Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nashville Flea Market

I had trouble deciding what to post about first with all the fun we've been having lately!  Since my sweet mother-in-law didn't get a chance to see our booth, but listens to me talk about all the stuff, I thought I would post these pictures first for her to see.  She is also constantly on the hunt for good things for us!  She is a complete asset to our business.

Here are some pictures from our booth at the flea market this weekend.  This is a 10x10 space so we really try to stack and squeeze all we can into it. 

As each piece of furniture sells, we do a quick re-do to fluff up the space.

This is the inside of the antique wardrobe we sold.  It was such a beautiful piece and would be great for so many uses.  Pam and I both would have loved to have kept this, but since there was only 1, it's probably a good thing it sold.

The china cabinet was a great place to display the hand poured soy candles made by Pam.

I totally stole this idea for displaying our business cards.  I saw this on the counter of a local boutique recently. 

I ordered some French flash cards from Etsy to use in these vintage card file drawers.

This wreath is made from French dictionary pages.

We mets lots of wonderful people again this time from locally and out of town.  People come to this flea market from out-of-state to buy and sell.  Even though it rained  more than half the time we were there, it was a fantastic weekend all around.  We are planning to go back in October and set up 2 spaces.  We're excited about the possibilities more space will give us.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

What A Weekend!

Whew!  We had quite a big weekend.  Friday night we went to Antique Archaeology.  We saw.  We met.  We took pictures.

Saturday we set up at the Nashville Flea Market.  We had one thunderstorm roll through before lunch, but things cleared up after that and we sold lots of small things and small furniture.  We also got to meet some great bloggers from Mississippi and from here locally!

Sunday morning when we left the house for the Flea Market it was pouring rain.  In spite of a somewhat optimistic forecast, we had steady rain most of the day and the occasional thunderstorm.  To our surprise, we still sold all but 1 large piece of furniture.  Needless to say it was a great weekend!  We have lots and lots of pictures I'll start posting a little later.  Including several of Mr. Mike Wolfe!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wardrobe Headed To Nashville Flea Market Saturday

This is an antique wardrobe Pam just finished.  This is a picture she took with her phone, in her garage.  It has great built-in drawers in one side, and an area for hanging in the other.  I think this may be one of my favorite pieces so far.  Pam definitely has attachment issues with this one.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Paris Dusk And French Note Cards - 4 Days To Nashville Flea Market!


I happened upon a new ink color called Paris Dusk.  It isn't quite navy and isn't quite purple.  I really like it.  Unfortunately I'd used most of my card and tag supplies with black ink.  Of course black is classic.  And good.  We'll see how these do at the flea market. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pillows On Parade - And A Winner

5 days to flea market!



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Slipcovered Stool

This was a spontaneous project that I really liked more than I expected.   Last month while we were shopping at the flea market, we passed by a booth that had only the bottom half of an old green chair. The back had been pulled out of the chair.  And, it was avocado green.  However, Pam and I both spotted it at the same time and knew there was something we liked about it.  The seat had a nice curve.

After some wood filler, sanding and white paint... it was ready for a toile slipcover. I thought these sweet little lambs deserved to be front and center.

I sewed ribbon in each corner under the ruffle so it can be tied around each leg to keep it in place.   You can see some of the ribbons in this picture that haven't been tied. 

This was a project done specifically to take to our booth at the flea market this month.  It should match an antique dressing table Pam is working on.  However, I'm thinking it would make a perfect seat for my sewing machine table.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Book/Dictionary Art -Giveaway Closed

Thanks to some precooked chicken and some paper plates, last night I actually had the time and energy to make it upstairs to my office and do a little blogging. Somewhere between the blogging and going to sleep it dawned on me that some of you may like a giveaway for dictionary/book prints. This seems to be a fairly popular post here. I’ve printed up several pieces. These can be framed or used in craft projects. These were printed on a laser printer so the images should be pretty durable.

Here is what I’m giving away:

These pictures are printed on pages from a Robert Wilder novel titled “God Has A Long Face”. The pages are very old, around 1940 and are quite yellowed. These pages  are approximately 5.5 x 8 inches and should fit a 5 x 7 frame, but would also look great in a larger frame using a mat to fit the book page.

These pictures are printed on the pages of a Virginia Woolf novel titled “The Waves”. The pages are from a newer printing of the book, but still are about 20 or so years old. The pages are lightly yellowed. They are slightly smaller than the Robert Wilder pages and are approximately 5 x 8 inches.

And, just for fun and since this was what my original post was about, these pictures are printed on regular copy paper that has first been printed with the dictionary page copy. Some are on white copy paper and some are on a buff color copy paper. You can trim these down to fit a 5x7 frame, which is what I did for the prints in my original post and have in my kitchen.

And one last thing. Just because I really liked the way this picture of the children playing on the swing printed out, I made one on an 8x10 piece of brown card stock. Just for the heck of it.

To recap:  That's 7 book page prints, 5 printed dictionary pages, and 1 card stock print to be given to one winner.  Actually, there is a duplicate cow picture also.  I didn't like the way the one in the picture printed, so I did another one on a book page with full print.  I just forgot to include it in the picture above.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post for one entry. If you are a follower of our blog, leave a second and separate comment on this post for an additional entry. I will use one of those random number generator gizmos to pick a winner sometime late next Friday night, June 17th. Between my new work schedule, and getting ready for the Flea Market, I may not be able to climb the stairs to my office and get to my computer before then.

*All images are courtesy of The Graphics Fairy    

And now, for a little info on what I learned while making these. It’s all about contrast. If you use a book page or background with lighter text or larger text, and use an image with a darker color concentration, you will get better results. I searched for my images at The Graphics Fairy, then did a “copy and paste” on each one into a word document. I first printed each image on regular paper, held a book page up behind it, and guestimated the positioning of the picture. After making any necessary adjustments to the size and position of the image in my word document, I put a book page in the printer, trying to make sure it was as straight as possible, and printed. I made sure I chose black and white images only with no print.
Attached below is the Dictionary page copy I used from The Graphics Fairy. I think someone may have requested another link to this.

Dictionary Page

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Yours truly,

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Nashville Flea Market - Shed #4

We've reserved our spot for This Nashville Flea Market this month.  We will be under Shed #4 in space #426.  This shed runs across and at the end of Shed #3 where we were last Fall.  We will be there Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th.  If you are there, please come by and visit.  We love meeting new friends!

This turquoise table will be with us.  The color really is better in person.  It's a little more turquoise than the blue it looks here.  It is very old and has beautiful carved detail on the legs.

I started working a new schedule at my office job this week and it is whooping me with a capital WHOOP.  Just the difference in traffic times has increased my driving time by an hour each day.  In the next few days I hope to post a little more info on my experiences when printing dictionary art.  A few people have emailed me with questions and I promise I haven't forgotten.  I also plan to have a few pieces with me at the Flea Market, printed on vintage book pages.

We hope - okay we have to- get several projects completed this weekend and will post pictures.  Pam is working on a beautiful and very old wardrobe and china hutch at her house.  These will be our 2 largest pieces at the Flea Market.

Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Yours truly,