth space...  I kept tarping the sides on and off all day...








This GoRgeOuS Tole Chandelier SOLD on Saturday to this lucky Lady...  I had planned to keep it if it didn't sell...  It was soooooo PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy!*!*!







This Crusty... Rusty... Iron Architectural Fragment SOLD right away...  It will look Just Fab in the GaRdeN!*!*!




Since I was by myself both Friday & Saturday, I had very little time to shop other Dealers booths...  HOWEVER, I did wander a bit & saw these AmaZiNg - "Crusty... Rusty" Holders of Sort...  I brought back a votive candle "to try" from my booth & they looked "Just Fab"!!! AND - OMG!!! this vendor, Jamie Johnson, has a BLOG & I've been on it!!!  Check it out for yourself ~ Jamie has some AwEsoMe Vintage Garden Items!*!*!    HOLLYHOCK GARDEN ANTIQUES



Jan & Kathy's Booth ~ GRACIE'S COTTAGE ~ check out their blog too...  Their booth was quite far from mine so we didn't get to chit-chat much during the show...  These gals know how display & pack it in!*!*!



More of my "outdoor sprawl"...  Unfortunately this LoVeLy Garden Set did not sell AGAIN ~ I had it at my House Sale too...  It is sooooo AwEsoMe!!! ~ Just look at those chair backs!!!  It's now available, at a much reduced price -  at "CEDAR CREEK ANTIQUES" ~ on the 2nd floor of the Old Mill in Cedarburg, Wisconsin...



Most of the Hanging Lanterns SOLD...    The Tri-Fold Doors were part of my display/prop... ~ EVERYONE wanted to buy them!!!



More shoppers...



These 2 ladies were having sooooo much fun!!!  The Lovely Vintage Garden Settee went home with the Lady on the right!*!*!




Here's a "Sneak-Peek" of Catherine, in one of the Garden Areas across from my booth!!!  Catherine is just a Doll!!! ~ AND GREAT CUSTOMER!!!




Here I am "bagging up a purchase"...




If you look real close, Denise & Janice's Booth is on the right...  These Ladies are from Illinois ~ and most of the time have Booth Spaces at Kane County & Grayslake Flea Market...  Denise also has a shop in Geneva, Illinois - Denise's Home Adornments...



 I loved this little re-arranged vignette toward the end of the day... 



Plant Stand & Garden Table...



  ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!



My Drop Dead GoRgeOuS Zinc/Tin Architectural Pediment SOLD at the end of the day on Saturday...  It's being picked-up at my house in a couple weeks!*!*!  This lucky lady has the perfect spot for it ~ above her bed!!! - How AweSoMe is that!*!*! 



And lastly, a "sweet vignette" ~ basket with chippy tin flower holders and garden spade... 

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Needless to say, AFTER "3" back to back ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Shows, I'm taking a BLOGGING BREAK for the rest of this week!*!*!  Time to catch up on everyday living...  AND get ready for Joan's 4th of July Vignette Contest!!! ~ ***Do click on my sidebar for Entry Details*** 

10 comments:

  1. Wow looks like a great show! Wish I lived closer1 I hear you about taking a break! I was beat after my one day fair last weekend! The kids and I just laid around watching movies all week! Love your displays!

    Jody

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  2. I saw lots of great stuff in your pics - wish I was nearby so I could go shopping! Looks like you had fun!

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  3. OMG I just luv all the garden goodies! And the booths are displayed with so many treasures. Thanks for sharing...Julian

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  4. That large piece will be handsome over a bed. Rest up.

    hugs,
    olive

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  5. Great photos Jeanine - Glad you caught one of Catherine; she's a favorite of ours as well, and was really on the go helping out that day.

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  6. it was so nice to meet you to ! i still have the chippy white urns it was the heavy cement ones that sold i am so glad they did i did not want to move them anymore ! i keep an eye out to see what you do with the crusty rusty holders thank you ! it was fun !

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  7. Great pictures...thanks for posting, Jeanine!

    As always, it was great seeing you and your amazing set-up.

    So glad your zinc pediment will be cherished in it's new home, a perfect use for it over a headboard.

    Take care and rest-rest-REST!

    Kathy
    Lilac Lane Boutique

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  8. Love your photos and BOOTH!!! I am a chippy, shabby garden lover ! I could have bought a lot of things in your booth!!! I am getting ready for a show this weekend in Fallbrook Calif...love it!

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  9. Your booth looks fantastic. What a fabulous place to have a sale

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  10. Hey Jeanine! I always love going thru your photos and enlarging each one. Your set ups and displays are absolutely the BEST!! Great inspiration and fun. Wish I lived close, I'd be your no.1 groupie!!!!
    xo,
    Debra

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