Sunday, November 3, 2013

Roses and Rust

A few weeks ago (okay, more like a month ago), my mom, sister and I teamed up to run a booth at the twice annual Roses and Rust Vintage Market here in Redding. This is the first time I have done anything like this, and it was certainly an interesting experience. The three of us spent months preparing to be be one if literally hundreds of vendors with a 10'x10' booth. Personally I didn't' sell much... for whatever reason this year people just weren't buying furniture (mine was not the only booth not moving bigger pieces, although I'm told in past years furniture just flew out the doors), however the event was great exposure, and certainly a good networking tool.

Our booth, almost ready to open!

This event also gave me the perfect excuse to try a few things I have been meaning to try- like painting upholstry (see the teal armchair in the photo), and checking out the Alameda Flea Market for the first time with my good friend Tegan. Overall it was a great experience, and I'm so glad I got to spend the time with my mom and sister. 

Shortly after Nolan and I got to take a very rare trip without the kids, back to the bay for a day. We got to catch up with good friends, do some shopping, have a nice lunch, and best of all, make some money! I sold this amazing bedroom set for almost $800 over what I paid for it, AND the buyers paid our gas money for the drive down. That TOTALLY makes up for not selling much at Roses and Rust. 

And while we were away, this went down...

Things have calmed down just in time to start preparing for Halloween.

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