Friday, October 14, 2011

Pink Saturday

It's bee over a month since I've joined in the pink! It's great to be back and for your viewing pleasure I have assembled a few pretty pink vintage images, straight from my files on Pinterest!

I would like one of everything please, especially that car!

Thank you Beverly for hosting, you can find more links to pinkness at How Sweet The Sound. Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

Took a couple trips to the patch last weekend.

First I went with my Mom and my big Sister, who popped in from out of town unexpectedly! What a nice surprise that was. My Sister wanted to hit the patch because she lives in the city and figured it would be cheaper than buying them in town. I was shocked at how cheap they actually were. She was right.

The second trip was with the Man Cub. He found out we went and was slightly irritated we didn't take him.

So off we headed down the road again. He went on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin. But it had to be big. The biggest. We've been reading a book every night called The Bumpy Little Pumpkin and it's a favorite so I thought he might chose a small one. Nope. He wanted the biggest one in the patch.

He found it! I made his Nanette pack it to the wagon because it was heavy. I'm nice that way.

Then we went in search of the animals.

Some were small.

Some were big.

Tractor rides! Don't worry,  it didn't move, it was strategically placed there for photo ops. I wasn't brave enough to let him sit on one of the big old tractors.

Me and my Man Cub.

Back in the pumpkin shed, they had great displays.

Now we just have to carve the pumpkin. I'm hoping his Mommy will take over that chore because I don't like doing it. I hope you're all having a great Fall. I am sad to say the weather her has been gloomy and rainy. Occasionally the sun will come out and all is right with the world!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Harvest Weekend

Last weekend All That Jazz joined other vendors from our shop, Abundance Vintage, in a space at a local event called The Country Chicks. They were having their annual Fall Harvest event and we were invited to join in the fun! This is Jazz's section in our shops 12 by 12 space. We were the first in so got to pick our placement in our spot!

Overall we did sell some things and it was worth the effort but we didn't sell as much as I thought we would have. I think as you look at the pictures to follow, you will get an idea why. Our stuff tends to be more French Country/Shabby Chic and this show is known for a more Primitive style. I think people that shop here are sort of still stuck in that decorating mode. Lots of black and red. I tend to like lighter colors.

I did sell this bookcase. I don't think I showed you. It was a Goodwill find. It started out with your usual ugly brown stain and had a hole in the back, but it had dainty lines and cute feet! It was a lot of work though. I don't think I'll be doing another bookcase soon. They have too many sides! I used a lot of my Chalk Paint on it too. Then I added clear and dark wax. I loved the way the dark wax made it look grungy!

This stuff all belongs to the Country Chicks, the hostesses. She said she uses a lot of spray paint!

I loved this piece, it didn't sell but I'm sure it will soon.

This space was a favorite, it was styled really neat and when we stopped by 2 days later it had sold a lot of things. I also wondered if we didn't sell so much because we were at the end of the line in the barn, not outside in the tents where people shopped first. However, since it rained on Saturday I was thankful for the barn.

I thought this was clever!

Cheerful sitting area.

All in all it was a good weekend. It took a lot of work to get ready for it but since I had a lot of merchandise left over I don't have to worry so much about keeping the booth stocked this month. I have to admit, it's  more fun to be a shopper than a vendor, all the fun and none of the hassle!

Hope you're having a great week!