The Farm Fresh at The Junk Ranch sale (aka The Barn Sale) is in TWO WEEKS. Time to PANIC!
I actually have a lot of things ready. But, there are more things that I am working on making, then there's the things I want to make if I have time and the things I would like to take but I don't know if I can get them in the car and the things that need sprucing up before I can sell it...yadda, yadda, yadda. All I can really do it just make, hunt, gather and price until the BIG DAY and then just DO IT.
Going to that big vintage marketplace last weekend really made me see that you have to have a definite look to your booth. I think my booth has a look, but not like a shop. That is hard to do when all you have is a tent and some tables. You have to bring in a lot of character and materials to make your booth look great, THEN you have to start loading in the stuff you want to sell. Most of the things I saw that I wanted to buy were being used for their displays and weren't really ever for sale. I pretty much sell anything that is in my booth with only a few exceptions like my tablecloths and a few display pieces.
So, here's what I want to know - when YOU go to a flea market, antiques store or vintage market - what do you look for and what do you want to buy - for yourself to keep and treasure or to make and create with - not to resell or make money on. Wow, that was a long question, right?
For instance - I find my self drawn to all vintage tablecloths. I only saw three at the entire event last weekend which makes me wonder if they aren't desirable anymore OR if they are so desirable that the had all sold out. I'm hoping it's the latter since I have a whole pile of tablecloths going with me to sell. I also love any and all vintage holiday decor, which I saw very little of at that event either.
I'm just rambling. I need ideas of what sort of vintage things I need to take. So, leave a comment and tell me what you would buy if you saw it in my booth, please? What would be your perfect trifecta in the world of junk? Mine would be a vintage tablecloth, a piece of miniature pottery and a nice handmade old basket (or picnic basket).
Thank you! You guys are really just the BEST!
What is a monkeybox?
When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.