Sunday, July 27, 2008

Barn House!! You should have been there!!

What a grand day!! Oh My Gosh!! Flea Marketers were out in force yesterday for the Barn House Market. Joe and Jermonne gathered tremendous talent....something for everyone. A little primitive, a little romantic, some garden delights, americana, cottage, retro chic.....all represented. If you didn't find something at this market, you were moving through with your eyes closed!!

It was SUPPOSED to be a cooler day with temperatures only in the low seventies. The weatherman lied. It was warm....verging on down right hot! I think a lot of vendors, and even some marketers, went a way with a little pink flush to their skin. I was glad to have one of my paper polka dot parasols to keep the sun off my shoulders.

At the end of the day we were pleased. We'd sold all the big cabinets, the sweet little dresser with the french details and a large bookshelf that I was sad to see sell. Darn. However, silly us bought another big cabinet....a fabulous shabby chippy pie safe with the original dirty cream colored paint and peely tin panels!! That's going to Monticello Antiques in September to be part of my fall collection. Fall awfully grand and pretentous that sounds! Sorry, I didn't know what else to call it. Fall display sounded like I was just going to display lovely things. The goal here is to collect lovely things for people to BUY! :o)

Oh, and hey! I don't think I mentioned that we'll actually have a booth in Monticello. We got the nod last week. YAY!!! We'll start moving things in in a couple of weeks. We're soooo excited!!

Today though, we're kicking our feet up a little. I may even spend a little time in the studio working on bears. That, for me, is relaxing. :o)

Here are a few more pictures of the day. It was so busy all day I barely got these photos! I wish I'd been able to get more. The booths were all so amazing!! Next soon as Joe and Jermonne set the Flea Market day....plan to be there!!!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta


Bonnie said...

Hi Aleta,
A big congratulations to you and Bill for such a great show. You deserve it. Wish we could have been there. Maybe next time.
Big Hugs

Brenda said...

Hi Aleta,
Glad you had such a great day and great sales. Monticello sounds lovely - wish we could be transported to the other side of the continent! Ahhhh, relax and enjoy your Sunday - you certainly deserve it!



Nancy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Aleta! I am so happy for you.
Your pieces are lovely...I am so glad you will be a part of Monticello's with your Fall exciting for you and Bill.

Your little bear is adorable!

Have a great week!
Hugs, Nancy

Christine LeFever said...

Hey, Girl, it looks so inviting. I deliberately could not go, because I have to hold in on the spending, and I KNOW I would have spent WAY too much just looking at what you had to offer.

I WILL truly haunt your space in September and I am thrilled for you and Bill in getting one at beautiful Monticello!

Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!!!

A Thing for Roses said...


Your booth at the Barn House sale was just lovely. So many pretties. Wish I could have bought them all, but I'm glad you had such a successful sale and so pleased you will be joining the Monticello family in September.


Barn House said...

Aleta, thank you sooo much for being a part of our first flea mkt. We are truely honored. Your space was absolutely gorgeous!! And thanks for taking a chance on us. :o) Fortunately for all of us, we had a great turn out! HEE HAW!! Oh, and congrats on Montis!!! We really loved being there...but sometimes ya just can't do everything all at the same time. Hope to see you and Bill soon!

J & J

catharinas-love said...

Yes I wish that I was there !
Rini - the Netherlands

Karen said...

Glad it went well for you Aleta. I just adore that Sweet Dreams sign. Perfect for a guest bedroom. Just lovely !

Karen at Ciderantiques