The Farmhouse Show Spring 2015

Oh my goodness.  
It's been a nice break in a lot of ways, but it sure has been a bit strange being so absent here!
So good to be back!

I've learned that inevitably, whenever I have a vintage market coming up, it's nearly impossible for me to keep up on the website for about a week and a half before.  I just can't make the time for all the last minute prep and get photos and posts ready.
Heck, it's hard enough to plan dinner during that time.
So I've learned that's just my thing, but- add to that - I came down with the flu on take down day, and it's been a pretty long hiatus.

I'm better now, and so is the rest of the family (Hannah came down with something about the time I was getting better) so I am so ready to get back to business!

I had such a great time at The Farmhouse Show- it was so great to see so many treasures go home and talk to so many friends!
Here's a little visual recap of my space:

 I had a 10 x 20 booth, and I really like having that size.
It's amazing how quickly it shrinks though when I start bringing everything in.
It always sounds huge, but I have a small panic attack when I realize how fast it fills up.

I think I annoyed everyone around me with the amount of sighing and groaning I was doing at set up.
I just didn't know how I was going to make it all work and come together the way I wanted.

I didn't even realize how bad I sounded until a friend of mine from around the corner came over and with out saying "shut up", instead sympathetically said, I think you should go get some rest and come back tomorrow when you have a fresh eye.
Yeah.  I was annoying.

I've had a few things packed up for almost a month, so it was a little bit like Christmas opening tubs, and remembering some of the great stuff I bought awhile back!

I usually work opening night- I like to see the die hard shoppers, and see what sells out of my booth so I know what to bring in for the next morning.
The big concrete deer was one of my favorites and was sold in the first few minutes.

I had a fun vignette in the center of my booth- a bit hard to see because of all the smalls, but I had a cool galvanized metal shelf and two rustic barn doors.
They both sold.

I made a few vintage inspired signs for the show, and sold most of them.  I still have the 'Suttle Lake Cabins' and I will be taking it in to the shop this week.
Suttle Lake is one of my favorite spots here in Oregon!

I also was super excited to use these vintage columns in my booth!
I have had them on my wish list for the last three years.  It seems like every time I came across some, I was always a day late and a dollar short.
 I found them at a recent sale, and I can't tell you the lengths I went to to get them.
I am one happy girl to finally have been able to purchase some!

This little corner had lots of fun wedding items.
The salvage table (the top was a former gate) and bistro chairs all sold.

I've always loved horses, and you will frequently find little treasures at my shows and booth spaces.
I had a set of these very heavy bookends.  They almost look like little trophies.

It was so nice to be able to cut lots of fresh snowball blooms from my yard to tuck into my containers too.

This pretty bistro set was something I bought from my parents.
They recently bought a new house, and the former owner had left an amazing lot of furniture.  My parents kept what they wanted, and then I bought several pieces from them- including this set.  It was a metal bamboo style, with glass top.  It sold too.

This cute little garden deer was another of my favorites.  Both of the deer statuary that I brought I really wanted to keep, but just decided I needed to sell.
I'll probably regret that, but hopefully I will come across some again another time.

I didn't intentionally plan to have a red and white theme in my booth, but as I was packing up, I realized I had quite a bit of merchandise that ended up being that way!

The table in this picture was my absolute favorite item.
I'm hoping to give it some proper credit this week and show you the before and after.  It's a beautiful farm island with a fun bit of local history.
It was very big and heavy, so I never got any pretty shots of it at home.

I remade the top of the table, and you can see a bit of it here:

All of my bread boards got scooped up opening night.  
I think I had 6!

Everyone did an amazing job with their spaces, and I bought a few great items for myself- including a French basket and a set of adirondack chairs for $50!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you got a little preview already.  ;)

The front area of the building was filled with all kinds of rusty garden treasures, and it looked incredible.  I love that this space was opened up for more shopping- it was a great welcome into the big old church.

Again, thank you so much to everyone that came to The Farmhouse Show- it gets bigger and better every time!
Before you know it, the fall edition will be here!
If you want to plan ahead, you can mark your calendar for October 28.
  The show always runs Wednesday night through Saturday.
We're located at the Turner Tabernacle, just South of Salem in Turner, Oregon.

Have a  great week!
See you soon~

xo Denise

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1 comment

  1. It sure won't be hard to drain my back account at a show like that, so many great things. Jo


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