Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fleattitude at the State Fair Park - Vintage Sale

 So, here it is, memories of my trip to the first Fleattitude at the Grand Building at the Utah Fair Park, as I promised in my last post.
The sale was wonderful, lots of talented and fun dealers, and even some surprises and unexpected moments of fancy, so let me share ....

 Above are the entry displays, including Cathie's, the owner of Fleattitudes, booth!

As I walked in and took a right turn, there were dealers, Vicki and Annette from Treasures Antiques.  These girls are sisters and have so much fun sharing their love of vintage and collectibles!
 .... and here they are in person, can you tell how fun they are?
 Just around another corner I ran into Connie.  I don't know Connie well, she is a good friend of Mike's, who is a long time flea.o.logy dealer, and she some times comes and does flea.o.logy with him ... I had no idea she had this whimsical spirit!!

 Can I just say that I was smitten?  I bought a fairy door, similar to the one on the sign to the right ... It will go on the front of my historic stone well next summer, when I fill the top of the well, turned planter, with another fairy garden ... I love it ... the supposition will be that fairies come through the door at the base of the fountain and go through a secret tunnel that comes out inside the fairy house that will be the center piece of the garden!! My grands are going to love it!!

Good job Connie, I love the whole of the magical fairy world you created!!

 Next booth to love and adore is Clem's ... he sold so much of his wonderful patchwork wood at 3 Dotters, he had to dig in and come up with more!!  Again, so so much talent!
 There were actually 4 or 5 trailers that were inside the building as part of the show!!  Wonderful!
... and here's a peek at Sherry's booth. (Also a sometime flea.o.logy dealer)

Brenda and Angie formerly known as 'Just a Bed of Roses' were there under their new name 'Paper and Patina', and their displays, crafts, vintage and all were just as lovely as we have all come to expect of them!

Lovely, don't you think?
 ... then there is Two Pitts of a Pear, my personally acknowledged favorite of all .... again, awesome flea.o.logy dealers with some of the freshest most original ideas you have ever seen.

Of course they had their trailer there!

Then their was Marci's booth, along with other Vine Street dealers, showing off her amazing wares!  Long time readers will remember that Marci is my Steam Punk friend ...

She has lately started building robots ... charming and funky robots ...

I didn't meet this dealer, but her business is Pelican Designs ... apparently a very talented lady!
... and Tattered Butterfly is run by Debbie who is a member of the Reclaimologist group I belong too. She has her own line of Milk Paint, and does wonders with it, so if you are in the market for an amazing vintage finish, be sure to google her business name!

As you can see there were many charming, clever and flat out fun items for sale at Cathie's Fleattitude Vintage Sale this first time.  Most of the best dealers along the Wasatch Front were there to welcome all.  The sale was beautiful, and I expect it to become one of the premiere markets in the Salt Lake area in short order!  Good Job Cathie!
P.S... I ran into Marci again, just as the show was closing, and saw her carrying her stash of vintage goodness that she had found shopping the show... I can't wait to see what she does with these!

Friday, November 14, 2014

More Reclaimologists Extravaganza Goodness!

 So here is your promised post with other wonderful goodies that were at the boutique last weekend.
The first three pics are from a dealer who was across from me .... love her style, don't you?

 The rest of the pictures are from Denise's space, she is a fellow Reclaimologist, of the crafty chicks variety.

Denise is fairly new to the group, but she has jumped in with both feet .... such amazing goodies ...

I bought one of her wonderful Whale Dry Goods Signs for my family room .... can't wait to put the room together and share it with you!

Her booth display, besides her awesome vintage goodness, was my absolute favorite at the show!

She just has a knack for balancing large and and small items, and mixing it up with colors as well!
Still wishing I had bought the lovely white art nouveau vase on the right ... I sort of got a sick feeling when I saw a customer walk by with it later ... alas ....

I didn't get a picture of Denise at the show, so I dug in my archives for this one we had taken at the 3 Dotters Vintage Sale last month.

Yeah Denise! I am so looking forward to checking out more of your lovely goodness in the future.

So; funny story ... Larry, on of the Reclaimologist groups saw my set of tub feet, shown by Denise's right hand in this picture ... we did a trade for some faucet handles ... but, before the end of the show he had traded the tub feet to Denise, who is making from the tub feet, what else, but a foot stool .... he got two antique chairs in the trade ... Yep, the guys got talent!

Thanks for dropping in to see more of the vintage lovelies I got to see at the sale last weekend.  This weekend I am off to the first Fleattitude sale at the Stake Fair Park's Grande Building, a venue I love.  I will be sharing some pictures from Cathie's first sale there, sometime next week.  Stay tuned!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Fall Boutique with the Reclaimologists ROCCs

 This past weekend I participated in yet another Vintage Sale!  This time with the Reclaimologist group that I belong too.

The Reclaimologist and Other Crafty Chicks, or ROCC is a facebook group, where we sell vintage and up cycled goodies to locals.

 We also do two boutiques a year, this one was our Fall Extravaganza ...  There were so, so many customers, all happy to spend a drifted leaf autumn day browsing through our wonderful vintage goodies.

These pictures are all shots of my booth.  Its fun to see the pictures now that so many of the items have gone off to find new homes ... the multi drawer cabinet has gone to live with a lady who does essential oils ... they come in tiny bottles ... won't this be a fun way to control her inventory?  I love it!

 The  vintage wooden truck, made with love, has sat for sale in one of my booths at Treasures Antiques for years ... this year it almost got donated to a local charity.  I had it in my hands ready to be put in a cart full of hopeless donations, when the idea of making it into a 'tree farm' truck struck ...  It now has a new home and will house a vintage miniature pine tree collection!

 I did a small corner of romantic items ... so popular when I was loving the Paris Apartment look ... not so much anymore, not one item among them sold ...

And the sock monkeys were undiminished as well.

I did find homes for some fun patterned Reader's Digest books, though ... and the blue chair, though much admired, will be going to Treasures this coming week.

This is the Christmas goodies corner .... lots of fun and funky vintage.

 Unfortunately the wagon and deer were sent to separate homes, but the main thing is they did GO.  The lady who bought the miniature 1950's wagon, said she's been looking for one for 5 years ... she was picky, she wanted only vintage.

The irony is that the lady I bought the wagon from came along and bought the deer from me ... of course in this business that happens a lot!

 None of my awesome vintage large frames so ... I had them priced from $20 to $40, but the girl across the isle had hers for half that  .... alas, that happens some times.

A few of the milk glass vases found new homes, but the rest will make the trek back to Treasures, where they are for sale in my 'White Booth', for $3 to $5.
 ... and last of all the fun romantic picnic basket went to a family that is using it for a wedding reception display ... complete with all white plates, tablecloth, napkins, candles, silver plate silverware, goblets and a 'love potion' wine bottle in a vintage white tin picnic basket from the 50's!!

One super fun thing that happened is that one of my awesome blog followers stopped by and introduced herself.   Meet Randi Buck!!  I love it when this happens, so if you are local and come to one of my events, please let me know!!  

It was an amazing show, one of the most lucrative vintage shows I have done in years!!  I hope you've enjoyed your peeks at my booth, and later this week I hope to share a couple of other booths that I really liked!