Flinging our Spring at Daisies and Olives!

Martha, the owner of Daisies and Olives, is very good about having a special shopping event about once a quarter, and she makes a point of closing for an afternoon prior so that all the vendors have ample time to spruce their booths without getting into the way of shoppers. I was particularly thrilled with that opportunity this time because I needed to paint two walls in my booth — and I was NOT looking forward to it.  Fortunately, it went a bit faster than I expected. I went up on Thursday morning, while the kids were at pre-school, painted, then went to pick them up and returned to the booth when Justin got home at around 6 pm. I got home around 9. It’s a lot of work but there is no feeling like walking away from your booth after working on it for six hours — and this was the first time in MONTHS that my booth was really, truly full, so I felt particularly accomplished this time around.

Thanks to my recent Tulsa buying trips, I had lots of good junk to stuff in there.

I got this little ice cream set off of Craigslist. It’s priced pretty high because I paid a lot for it — it was during a span of time when I was panicking a bit about having enough stuff for the event — I will probably eventually have to price it for what I paid for it but right now am keeping my fingers crossed that I can make a bit of a profit.

I designed some new prints, Spring-themed!

I don’t know if you can read that last one, but it says: “Spring will come and so will happiness…hold on. Life will get warmer.” It’s my favorite. I wish I had found that quote earlier this winter because I could have used it. (There’s the infamous red chair from my Tulsa trip a couple of weeks ago!)

The Bloom box sold on the first day. I’ve got to get out to the garage and make some more. They were fun!

I put two HUGE painted signs in the booth, priced pretty high, because they were big projects that took a lot of time. I’ll be interested in seeing if they sell. In the past, sales of my painted signs in the booth have fallen off but they still really do well for me at the Junk Ranch, so if they don’t sell here, I’ll bring them to the JR in June. I wish they sold better, because I enjoy making them, but I have to price them so low to get them to move, it really isn’t worth it.

I should have taken an all-booth shot with my phone (the lens on my camera isn’t wide enough) but alas, I did not.

I did, however, get some shots from around the store…

This is Keith’s booth, on the other side of me. If you follow me on IG, you saw a video of his booth a week or so ago…he is AMAZING. I wish I could have gotten a picture of his whole booth but, again, my lens is limited because it’s not wide enough. Everything he does is BRILLIANT.

He’s got a very non-traditional space, odd-shaped and unstructured, and he just shoehorns everything in there so that it all fits perfectly.

I could not be more pleased that he is back at Daisies and Olives.

Look at this splendid piece from the Four Funky Friends booth. Y’all, I want that something fierce.

I have had some swanky mirrors in my booth over the years but I have NEVER had one that reached THIS level of swanky. It is so gorgeous. In the Sweet Salvage booth (I think).

Cute little spring cowgirl boots from my friend Paula’s booth, Emma’s Back Porch.

I’m a little in love with this banner in the Sweet Tea booth but it would have to be followed by an expletive to properly reflect the tenor of my home.

It’s a tiny! Green! Piano! LOVE!

Can you even believe this cart in my friend Judi’s booth? Imagine happening along that in your junking travels. I would DIE.

Love this lamp at Angel’s Attic.

Love the chair, love the table, love the lamp. LOVE EVERYTHING. My friend Linda never disappoints.

As you can see, all of the D and O vendors outdid themselves this time around. I popped in late Saturday to straighten and I’m glad I did — I had sold enough stuff that the booth was looking a little rough around the edges. Apparently, Saturday was CRAZY busy. All of the folks who had been working all day looked exhausted. Another successful event at Daisies and Olives! Hooray!



April 13, 2016 - 7:48 pm

Marci I absolutely LOVE your booth, it is so bright and colorful and fun! Its awesome that you showcase some of the other booths as well, that place has some superior booths! I see a lot of stuff I want 🙂

April 14, 2016 - 10:08 am

Kim OMG….louds of rusty awesomeness!!!!!

April 14, 2016 - 9:53 pm

marsha nagib So I couldn’t help adding some Southern Illinois country-isms. As a city girl who spent time on on the farm as a kid (many, many years ago!) I remember “I reckon,” “over yonder,” “rid up the table.” My Mom grew up there and I spent time every year with grandparents and cousins…such a great experience to have some of both worlds! We still have cousins’ kids farming! And my cousins still get together on the farm every few years. Love your blog, Lara!

April 15, 2016 - 10:37 am

Anne Holcomb So sweet of you to share my lamp which by the way sold. It was a heavy thing with a signature on it at the base. Your right about Martha putting great events together. She is a very hard working lady. I feel the same way after fluffing my booth and walking away saying to myself, “Job well done.” We have such wonderful vendors at Daisies and Olives and going in there every week to check on things is so hard for me not to make some kind of purchase. As always your booth is wonderful, one of my favorites. Thanks Angels Attic

April 15, 2016 - 5:24 pm

Laurie Perfect, as usual. 🙂

April 20, 2016 - 9:44 pm

Ree Cee Love the ice cream parlor set!! If Daisies and Olives were a candy store, I’d gain 100 pounds!