Back to Blogging & Thrift Share Monday

Sooo...Hi, blog. Do you remember me?

I haven't been blogging much, but I have been doing lots. I sent my brother (the gnome home maker) back to Arizona, helped coordinate a show, had a sale in my booth at the Bronze Giraffe Antique Mall, and headed up to Chicago for a show, plus did some junkin' in the St. Louis area. Let's slow the roll, and give a little pause to each of those topics. 

First, I coordinated a show in Peoria called the "Sunbeam Building Vintage Market" on July 13th. I gathered up some of my ladies of the Prairie Traveling Vintage Show, and a few other thrifted sisters (and a brother too!) and we had a great event! Here are a few pictures of the day...

My space
And Outside

It was a great event, and we thankfully had great weather. If you'd like to see more pictures of the event, click here

Next up, I tried something I'd never done and had a sale in my booths at the Bronze Giraffe Antique Mall, so I had to get all stacked and packed, so people could peruse the inventory. The sale was for 20% off and only ran the weekend of 3rd Sunday Market (the large local show here in Bloomington, IL). Here's a pic of the booth at the beginning of the sale...

These pair of red chairs were the big sale of the weekend,
but lots of other knick knacks and artwork found new homes, too. 

Then, I went up to the city to sell at Vintage Garage Chicago. I love this show! It's the third Sunday of the month, April through October, and it's a great urban vintage market. Here are some pics of my spot...

If you'd like to see more pics of this booth, feel free to check out my album, here

And last but not least, this past weekend, my hubby and I went down to hit up some estate, garage, and church sales down in the St. Louis area. We had tons of fun, and here are some our fun finds...

A cool blue metal table, a vintage tennis ball hopper, and two MCM ashtrays....
...a sweet bar in case with all of it's pieces, plus one!...
...some really nice quality old luggage...
...two small 1960's stuffed animals from the R. Dankin Company.
Here's one. I think it's a donkey dressed up in a sombrero and poncho. 
And here's the other, Sammy Skunk, he's a golfer. 
And then there's these two little cuties, made in Japan, and so darling.

So that's me, what have you been up to?


  1. Holy cow, you have been busy! I'm glad your sale went so well. I keep my booth on sale all the time, but I think I'm going to put a stop to that. One sale here and there will keep people more interested.
    Those little pink flamingos peeking out of your booth are awesome!

  2. July has definitely flown by! I'm thinking I'll do another sale next month for the same weekend (3rd Sunday) in August. I'm not sure about the whole psychology of the sale, but I think since my was for Saturday and Sunday only, people felt some urgency. Just a thought, but who knows.

  3. You do such a nice job of displying your items for a show! I'm sure this helps you attract buying customers.

    1. Thanks, Jolene! Displaying the items is one of my favorite parts!!

  4. Every thing looked great! You have very busy. A lot of work, but oh so fun!