Eco Chic Junk Market // Fall 2013

Hello there! And a big hello to any new visitors that I may have met this past weekend. Despite the numerous rain drops and sloshing of puddles we survived the big day! We did end up closing down early, which I am very thankful for. All of the hard work that goes into re-finishing pieces of furniture, creative custom works and merchandising is greatly affected when the weather doesn't hold out.

Not only is it great to participate in these types of events, but one of my favorite parts is the socialzing and making new crafty and creative souls. I'm pretty sure that I said multiple times, 'That is amazing! I sure wish I would have thought of that!" It was a fun day, as I say that with a lot of my things drying on the front yard.

Here are some photos for those that couldn't join us. This first photo below is the line that had started forming around 8:30 in the morning. The Junk Market was scheduled to begin at 10 o'clock in the morning. These were die-hard junker fans!

This next photo is an adorable vintage baby scale that I picked up from a family member that is also a lover of all things junk. The vintage ironing board sold to a lady who hopes to turn it into her sofa table in her living room. The chevron wood wall plaques on the bottom right were gone in a flash! I think that means I should make more? The rake that is holding the wood frame was purchased and she is planning on hanging her necklaces from it in her bedroom, cute idea.

On a last minute whim I decided to create a few prints to sell at the show. My true love is all things design with a flair for vintage and rusty things and this is something I need to better demonstrate if my vision is to participate in more craft or junk fairs. Sadly, I worried more about keeping them dry than anything else!

And then the rain started, and did.not.stop. This is my friend Megan's feet as well. She brought her amazing work with her to set up in our booth. Check out Megan Hagel Creative!

I sewed this vintage infinity scarves for the June Junk Market as well as just knew I had to bring them along. The yellow bookshelf in the right photo was a beauty. It was hard to sell her. My Mom was a great assistant on a weekend trip to the lake and helped me turn her this beautiful Arles yellow.

Here is a photo of an entire table of soap pump jars, a few of the windows that I have re-purposed as well art and a few shutters. I started the day with four shutters and they flew out of the booth. Great for organizing mail at your front door. Also, the mint stool on the left, was another hard one to let go. Too cute!

Here is the last photo! Another cute canvas bag for library books, quick run to the store or knitting on the go. I wanted to display a few prints throughout the book so customers and shoppers know that they are interchangeable and can be customized. They will be posted in my Etsy shop soon.

Thank you for stopping in! Now I better get back to work. Have a beautiful day :)