I LoVe Imperfections...
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Monday, November 15, 2010

**BeSt ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLes!*!*! Grayslake Illinois Flea Market November 2010

Grayslake Flea Market - "Just FaB" ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLes... This was the first time I "set-up" as a vendor to sell at Grayslake Flea Market in Illinois...  Not only were sales good ~ but I just loved everything about it!*!*!  It worked out quite well for me with dealer "set-up" the night before...   My booth location was just perfect - with WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS who also "displayed" their wares...

   "Behind the scenes"...  You really learn to have an appreciation for what dealers go through show after show "loading... unloading"... WHAT A WORK-OUT!*!*!  I was over-joyed to learn that this particular show had a variety of CARTS for our use...


 My booth space was quite large, and with my "smaller-sized" vehicle, it was quite a challenge to fill it all...  



The Industrial Laundry Cart & Shabby Metal Trunk are Still Available...  I only had them For SaLe on Saturday...  "AGain, small vehicle Issues required me to take them home Saturday Night...  I'm now saving then for a Show Closer to Home...  AND I'm working on a BIGGER MOBILE COME SPRING!!!



 This OWL was just toooo cute!!!



Working on the set-up...



 I was surprised this pair of "Golden Doves" did not sell...  What a Fab Centerpiece for a table or buffet... I'll be bringing these pretties to my next show - this weekend in MORRIS, ILLINOIS



The green bench and planter sold right away...







 ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth, full view from across the isle...


Every Show has it's casualties...  When I arrived in the morning, this lovely "cast-iron" piece of mine had fallen over and a big corner broke off...  It still SOLD!!!  I'm sure she'll easily camouflage it with some greens on the corner...  Another casualty - broke off the brass arm of a chandelier after a quick "step-on-the-brakes"...  To the repair shop it goes!!!





This shabby fluffy bird "flew it's roost" later on in the show and returned to a "birdcage"...


 I bought this industrial chair at the show...  I may end up keeping it...  AwEsoMe!!!


 Although this turkey centerpiece was not very old, I thought it would make a great display piece for the THANKSGIVING DESSERT TABLE!!! ~ Still Available - bringing to the 3 French Hens Show this weekend...


Diane was my neighbor to the east...  Wish I had gotten  pics of her booth when it was finally all set up - OVER-THE-TOP AmAziNg!!!  Lots of industrial with just the right holiday adornments...  


 I was just thrilled to "see" who my neighbors were to the south!!!  Mother and daughter team - Lenni & Ericka...  I first spotted then selling at Elkhorn this past fall..  Just recently they have started a blog:  
AND - check out pics of their booth on my site from Elkhorn!!!


 This young couple from Indiana do such a wonderful job!!!  I first discovered them at Kane County Flea Market this past summer...  They were located within eye-site of my booth at Grayslake this weekend...  "Hot House Market" (click for blog) (sorry for the blurry pic - way toooo much coffee???)


 Georgeann had such a sweet vignette set up...


 YES!!! ~ These were FRESH HoLiDay Greens!!!

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A BIG THANK YOU  to all the wonderful customers who shopped my shabbies or just came by for a look...  It was my pleasure...   I'LL BE BACK AT GRAYSLAKE IN JANUARY 2011 - SAME BOOTH LOCATION...
I'm now off to shop for "fussy little shabby adornments" for this weekend's upcoming "3 French Hens Show"...
Hope to see you there!*!*
Check out my sidebar for details...
Jeanine

9 comments:

  1. I knew your Christmas display would be wonderful and I know this is just the beginning. ♥O

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  2. I love the Industrial laundry cart! passed one up similiar to that at Maxwell St. Day. What is the price on yours? I am looking for a toy bin for the tv room! That one would be great! Take Care!

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  3. I am thrilled with my little stash ...
    and giddy to have met you!

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  4. Great pics, and looks like it was a wonderful show! My favorite item is the sweet old laundry cart.....love it!
    Cathy aka GGJ

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  5. Glad to hear you did so well at this one!! Good luck this next weekend ~ hope there's alot of "deerhunting widows" out there ready to SHOP!!! Julie

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  6. ~*~LOVE your booth!! I cant believe the laundry cart and box didnt sell..wow! You do such a great job at your sales!! Hugs,Rachel~*

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  7. Love your Architectural Salvage items *swooning*... and imperfections attract me to pieces also... so the occassional mishap to a piece doesn't always detract, it just tends to give it more "character" and perhaps more of an interesting story... glad this was such a successful show... the displays were absolutely gorgeous.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  8. It was great to meet you at the Grayslake Antique show! You are a wonderful addition. See you in January! Laura

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  9. enjoyed your booth at the show. my daughter and i were pleased to meet you. the little green vintage garland she bought from you works perfectly in her little dollhouse.

    xo
    ~molly

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