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This giveaway will end on Sept. 30th. The winner will be announced on Friday, October, 1st. Good Luck!
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Okay, on to my news!!!
On October 1, I will be opening a booth at ‘Old Bank Antiques’ located in the original Bank of Dadeville. Built in 1935, it is a beautiful old building that opened as an antique store on August 1, 2008. The original floors, tile, and hardwood are the same, as well as the windows and doors. The vault is still in place and full of antique and collectible treasures. The store is located just two blocks off Hwy 280 in Dadeville, AL.
Three new rooms were recently filled with lovely antique pieces and are now open for browsing in the back downstairs section of the building. I believe that the upstairs area will open soon as the business continues to grow.
I will be joining dealers who have been in the antique business for many years and are well known in the Lake Martin area.
Here is some information on a few of the other dealers:
Cheryl and Bob Daniel, owners of Maewood Plantation - Antiques at Maewood have brought in many fine antiques and accessories. They have the most delicious lamps made from antique bottles, baskets, Staffordshire, etc. Cheryl is also available for Interior Design Services.
In addition to his large selection of antiques and collectibles, vendor Bob Harwell custom builds farm house tables and furniture. He has one of the largest cast iron door stop collections found anywhere.
The Vault is occupied by Bob and Mary Rush Embry. Bob is originally from Alexander City, AL. He and wife, Mary Rush owned and operated an art and frame shop in Dothan, Alabama for 28 years. Bob Embry has written eleven "How to Paint" books and has taught Tole and Decorative Painting nationwide. Mary Rush is also a very talented asset at Old Bank Antiques.
The vintage door project that I made for the Gorilla Glue Event? Yep, it’s going to be a display in my booth.
The outside of the building hasn’t been changed. typical booth
I would LOVE to have you girls/guys who have stores to give me some advice. One thing I am a little worried about is the strip of plastic lattice that is around the top of each booth. The back walls of each booth are the original bank walls but to keep vendors from nailing into the walls, these lattice strips are to be used with S hooks to hang things. (See photo above) Each side wall is framed with wood with a wider strip of this lattice at the top – the bottom area is open to the booth next door. I know that furniture serves to hide a lot of this and burlap is cheap. I just wish I could think of a ‘killer’ idea to make it look cozier especially starting out with a smaller inventory. Actually, what I really mean is I wish someone would give me a killer idea. I am creatively stuck on this one so I need help here!
I have been buying a lot of small things to go in the booth and my plans were to show it off. I must have left my camera at the last junking place that I went on Saturday! Great…they probably sold it for $1.00!!! I got some great things, but they will have to wait!
I already had these earlier ‘finds’ on the computer.
This old wooden cabinet is beautiful since I stripped it.
A pretty piece of bark cloth fabric
Vintage salt and pepper shakers
White Wedgwood-style teapot
I am very tempted to keep this sweet thing!
Please join me at these parties: