Monday, October 28, 2013

Rusted Gingham Barn Sale---- Here We Come!

   For the third year, Elaine and I are taking Sisters' Treasures on the road to Gonzales, Texas.  We will be vendors again at the Rusted Gingham Barn Sale this coming Friday and Saturday, November, 1 & 2.   Suzanne Sexton and friends have been doing this sale for five years and have continued to grow with new vendors and more customers.
        It's set at the JB Wells Showbarn which will also be hosting a youth rodeo.  You can find more info about it at their Facebook page or on the Rusted Gingham webpage.  Suzanne was on Great Day SA last Friday to promote the show.  You can watch her segment here.
       Here are some pictures of our booth last year:
   We had lots of Christmas things and they were a big hit.
   We also took some garden things and sold a few of those items:
  We also do well sellling frames:
  The following pictures are from our first show at The Barn Sale in 2011.  We had lots of Christmas there also and sold a LOT of it.
 We sold this cute bistro set first thing.
We also had a great collection of vintage holiday clothes.

Here is Elaine getting our check out counter ready.
The two wild and crazy sisters who love to "dress in true "BE Original" style.

I hope if you are anywhere near Gonzales either Friday evening or Saturday, you'll come by the Rusted Gingham Barn Sale and be sure and come say "Hi!"... 

Betsy and Elaine

Monday, October 7, 2013

Zapp Antique Show At Warrenton in Review

  This is how our show (or rather Pre-show) started out, with a blank tent at the biggest Antique show in Texas and specifically at the most fun show within a show, Zapp Hall Antique Show.   We along with some paid workers, unloaded three trailers.
Instrumental in getting our major set up done was Elaine's son, Dan Reinhard (in the aqua shirt in the above picture) who graciously took off a day of work to help us set up our tent.  My vision was to have our tent be like a French Brocante (or flea market), where people could wonder through our pathways to see the different wares we were offering.  We have such diversity in our stash, I thought maybe (just maybe) this would give it some assemblance of order!  I had one lady comment half way through the show that it reminded her of a French Flea Market, so I tried to contain the Happy Dance in front of her but gushed to Elaine.......... At least someone "gets it"! 

These are pictures of our vintage, industrial, primitive section.  The cool work table with the aqua drawers sold and nearly all the deer horns sold.
We also had our painted furniture section which got switched around some after selling some pieces.
In this picture, we sold quite a bit.  The little green table and the primitive aqua cupboard.  Also the white bureau sold and the frame on the blue table found a new home.

This gorgeous buffet in Annie Sloan Paris grey sold.
A new home was found for this camel top wardrobe.

    We had a red section which included Christmas treasures.

The twin Santa's sold to the same person.  I'm guessing they're planning a Santa reunion! ha!

What we hoped would sell was what we billed as our "Show Stopper"!! It did get a lot of attention, but I guess the price was a little too steep or perhaps the size, since it's over 7 feet long.  It is a beautiful display cubby from some store in San Antonio. (I wish we knew more history, but I guess we'll have to make it up! ha!)

Our most popular category was garden and patio metal, in particular, chairs.  We sold three sets, plus several solo chairs and one glider and bird cages.
We're already on the lookout for vintage patio furniture and accents for the Spring! So look out... we're on the prowl! 

Thanks for "coming" along on my tour of our Vintage Brocante Show.