I am in the midst of the craziest two weeks of the year. In addition to trying to get my house decorated, I always have shows on my calendar. On December 1st Amy (Into Vintage) and I moved into the front window at Monticello Antique Mall for the month. We did the window together last year as well and it really is fun to do this project. Everything is for sale and I think we outdid ourselves with vintage holiday!
My favorite thing was the 45 children's Christmas records that I collected all year with this booth in mind. The graphics on them are darling and it was fun to get them all lined up and displayed. I also like how our framed gallery of Christmas came together. We will be restocking the booth for the month.
Two more shows to go and this is Kate's room...aka inventory central.
On the right side of the room I have inventory for the Laurelhurst Show. I think this is the fifth year I have been a vendor and this show is a favorite. December 4th, LAURELHURST Elementary School, 840 NE 41st St. (Portland, Oregon) 9-4. It is a wonderful show in a charming old fashioned school...really super vendors.
On the left of the room is inventory for the following weekend, December 9, 10 and 11th ... CRAFTY WONDERLAND. This is my eighth year as a vendor and is my biggest show. Early buying is Friday night (purchase tickets for this), 5-9. Saturday and Sunday (December 10 and 11th) the event is free and hours are from 11-6 each day. Oregon Convention Center. This is the granddaddy of craft shows and really is an amazing event.
I've crafted up a storm the past few months and I'm ready. Come shop if you happen to be in the Portland, Oregon area! Happy Holidays!
I don't host Thanksgiving at my house, but spend it with my side of the family. I barely have time to decorate with all my shows and crafting. Lucky for me Thanksgiving is a quick holiday to decorate for as I only have one bin...Thanksgiving is one of the harder holidays to hunt down vintage for. My front window this year is full of cardboard turkeys. I have a ton of them including two REALLY huge honeycomb ones. Most of my paper turkeys came from one estate sale where the woman had cutout decorations for about every holiday.
My china hutch is pretty much Thanksgiving decoration central for decorating.All of my turkeys live on top of the cabinet. They are many types, but they are all vintage. Salt and pepper, candles, ceramic, spun cotton, pinecone and one lone candy container. I love the variety.
My pilgrim and indian candles live in the cabinet. There are a few fall leaf candles sprinkled in as well. I like how easy the candles are to decorate with. I don't move my china hutch items, I just pop the pilgrims towards the front on the shelf. usually I tuck in some vintage Thanksgiving plates behind them, but I spaced that this year.
Indian candles are the hardest type to find and I was lucky to find this fellow yesterday.
Last but not least my kitchen windowsill got a little fall touch.
Complete with my November drinking glass. I found a set of glasses for each month of the year at an estate sale a few years ago. I saved a few and they are fun to add to holiday displays. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy friends, family, turkey and be thankful. Happy day.
It is always fun to see photos of my booth and use it as a diary for shows to come. I collect and craft all year and it is exciting to actually see everything come together in one happy holiday booth. Picture heavy. Here we go.
I had a 10 x 20 booth right near the entrance to the show. It was a great spot. Look to the left.
Look to the right.
Look everywhere in between.
There are always gussied up deer.
I love this big tall display suitcase. It is full of shelves for all my littles and simple to transport from show to show.
I sold lots and lots of tiny ornament boxes.
I sold a trio of snowman figures. Papa Snowman, Mama Snowman and Baby. They were darling. It was a good show and thank you to everyone who came and shopped. Three more shows to go locally. Laurelhurst, Crafty Wonderland and the front window at Monticello Antique Mall (with Amy). Details listed on the right sidebar. Tis the Season!
TONIGHT! Thursday the 17th of November. 5:30 p.m. (pacific time)
Please remember an item is not safe in your cart. Only after you purchase it, is it yours. (the way Etsy works, not me...with the cart thing) I will reimburse postage for multiple orders. Good luck and thank you!
Christmas is just around the corner and I will be listing my holiday goodies this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (pacific time) I've got an assortment of things as usual.
Lots more too! Thursday the 17th of November. 5:30 p.m. (pacific time) If you are local, I have three shows coming up and they are listed in the sidebar on the right. Laurelhurst and Crafty Wonderland will have LOTS of handcrafted holiday goodies. Tis the season.