The next Vintage Market Days in St Louis is going to be announced within the next few weeks, so make sure and ‘like’ their page on facebook to stay updated! Hint… it will be in April and probably in Wildwood instead of High Ridge! I’m excited!!
I’ve been meaning to do a wrap up post of my experience at Vintage Market Days and share a few pictures, so now is as good as ever! 🙂
Thursday night we took two trips over (thankfully we don’t live too far) to unload the furniture we had ready to go.
This is our first big load, carefully covered, but not yet tied down.
We set our goods up (with the some help from Chanda, the event organizer), and since it was so late by the time we got our second load out, we left with much to do still. Friday morning I went early to finish arranging, creating vignettes, bring a few more small items, and to tag everything.
A chalkboard just doesn’t seem as pretty without a cute quote on it!
By ‘go’ time, people were walking in and I was still tagging and pricing my items! 🙂
It took about 10-15 minutes for the real crazy to start happening. So, once everything was set up, we were able to ask someone to take a quick pic of us, eyes full of hope!
Here you can see things got crowded and they stayed that way for a good couple hours! At that point, the red country cabinet had sold and the duck egg dresser in front has sold as well.
Furniture from all the booths was flying out the door, and it was so fun to feel and hear the buzz in the air! Often, the cart used to transport furniture wasn’t available when we needed it, so the old fashioned method worked juuuust fine! 😉 I wanted to show this one because I don’t have many shots of this mid-century modern dresser I finished. I’ll round up a few decent shots and put together a post next week of how I achieved this look.
Whenever you sell a big item, you have to move some pieces around so it doesn’t look so empty.
Lots of rearranging was done by everyone there!
Bruno left on Friday evening to go get a buffet and another dresser we had at home. We never even got a pictures of the buffet, because it sold before it was even taken out of the trailer!
That night, we went home late and worked until 2 AM to finish another dresser I had almost done before, a bench, and a coffee table.
Here is what everything looked like Saturday morning! The weather was beautiful (compared to the rainy mess that was the day before) and cars lined up for MILES!
This cute chair was my first time using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint! The color is Eulalie’s Sky and is seriously the perfect shade of blue (it’s a little less vibrant in person)!
Look at all the people and the food trucks! Slice of the Hill pizza was my favorite!
On Sunday, we thought it would slow down. But no! The cars were still lining up and it was a VERY busy day for everyone!
At closing time on Sunday, we sold almost all of the small items, and we only had to take home the french chairs, the green table set…
…and this Union Jack king size bed frame. I LOVE this bed. I wish we had a king mattress, and I’d keep it!
We made so many new friends, including our booth neighbors, Allie with RustyNail Designs (an amazing furniture refinisher), and Susan with NettieSuze Home Decor (chalk paint stockist), and Laurie, Mike, and their crew from RedPosie. Our favorites were this awesome couple: Chanda (St Louis VMD event organizer and owner of Redheaded Vintage Girl) and Todd Hakanson. We were so dusty, sore and tired, but that couldn’t hide our genuine happiness from such a successful weekend!