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you all know...
i went to the
in columbus ohio
this past weekend
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i have shown you in the two previous posts,
what it's like to be a customer at the fair,
here's just a glimpse from the side of a vendor
i do a LOT of shows but this particular one is a huge show for me
i collect items all year to sell at this show..
that said...my little bed truck was not going to cut it this year...
i went out a bought a cap for it,
and a ladder rack !!!
think i could fill this ? ............um......no problem...
i have a wonderful son who helped load up my tents on the roof rack !!
scared me a bit to drive ....
i am not a brave driver...
kept having thoughts of my tents flying off !!
but all went well...
after i was all packed....i sent my helper this picture of the back seat...
see that space above the crate...
i told her that was all she had for luggage...haha...
really....that was all that was left....
this little truck was FULL !
i spend hours
(even in my sleep)
planning my set up...
over and over and over
in my head
suellyn and i worked HARD
to get it all set up in time...
i have to say i was very pleased with it !!
my jewelry racks are old lamps and lampshades !
hey...we recycle EVERYTHING !
this jewelry rack is the spring section
of an antique crib !
of course i painted it pink
but this is one of the crib rails
and a curtain rod
that holds other necklaces
i sell a lot of different things at this fair
one of them was these vintage bank bag pillows
i sold a bunch of misc stuff
and silverplate cups/sugar bowls, etc
to use as candle holders
i had a bunch of little metal toolboxes,
and some great county store clip boards
some old rulers...
some old paper signs...
then i did a Christmas section
all pink..natch !
my little typewriter stand i showed you a while back..
i painted it pink for this show..
(see the theme here)
i also brought vintage lingerie
(new with tags...awesome find !)
also a big seller at country living
tons of silver plate !!
some i sell as is,
but most i hand metal stamped
with inspirational sayings
i do try hard to make my booth interesting and fun to shop in !
i was busy like this ALL day each day
so i must have done something right !!
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the show is over and it's time to put whatever is left back into the truck
i did NOT want to have to put stuff on the roof...
so we pushed, and shoved,
and mightily squished !!
and we got it (almost) all in
2 small empty tubs did not make the cut...
but my pal krystal took them for me...
we packed the back seat,
slammed the doors,
then opened the windows and
finished loading from there..
it is amazing what we do .........
one of the craziest jobs around !!
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i'm home now...
for a few days.......
i'll be off to do it all again !!!
that's my final post for this year's
ohio country living fair..
and one last note..
this is my blogiversary !~!
3 years ago tonite i did my first blog post
and guess what it was about..
the country living fair !!
thanks for staying with me..................