Random, Part 2.

By the way, I’m going to be closing down the booth in Fayetteville — what with my pregnancy and my sister-in-law’s pregnancy, neither of us has any business trying to run it for the next year (or eighteen…) — especially me, being 600 miles away. I’m bummed, but it was a really good learning experience for me. I would really like to get a booth up here, but the Chicago booths are so freaking expensive — $300 and up. I’m not in the big time! I can’t afford that! If anyone in the Chicagoland area is reading this and knows about any antique malls in the area that are reasonable, let me know. In the meantime, I’m heading down to Fayetteville as soon as the morning sickness is gone for good to hang a 50% off sign on the booth and pull anything from storage I think may sell at the VB here.

Some more recent finds…

Both of these were late-in-the-day finds. The matte cream planter was purchased at a yard sale at around 2 pm. It was $1! And it was still there at 2 pm! I love the outrageously ridiculous girly frilliness of it. I got the ornaments at an estate sale — seven boxes, 50 cents a box. On the second day of the estate sale! How is that even possible? These are earmarked for some vintage ornament wreaths that I hope to have finished by the time the Vintage Bazaar rolls around.

July 9, 2010 - 7:46 pm

Leilani To be frank, it’s probably a good thing you’re closing the booth as the flea market has really gone way downhill in the past six months or so. 🙁 When I went it was BOILING HOT, no one was shopping besides me and my mom, and 90 percent of the booths now have new/crafty stuff rather than vintage items. It’s really depressing as it’s Fayetteville’s only antique mall and I’ve been going to it since I was 12 years old!! Hopefully things will improve in the next year or so. I hope the Vintage Bazaar will become more regular so you can sell there rather than having to worry about a booth.

July 9, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Melissa Clary One of the gals at Secret Treasures in Evanston suggested I check out your blog. I have added you to my blog roll as I check in daily to see your recent finds. If you are looking for a space in an antique mall, try Heritage Trail in Wilmette, Illinois. I am a dealer there and it is a great place to be. The rent is reasonable (i pay 275 a month for a nice sized booth) and I can work my five hours while the kids are in school. I think your aesthetic (which I really love) would be a great fit for that mall. E-mail me if you have any questions and good luck with the pregnancy! Are you drawn to vintage baby clothes or toys? I was with each of my pregnancies!