Monday, April 30, 2012

Plucky Pictures & A Thank-you!

A big Plucky thank-you to Pam, and her crew of Plucky Maiden's for putting on another great show. It is always a great day when I get to hang with my besties from A Vintage Gathering group. And of course it would not be possible without all you wonderful customers that keep us striving for bigger and better! Plus, I just LOVE doing what I do, and I'll keep following my passion, until I can go no more. Is that possible?! This is a picture of my space with my sister, Jeanna, and her daughter, Shelby.
Jeanna, and Shelby of Rustoration. Jeanna has only been doing this a few years now, and she has a really great eye for interesting things. I love what she always brings to the flea. Shelby has really got into jewelry making, and it is hard to believe she is only 16 years old, and my very talented niece!
Cher of Voondi always keep us smiling!
Sue of Birdsong, and her equally talented boyfriend Phil. Phil has been making rustic furniture from  reclaimed wood, and it is beautiful! I think Phil is really getting into this business
Sarah, of Roost was my neighbor on the other side of the street. It was great to look at all her beautiful eye candy all day long! I finally caved in, and bought one of her great pillows, that she and her mom make.
Annette of Andy's Attic, and MaryJo of Faded Rosie. MaryJo made me the cutest purse to use for the show! It got alot of compliments! And yes, she does take orders for them.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Locked & Loaded & Ready For Plucky!

Just a few sneak peeks of what are heading over to the Plucky Maiden Flea Market this weekend. The pre-fest begins Friday night at 5pm-8pm, and continues on Saturday at 10am-4pm. We would love to see you all there! I will be vendor #36, right in between my sister, Jeanna of "Rustoration", and Sue from "Bird Song". They both have the bestest stuff! And as it turns out, you will also see more familiar faces from A Vintage Gathering Flea Market on our street.

Mr. Frog was the last thing to be loaded, so I had to snap a picture of him. He is ready to party!  

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Go Big Or Go Home!

Hello there, my friends! I guess it's been awhile since I have done a sorry! So, what's new?! Joanne, at Camas Antiques called me, and offered me a bigger space, and of course I had to jump on that bandwagon. Bigger is better, right? No pressure........keeping my new bigger and better space full, and tidy. Yeah, I can do that!

This awesome windmill that I just took in, would not had fit in my smaller space. It has been spinning all winter long in my back yard just waiting for it's spring debut. Today is the last day of the birthday bash at Camas Antiques, and all the dealers are having sales. I have 10% off of everything in my space.

I also just took in this metal industrial cart last week. I found it in an old barn, and I think it would make a fun bar on wheels! I don't buy anything, that I don't love myself, and I am loving it!

I also still have my primitive work table with the two vises on it. I'm not really too much in a hurry to sell it, because it is such a great display piece. The shelf that I have on it, seems to match it perfectly.

St. Francis is in the house!

Do you ever have a piece of furniture that just won't sell? I have had this adorable old Victorian half chest forever! It is in perfect shape, and I just don't get it! I just reduced the price to $52, so I just want it gone! If someone were to buy it today, it would be another 10% off. Anyone?............ On another note, I have also been busy getting ready the Plucky Maiden flea market in just 27 days! My sister will selling in her own space right next to me, and I tell you what! She has some great stuff! Her and I were the only two at a big ol' barn sale last weekend, and we could hardly contain our excitement! We were like kids in a candy store! She was gawking at my pile (sorry, I got there first!), and I was drooling over her pile. Yes, we were in farm junk heaven! I even found a mid-century tulip chair sitting in the loft of the barn. Who woulda thunk?! I love my job!

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Adventures For 2012

I know Christmas was almost a month ago, but I am just getting my Christmas things put away. As soon as Christmas was over, I have been off and running getting ready for some new adventures.

Goodbye Jesus Family. I look forward to seeing you next year at Christmas time. You mean the world to me.

Due to an overstock of "stuff", I have decided to take on another space at Camas Antiques. My biggest and bestest piece is this very cool primitive work bench. The possibilities are endless with this wonderful piece. I brought this home, (hanging out the end of my Nissan Xterra), and my husband thought it would be great for the garage. Umm, I don't think so! I envision it as a kitchen island, or maybe as a dining room buffet table. It has two working vises on it, and the board in the back opens up for storage. That was probably where they kept their tools.

So, my new space at Camas is on the top floor, all the way to the back, in a room all to myself. I am really loving it! I always have alot of "inventory", so there is no problem in keeping this room plum full. So far, business has been very well, and I have restocked three times, since the move in day on Jan 2nd. Thank-you!, Thank-you!

While Camas Antiques, and my space at Uncovered Ruby's has kept me busy, I have also been trying to get ready for the Junk Salvation flea market coming up. The date is Feb. 3rd, and Feb. 4th. That is right around the corner! I was a shopper last year at this flea market, and let me just say, it was amazing! There are so many talented dealers there, and I am so excited to join in on their party! I hope you get a chance to come out and see us!

One last shot of my room in Camas Antiques. Be sure and come out for a visit!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Holiday Junkfest Is Coming!

This is my newest holiday helper, sporting her very best Plucky Maiden outfit. She is anxiously awaiting to meet and greet all you holiday shoppers! The sleigh (trailer) is packed and ready to fly! I hope to see you all there! This is an event, not to be missed! Shoppers will be given a map that will have all the vendor locations in both the Grand Lodge and the Children's Cottage. Me, and a bunch of my friends from A Vintage Gathering will all be set up in the cottage, as well as many other fabulous vendors. Let the holiday season begin!

Monday, October 17, 2011

I Love New York

I love traveling in the Fall, and this year I thought a trip to New York would be fun. However, I really don't care so much about the big city, but I have heard upper New York in the Fall is beautiful. My daughter , and her boyfriend, just moved to Syracuse, NY, so this would be perfect! And besides, this would be a belated birthday trip for me, and the hubs just needed some r and r.

The first two nights we stayed in the adorable town of Skaneateles. A lakeside village that sits on 16 miles of a beautiful lake. When you think of small town USA, and how you wished your little town looked, this place was the perfect example. Every one's porches were decked out in all of Autumns glory with pumpkins, mum's, and cornstalks. You can tell these people must love their cute little town. And, we found the best place to eat! Be sure and visit "Doug's Fish Fry". There is a line out the door, almost every day, but the wait is totally worth it!

The weather was 75-80 degrees while we were there, which makes for some great day trips. As we were driving around the lake, we noticed alot of cars at this place, so I wanted to see what all the excitement was all about. Ahhh.....Mackenzie-Childs, the designer! We were passing through Aurora NY, and I had no idea that her shop/house was just around the corner from us. What a great surprise! She has been featured several times in Country Living magazine, so I knew what all the hoopala was all about!

Of course, I must check this out for myself! Proceed with caution!...........

If you are on a budget, this is not the place for you, but the eye candy is amazing! I would have to say that the black and white checks were my favorite. Everything kind of reminds me of a tea party with Alice in Wonderland.

Everything was alot of color and patterns, which is a bit much for me. However, all the ladies in the shop were going ga-ga over it! All I could think of was all the starving children in the world, while all the rich ladies were ringing up their purchases. I mean everything I picked up, was at least $100. Ok, there was a small bowl, for only $90! I guess I am just so thrifty, that it is so hard to justify charging crazy prices. I wasn't going to buy anything, and I even walked out of the shop empty handed, but a greater force pulled me back in. I knew I would be mad at myself, if I at least didn't buy a little souvenir from this wonderful place. So I ended up buying a cute little compote bowl, and YES, I will be using it at my next party. I told my husband, that if I die first, please DO NOT let this little bowl end up in the garage sale!

Sorry for the side shot of the mannequin, but isn't this interesting? I think it was going for around $3,000, but it was one of a kind, and all hand-crafted. Wouldn't this be a good way to use up all our odds and ends that us junkers tend to accumulate?

Next up for a day trip, was a drive to Cooperstown, NY, which is the home of the baseball hall of fame. The drive was beautiful with all the fall colors! I just love the little white church down in the valley.

Sightseeing makes me thirsty, and New York has some great hand-crafted breweries! Ommegang brewery was just outside of Cooperstown, and their brews were excellent!

The famous DoubleDay field in Cooperstown......where dreams are played.

Another day trip of just driving around randomly, we stumbled on a harvest festival in Mexico, NY. Any time I see a line of cars now, I'm thinking there is something really great on the other side! I did not know it, but apples are a very big deal in New York. I was surprised to learn that NY is the number two apple producing state. I never pass up a photo op with my daughter in it, and then we quickly got in line for a carmel apple and apple fritter! Isn't it funny how you crave certain foods during certain times of the year?

In New York, they give you a bag, and you can go pick your own apples. I could not believe how many people were doing this, and very excited about it! I guess when you are surrounded by apple trees your whole life in Washington, you just take it for granted. I am lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest!

We saved our best day trip, with a drive to Niagara Falls. This place was on my bucket list, and I was not leaving NY without seeing it. Can I just say AMAZING!!!

Pictures do not do this place justice. The experience of being there, and seeing all that power was incredible.

To get a closer view, one must ride the "Maid of the Mist", to get the whole windy and wet experience. Of course we were upfront, and totally loving it!

Rain poncho's are provided with the admission on the boat ride, and you do need them! My daughter, Alicia, her boyfriend Chad, and the hubs are all giddy about just getting soaked. It's not everyday that we can get a shower by the great Niagara Falls! It helped that this was another 80 degree day in October too!

Up close and personal with the American Falls.

I could not snap enough pictures.......everything was soooo pretty! What a great vacation! Now back home to the real life. Everything is beautiful here too, with all of our fall colors. It's just that all that junk I left in my garage at home is still there. And with that, I must get going on it, as I have several shows planned in the near future.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Final Fall Flea!

I just love the change of the seasons, and our final show of the year for A Vintage Gathering, will provide lots of yummy Fall goodness. We are having a twilight show September 16th, from 5-8pm, complete with a campfire again. And on September 17th, all day from 8-4pm. I wish I had some autumn eye candy for you, but blogger does not want to download my pictures! So you will just have to trust me, when I say it will be awesome! We have a full house of 16-17 vendors. See ya there!