This past Saturday was the Plucky Maidens Holiday Junk Fest. It was in a new location this year and we had all day on Friday to set up. It was so nice to have that much time (a couple of my shows only have a two hour window).
Showtime was Saturday. I was ready and the crowds came. LOTS of photos of my booth. It was fun to be able to combine vintage finds with the things I make. It was fun to visit with vendor friends as well as blog readers and IG followers. It was just plain fun.
Here we go.
I had a huge 10 x 20 spot and it was full.
I had to set this white tree up in my bedroom on a trial run as I had no room anywhere else in my house.
On Instagram when I had photos of my Putz houses, Amy (Into Vintage) referred to my subdivision of houses as "Ethelville". The name stuck and I made a sign for my little subdivision of homes.
I really have fun putting it all together. It is one thing to be crafting it, but another thing to see it all work together and become a colorful holiday world.
I had a bunch of old stock potato bags and used them to bag up two dozen ornaments each. I like the eye catching graphic on the bags with the cheerleader.
My bottlebrush trees in the funky colors are always a hit.
I sold ornaments individually at one price for your choice. So proud of my friend Pam, for putting this show together and how it has grown each year. It has been a pleasure to be a vendor since the beginning.
This was the eye candy at the front door. My Santa is the driver.
Another fun little show stopper was this vintage Rudolph ride. It is like the old school kind that used to be at the entrance to a grocery store. This one took dimes at one point. The vendor (Pam, of Noma Girl Vintge) who brought it offered free rides to kids at the show. It was truly one of a kind.
Another show behind me. Next on the agenda is the front window at Monticello Antique Mall with Amy (December 1st). Two shows after that...tis the Season!
Just days away and my house is in holiday chaos with show prep. Looking forward to another Holiday Junk Fest. Come check is out...this year it is big time at the Convention Center...bigger than ever! Come get Plucky!
p.s. I will do a recap post of the event. I'll be taking my camera along.
This is the most difficult Etsy sale for me to do. I have been crafting like crazy (you know that if you follow me on Instagram). With Christmas I have my shows as well so I have to divide my inventory up. I will have lots coming to Etsy thought...a little of this and that.
Spun heads of course.
I have a whole subdivision of Putz houses. On Instagram I referred to it as "Ethelville".
Deer in all types. More than this of course. Tiny candle fairies. Jello mold ornaments filled with delightful vintage scenes. Party birds. Carmen Miranda fairies in luscious colors. Angels ready to keep watch. A magical forest of trees. (deer not included) Lots and lots to choose from. This is just a tease of what I will have.
Etsy. November 16, 5:30 p.m. (pacific time)
Please remember an item is not "safe" in your cart. Someone else can still pluck it out and purchase it. It is only yours when it is paid for. (not my choice...this is the way Etsy works).
I have posted 276 collection and my first challenge was April of 2010. That is a TON of collections. I am busier than every this holiday season and have decided that instead of every Tuesday posting a new collection, this will become an occasional series. I will still add to my challenges, just not weekly. The fact that I am not posting weekly does not mean I am not still collecting. You should know me better than that!