Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It’s a Market kind of summer!

Our Vintage Market Day is over for this year, and we’re looking ahead to next year (you know, always thinking of ways to do things better).
It was a beautiful summer day in a wonderful Victorian home, and we were busy all day long (upstairs and downstairs)!  The girls in check-out were busy as bees!  Our vendors (and volunteers) were fabulous!  Setting up was a high-impact aerobic workout for sure (upstairs/downstairs)…not to mention tear down at the end of the show.  (I didn’t get pics of everyone…darn it…but you’ll get the idea!)
DSC01783Pam & Susan – heading upstairs with a LOT of great stuff!
What a view!
DSC01927Ginny & Linda (looking a bit vintagey! – and I mean that in a good way!!)
Susan & her momma…Ruth – we just met, and love her already!!!  (Susan, can we keep her???) DSC01856
Becky and her fabulous plants – this was a busy spot!  DSC01860
Ellen, the best greeter (and friend) ever!!DSC01865
Ginny chatting with customers…DSC01867
This staircase was the spot for many a “Kodak” moments!!  (And, what do you think of my sweet vintage dress?)DSC01869
Terri overseeing our room!
RaeAnne – taking a break!  
Hi!! DSC01890       
Melanie & Ellen (We love you both bunches!)DSC01919
Ruth and Jenni (I’m sure Ruth is giving some inspiring words of wisdom…and a few laughs for sure!)DSC01924
   Robin and Melanie – taking in the view…DSC01926 Ginny, Nanci (cute apron), and Linda Lou!DSC01913
OK, Lauren wins the “cutest customer award”…She’s just 17, and came to our show last year.  She was vintage sweetness head to toe!  (I think we may have to hire her for next year!!)DSC01858
Another fun customer (and I mean that!!!), April had to try on my hat – a perfect fit, don’t ya think??DSC01883
And, we even had itty-bitty visitors – Carol with her sweet granddaughter!                   DSC01903
And, we couldn’t have done it without our hardworking volunteers either!  They were all very gracious and helpful with customers (and a lot of fun too)!!!  Thanks to Nanci (the Queen of Check-out), Ellen & Melanie (our smilin’ greeters), Ginny (helping wherever she was needed), Torianna & RaeAnne (our “schleppers (?) in training”), The girls from Bryan (Linda, Janet & Sue) helped out in check-out too – we love to multi-task, don’t we??
And of course, you want to see some of the great stuff everyone was selling…  Here’s just a bit…
Terri and I will be traveling to Avon Lake this weekend for The Summer Market (6th annual).
It’s our first time, and we’re so excited to be a part of it (we’ll be in space 37).  There are over 50 vendors – so lots of wonderful things to shop for!
This is an excerpt from their website:
The Summer Market is a unique festival with a vintage and beachy vibe held right on the shores of Lake Erie, featuring:
Garden, shabby, and cottage goods
Architectural salvage and vintage design
Charming painted furniture
Vintage and whimsical jewelry
Locally grown fresh produce
Sweet treats
Beachy home accessories
Garden decorative iron
Fun and foofy fabric artists
Kettle corn and fresh squeezed lemonade
July 29 • 5 to 9 pm
Enjoy the sunset, have dinner, and listen to the funky folk music of Hey Mavis. Hey Mavis crosses the genres of Americana, Texas two-step, bluegrass, folk, and art rock.
July 30 • 9 am to 4 pm
Enjoy live music, sunshine, and ice cream cones.
Featuring singer Kelly Wright from 10 am to 3 pm.
Be sure to visit the Summer Market raffle highlighting our artists in the Lake House.
Michael Symon’s B Spot
juicy sliders
Sweet Melissa
fish tacos and fresh salads
Sweet Basil
Neapolitan-style pizza
Veterans Memorial Park
(Route 83 and Lake Road)
Avon Lake, Ohio
Hosted by Erin Stack and Kristen Weeden
You can find them on facebook and check out pictures from previous years, and previews of the artists/vendors who are participating this year.
We’ve been busy making and buying fabulous things to sell, and now we’re busy pricing and packing to head to the northcoast of Ohio (aka the shores of beautiful Lake Erie)…  So, hope to see you there!!!
OK…here’s just a peek at what I’ve been working on…there’s lots more…(and I haven’t even seen what Terri’s been doing – so I’m preparing to be awed and amazed!!)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
P.S.  Where are we going next?  (I knew you were wondering!!!)…well……Terri and I, and our other “partners in junk” (aka Robin and Carol) are heading south on Route 127 on the World’s Longest Yard Sale trail (August 4 – 7)…. WOO HOO – there will be junk to find, stories to tell, and loads of “Kodak moments” – stay tuned!