Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Woooh, doggy . . . It was a Rip Rooring Good Time!

Well, after a much needed day of rest I'm back in the saddle to share with ya'll the great time I had at this years Bonanza. Unfortunately I was a wee bit busy to take a ton of pictures. Oops . . . my bad! But I'll share a few pics in a couple of posts.

The weekend started out with a bang. Early shopping was between 8:00 to 10:00 and it seems there was about 100 people waiting in line when the doors opened. Yippee. They say around 400 in all went through the doors as early birds. Not too much to be overwelming. Just enough to make it a relaxing enjoyable time.

At 10:00, that story changed. I wasn't able to go outside to check it out for myself, but they say there were about 400 people standing in line. Wowzers! And once they hit the inside, it seemed a bit overwhelming. Ready or not here they came! And with our booth, being second on the left, we were one of the first to get hit. Let me tell you, we were busy, busy, busy. And with unusually warm temps for September, and being out in the tent, we were working up a sweat!

I guess I should explain to you who was in the booth with me. There were actually four of us. We had Sue Wolfe, of Destination Art and my former boss at The Round Barn , Julie Pierce of the French Flea, and finally Gretchen Schaumann of Mimi-Torias Designs. I have been good friends with these girls, so we made a great team. And boy we needed to be with the crowd we had! Be sure to check out their websites by clicking on their names. They are a bunch of talented women!

Here are some pictures of our booth. More pictures from the event will be in the next post. We also sneaked in (or is it snuck?) a little "JUNKMARKET Style" members get together and birthday party for Miss Sue Whitney. Pictures and info of that little shindig will be also forthcoming. But for now, enjoy!

The crew: Sue Wolfe, Julie Pierce, Moi', and Gretchen Schaumann

Sue's Canvases and Tin Signs

Julie's Pots

I loved this chippy railing. It went to a good home . . .

Gretchen's amazing jewelry. I was able to snag a piece that was featured in the Star and Tribune. Lucky me!

Some of my vintage pieces . . .

Julie brought these wonderful clock faces.

This shelf was perfect for these vintage locker baskets.

This was an amazing cabinet. Some lucky gal was thrilled to find it. Due to the size of our booth and the amount of stuff we brought, we squeezed everything we could into it Good thing we did, we were looking a little sparse by the end of the sale! But that's a good thing, right?

That's it for now. More coming so stay tuned . . .


The Tattered Cottage said...

Congratulations on a fantastic sale!! Your booth looks gorgeous with all of the wonderful treasures!

Restyled Home said...

Hi Lanette!
It was so great to meet you! I could have sworn we got a photo of each other on my camera but I can't find it...not sure why!
I loved your booth, and I can assure you: if I hadn't been travelling by airplane, that metal light fixture would have been mine. So sad...

Hopefully I'll get to see you again next year. You are as pretty in person as on your blog, and just as nice as I expected!


PR Girl said...

I love your images! Looks like you had a blast. I still say - you need your own TV show!!

Lisa Wynn


Junk Sophisticate said...

Oooo. I likey! Congrats on a wonderful sale and glad you had a great time!

LuLu said...

It looked amazing. wish i could have been there,

Margo said...

Hello Lani,
it was great to see you all last week. Whew, has it been a week already?
I need Amy (whisperwood cottage) and Gretchen's addresses, if you have them please, for thank you cards.


Cottage Elements said...

Hi, Linda! I just did a post and there's a picture of us on there :) So glad you could come! It was so great to meet you, too! Hope you enjoyed your time. Looks like you didn't have too much time to rest. I see you've already been busy doing lots of posts. Hope to see you next year. Have fun with the magazine!


Mimi said...

You have a picture of "Sue's canvases and tin signs" - are any of those left and do you know if they're available anywhere for purchase?

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Hi, Mimi! Sue's blog is www.destinationartmn.blogspot.com (she doesn't actually post on it), but you can see pictures of her pieces and if you click on her profile you'll find her e-mail address. I'm sure if there's something you're interested in, she can make it if she doesn't have it. Hope that helps!


Mimi said...

Thanks Lanette!

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