Sunday, February 6, 2011

First 2 Boxes Packed for The Farm Chicks Show

Now I know it's the beginning of February and The Farm Chicks Antiques Show is not for another 4 months but this weekend, I priced and packed a few items. Serena - The Farm Chick - who produces the show, asks that we bring pieces that we have not shown before - so all of these pieces are stock that I've bought within the last month and not taken to any of our mall spaces. This actually works really well for me as our busy time is the summer so what doesn't sell at this show immediately goes out to the mall spaces in mid June. I plan to take a rack of vintage clothes and linens/lace.....for many years I have collected state map tablecloths but it's time to move them on. As I only took one space at the show this year I'm not carrying any furniture but I am planning on taking quite a lot of jewelry mainly silver and turquoise bracelets. So here's a motley group of nostalgia.......




Here are a few "props" That I'll be using for displays. I found the dress form at an estate sale last summer and just love it. It's quite old covered in linen and a little frayed which I think adds to the charm. I have a little cheval mirror which is handy for trying on jewelry etc. Then I have a cake stand which is a great display piece.......


So the first 2 boxes are packed . Lots more to go. We're off to the UK next month so hopefully I'll find a few treasures in Glasgow and Northumberland that will fit into my suitcase.


The Farm Chicks Antiques Show is June 4th and 5th in Spokane, Washington and is well worth a visit. The dealers are encouraged to "go to town" on their displays and they do. People come from all over to shop at this show as it's really a fun atmosphere...I can't wait.





6 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Oh how I wish I were caring your bags Marian. The Farm Chics show sounds terrific. Then I could zip over to WSU to see my youngest whom I have not seen since late July. I'm excited to hear about your trip to the UK when you get home. I dream about the day when we finally sell our house and are living not far away from Glasgow in Aberdeen where my husband is from. I am a big fan of the souvenir tablecloths. I'm sure it must be hard to part with them. If you have one of MT, WA, CA, TX or NV, let me know, I'd be interested in one!

Have a great rest of this week. You have much fun to look forward to.

Cheers ~ Deb

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It sounds a wonderful show and I love your items.

Paul C said...

A motley group of nostalgia...I like that term. Sounds like a fun event for collectors.

Pegasuslegend said...

This show sounds awesome... lots of fun would love to go to one of these for sure! You had some things I would be packing up too!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Wow this looks like so much fun! I wish I could be there for it. Keep us posted on how it's going!

24 Corners said...

How fun that you're going to be there Mariane! Maybe I can get my sis-in-law to toodle over there with me, we're not too far away being from Seattle. Love to see your "motley group" in person!
xo J~