Friday, February 26, 2010

Nashville Antique Flea Market Setting up

Good Morning!
Yesterday was set up day for the dealers at the Nashville Fair Grounds for the March Flea.  Here is a picture of my canopy/ space... 1/2 of the way set up.  A few of you wrote to tell me to do a banner with my name or logo.  You are so correct as it so needs something! 
I am thinking of buying some canvas and making something, alas my art work is slim to none nowadays. 
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I set up a fantastic French Bedroom set...I so want to swap it out for my bedroom.  Laughing at myself as I did just that (a swap out) last month!   This set has the best roses and a pair of baby bird carvings on the top along with really pretty inlays.  The carvings on the bottom remind me of scalloped lace.  Huge sigh!
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Checked the weather for this weekend in Nashville and they say the Sun will be out!  So looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!  We are outside under the white canopy space #134 in the South end of shed 2.

Show is FEBRUARY 26th to FEBRUARY 28th. 
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 7am-6pm
Sunday 7am-4pm
Gary and I will be there with everything from Victorian to Vintage old Garden items, chandeliers and I hope a French Bedroom suite or two.  See you there!   Oh...FOLLOWERS OF MY BLOG receive 10% OFF.
From ChapelItems
From ChapelItems
Congratulations to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Flea Market for being chosen by both The Tennessee Magazine and Busy Bee Trader as the #1 FLEA MARKET in Tennessee again for 2009!

The Tennessee State Fairgrounds Flea Market is considered to be among the top ten flea markets in the country. Dealers and vendors from 30 states offer their wares to the buying public. Eager shoppers travel hundreds of miles, often by the bus load, to peruse the bargains and hard-to-find items offered for sale. You'll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, house wares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month.

Admission: Free

Parking: $4.00 (free parking Friday's)
Overnight RV parking: $35 per night

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Nashville Antique Flea Market -Work to do

My mind is full as usual with the Nashville Tn. Fair Gounds Flea Market coming up the end of this month.  So many things to get done, let alone packing.   The show this month is February 26th to February 28th.  I usually take a lot of furniture but this time I am also taking some sweet pottery.
From ChapelItems
From ChapelItems
I have been racking my brain trying to come up with something for that white canopy I use at the market.  Lace border along the edging?  No, as I so dislike the thought of antique lace getting dirty.  Ok...I admit Laundry is not one of my things I like to do.  So what to do??  I like unique and different from what everyone else is doing.  Huge sigh, a blank mind in just what to do! 
From ChapelItems

I know I am taking my favorite Antique French Wire Shopping Basket with me.  Found in a wonderful old stone home up in Nasvhille that was built in the 1920's. 
I admit I have a "thing" for old baskets and use mine all the time.  I use them instead of a purse.  Holds everything I might need. 
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Antiques Reasons why we Collect them, Love them, buy and sell them.

Antiques & Vintage some Reasons why we Collect them, Love them, buy and sell them.

People collect antiques for many different reasons & there are a lot of different views as to why. Here a few of my thoughts & if you would please ….let me know why or how you started. Myself I am a combo of all of the below.

1. I find it interesting that in my store I have met a lot of people that love restoring old pieces, not so much so that they could sell it for more but simply because they gained satisfaction from doing so.  Here is a before picture and after picture that I thought was fun. A old iron & wood bench glider from the 1930’s a customer finished.  He was kind enough to send me before and after pictures. 
From SOLDFolder

From SOLDFolder
2. People wanting to furnish their home- look for antiques. Antiques of different time periods -different Era’s often look fantastic together to create a beautiful home. My home is a mixture of French, Italian and Cottage old farm painted items. And of course a main love of mine…chandeliers as to me they are the jewelry of the room.

3. Antique lovers who enjoy the chase more than anything. They enjoy searching through stores and antique shops all over the country searching for that specific or unusual item they been looking for. I love watching a couple enter my store and have the man or women call loudly across the room with excitement…honey I found it!  Myself I love the Thrill of the hunt.  That heart pounding moment when you spot something that makes your heart go pitty pat. 

4. During the fall I had the pleasure of meeting mother daughter shoppers in my store. They were into buying dressers and beds for their daughter’s collage dorm rooms. Feathering their daughters nest away from home is what I called it.  Here is one of my favorite beds I sold and I still Miss that bed. Huge sigh!
From SOLDFolder
Collecting vintage/antiques is a wonderful experience for many many reasons. What are yours?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Antique Vintage Desks * Work for Hills Chapel Antiques

Taking a break from working on my antique chandeliers and switching to work on vintage antique desks. 
This old pine roll up one I cannot decide if I want to paint or just add a wax finish to it.  I am thinking of just waxing to bring out the old pine that is so popular in the West Coast.  What do you think?  Any suggestions?
From ChapelItems
Here is it with the roll up open with all the wonderful chubby holes.
Granted the pictures are terrible as I took on a very dim snowy grey day
in my back work room.

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Here is an old Victorian one that I took apart to re-glue the legs.  The
old paint is so wonderful! 
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nashville Antique Store & Flea Market Work To Do this week

Huge thank you to all that posted so far on What breed of dog you think Shiloh is. I am now thinking German Sheppard and Border Collie. She loved the snow that is so rare here in Middle Tennessee. Every time I called her to come into the house…out she wanted again! Concerned me as she sat with her rump in that cold snow for hours! Brrrr!!   She has been out there for hours running around and playing! 
From Shiloh

These past two weeks I have been working on some old Garden Potting Tables that I will be taking to my store and perhaps the Nashville Fair Grounds Flea Market January 22nd to the 24th. In my old home town of Carmel Ca. I would be thinking of working in my garden. Might be too early for Middle Tennessee?

Another of my chandeliers just finished. A Czech crystal piece probably from the 1930's or 40's.  This one is on hold until Tuesday for a customer. 
From Chandelier Pics

I like my canopy space at the market to be set up pretty. I am thinking of having a banner made. Good Idea? I would love to hang up some antique lace that I have …alas cannot figure out how to make them- not blow in the wind. If you set up at markets do you do anything to special? Here is a picture of a show in Atlanta GA.

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