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Monday, April 30, 2012

1st OutDoor Antique Market of the Season - The SUN NEVER CAME OUT...

This past Sunday I set-up at the First Outdoor Selling Market of the 2012 Season...  YOU never know what to expect "weather wise" - especially at this time of year...
•CONSTANT WIND...  (I had great tent weights)
•IT POURED BUCKETS ~ near days end...

Thank goodness most of my SaLes were EARLY-ON!*!*!  

Beautiful Setting...
The Arboretum of South Barrington

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! F*I*N*D*S

The load-in was wonderfully EASY - you
 could pull right up to your space!*!*!
DEALERS LoVe This!!!

Rosemary came over to give me hug when 
I FINALLY got All-Set-Up...
Do hop on over to her FaB Blog

Although the SHOW Opened at 10 a.m. -
Shoppers were lurking as early as 8:30
4 of my Larger "Anchor Pieces" SOLD well before 10 am
No Worries in my Booth ~ I was there to SELL - ANYTIME!*!*!
This AwEsoMe CHiPPy Cart
 was the FIRST to go...

This Over-The-Top FaB ChiPPy White Garden Table was the second "Anchor Piece" to sell early on... In fact, I honestly did not get "FULLY SET UP" - till 11 am - OMG!!!

I quickly found a replacement for the SOLD GARDEN TABLE - with this AwEsoMe White Iron Planter with rusty P*A*T*I*N*A...

Yet another Anchor Piece that SOLD early on...

CARLA was my Neighbor-For-The-Day...
I couldn't have asked for a better friend to be by!!! - She drove & got us some Strong HOT CoFFee to warm up with!*!*!
Carla creates the most AmaZingly BEAUTIFUL/Unique Plant/Flower arrangements using THE BeSt Crusty Rusty Props!*!*!  No two are alike...  This BirdHouse Creation SOLD IMMEDIATELY - Everyone wanted it!*!*!  Carla sells at Grayslake Flea quite often... 

These 3 Ladies Are  ALWAYS SEEN
 SHaBBy-ShoPPing Together!!!
Such a joy to chit-chat with  & I LoVe that
 they LoVe My SHaBBies!*!*!

A closer peek of what was to be seen
 under the main tent...

Packing Up - In the POURING RAIN was 
***Twilight Zone***
Even though I had a Tent - It had to come down and be put in the Van - WET!!!  
EVERYTHING WAS WET ~ And everything had to be put in the Van...
Thank goodness I brought my AwEsoMe Rain Jacket with a hood!!! - Even that had to be taken off before I drove away in the van...
Needless to Say - I spent a good part of today DRYING OFF EVERYTHING...

~*~ Can't Wait to Show You a FaB Find I bought at the Show ~*~



  1. I adore seeing you and Rosemary together. I am glad you had such good early sales. It was 90 degrees here today and I fear we are going to bake this summer.

  2. Yes, I was pretty soggy driving home too. It was great to see you Jeanine. Your booth looked awesome, of course. I see we both posted photos of us. Were we happy to see each other, or just trying to stay warm. lol

  3. I feel cold just looking at the pictures--Rosemary looks frozen! Love all the stuff you had. Wish me and a hot cup of coffee could have been there! I'm from Oregon..I am used to being cold:)

  4. I've enjoyed visiting your blog today. Found you from Rosemary. Love your things. Wish I lived closer! I'm your newest follower!

  5. Love it all!! ..... all the way from New Zealand

  6. Sorry the weather was so crummy, looks like you had a great day tho. LOVE that tole lamp!!

  7. Even tho your day was cold and rainy...you warmed up my day! You have such amazing finds...I live in California and love following your blog!! I see lots of goodies I would have scooped up!!
    hugs, kathee

  8. Darling shot of you and Rosemary! OMG what a lot of work. Your booth was fabulous! I would have LOVED to have been there!

  9. OMG Jeanine.... packing up in the rain. Can just imagine how difficult that was. Glad you have girlfriends to make you smile on days like that. xoxo Amy

  10. LOL -- I was hoping to come over but didn't have enough time and I admit, the weather didn't make me really WANT to come too badly! Heading out to Kane Co. this weekend -- supposedly this rain will end by then! Looks like you had a great set up and great friends to hang with!

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  12. Oooooh - the joys of an outdoor show! You are a brave soldier and I'm glad you were rewarded with great sales!



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