my space at the weekend faire

What a fun and exhausting weekend!
I met some really nice vendors, had a blast setting up, and sold some pieces I showed you here in the last couple weeks.

I had a primo spot- my space was visible as soon as you walked in the door.  (thanks Sarah!!)
The faire was held at Mission Mill Museum- a historical venue here in Salem. 
Here's what it looked like. 

I was so grateful my friend Lois was able to help me with set up! It made things go so much more smoothly and helped to have an extra pair of eyes to see how to put things together.

This was part of the view from the entrance.  The hosts of this event made all of the tissue flowers that you see here- hanging from the ceiling beams and on these massive curly willow branches. 
Really beautiful!

This corner was my aqua set  :)

The back of my space:

I definitely need to get some creative ideas for my table dressing.  It worked, but it wasn't as pretty as some of the other vendors who clearly have been doing this for awhile!

One of my last minute additions to the inventory was this little French label apothecary jar.  It sold, as did the filigree cameo bottle that I talked about in a previous post.

This is a little peek at the center of the room.  So many fun goodies!

As you entered the room, guests were greeted with this stunning glass house.  Two 8 week old bunnies were nestled inside waiting to go home with somebody. 
(I really resisted saying somebunny! ha!)
Sarah built this from an inspiration picture she had on file.  You can see it here.

Aren't they the sweetest? I got to pet the tan one while we were setting up. 
Can you believe these little cuties are litter box trained??  I didn't even know that was possible! 
Both of the bunnies went home with someone- and she also bought the lovely glass house.  Lucky girl!

I am happy to say that my first sale was for my faux French grain sack chair that I featured here.
The lady who bought it liked it because her maiden name was on it!
My sheet music mirror, seaside cottage sign, and dresser all went home with buyers as well.
I was really happy with the results from the weekend! 
My Etsy shop desperately needs to be restocked, so I will be able to do that this week.
Thanks for letting me share my excitement over this venture... I'm already looking forward to more like this!

Have a fantastic week!


  1. Wow great weekend!!

    I really like the tissue flowers! What a fun idea!

  2. Your space looked beautiful, Denise! Happy that you had a great sale. I love the banner with the vintage yellow roses. I'm not surprised that your chair, dresser and other things flew out of the store. I see "Real Deals" was there. We have one in Ft. Collins. I always forget to go because they are only open two days a week. Thanks for sharing pictures of the event. How cute are those bunnies and glass house?

    Have a great week!
    Michelle :)

  3. Impressive. I love the way you had everything set up and especially the fabric garland! Beautiful!

  4. Yeah for you.So glad it was successful.Your space looked lovely!

  5. I'm a newbie at having a booth too. I'm still working on perfecting my "look." I think you space looked great! Wish I could have seen it in person.

  6. Somebunny!! Hysterical...that Sarah is quite the craftswoman!

    I love your space - I can not believe all the great things you had stocked - especially that dresser!! Oh, what I wouldn't have done to be there!! I also used to do weekend fairs with my jewelry and it is extremely exhausting. I am glad you made it through!1

    If you get a sec, pop on over to Little Brick Ranch to enter the GIVEAWAY!!!

  7. Wowzer!!! Turned out beautifully :D

  8. loved looking at your pictures. glad you had fun. wish i lived closer so i could have come.

  9. Your booth looks fabulous Denise! Boy do I wish I still lived in the area!

    The glass house and bunnies are so cute! I'm glad they found a good new home. :)

    Have a great week!

  10. I heard it was a perfect sale my sister and niece were able to attend the dinner and shop, congratulations on the sales! Hugs, Diane

  11. your space looks beautiful! love the dresser you did as well! the whole event looked fun!!

  12. Your set-up was beautiful - looked like it was very successful. Good Job!

  13. Denise, everything looked amazing. You should feel so proud. Happy Monday!

  14. This is a lovely post. Great that you sold heaps and most importantly, you had fun.
    Best Carolyn

  15. Your space is gorgeous! Glad you had such a great time.

  16. That booth looked like a beautiful store window. Great job. Thanks for giving me your "scoop" on the laundry dispenser. I appreciate your ideas.

  17. Looks like fun! Your space looked really pretty - great job!

  18. That looks like so much fun, your booth looks great, I would love to try selling at a small market!


  19. Your space looks so pretty Denise! I love the added flair with the tissue flowers. I think I would be all over your aqua blue stuff.

  20. Oh my gosh, what a lovely venue and your pretty things look right at home! I wish I could have been there!

  21. What a great space! Wish I got to shop it!

  22. Glad you had such nice success! Not surprised though. :)


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