My bad about not posting but I'm trying hard to put as much stuff as possible into the antique mall booth AND into my Etsy shop. Many thanks to those of you who have purchased from me--and if you see something you like, ask about it. Who knows what deals might be made?
Some photos from the recent Slidell, LA Antiques & Crafts Street Fair. Next time I'll do something about the mess on the ground, but we needed to have wrapping materials handy. I had about two years' worth of saved plastic bags, paper, and bubble wrap. At the end of the fair, it all went in the trash. I now regret that, but at the time all we could think about was packing up and getting the f**k outta Dodge!
On Saturday, the first day of the fair, about five different women wanted to buy the hutch. This previously resided for years in the breezeway at my mother's "farm" and held all manner of tools, paint cans, several bird's nests and an entire sub-continent's worth of spiders. And for some weird reason the back legs were shorter than the front legs! I didn't want to sell the hutch, my cousin kept telling me I could get a lot of money for it, and finally on Sunday when a young girl desperately wanted it we told her $200 and then came down to $100. She had a specific spot in her home for the piece but didn't know if it would fit, so she took measurements and a photograph and went home to talk to her husband. She promised she'd call back whether or not she was going to get it, and about an hour later the phone rang. It was her husband, nearly apoplectic that ANYONE would pay $100 for what looked to him like something going to the burn pile! But oh, would we take $50 for it? Needless to say the hutch is back in my garage.
I may take it to the antique mall booth where I know someone will snatch it up. In the world of Shabby Chic decorating, this is a major prize. Plus we made all four legs the same length. The hutch isn't crooked--the street slopes a bit.