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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Big Whoop on the Horizon

Our local Chamber of Commerce
is throwing an after hours shopping/mixer/benefit tomorrow night
at my antique mall, and it's rumored that close to 400 WOMEN will descend upon the mall for what could turn into the Lollopalooza of antique shopping. Let's hope!

As expected, there's been a flurry of dealer activity this week,
what with all of us foofing our boof (© VRS Sue) in anticipation of fab vintage junk
flying out the doors left and right.
The dealers are invited to attend, but the idea isn't to man your booth.
It's more a show of support for the worthy cause at hand,
and I think it'll also be excellent PR.
Captain Obvious, at your service.


I'm running this baby over to my booth tomorrow morning. 
Such a beauty. I used a wee bit of paint stripper 
just to get the thicker areas of black paint off. Don't worry, it still has a killer patina.

I picked up TWO of these sweet little tables
for $2 each at Stop #1 of Epic Garage Sale Saturday last week...

Seriously awesome, right?
And if that weren't enough, I nabbed the table below 
at the same sale for only a buck. A BUCK!!

FYI, that's paint, not bird poop.

Off to the booth with both of them.

Today I made a few last minute runs to my usual handful
of thrift stores and stocked up on top-notch tchotchkes
that'll complement my booth theme. Which is......

My booth is having an identity crisis, methinks.
Somewhere along the way, it's turned into your one stop shopping
for all things white, pink and cottage-y.
NOT my original vision, but I'm going to have ease this sleepy little hamlet
into appreciating the Ugly Baby Thing (© Fiona and Twig)
the way you forward-thinking peeps do.

Soooooo......wish me luck!
Send me loads of good junkin' juju for a blockbuster night!



The Flying Bee said...

How exciting! Wish I was close enough to attend! I hope all your junk goodies make it out the door! Sending you much love and best wishes for this event!


gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Yay! it sounds like a win/win situation!
Love the birdbath! and great deal on the tables!
Good luck! I hope your stuff flies out the door!

The Little Red Shop said...

Oooh...I love the bird bath! I have a little table like the middle one you showed...I wish that is what I'd paid for it...but I hadn't started "junkin'" yet when I bought it from the boutique where I worked years ago...I've just primed it...but have yet to decide on a paint color.

Have a wonderful time at your event!!!!!

: )

Julie M.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Good for you! I hope the special event is a huge sales night for you. I lvoe the bird bath and the green tables. They are gorgeous!

Lee said...

Adorable stuff... bring it on all you dirty birds! Chic tub.

Karen said...

Best of luck! I can tell you will do great! Wish I was closer I would shop with you!! Love the great tables!

Unknown said...

Here's to all the good juju I can muster for a really good sale........can't wait to hear how it turns out :) xojana......sell'em your soap for five bucks a bar......I've got more!

trash talk said...

Sending you nothing but good mojo from Dallas. The great thing about being there is you'll be able to meet your customers, schmooze and make deals. It's a win/win for sure/sure!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Sometimes our booth spaces have a life of their own. They identify with certain objects and people. Let it transform itself, it will. Have fun at the big bash...schmooze, schmooze, schmooze! I mean that in a good way. Nothing I like more than to talk to customers, and then if they walk away with a treasure, that's just gravy!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Anne:
Good luck tomorrow night! And, man, do you know how to tempt a girl! I love that bird bath! Good thing I don't live closer (in this case).

Anne Lorys said...

Looks like the birdbath will be a hit! Why can't all of you live close by, you'd be my bestest customers. Or at the very least, I'd have some way cool junkin' buddies.
Jana, no way am I selling that soap. I used it tonight and I smell *divine*.
Hmmm, I see two votes for schmoozing above. Will do. I'm even open to shameless bribing; I'm bringing lots and lots of Halloween candy to place in the serving pieces in my booth. Mmmwwwuuaahhhh!


I'm blowing good juju your way!! Looks like you really are on a roll there girl...some great stuff goin' on. I also love love that bird bath it'll be a hit for sure!
My Best

Anonymous said...

Oh how exciting!! I hope you sell so much stuff and have a blast meeting so many people!! I have a lil booth but live in a little town of 4,000 - it would be a miracle if 100 people showed up to anything!!


Blue Creek Home said...

How fun! I hope your boof is empty when this is over!
I love the little kiddy cabinet. Take lots of photographs of the event.
Have fun.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anne for stopping by.. I added your button to my blog.. (yippie) and I too placed a button on my blog for other to grab and post on their sites!

Hugs for a great blog!

Donna Reyne' said...

Hey girl! I hope this little shindig works out as you hope too!
It looks like you've got some great new pieces to lug in for it though! Too cute are the wee tables!
Have a fab day...donna

Rebecca said...

Hi Anne
I am glad to be back and had a fabulous time
Your stuff looks great! I have a Halloween bash tonight and hope it goes well, I haven't been here so we will see, not expecting a big turn out

Six in One Hand said...

Good luck on your boof!!!
I've been reading your blog for sometime now and I thought I was already a follower....guess not....until now!!!!

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi Anne,
So glad that you stopped by. I can see we are definately kindred spirits. Good luck with your chamber event! Hope by Monday you are on the hunt again because of all the things that fly out of your booth.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Anne...this makes me want to hop of my sturdy stead and head directly for the HILL COUNTRY..oh how I hate to miss anything that has to do with lots of Antiques, all in one place.
~~But alas, it is a bit far for a "day trip" for us...and I am sure there are NO Hotels to be had over there now.
Thanks for stopping by my Blog and speaking kind words about it.~~
And THE BEST of luck on your's always so exciting to start a new business of your very own.
Keep us posted about how things go.

Rose ( VictorianRose)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Those are great nights to get to know the customers and know what they like to hunt for! Love the $1.00 table!!

sue said...

Jam-pack that booth with treasures! How exciting for your mall!

Kate said...

Thank you so much for stopping by. I love your blog it is so beautiful! I am looking forward to see all the wonderful talent that share with others.

Have a great week!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Anne, here's sending blessings for an awesome sale...great stuff. I have a favor to ask of you..I'm shamelessly blog hopping to my favs to ask help with a decorating dilema, which I have posted about today. When you get a minute, I would appreciate if you could stop by and offer your opinion!
Many thanks,

Ticking and Toile said...

that does it...I'm moving to Texas!! you guys are always having soooo much fun down jealous! Have fun! Can't wait for the pictures!


Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Anne...Can't wait to hear how the big Chamber shindig turns out! I also have that first little half table, use it for a million things!. Hope you have an empty booth at the end of the night, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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