Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nashville Fairground Flea APRIL 2010

I woke up Monday to an email from a friend Saying " Hey ck (my nickname) someone has your Nashville Flea booth in their blog" So I check......It is none other than a popular blogger Sassytrash

Sure enough...there is mine and Charlie's booth in picture #6 and #7. HOW FUN is that?!! I loved all the extra pictures she took of other spaces as I just did not have time.
What can I say other than I was tickled to death that someone liked our booths enough to take pics!

Cheers, happy hunting and selling cindykay

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nashville Flea April Good News BAD News

Set up day on Thursday the weather here in Nashville Tn was fantastic!
Pic on setting up...

Friday the weather was Fantastic

The bad news....Today we are under a severe weather storm warning with possible Tornado's!  Whaaaa! 

The good news.....they say tomorrow (Sundays) weather will be back to awesome.   So if there is no damage back in business on Sunday. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Antique Mothers Day Motto's Stash Nashville Flea

Going into my stash barn yesterday I found some Antique/ Vintage Mothers Day Motto's.  When my mother passed on a few years ago I put them away, as memories were- at the time just too painful.  Time to let them go and with Mother's Day (May 10th) next month I am taking them to the Nashville April Flea market.  Thought I would share them with you all first.

This one is my very favorite and the oldest.  On old parchment paper with hand calligraphy
This month is the Huge Nashville Extravaganza show with dealers arriving from all over the surrounding states with Lots of antique furniture to cottage chic.

April 23,24 and the 25th.
Friday 8am-5pm No charge to get in on Fridays!   Saturday 7am-6pm    Sunday 7am-4pm
You can find me at Space #134 at the South end of shed 3. Across from the outdoor Shed #4.
Picture below from last month....starting to set up/unloading
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If you are a follower of my blog of course let me know as you always receive 10% off -at my store or the flea market.
Happy hunting, cheers and Blessings!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Packin for Nashville Fairgrounds May Flea Market

What an awesome Saturday!  The sun was out and lots of customers.  Arrived early to bring fresh items into the store and Load for the upcoming Nashville Flea Market.   Ugggg to the loading BUT I love love love Flea Markets. 

Jane a wonderful fellow dealer who loves primitives stopped by my store.  She spotted a huge farm antique display cabinet we had just (20 minutes before) loaded for the Nashville show. Explained that she was opening an antique store down the road in the town of Nolenville would it be possible to see the cabinet?  Of course she can try to see it I reply (thinking oh my....that trailer is jammed and it was the first item loaded).
She decided she just had to have the cabinet for her grand opening held this May.  Wonderful old crackly alligator black paint.  If you love iron stone she has a nice stash for sale.
Her ROSES AND RUSTICS Store will be doing those wildly popular Monthly Sales. Her first monthly sale will be May 6th through the 8th (Thurs, Fri, Sat.) 10am - 5pm.
And of course my brick store Hills Chapel Antiques Store will be open those days and hours also.  So come on out and see us!! 
To find directions to my store HILLS CHAPEL ANTIQUES  Here is a link to MapQuest to find us: Mapquest 
Janes store....ROSES AND RUSTICS will be down the country road by 5 minutes or so.

OH!!  What was I loading for???  The Huge Nashville Extravaganza show with dealers arriving from all over the surrounding states
April 23,24 and the 25th.
Friday 8am-5pm No charge to get in on Fridays!
Saturday 7am-6pm
Sunday 7am-4pm
You can find me at Space #134 at the South end of shed 3. Across from the outdoor Shed #4.
If you are a follower of my blog of course let me know as you always revieve 10% off -at my store or the flea market.
Happy hunting, cheers and Blessings!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rhinestone Pearls Lamp Shade Trash to Treasure

I have always loved glitz and glam.  Since the 1970's (dating myself) I loved dressing different.  I wore my huge rhinestone broaches way back then...wore them during the day no less which was Not proper I would just laugh and wear them anyway. 

Back then I would buy broken necklace's and such and one day in the late 1990's after leaving the Restaurant Business (the Sans Souci Carmel California) I had some time on my hands and  I needed a lamp shade for a glass antique table lamp.  Ah, I have an old naked wire clamp on shade that someone was going to throw into the trash.   Here is what I came up with.  Sorta funky but I love it!

From AwesomeStuff
Here it is looking from underneath.  I just strung what ever hit my fancy keeping it to my fav purples, pinks, grays with some old Czech rock crystals.

From AwesomeStuff
Here it is closer- so you can see you just string them along, wrap when you get to the metal partitions.  I left the old white chippy paint on the wire.
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From AwesomeStuff
Lost some of the fantastic colors when I took the picture below with a flash. 
From ChapelItems

And here it is on the old (probably 1930's era) etched glass table lamp.  Forgive me...the dust on my stash cabinet.
From ChapelItems
I think the pictures if you click you can enlarge them.

So there is my trash to very treasured story.  One of my first pieces.

Off to open my store early this morning.  The small town of Nolensville TN is having its popular Daffodil Day.  Going to be busy.
Cheers, cindykay as
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Travel to Antique Flea Markets 1972 Airstream

I am always looking for new "easier/better ways" to travel to the antique/flea Shows as I need comfort- which translates to all my favorite stuff. 

I was wondering with all the travel to shows either as a buyer or seller how Do y'all manage?

Since I am asking I'll share what I came up with.

Long ago (15 years ago) I started off  with a very temperamental OLD 19 foot motor home.  While it had all I needed and pulled all my goodies stuffed into a 12 foot trailer.  Not enough room I found out real fast.  PLUS  My transmission went out on a trip, told myself that will never happen to me again...Sooooo

I sold the old motor home ...buying the below vintage retro 1962 trailer on eBay.   Fixed it up real cute in fun retro turquoise pulled it with my long bed pickup truck. 

Stuffing items into the 12 foot camper trailer and the back end of the truck.  Drats...still too small! 

So I sold my retro aqua baby and with the profit from that work...bought myself my real dream a 1972 Airstream 25 feet long. 

Packing all the antique/vintage furniture to sell in Atlanta- such as beds, smalls and such inside the Airstream...holds tons of goodies!  Then the larger items such as dressers, tables and such on to the truck bed.  It is a 3/4 ton truck with a long bed.

Only pain in the bum - I must get the Airsteam unloaded right away. 
So far its been worth it- as I then have my own bed, my sheets and blankets (especially after watching that show on 60 minutes) refrigerator packed with food- saves a lot of money not eating out. My own bathroom.  And outfitted with a generator to work the air conditioner if I don't have an elect socket to plug into.  Must have air conditioners in the South!

Oh...and a closet large enough to take all the clothes and other stuff I might need.
OK... I am guilty of wanting it all.  I am the fist to admit I am very much Like a princess and a pea in her bed.  I won't share here the lengths I go to with my bedding. 

I am closer to having the inside finished ...Gypsy style thanks to my love of Magnolia Pearl of Texas

Below is a picture of the front sofa, under the large front window.  I sit to watch TV and read.   The colors I am using.. Aqua's, rich pinks to rich purples with some copper thrown in.   All from estate sales etc.  Working on this baby since 2009 when I bought her.   Fun!  I would put antique lace at the windows...alas my dog family travels with me, so no lace.  Here is one of my girls, Chelsea.
That iron scroll looking thing to the right is a small 1930's wrought iron chair I use for sitting at the table, when its not loaded with books. 
Need more old velvet and that fantastic vintage looped ribbon fringe I so love.  Along the lines of my sofa colors.

From AwesomeStuff
Here is a baby petite chandelier with ruby and amber French beads along with Czech cherries on the sides -going to be in the Airstream to give you an idea of the direction I am going.  I had it tagged to sell in my store...but could not bring myself to do so.  In the Airstream it goes. 
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Here's an ick picture of the sofa that is original...not for this lover of rich satin.  I will be doing the flooring in natural cork. 

So you flea market antique show buyers or sellers- how do you manage to stay comfortable?

From My 1972 Trade Wind Airstream
cindykay as

From Blogger Pictures

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Meeting Networking Fellow Bloggers Nashville Fairground Flea Market

This past Nashville show was extra special for me as I met some awesome women that blog or have read my blog.  giving me encouragement along with some 'how to do" blogging tips - since I freely admit I am new to blogging...what a new world this is!  

I bought myself an apron...must have pockets!
I just had to have this apron as I love this happy pink with my favorite painted blue jeans.  Just so happens I was wearing those jeans that day.   I painted them long ago and call them my flea market jeans.  Love roses! 

From AwesomeStuff

I also had the pleasure of visiting with Paige from the Hodgepodge
A boutique in Clarksville, TN which I cannot wait to visit!
Paige along with ARTifacts are looking for Vendors for a special flea Markets they want to hold. 
Here is Artifacts web site..they have some incredible vintage items to swoon over!  I must make the trip over there as it looks like my kinda stuff, along with vintage brooches I crave.
I so wished I had my camera out to take pictures of time.

Here is another peak at my booth last month
From AwesomeStuff

Here is a picture of some letters made from Antique Tin Ceiling panels that I just fell in love with.  This guy makes some wonderful stuff!
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Now I must run off to open my store in Nashville. 
Happy hunting, best wishes and Blessings!
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