17 May 2010

The Vintage Whites Market

Good morning everyone!  I'm still reeling from Saturday's market.  It was incredible!  Amazing finds, great prices, awesome foods, and so many wonderful people to meet!  This is definitely what gives me energy.  I think I've found my dream job....

Friday night, I painted, sanded, sprayed, sewed, and loaded up a ton of stuff. Tanner helped me so much! He's such an awesome hubby!  I couldn't sleep, so I was up until 4:30 sewing flowers and pillows.  I thought about just staying up until 6 but....those 2 hours of sleep came in handy...

Saturday, after a big ol' bagel with cream cheese, I loaded up the last little bit of stuff and headed over to the market.  We still had a few last minute things to do.  We hung our banner, drove the truck out to the road for display and put on our cute aprons!  Vanessa's mom made her some bloomers and wow...I really want a pair!  They were SO cute!

We had an amazing photographer come out for an hour in the morning, her name is Jen Arterbury.  If anyone in Montana is looking for an awesome photographer, look her up!

She will have her pictures ready for us sometime this week, but I can't wait to show you pictures!  Here are a few that I snapped with my camera during the day.  Please spread the word about the VWM to anyone you know who would be interested in coming! If you are interested in being a vendor, our vendor form is available at the website.  Just click here! No booth fee, no long term commitment, convenient set up and clean up times, and pretty much the best location ever ;) 

I also want to thank Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Karen from Sue Bees and Butterflies, and Maria from Dreamy Whites for featuring the market on their blogs.  I feel so happy to call you guys friends!  If anyone else posted about it and I didn't see, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

We had people come from Wallace, ID.  That's about 3 hours from us!  They read our feature on Maria's blog Dreamy Whites!

They were such a sweet family!  So glad we got to meet them!

Sweet Notions, our resident baker/master sewer was a total hit with both the customers and those of us who had to sit right next to them.  Lets just say I spent some of my profit on cupcakes, brioche with nutella...and a cake....which I had for breakfast yesterday.  That's just how I roll. 

Our vendors brought so much wonderful merchandise!  We all made sure to shop first...of course ;)  Look what I found to add to my collection!

Aren't they adorable?!  I'm up to 6 now...I'm hoping to find enough to line my bathroom window with them like in Flea Market Style Magazine.  Figures....  They've got so many good ideas!

Vanessa redid this dresser.  Don't you just love the patina?!  I think the colors are so wonderful and coastal!  I wish I had a seaside cottage to put this in :)

Beautiful lampshades...

This is one of the pillows I made.  I will list it on Etsy today.  Currently, its on my couch ;)

Everyone brought all sorts of cool stuff!

These went really fast...and I helped ;)

And since I obviously have it in pictures, here's the finished product from this post...

Our radio cabinet is now a full wine bar!  Wine racks on the bottom, a drawer for glasses, and an upper cabinet for your linens, wine charms, etc.  I think it turned out beautiful! 

I'll save the rest of my pictures for another post when we get Jen's pictures back.  I am so excited about this, and if anyone that came is reading this...THANK YOU and see you June 19th!


Cindy Scott said...

I LOVE IT..I want to shop and eat there...just have a zen kind of day and totally lots of fun!!...Congrats!

Nancy said...

Very cool market with lots of fun things to see! Your cabinet turned out awesome!



Whoa,The market looks like it was awesome. I wish I was closer too u guys!! I see so many things I want!!!

Angela said...

I guess it's a good thing I don't live close enough...I would have wanted everything!!

Jules said...

Beautiful blog :)

KarenSue said...

The next Farm Chick Show! And I'm excited it will be in my area. I'm so glad it went well.
Love the Wine cabinet, what a great job.
Thanks for mentioning me in your post.
Now rest up for the next one.

Sarah said...

Everything looks so wonderful! I was so inspired by your doily banners that I made some myself this weekend. I am doing my first show in a couple of weeks and I am totally freaking out!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Natalie Catherine said...

wow looks amazing! and those cakes... i would have helped buy those up. hehe.

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

I'll take one of everything please. :) How lovely!!! Sigh.

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

*My husband just looked over my shoulder and said, "That's not in Michigan, is it?" Ha!

Anna said...

I wish MT and AZ were closer!! I do get up there to visit family I will have to figure out my trip when I can also visit WVM!!!

fawn said...

That cake looks divine!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I would have definately left with a truck full! Love the pillow...can't wait till you put it for sale. You have quite a talent ~
sarah :)

LuLu said...

I'm so jealous of everyone who was able to shop.... oh my goodness it all looked so incredible! i would have shopped ALL DAY!!

Martha said...

Just beautiful...beautiful! I wish I was there...everything is so wonderful!

Family Blommendahl said...

Wow, love this! I wish I would have been there;)....

laura may said...

wow. such gorgeous things, makes me feel very warm inside.


Amber Rose said...

Yay!! It looks like a FABULOUS day!! Congrats!!

Dreamy Whites said...

Hello Jana,
You are the sweetest! You are more than welcome for posting about it. I would love to post about your next market as well.
Your pictures all look amazing! I wish I could have been there! I think your cabinet turned out perfect. : )
I am excited for you! Sounds like so much fun.
Congratulations Jana!
Take Care,

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

This is my exact response to your photos and description of the VWM:


I. WANT. TO. COME. Boo. Why are you in Montana? How inconvienint. ;) ;)

(Whimpering now)

Ok. I'm good. I'll get ahold of myself.

It looks fabulous, yummy, and inspiring! Are you going to Farm Chicks?

And can I have a bite of cake please?


Mikal said...

Found you from Maria..

Love your blog and your treasures!


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Swoon, swoon, swoon!

Your images are just gorgeous, Jana!


Robyn said...

TORTURE! YOU are just torturing me....EVERY SINGLE THING looks fabulous! I so wish I could have been there! Jana, the show looks like it could not have been any coooler! BTW, I have a antique friend who has SEVERAL shaving brushes...he ships too but PLEASE tell him I sent you! Here's a link the number is there http://whimages.blogspot.com/2009/12/finally-photos-of-ye-old-curiosity-shop.html

Funky Junk Antique Show said...

Wow! Incredible pictures and treasures and food! I'll be at the Farm Chicks and hope to meet you!
Joy Harvest/Funky Junk Antique Show

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

Nice Job!! Me and my BFF hit the Farm CHicks last year- all the way from PA and GA. Wish we were going again. Your market was just awesome- congrats!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

GORGEOUS! I wish I could have been there!

Melissa said...

Its going to be my very first market as a vendor and I'm super excited! Love your blog, I'm a follower too! My blog is redhenandhoneybee.blogspot.com...and I pretty much talk about getting ready for Vintage Whites over the Winter! I want to try to officially tag you or something but not sure how to do that...this is a challenge for me;) Cant wait to meet you some time face to face! Melissa

Kemp said...

GORGEOUS! I wish I could have been there! XO Kristin