I don't even know where to start!
Last week I prepped and worked to get everything ready for The Farmhouse Show.
Getting ready for a show means a lot of things that I don't think most people realize.
It means my house is an absolute wreck, since everything is spread out around the house.
Piles of things needing to be priced and finished up (gluing, painting, sewing, embellishing, etc.)
It means I eat like crap.
On the run, whatever I can grab.
I hate it, and I really try to make an effort to grab healthy snacks when I'm on my way out the door, but sometimes things just don't work out.
And speaking of working out, the gym visits are reduced to nil.
Disorganization reigns supreme.
This time of year, we have a multitude of school events.
Everything gets crammed in at the end of the year.
Softball games and practices; trying to keep track of when groceries are running low, when Jon will be unavailable because of work obligations, etc.
It means barely squeezing through the garage and tripping over all the stuff I've been hoarding away for months. Jon starts mumbling about too much stuff and getting organized.
It's insanity, and a ton of fun too.
I look forward to it, and yet I'm so happy to be done.
Here are some photos of my booth from the spring edition of the bi-annual event:
This green industrial cart was one of the first things to go opening night.
I loved it so much.
I did a preview pic of it on Instagram.
This was a full shot of my space.
I've been fortunate to have the same spot whenever I've done the Farmhouse Show.
I had a 10x15' space, but I think for the Fall edition, I really need to bump up to a 10x20'.
It was really crammed in!
I tried to get some photos up on the blog of this cute industrial cart before the show, but we had intermittent showers, and it never worked out.
So here it is!
Formerly a dark gray AV cart, I painted it in MMS Eulalie's Sky and did a hand lettered embellishment on the side.
This sold opening night too.
This event keeps getting bigger and better every time, and is gaining quite a following.
This was a shot I took of the line to get in on Preview Night.
I think the first person in line was there an hour before the doors opened.
(also the same person who bought the green industrial cart....)
The line went clear down the gravel driveway!
This is only about half of the line.
It was a really warm night, and by the end of the evening, I think we were all a little sweat soaked!
Sorry, is that TMI??
I made several hand painted signs, and this one was gone immediately.
I really need to do more for these shows!
The Thrift - Gift sign was one I found at a barn sale.
It didn't sell, but I'm trying to decide if I'm going to keep it and swap out something at home....
I sold the large spool on the second day.
I like adding wheels to them for movability.
I've been collecting and dyeing vintage slips whenever I find them.
So pretty to see the detail that comes out with color!
I also made the clothing rack last fall out of an old oil trolley and pipe.
It works great for display!
There were so many amazing treasures at The Farmhouse Show.
I bought a bench, another English riding hat for my collection, and a chippy aqua shutter.
Here are a few photos I took of other vendor's spaces:
I had a great time, and sold a ton of stuff.
It was one of my best shows!
I have a nice break from show prep for a bit, and I'm looking forward to getting some home projects finished and focusing on other things.
My next show is in August- you can see the dates and location in my sidebar.
The next Farmhouse Show will be the end of October / early November, and will most likely be my last one of this year.
I'll share the dates soon.
Thank you so much to everyone who came- I had a great time meeting several blog readers and customers!
It's rewarding to sell so many of the treasures I find.
As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.
Have a great week!