So, like I said, I bit the bullet and took all my jewelry to the booth this weekend. I had handled it so many times, that it was hard to leave it. The Bean asked me how I was going to feel when people bought it at the Barn Sale and that made me think. But, that will be different - I will see them pick it up and admire it and buy it. I will know it went to a good home. At the flea market, I don't know if it will be admired or stolen or torn apart or made fun of or what.
The day before I took it out I had the idea to paint the front of all those berry baskets with chalk paint so I could write on them. Genius if I do say so myself. I was going to make signs and couldn't think of a good way to attach them so this answered all of those problems. Then, literally, as I was getting into the car to leave to go to the booth, I went out to the shed in the backyard and grabbed that wire grate and a bag of clothespins. I knew that the head was going to be tall and I needed to fill in that empty space. I also found a template online to make signs that look like chalk on chalkboard and printed those out explaining what everything is - Bakelite, Catlin, etc.
When I originally bought this head, I thought I would use it to model a hat or something. It works great for this purpose though. I did get two calls from the flea market to see if I would sell her. Uh, NO?
I put the feedsack pendants on a lower shelf along with the Bingo marker bobby pins and check bobby pins. I love the feedsack pendants because I thought of the idea, figured out how to make it work and they look good in the end. I don't mean for that to sound egotistical. It's just that I don't do tutorials or look up how to do things, I just figure them out. And, I did! I went to a big craft fair today and three different jewelry vendors asked ME about MY necklace. So, I took that as a compliment. Look at me all with the big head.....:)
The rest of the very crowded booth. I have the very best lighting in the entire store with a giant florescent booth completely in my booth. it is great for displaying and for shopping, but not so much for photographing.
It's pretty crowded since I had to clear off four shelves for the jewelry. I cannot believe that stupid Merry Mushroom cookie jar is still there. I hate that stuff and would like for it to be GONE.
My Razorback section - that head shouldn't be there though...... Now that I think about it, I don't think that giant mirror was there today. Hey - that would be a nice sale. That's a vintage picnic basket on the right. Old hot hats, the required painted frames, a Hogopoly Game Board and a 1950's Tailgating Pendleton Blanket.
Wicker stool and matching mirror I spray painted. I think it would go in a college apartment. That house is something else - its really quite cute, but it has a purpose. There is a light fixture inside with a nightlight bulb so the whole house lights up. but, it has ANOTHER purpose - guess what - what would you put in a wooden box with a flaming light bulb? Huh? Huh? If you guessed paper towels, you would be correct! I think the house is sweet and without the light, it kind of looks like a decorative birdhouse to me.
Stuff, stuff and more stuff. I thought that partyball would have sold by now too.
Blurry photo - pottery, dishes, glass bottles, costume jewelry.
View from the front.
Jewelry and ephemera section.
GIANT shoes. Actual game worn Arkansas Razorback Football Cleats. They would be great for a Razorback collector. I think I will pull them and put them back on ebay now that football season is upon us. Much to the delight of The Breadman. And much to my dismay.