Thursday, May 29, 2014

My Day at the Pleasanton Antique Faire

It was a great day out at the Pleasanton Antique Faire on Sunday, the weather was hot and so were the sales.  Unfortunately I'm never able to get out to shop or to take pictures of other booths during this show because I'm by myself 95% of the day.  Well, maybe that's a good thing because I'd just be out buying more stuff that wouldn't fit in my truck at the end of the day.

My booth faces east and gives me a blast of sunshine early in the morning.  No, that's not a High Tech Burrito sign in my booth, it's from the fast food place across the street.  

By 8:00 a.m. I was already slapping on the sunblock and seeking refuge under the tree on the sidewalk.  Those buckets were hot and the poor flowers were fading fast.

I made a couple of signs last week with the help of my Silhouette and some old boards I found on a recent junking adventure.  The rustic bench was an easy fix with a coat of light gray paint and a stenciled grain sack pattern made with painter's tape.   The "before" was hideous...it was covered with glued-on hearts straight from the 1980s.

I added a cup hook to the top, then hooked on a skeleton key and a room number tag.  The black and white photo was used as a price tag.  

I was tempted to keep this one for myself, but just couldn't find a good spot for it in my house.  
  
This is the bottom half of my new silverware necklace display.  Sorry about the partial view, you can get a better glimpse of it in the second picture from the top.  It's made from 1/2" pipes, connectors, and a salvaged architectural piece for the base.

I needed something strong and heavy to hold 16-18 necklaces on each side.

The lamp base I use for displaying silverware handle necklaces was getting a little crowded, but it does a good job because it's heavy and won't topple over with the weight of the necklaces. You can click here to see how to turn an old lamp into a jewelry display.

I'm looking forward to doing it all again in just three more weeks at Vintage in the Vines right here in Tracy.

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33 comments:

  1. Your booth looks so inviting, Betsy! I love the bench with the flour-sack stripes. I'm glad you were able to erase all signs of those 80s hearts. Your spoon necklaces are quite special..love all the quotes!

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  2. Lots of great treasures! Love the necklaces!

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  3. It was so nice seeing you! I'll be seeing you in Tracy! Your booth always looks wonderful Betsy!!!!

    Xo

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  4. Loved seeing "your space", especially all those necklaces. Glad sales were hot.

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  5. Sunshine to enhance all of your lovely treasures. So glad you had a wonderful day and had sales to match the heat. Best Selling Bliss...

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  6. Betsy,
    Your both looked outstanding as always! Those signs are GREAT!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. did you sell all your spoon necklaces? Do you have the Amazing Grace one left? How much are they and could I buy one please?

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  8. I always find myself trying to choose my favorite necklace when I see your photos. Everything looks beautiful and I know you had some happy customers! Hugs!

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  9. Betsy...your booth looks awesome!! I see lots of goodies that I really like.
    My first show of the season is in about 3 months...and I need to get busy making some goodies. Plus I need to get a new tent...mine is really old and ended up with some holes in it last year. It was a good tent...had it for 29 years.
    ~Cindy

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  10. Oh, I wish I could just jump right in the pictures!

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  11. I swear, one day I will show up at one of your sales.

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  12. Hi Betsy, Your booth looks wonderful. I would have been tempted to buy a LOT. How nice that you could met with Marsha. I'm glad that she bought some of your cool metal parts :).
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  13. The booth looks great and I love all those necklaces.
    Your work is inspirational to me!

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  14. Your booth is gorgeous! Wish I lived closer but then I'd probably end up buying everything in your space! =)

    Jeanine

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  15. Awesome--wish I could visit and see the goodies for myself. :-)

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  16. Oh, Betsy. What a labor of love - it shows.

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  17. I just love all your beautiful jewelry...if I lived there, I would buy a ton of it! Adorable. Good work.

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  18. I love seeing pictures of your booth when you go to sell. I just wish I could be there in person to admire all the pretties!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  19. SOO very pretty everything is! I so wish I could come visit and shop your booth! Love that Flea Market sign too! :) Wishing you a beautiful weekend!! xo Holly

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  20. I too solemnly swear to show up at one of your sales one of these days. So many to choose form in California and in the sunshine to boot! Your space looks lovely and the details (displays!) are perfect. Love how your vintage-crafty mind works.

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  21. I want to whine a little ! Wish we had a good flea market around central Missouri like where you were set up
    It looked real good and inviting to me
    Glad you had a hot day in sales also

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  22. Oh Betsy I so wish I lived closer. I saw a lot in your booth that I would love to have. What a great market.
    Love the Rooms for Rent Sign. Awesome.
    Kris

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  23. Your booth looks just fantastic! I think I want one of each item you have for sale :) Hope it was a good sale for you and the next one also.
    Blessings,
    Diana

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  24. Your spoon necklaces are so sweet! I love the Flea Market sign! Glad you had a good week, it's going to be a hot summer I believe!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  25. So many beautiful items!
    I'll definitely have to check out your etsy store.


    http://taradoestraveling.blogspot.be/

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  26. Oh, I wish I could shop there! I LOVE your signs, and that bench is soo cute! Of course I always love your jewelry, too. Looks like a fantastic show! :)
    Susan

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  27. Hi Betsy! My dream is to attend one of your exhibits and market appearances. I agree, your area looks so inviting. I love the necklaces and I remember that post.

    Have a great weekend Betsy! And yes, my wish remains the same. I hope you'll get featured in TV or print. :)

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  28. Your booth looks soooo wonderful, I wish I could visit! The silverware necklaces are absolutely amazing...one of a kind piece! I heart the pretty necklaces! My next stop is your Etsy store:) Thanks for following me, I'm happily following you back through GFC. Happy Sunday!~hugs, Poppy

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  29. Your displays are stunning -- you really have an eye for that as well. It just PULLS you in, even from a picture LOL!

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  30. So many fabulous creations, you are the best! Your booth is a treasure chest. Lovely!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  31. Betsy you are super women, I can't believe how you do these shows over and over and have great merchandise every time!!! Love the jewelry holder....If I get into more jewelery I will steal that idea from you too lol!

    Carol

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  32. Love your outdoor market! That't the hardest part of doing shows, you can't shop:( I <3 your spoon pendants. Stopping over to your Etsy shop!

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