I vividly remember the lady telling me they had never been rained out at Art in the Park
Art in the Park ~ August 2011
If you look behind our tents, you can see the other “experienced” vendors tarping their tents because it was POURING!
We finished this vintage desk and chair the night before the show!
Despite us being brand new and the lousy weather, we sold…
this French Provincial Coffee Table – it was first to go
Shoppers started gathering
under our tent
as the rain continued to
flood the park.
My Venetian Bronze faux finished Candelier was 2nd to go and we were off and running!!
The pink gooney bird mosaic chair planter went home with a lovely lady who made time to dress up as a princess with her beautiful granddaughter. How awesome is that! This was one hip grandmother!!
We also sold oodles of cup and saucer bird feeders, candle holders & yard stakes!
The Lane Cedar Chest sold too
Somebody saw it during the rain but left because it was literally pouring. They came back first thing Sunday morning hoping to score it. That’s when they realized it was only a one day show. They were so bummed but were determined to keep trying. They contacted the Holland Friend’s of Art and tracked down who we were. The following weekend, they drove up from Chicago to claim their piece. Isn’t that cool!?
We also sold EVERYTHING in this picture
This is the only shot I have of the adorable skirted oak chair & little French nightstand
Cathy does such a great job of adding skirts to chairs. She’s as meticulous as our dad was with his upholstery. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
There was also a cute little red chair from the 1800’s that never was captured on the camera because it was gone in the blink of an eye. There’s a little story behind THAT one. When I was half through painting it, I noticed a burnt-in logo on the bottom of the chair. I joked to my sister that it’s probably worth “something”.
As I’m slathering paint all over it, I heard Cathy gasp. Two had just sold exactly like it on Ebay for $400 EACH! OOPS!! We try to do a little research on pieces we refinish, but I never imagined in all my wildest dreams that little ‘ole chair would be worth that kind of money. Live and learn!
All those sales, all that interest, incredible feedback and awesome contacts happened on a miserably rainy day; our very FIRST day unveiling our new business. We were blessed beyond our wildest dreams and are so very grateful of how God continues to stretch us and bless us with our gift of craftsmanship.
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Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Silver Pennies – Silver Pennies Sundays
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday