November 3, 2014

2nd Crop Sisters @ City Farmhouse Pop Show

The City Farmhouse Pop Up Tent Show is over and my sister and I have finally caught our breath!  We worked way too hard before, during, and after to make it happen - but happen it did and it was a successful show for us.  I realize that successful means different things to different people.  When you actually put a pencil to it, a phrase one of my bible study teachers used , I'm not sure how much actual profit we made.  We were impressed at how much  we sold by the end of the show, but one has to deduct the price of the space, power, 3 nights in a hotel, gas for 3 cars, paying our wonderful assistant, Alex (my daughter), food, and finally what we paid for the items we sold there.  We definitely have some cash in our pockets from the show and we learned a lot about tent shows - it was our first!  It was so like us to bite off a big show first!  Now, we are totally prepared to move on to smaller shows!  It was obvious that it took a lot of hard work to produce a show of this size.
We were disappointed that we didn't sell more of our larger items, but the good thing about that is we had them in our booth at Emma Kate's Cottage  5 hours away by  midnight on Saturday night! We won't have to worry about stocking our booth for a little while.   
I will say the three of us had fun, acted silly, had nervous breakdowns, and got lost more times than you can imagine. A big shout out goes to Ruth Barnes who was assisting Kim and David.  She reached through the window and hugged me when we pulled up and she stopped by our booth often to check on us.  She is a lovely lady, inside and out, and I am glad I got to meet her.
Another thing I want to mention is how incredibly friendly all of the shoppers were. We met Victoria Jackson from Saturday Night Live and she bought a string of pearls and a mirror from us.  I found out she went to Auburn for a year (War Eagle) and was chosen to act in a Birmingham playhouse where she got her start!   I cannot believe I didn't bet a photograph!  I guess I was star struck!
Oh, the entertainment was wonderful, and the mansion's Folk and Folly decorations were scary and beautifully amazing! Oh,  how could I not mention that Nina Hartmann and Matthew Mead  were signing their books a mere rocks throw from our tent !!!
 We were  thrilled to see that Meranda Devan had posted one of our booth photos on the beautiful facebook page, 

 Here are some shots of our booth
 View From Outside 
These gorgeous French chairs and the dark French 
desk (pictured below) moved into a lovely home
in the area.   Thanks, Lisa McInturff !

Left Wall
I sold two French boudoir dolls but 
only one of the pretty French trinket boxes

Back Left Corner

Our Pretty  Back Wall 

I Loved our French Wall 
We sold the blackamoors, cloches,
 both mirrors, and the alabaster urns

 Most of the Cream Heads Sold

This side of the tent was pretty Frenchy too!

  I Had Fun Making These Heads Using Old Quilt Tops

And, of Course I Had a Few of My Crowns There

My Sister's Embellished Denim Jackets Were a Huge Hit!
They are so pretty - she spends so much time on each one

 Our Vintage Clothes Were Very Popular

My Sister Took a Ton of  Old White Ironstone 
and it Sold Steadily on Both Days 

Now that November is here,  I have taken down the Halloween decorations and have we are totally dressed  for Thanksgiving.
I know a lot of folks skip right to decking their halls for Christmas and I would love to do that, but my husband's favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.  Since we have so much to be thankful for, I like to give Thanksgiving it's due and be respectful of my husband's love for this holiday. Now, that isn't to say that I don't start adding Christmas to the mix about halfway through November so stay tuned!

Hope your week is full of blessings
Be safe!

Coastal Charm                                  Show and Share 
A Stroll thru Life                               Tabletop Tuesday 
Knick of Time                                   Knick of Time Tuesday
My Salvaged Treasures                    Vintage Inspiration Party
Southern Savvy Style                       Wow us Wednesday
From My Front Porch to Yours            Treasure Hunt Thursday


  1. Your booth look great. I hope to get to that show next year. Where is Emma Kate's Cottage? Maybe I can make it there without having to wait a year to shop in your space!!!

    1. Thanks Artsy VaVa! Emma Kate's Cottage is in Attalla, AL - about an hour East of Birmingham. Come for a visit - there are lots of beautiful antiques and gifts there.

  2. Yes, where is Emma Kate's - I love the heads! Congratulations on the success of your show.

  3. Thanks Donna. EKC is in Attalla, AL. I am hoping to get some of the primitive heads in my Etsy store soon.

  4. Your booth was loaded with goodies and I would have loved to shop there! Looks like it was a great show!

    1. Thanks, Pat. It was a good show. We learned a lot and had fun!

  5. The sale looks like a fun time...and your space is lovely...lots of eye candy! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog...I'm following yours on Bloglovin' now, too!

  6. Your booth looks amazing, so many beautiful treasures! Love those quilt covered heads. These shows are definitely a lot of work, but well worth all the effort. So happy you had such a great time.

  7. I would definitely make a beeline for your booth if I were at that show! Such beautiful things! I am a vintage girl through and through and live in a Victorian house so I love all sides of it. Looks like a ton of fun for all of you!


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