Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pleasanton Antique Faire Fun

I was a vendor at three antique shows over the past four weekends and feel so thankful that our weekend weather cooperated.  Last week we had several days of mid-week rain, so putting up with a little fog and chilly morning temperatures at the Pleasanton Antique Faire on Sunday was fine with me.   Even though the attendance was noticeably down from previous shows, I never had time to do any shopping or stray too far from my booth.  Oh well, shopping is much more fun when I can give it my full attention.

This old washboard found a new home early in the day.  I drilled holes on both sides of the frame and screwed in two brass drawer pulls that stick out about an inch from the frame.  I glued a vintage flower brooch to the top and put two hooks on the back.

A few key necklace creations.  

I bought this frame, tissue box, and pretty little soap dish at an estate sale the day before.  The picture in the frame is from a large collection of vintage fashion magazines I bought a few months ago.

This fashion magazine picture was a perfect fit in the long frame.  October is never to early to put out Christmas ornaments, or maybe I should call these "gazing balls."

These lovely ladies were my new neighbors.   
Debbie and Linda from The Paris Flea Market in Livermore.
 They were so much fun and I'm hoping they return to the same spot in May. The warehouse-shop is full of collectibles, furnishings, accessories, vintage clothing, and more!  The Paris Flea Market has a sister shop, Room With a Past, located in Walnut Creek.  Both shops are open just four fabulous days each month, so be sure to check out their websites for sale dates and shop hours.  

Look at this amazing booth.  You'd never know it was their first time setting up at a street fair.  

Our booths were back-to-back and I had a hard time keeping my eyes off their treasures.

As much as I love doing the outdoor antique shows, I'm really looking forward to a much needed break.  My show schedule for the rest of the year consists of four indoor shows with just one table to set up and no weather worries. Yes!  


  1. Glad things went well and it looks like you've been repurposing a lot lately. I bet you are ready for a little break but you have reaped the rewards of your labor! Great job.

  2. Two of my favorite people, you and the Paris Flea!!!!

    Hmmmm, haven't heard a peep about the hat contest . . . . me thinks I did not win :(

    I hope you get some rest this week!!!


  3. Sounds like you have been a busy lady. Glad to hear they were successful events.

  4. love the spotty fabric around the top of the tent....i will pinch that idea.

  5. I wish I could get out there and do shows, guess I'm a scaredy cat! Your stuff looks very nice, I'd buy from you! I actually have the first gold frame you show in the pictures, I'm trying to use it creatively for jewelry display.


  6. I can only aspire to sell at the number of shows you do -- you must eat your Wheaties every day! I am loving those springs + ornaments -- never would have thought of that. Great idea!

  7. Sounds like you have been a busy outdoor shows!!!!


  8. Love all your creations Betsy! that washboard is gorgeous!
    XXX Ido

  9. Ooh, I want to jump right into those pictures. The bedspring ornament holders are a great idea, not that I have a clue as to where I would find some bedsprings!
    Hehe, I just had a visual of my husband's face as I wrestled an old mattress through the front door!

  10. Looks like you had some very nice things and did very well with them.

  11. I love going to outdoor shoes, but I imagine that pesky weather would wear on your nerves. I love your gazing globes. Very cute stuff.

  12. Oh, great things. I love the gazing balls for ornaments! That is a cute way to show off vintage ornaments. Lovely things you have!! Happy VTT!

  13. I'll never look at old bed springs the same way...Now I've got to find some....Great displays! Looks like so much fun...and work!!!

  14. My, you have been busy! This looks like so much fun!

    I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday! You are such a big help in making it a success!

  15. You've been busy! If I lived in your area of the country I would have been your best customer! I love everything! Very creative ideas!

  16. It was so fun to find another Betsy in my blog circles! I just joined as a follower--love all your vintage goodies. My dream would be to do shows like this some day. You are an inspiration!

  17. Looks like fun...I love what you did with the wash board...too cute :) Visiting from 2805, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  18. Looks like you had fun :) I love the pictures in the beautiful frame. The key necklace creations are gorgeous.
    Hugs Maria

  19. Lookin' mighty fine!

    I wish I could have been your neighbor.

    But then, I would have spent all my profits in your booth and that would have kind of defeated the whole purpose, huh?

  20. What a great Street Fair and I Love your Key Necklace Creations, just Beautiful!

    Thank you for stopping by with Love and Support during a difficult time... Blogging and the contact with the wonderful Blogland Community is definitely my Beautiful Escape!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  21. You sell some lovely things!! Those key necklaces are adorable!

  22. Loved seeing all your wonderful finds. Your Flea Markets sound like fun. Glad you had nice weather. Love all the jewelry you displayed..and the old washboard. I actually have 2 in my laundry room (smile), have actually used one of them on occasion. I am a follower but never realized you had a blog button so I added that today. I invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle


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