I am deep in the throws of creating for VMD in a few weeks and I have committed myself to having 3 posts a week. So even though it is 10pm and I’m JUST starting this, I’m HERE! 🙂 It counts for something, right?
If you can even believe it, most of the furniture painting is done. D.O.N.E.!! We have around 35 painted pieces of furniture. Obviously not all of them will make it to VMD. I’ll be bringing my favs, the best ones, and what works in my space on Friday, and re-stocking as needed each day. I’ve gone antiquing a few times and gathered up several goodies. I’m one of those choosey gals when it comes to what I sell in my “booth”. I don’t just want to fill space… I want to make it beautiful. If I wouldn’t use it in my home, I don’t sell it. Plain and simple.
So now that most of the furniture is out of the way, for the next 3 weeks I will be working on making wreaths (preserved boxwood and antique music sheet ones), a few pendant light fixtures (fingers crossed it works out!), cleaning up some other pieces I have, including a gorgeous crystal and brass chandelier, and looking for a few more vintage “smalls”!
Can you tell I’m excited to put it all together? 🙂
That brings me to the pictures I’m sharing tonight: My space at Vintage Market Days Spring 2014!
The location is different than last fall. It is at the Wyman Center in Eureka, which is about 15 minutes north of I-44 and about 15 minutes south of Manchester Rd on Highway 109. It is kinda tucked back in the woods, since it is used as a retreat of sorts for youth. Since the layout is kinda funky, I thought I’d show you some pictures I took in January when we had our Meet and Greet. Try to imagine green grass and flowers starting to bloom on the trees!
Here is the entrance! It will be much cuter in a few weeks of course, but I imagine there will be a tent, front and center, where tickets will be taken.
If you turn around, you will see the pick-up area… where trucks can pull up to load furniture. Just beyond that is parking in a grassy area. More parking will be available in various spots close by.
Turn back around, walk up the path, and the first building you encounter will be the building my space is in! There will be other tents from other vendors in this paved area you first see, but I chose an indoor location to protect my goods from the weather!
Step in the door and Shades of Blue Interiors will be what you see! My space is 20’x10′ in that far corner. Melissa, from Villa Designs, is standing at the corner of that rectangle.
She makes a great model, don’t you think? Melissa and I became fast friends at the last VMD when our booths were across from one another and we discovered she owns Fusion, the shop next door to Wood Icing, where I sell my furniture! Plus she makes AMAAAAZING handmade jewelry out of glass and vintage items. (p.s. are you just LOVING the lime green walls?!? haha)
Another view of my corner.
Then, as you walk out the door, on the right, you will see this:
This area will be packed. The grassy area will be filled with vendors, the large covered patio area to the left will be filled with vendors, the building straight ahead will be filled with vendors, and vendors will run along the side of that building! Food trucks will be just beyond that!
After you peruse and grab a bite, you will head back toward whence you came, and see this (only you probably won’t be able to see that building where I will be, since there will be tents galore).
So that’s it! I’m trying to figure out how to plan my booth and am also SO excited to see what other vendors bring!
The hours are a bit shorter this year, instead of opening at 1pm on Friday, we open at 3pm for the early buying event, then 4pm to the public until 9pm. This is really the day to come out. I will be bringing my best pieces the first day, as I’m sure everyone else will be too! There will be a live band, food trucks, and so much excitement going on!
Then on Saturday, we open at 10am (an hour later than last year) to 6pm, and on Sunday from 10am to 6pm (2 hours later than last year). If you want a deal, come on Sunday. Everyone marks things down, even if just a little!
So, what is your best advice for decorating with lime green walls? 😉