The Olde Farmhouse

Last Friday and Saturday I participated in this amazing market in Maple Ridge.

We had hundreds of people showing up, I am sure the total number was thousands by the second day.

This is a great opportunity for local artists show their bigger pieces, since we have spaces, not only tables, to show our products.

Here is the stuff I brought:

I love my pink elephant and dresser, but they came back home with me! Lots of people looked at them. The old picnic basket and the iron set sold.

This beautiful chair sold quickly, and the old tin planter too! The bug sprayer was bought by a collector! He has more than 30 of these! 

I painted these TV dinner tables with ASCP Graphite and used dark wax on them. Instead of painting the top, I made it a chalkboard, so people can write on them: EAT YOUR VEGETABLES! LOL! This is how those black TV tables started…

I love their retro style… and so did my clients! Sold one to one lady and two to another.

Inside the basket there were 3 pictures of a little boy playing in his bath, and playing with his dog. The pics were metal, looked like from the 70’s

I absolutely adored them, but my son, now 18, said “NO” when I asked if I could hang them on his wall bathroom… it would have matched perfectly…

These bedside tables were the last thing I painted for the fair, and they sold quickly! The moon glow trays with little cups sold right the way.

I still have the candle holders, and I am tempted to put them on my mantle with big Christmas ball on them… they are hollow… I will be showing you this week.

The long sofa table sold as well as a bunch of the small stuff. The big mirror also sold. But most of my beautiful mirrors came home with me.

I will be hanging them on my hallway for now!

The greenery was hung correctly in the beginning, but the banner was never perfectly in place. It was an improvement from my first fair, but I still need to find a way to have a nice background for my booth. One that does not require any permanent damage to the walls!

I love my three-tier table, can you see it? Blue? I took it to add interest and lots of people looked at them but nobody bought it, thank God!
It is now back beside my dining table where it belongs!! I just wanted to have my best pieces at the market and because of my business class I haven’t been buying much, so I took some stuff from my house.

 Candle holders are also a big success for me, but this time I only sold one! Although I sold well, I found that people went for unusual stuff.

Actually, I could not find a pattern. Usually people buy painted stuff. This time, my big painted pieces sold, and a lot of my small not painted stuff sold.

I will post my big pieces in my for sale page soon!
Thank you so much for coming over to my new blog!

Claudine


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8 thoughts on “The Olde Farmhouse

  • November 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm
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    Your space was fabulous !! loved meeting you !

  • November 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm
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    Claudine, you did an awesome job! I’m very impressed with your work and wish you many more successes.
    ~Barb~

  • November 23, 2012 at 4:25 am
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    THANK YOU, Niamh!!! It was great to meet you, too!!! Keep us posted on that tour!!! WHO knows???

  • November 23, 2012 at 4:26 am
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    Awwww!! Thank you, Barb!!! I appreciate your support!!! Your work is amazing!!! Hugs

  • November 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm
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    Love all the pictures Claudine! Your hard work is paying off. All the best x

  • November 24, 2012 at 5:46 am
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    Hi Claudine, nice to meet you again at the show…met you at one of Kristy’s classes….very nice booth …..well done!

  • November 25, 2012 at 2:49 am
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    Thank you, April!
    Yours too!!! I loved your display at Delbrook Fair!
    Thanks for coming over to my blog!
    Xoxo

  • November 25, 2012 at 2:50 am
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    Thank you, Marie!
    Yes, I remember you, you looked familiar when I saw you at the Market! It seems SO LONG since we met at Kristy’s! What have you painted?
    Let me know when you set up a blog or Facebook page so I can check your projects!
    Cheers,

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