Friday, April 26, 2013

Our Day at Mes Amis

We really lucked out with perfect weather for the Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show in Roseville last weekend.  We had been plagued with horrible winds and pop up storms the week leading up to the show, but everything calmed down once Saturday rolled around.

I'm in the process of making up more of these signs from salvaged wood and the stash of vinyl letters I found at a yard sale last summer.

It's so nice to be able to spread out in a 15' x 20' booth space.
I didn't realize just how many projects and yard sale finds never made it to my blog until now.  That's what happens when things get buried in my garage and don't see the light of day until show time:-)

A rusty old screen door insert became a picture/card holder.  The creation next to it is part of an antique crib I purchased ages ago, I just added some hooks and clips for hanging pictures and accessories.  I'm sure the headboard would have sold also, but I didn't have room in my truck for everything.

Paris postage stamp stencil on an old cabinet door.  I left the original hinges on top because they were painted over and wouldn't budge, then I added an old drawer pull on the bottom.

The chalkboard folds down to make a sweet little table.

I gave the backs of the red boards the chalkboard treatment because they were stained and didn't look so good.

The only mishap during the day was when an unexpected gust of wind knocked over my earring display.  There was only one casualty, so it could have been much worse.

You know how much I love little storage boxes!!

This is a smaller version of the stenciled typewriter case I made a few months ago.  

Lace and muslin covered lampshade frames are always good sellers.

As usual, I never had more than a few moments to get out and look around, but I did get pictures of a few booths that were within shouting distance.

Our neighbor My Favorite Things.
I was so busy and didn't have time to make myself a banner, so Tina was kind enough to make me all the letters I need to put a My Salvaged Treasures banner together.

Thank you to the entire Mes Amis team for another fabulous show!!  Looking forward to doing it all again in September.

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  1. I so wish I lived closer so I could attend and meet you in person! I adore the cabinets and little drawers too... and oh is that a huge cubby display I spy? Maybe it's a good thing I live far away - I would be broke in a second... Glad you had a great time!

  2. You really do a nice job of setting up - looks like a great variety of items. Glad the weather cooperated.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  3. I wish I lived closer!! Everything looks soo pretty and I spy so many treasures!! :) Hope you have a great weekend! xo Holly

  4. I love all the great items and how you display them! Great job and I would so enjoy shopping your booth! Love the chalkboards!

    hugs, Linda

  5. Your booth looked amazing! So many cool treasures! Love your flea market sign and those cool lamp shades!

  6. I'm so glad you share photos of your booth! WOWZA! I would stand right in front of your jewelry....I would hold the earring display up! heehee! Enjoy your weekend my friend!

  7. Betsy, I don't know how you do it!!! It is so much work to do shows and you do them over and over!!! You are a pro, everything you make is perfect and unique...So impressive!!



  9. I am so sad that I missed this show. Tina and My Favorite Things are right here in my little town. Your booth space and treasures are wonderful. Maybe I can make it in September. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

  10. What a fantastic space you created!!Great job Betsy!! Wish I could have been there to shop!

    bee blessed

  11. Your space looks amazing and it is even more amazing to me that you are able to make-over even more than you show us on your blog. I have to ask - what do you do in your "spare" time??

  12. Betsy, your booth looks great!! Sure wish I lived near you...I see lots of things that I love in your booth. I have a thing about little storage boxes too, but I love the larger pieces with lots of little drawers too.

  13. We don't have any shows like that around here. They look like so much fun.

  14. Now that is my kind of sale. Everything is so neat and pretty. We don't find many markets like that around here. Have a Blessed day.

  15. Why, oh, Why do I have to live so far away! Your booth looked great and I'm sure you sold lots and lots of your creative goodies. I love those muslin and lace covered lampshade frames. Delightful!!!!

  16. Oh, your booth was lovely and full of treasures! I will have to put that show on my Bucket List! I'm getting excited for our first Paris Street Market next month -- whee!

  17. I just had a great time shopping through your pictures from the sale. Your booth had so many fun things. Glad the day went so well after all the hard work you put into it! Wish I could have been there!

  18. Betsy,
    Your booth looked OUTSTANDING!!! You had some many wonderful goodies...luv those lampshades and that big sign.


  19. This looks like a great show. Was not aware of it. I'll have to look it up for Sept. Love what you did with the shades. Have a restful week end. Lisa

  20. Not fair! You post all those wonderful items and the show is just too far away for me.

    But, you gave me some good inspiration so I forgive you.

    When we moved to our little cottage, we had an old screen door that our dog decided to jump through. If she had waited until today, then I would have dug the broken door out of the trash and used the metal piece to hold things in my work space after seeing what you did. And, I could have used the old door too. Now I have to go find an old screen door.

  21. What a fabulous booth ... and what a great show this must have been! Wonderful pictures - feel like I was there!


  22. Your booth looks fabulous, as always, Betsy!!!!

    My Junk Queen sign is from Tina :)


  23. Wow Betsy - what a great booth!
    I love those lamp shades
    Would have loved to have been there :)

  24. What fabulous ideas. I think I need to come out and see things in person.

  25. Hi Betsy, Love your booth and all the wonderful treasures. It's always great to have that much room. Love those lamp shades and the Market sign!!
    One year when I was doing an outdoor show, a gust of wind knocked over a display wall. Only one item broke and no one had the wall fall on them. Thankfully.
    I would have loved to be at your sale.
    Happy Creating.
    Hugs, CM

  26. What great stuff (as usual)! So glad the weather cooperated. Are those white metal garden chairs yours? I would have definitley snagged them up!

  27. Hi Betsy! I really wish that I could join your flea market activities. In my country, I rarely see flea markets.

    I enjoyed looking at each picture.

  28. Your space looks so awesome, Betsy...wonderful creations and goodies! I just love the screen door insert!

  29. Oh, No! How did I miss this? I'll have to go in September! I wish I could get it together and have booth. Maybe next year! I hope I see you out there if I can go!

  30. Your booth looked wonderful. It looks like it was a fun show. I always love those chalkboard easels.

  31. fabulous~I would be a kid in a candy shop for sure. Awesome finds and re-purpose items. love the way you think Betsy. I finally ordered some stencils, can't wait to get them. You are such an inspiration to me.


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