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 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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