Monday, June 9, 2014

The Polka Dot Closet: The Polka Dot Flea Part One

The Polka Dot Closet: The Polka Dot Flea Part One

Congratulations, Carol!   I'm so excited for you that your first show was such a huge success (although I'm not surprised because you put so much planning and effort into it).   Hopefully, Elaine and I can make it to Florida for one of your NEXT shows!  I hope you have some "serious" down time planned now! :)

Betsy

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Additions at Vintage Market

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   Our space at The Vintage Market in Uvalde, Tx, was due some updating so I headed over with a car full of goods.  Once there, I decided the back wall needed some height and a door to hang some items so I went to the antique mall across the square from our shop and found a painted teal door that was a good price.

While looking around the mall I found an awesome six and a half foot tall wooden tool cubby. 
  I found out it had been used as a display piece for a dealer but they were ready to sell it and at a fair price so I made the purchase and got my friend Party Jett (one of our shop owners) to help me bring it over.  Here it is in our space showcasing some garden pieces.  It is definitely for sale and really awesome.
        I added the camel back trunk I purchased last month.
     Plus I moved a display cabinet and put the newly acquired bread/pie box on top.
     We also have this great resin flower pot I added.
  I'll be working at the Market this Thursday and Friday so if you're in the area come by and say hi and see all the new items all the vendors have added lately.
   Betsy

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Antiques Week has already Begun

  I'm going to keep this short and sweet since I'm using my Blogger app and have limited tools (rather I should say limited skills- lol).
      Elaine and I were excited about setting up at The Zapp Hall Antique wshow starting this Friday, March 27th. Unfortunately things don't always go as planned and such is the case with this show. 
    A little over two weeks ago our mom got very sick and had to be hospitalized for two weeks. She only got out a week ago and because we knew she would still need extra care as she regains her strength we made the decision to pull out of the show.   It's our plan to go and shop for a day or two but I would like to encourage anyone who's able to attend this amazing show.  Check out the Show Daily on Facebook for a schedule of all the shows.
     We have so many vendor friends participating in this show so let me just say if you want to find just about anything in the antique vintage, junking world , I'm sure you will find it there.
      We hope to be back in the Fall but in the meantime, follow us on Facebook to see where we'll be.
 Betsy

Monday, March 3, 2014

Treasures Within The Treasure

Yesterday (Saturday) I went to a moving Garage Sale and spotted this great old camel top trunk.
At the sale I opened the trunk and saw that the shelf that fit inside it was in very good shape and the price was right so I bought it and took it home.
I got it out to stage all my shopping treasures for a picture and took out the tray and noticed there were two paper rolls in the bottom that looked like maps.
When I got the maps in the house and opened them, I realized they were advertizing maps.  Both of them had multiple maps attached at a binding much like an old calendar binding.
The first one was from the Oklahoma Farmer-Stockman with a Texas map dated 1927-1928. On the back map their was a map of the United States and Alaska with pictures of the presidents up to the current president of that time: Calvin Coolidge.


The second set of maps are from The Progressive Farmer and dated 1938.  There's a Texas map and a map of the North American continent.



Sadly the maps are very brittle and have tears in the bottom parts.  I've tried to research them online but haven't found anything.  I may call the Institute of Texas Cultures this week to see if they know about how to display them so they don't have any more damage and if they can give me some clues as to their worth.  
Anyone have any ideas how I can find out more about these treasures?

I definitely felt I found the hidden treasure with in my treasured trunk purchase.

Thanks for reading this,
Betsy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It's about Time....

That title can be interpreted several ways such as:......... It's ABOUT time I wrote another blog post! (blog writer sheepishly hangs head then rolls eyes and says.. "Whatever!") ha! Ha!  I could go into a long list of excuses, but suffice it to say, life has been a bit chaotic with our family, but all is better so .. I'm BACK!!

   However, the meaning I'm going to talk about today with the title: It's about Time......... applies to the countdown to the biggest antique/junking show in Texas and one of the biggest in the states.. Antiques Week (or weeks depending on which of the many shows within a show we're referring to)!
  Elaine and I and her son, Dan are setting up at Zapp Hall again in the same location next to the fabulous Royers' Cafe!  
    We're having a Spring Garden theme but will be bringing Dan's fabulous repurposed hanging racks
It's not the best picture of one of his racks but the chippy bead board piece in the back is just one that Dan has created.
I've been doing some painting on some items like these benches getting them ready.
 Plus this swan got a shabby makeover and it ready for the party!

So my friends, as we gear up for the Big SHOW,
Get out your dancing shoes
(or Cowboy boots if you prefer!)

And make your plans now to join us and 5000 plus vendors (guessing here, but you know we see everything BIG in Texas)
for the greatest show "on Dirt" (comment thanks to our dear friend and fellow vendor Debbie with Talking Trash)
Here's the schedule (compliments the Show Daily ... a must have free magazine that tells you everything you want to know about all the shows at Antiques Week)
We'll be looking for you!
Betsy and Elaine
of 
Sisters' Treasures

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Changes at Aunt Maudie's Attic

     We have a new announcement to make at Aunt Maudie's Attic in Seguin, Texas-- we've added a new booth.  A fellow vendor who had the front window space (across from the Curious Boys) moved to another town so we got her space along with the space we already have (which is/was packed to the gills!).
       Since we're the view a customer sees when they look to the right upon entering the shop, we put our awesome primitive, chippy cupboard and a buck (that wasn't so lucky) to great our customers.
      As you round the corner, we used one of my favorite finds this summer, an industrial wire rack to show off some of our industrial goods and give a little peak inside the booth.
   Inside the booth we added some vintage garden metal like this fantastic turquoise motel chair.  Just barely in camera view is our cool cast aluminum love seat.
    A cute vintage blow mold Santa and rusty metal "fun" also aline the inside of our space.
     In case you didn't 'bag' the BIG one this year, we'll let you buy this one and claim you did! (we promise not to tell!) :)

   We took advantage of newly created room in our original booth to add this fun pale yellow vanity and the awesome mirror above it.
                                     We still have lots of great vintage Christmas items for sale.
         We put an old screen door on the back wall to showcase Elaine's son, Dan Reinhard's fantastic coat racks he created with antique bead board, reclaimed from a train depot being torn down.
Another new piece in our old booth is this cool shelf made from old pallet wood.


This is a different view of our new space.


We hope if you're in the Seguin, Texas area you'll stop by Aunt Maude's Attic
and shop with all the wonderful vendors at the shop.
     (We want to give a BIG shout out and thanks to Glenn and Joe AKA The Curious Boys for helping us with our booth! We love you guys!)

Betsy and Elaine