Monday, April 23, 2012

Mes Amis Spring Antique Show

It was a gorgeous day in Roseville for the Mes Amis Spring Antique Show.  It was close to 90 degrees in the afternoon, so most of the shoppers were out bright and early on Saturday morning.   I did manage to get in a quick look up and down the street before all the shoppers arrived....

You can see just how large the spaces are, and that large tree right above me sure made the heat of the day easier to deal with.   I've definitely become an expert packer over the years.  Everything here, including the tables, canopy, and inventory has to fit in the back of my pickup truck...with the top on.  

All three of my girls insisted on riding shotgun.  I buckled them in and insisted they cover up before we left home.  They're not the least bit shy, but they'd be a dangerous distraction for any driver doing a double take.

I used an antique iron crib rail, Bingo cards, and drapery clips for this funky sign.  So easy; the the back side of the Bingo cards are ready made chalkboards.  The lady who bought it is going to write "welcome" on the cards and display it in front of her shop.

I finally did something with this vintage table I've had for ages.  I didn't take pictures along the way because I never thought it would turn out right.  It took forever to cut out the numbers, get the spacing right, trace them on, fill them in with a paint pen, etc.  The first coat of wax caused the numbers to smear and that's when I almost gave up on it, but two days before the show it finally came together.
Thank you for the inspiration Gail (My Repurposed Life)

I still love this old metal seed bin.  I bought it several months ago with the intent of hanging it in my studio.  It was too long for the space and I couldn't bring myself to cut it, so I decided to pass it along to someone else.  I cut the numbers out of the heavy duty vinyl on my Silhouette and stuck them on instead of painting them on.  

This lovely lady stood right in the center of Maison's booth.  Isn't she pretty in her party dress?  
Tattered Treasures had some beautiful vintage pieces.

The Vintage Bricoleur from Loomis.

Debbie Neverkovec's repurposed windows and bags.

One of Sandy's girls surrounded by a vintage frame. 

Lipstick Gypsy from Idaho.  Can you see their adorable vintage trailer in the back?

I love her beautiful pink tissue paper and sewing pattern blooms.

Looking forward to the next Mes Amis Antique Show in September.

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