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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...


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

  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!

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

  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

  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

  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~*

  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

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

  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.



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