Molly Mo's Antique Faire 2015 - part 1

I had such a fun weekend at Molly Mo's!
Things went much more smoothly this year with set up and it was great spending a working weekend with my family.

I took a few iPhone photos of my space, so I could share them with you here.  I've already posted some on FB, so you may recognize a few of these. 
;)

The weather was beautiful, and we had a bit of excitement and concern with nearby field burning going on.  Most of us who live in the Willamette Valley are used to seeing this during the month of August, but for those out of the area, there was a bit of panic seeing giant plumes of smoke that close!
Every one was safe and sound- they keep it pretty controlled.

We had an extra night to sell, and it was great!  I felt like the weekend was smooth and we just had a nice, steady stream of customers without any big bursts or lulls.

Jon took this photo for me on Saturday morning just as customers were starting to come in.


I loved my big umbrella, a bed coverlet with a tasseled fringe.
It worked great!

And I just have to point out my boots.
I am a boot girl.
During the fall and winter I live in them.
I've been wanting to treat myself to a pair of Frye harness boots,
and a few weeks ago, at one of my favorite thrift spots, I found a leather look alike pair for $15.
Um, yes.
They were so comfy, and I am looking forward to wearing them more in a month!


This was the front corner of my booth.
I sold Mary and several of the framed art pieces in the case above her.


I loved this multi drawer cabinet.
It sold opening night to another dealer.

It had been a built in, so I rebuilt a top for it.
It was a little disheartening to see it immediately getting busted off as they loaded it into their truck...
Sigh...c'est la vie.

I loved this little vignette of my newest mannequin and all the little clocks.



This rustic spool sold also- I added wheels to it and it will make a great side table for someone!


One of my favorite stories from this show was the sale of the Dunham's Cocoanut Dollhouse.
(the crate on top of the cart)  It was such an amazing and accidental find for me this year, and it's debut was at Molly Mo's.
I just knew the right buyer would fall in love with it's tattered charm as much as I did.
I was right.
An adorable couple just had to have it, and I was so happy it went home with someone who will truly appreciate it!


This metal cabinet also sold.




This was my favorite vignette - it felt very "English campaign", and I wish I could replicate it somewhere at home.
I am a bit relieved the desk didn't sell, because I am moving some pieces around here to make it work.
 It's fabulous!



I still have this beauty.
I just love how it turned out, and it's available at Aunt Bee's House.
I painted it in MMS milk paint, and it is in the color Schloss.



 This giant expanding file folder is the largest I've ever come across.
It is a beast!
They are so much fun to use as a platter display.


I still have more photos to share, but I'm going to break this into 2 posts so that it's not so lengthy.
;)

It was a great show, and I had a wonderful time connecting with so many fun people.
You can also view more photos of Molly Mo's Antique Faire here.
Jennifer Evans of the website, Create Often took some fabulous photos of the entire show, and I was so excited to see several shots of my booth in her Part 1 post.

I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2 of my own photos!
Thanks so much for your visit today and to those of you who were able to make it to Molly Mo's!
Next year's dates are on the calendar- you can check out the FB page for the details!
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A quick insert before signing off~

A huge thank you to Sara at Sadie Olive for my new look here on the blog.
I love it so much, and am so excited with how it turned out.

She was fabulous to work with, so if you've been thinking about some work for your own blog, I highly recommend her!
She was a tremendous help in clarifying my ideas, working with my existing logo, and additional upcoming media.
Her photography and style on her blog is pretty spectacular as well.
Thanks so much Sara!!



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2 comments

  1. That bed coverlet as an umbrella? Genius! And I'm digging that faded Union Jack. Great stuff!

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  2. thanks so much, Michelle! I used extra large binder clips that I spray painted white to clip the coverlet on to the umbrella frame. It held up really well in the wind! ;)

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