What a weekend we just had! Vintage Market Days had it’s debut in St Louis and I was honored enough to be a vendor! It was physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing, but it paid off. My husband, Bruno, and I worked non-stop last week and the week before to have enough furniture pieces to fill our booth. Because it was our first show ever, we weren’t sure what to expect, but we were BLOWN AWAY with how well-received everything was. People came in the THOUSANDS and kept us busy!
I knew I would be too harried to take good pictures so I asked my good friend, Jillian (of Jillian Farnsworth Photography) to take some picture of my booth right after opening on Friday. She did an amazing job. She doesn’t normally do events, so my request was unique, but if you are looking for a good newborn, child, or wedding photographer, check her out. I love her work!
Here is some of the beauty of my booth that first day:
Banner with beautiful new logo done by Marcel Souza!
This french highboy dresser sold quick and had a matching buffet (long dresser) and nightstand. The buffet didn’t even make it to the booth, it sold as Bruno was unloading it from the trailer!
This modern dresser was such a learning experience! I’d never done anything like it and have a lot to share with you in another post, on how to achieve this look!
One of the barrel-back cane chairs that I did… the seats were sewed with the french grain sack inspired fabric that was on Decor Steals awhile back!
Take a peek at that blue chair! That is my first ever MMS Milk Painted piece is Eulalie’s Sky! It chipped the perfect amount and was the prettiest shade of blue!
Here is the finished product of the cider jug lamp I started awhile back! I’ll have the full tutorial up this week!
I sold nearly all my big pieces in the first 2 hours! That night we worked until 2 am to get another dresser, a bench, and a coffee table finished. And all three sold by Sunday!
NONE of it would have been possible without the help of Becky, Camille, Leia, and Josette, who all took turns watching my children at various times last week and over the weekend. Also a big shout out to the event organizer, Chanda Hakanson, who believed in me from the beginning, helped me all the way through the entire process, and ended up being, what I consider, to be a dear friend. She was absolutely phenomenal to work with and I will definitely be back in April, when Vintage Market Days in St Louis returns!