Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fredericksburg Trade Days AKA--- Hotter Than Blazes August Show

Two weekends ago, Elaine and I celebrated our second anniversary at Fredericksburg Trade Days and our first anniversary at our Sisters Treasures Cottage.
It was definitely the hottest show we've done and I'm not talking sales! ha! We did have a great show despite the heat and want to thank everyone who braved the 100 plus temps to attend the show and for supporting our business.
Now you know you love this business when you have surgery on your foot the Friday before and still not only attend the show but work like crazy to make it a success!! Way to go big Sis! Elaine was a super "trooper" and hobbled around on her walking boot assisting customer and moving way more than I'm sure her doctor intended her to do! We give thanks to our Mom for giving us that "keep on keeping on attitude"! Love you, Mom!
We redid the kitchen area to showcase Elaine's great 50's formica table and the neat retro Coca Cola menu board with lots of fun retro kitchen accessories.
Since there's a big trend with men now to set up a "Man Cave",
we thought it would be fun to set up a scenario to give the guys some ideas of what we carry that would work in their "Cave". Here's just one pic of a fun retro Man chair with a great Tabasco shirt to keep his "KOOL"!
Our cover picture is a vinette of some crusty, chippy garden and architectural items available. Come see us next month (third weekend) for more great treasures. In between that time you can shop with us at the Blue Hills Antique Mall in Geronimo. We just did a little "foofing" today.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Let's "slip" Away

This past Saturday I was shopping for items for Sisters Treasures, and I bought a box of slips and a few camisoles at our Catholic Church rummage sale. As I was hand picking the slips I wanted, one of the ladies running the sale suggested I just make an offer on the entire box. I roughly counted them and offered $5. I ended up getting a total of forty, including a few camisoles, but most are vintage full and half slips probably going back to the fifties with the majority being from the 60s and 70s. There are lots with beautiful detailing of lace and netting.
This put me on a reminiscent road thinking of a time when ladies wouldn't be caught dead without wearing the proper under garments which always included a slip under a dress or skirt. I found some great old ads on the internet of slips from those bygone eras.

I feel I got a great deal for our shop, even if now, girls are wearing slips and camisoles as tops and dresses, they are still are fun.
Here is a sampling of what I bought. Do any of you still wear slips? (now I'm going to assume that the men reading this will say, "NO!" but in case I'm wrong I won't go down that road! ha!)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Farewell to Antiques and More

With mixed emotions, Elaine and I decided to pull out of Antiques and More in Castroville this past weekend, so we can concentrate on Fredericksburg Trade Days and our new space at Blue Hills Antique Mall in Geronimo, Texas.
It's hard to leave nice people and the two sisters who own Antiques and More, Debbie and Phyllis, are great and are doing their best to make their antique store a success in a tough economy.  We wish them well and will definitely go back and shop and recommend you, our readers, go by when you're in Castroville, Tx.
        The "misadventures "of tearing down a space filling a trailer and two vehicles and then transporting them almost a hundred miles to a new location are crazy to say the least.  The funniest part we didn't take pictures of which was trying to tie down a tarp over our "treasures" on a flat bed truck and then "rigging it" as only daughters of Dan Herrmann could do!  Daddy would have been proud of our "get us by" methods!!  After four stops to retie the tarp we finally made it to Geronimo, but only had about an hour and fifteen minutes to transform our booth with all the NEW items we brought over!!  WELL, that didn't happen, so I stayed the night in Geronimo at my nephew's place (thank you, Dan and Jennifer) and the next day, Elaine and I worked from opening until closing to work our Magic (or at least some pretty creative ways to cram two loads of stuff into one booth)!
   Check it out!

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