Friday, March 13, 2009

Lynden Craft & Antique Show - March 2009

The one, true thing that makes each and every show successful (no matter the $$) is the friendship we share with other, like-minded plunderers of vintage treasures!  Our quest is a shared passion that unites us and secures our happiness.  Here are just a few of these very gems!!

 JoDee (in the middle) of "Duchess" came with her friend Kat all the way from Vancouver, Washington.  Kat wasn't available when I snapped this beauty, but there may be a good one in their camera . . . if our busting-out-laughing photo shoot wasn't a total disaster!

Top-left is Sheila and her beloved and adorable Pepe Le Pew.  When they were in my booth, guess where all eyes were looking?  Pepe was "Best in Show"!!

Top right are vintage darlings Lindsey and Frannie of Bellingham.  Lindsey owns Penny Lane on Holly Street--a must see when you're in B'Ham!!  Frannie retired her shop across the street and now conducts estate sales.  She has an incredible collection of vintage clothing, which she beautifully displays on her person.

Bottom left is dear Peggy, a long-time devotee of professional antique sales (Sedro Woolley).  She and her husband recently "retired" (do you ever, really?!), and she was treating herself to a well-deserved outing with mutual friend, Pam (lower right).  We shared stories from many years past, and I always learn something new from Peggy!

Pam's thirst for knowledge and the thrill-of-the-hunt always result in carefully selected treasures for her home.  She has a great eye!

Last, but by no means least, is Mary Barker (lower middle photo), who has been with the Lynden Show since it's inception!  She owns Ranch Antiques in the county and sells at More Than Antiques in Lynden.  Mary is an expert in the field of antiques, with an enormous knowledge base for Native American pieces.  I adore her outspoken, humorous approach to life.  

My only regret is in not getting photos of many more friends, but I did actually have to work my booth, ya know!

It may not be spring outside yet, but it was a-bloomin inside the Lynden Craft & Antique Show!  Many wonderful, devoted customers turned out once again to bless this event.  Considering the economic wallop we've all had to deal with, there was business to be grateful for.

People were buying mostly "comfort" purchases, but some furniture, lighting and true antiques were still selectively plucked from the booths.  Investment-grade purchases seem to be on the back burner, but customers are still taking our business cards!

There is renewed interest in color--spring pastels in tune with nature's cycles are popping up!

Antique books, while looking good in the mix, were basically eye-candy this time.

 Wonderful new friends who inspired me at this show were JoDee and Kat of "DUCHESS"(Vancouver, WA).  They kept me in stitches, and I have a few more crow's feet to prove it!  JoDee plucked my newly acquired "Gin" crock . . . wouldn't you know it--my favorite!!

It was a bit early for an Easter theme, but had to have the bunny-stuff!!

Antique, yard-long pansies print in a pristine-perfect Victorian frame, old church sign from Snohomnish, spongewear, porcelain, architectural tie-backs from an old mansion.

Another spongewear jug, doll-head poking out of gorgeous Fenton rose bowl (looks kinda like it's coming out of an egg!), GIANT alabaster grapes (unusual gold color)

Victorian chromolithograph of girl-in-the-corner & sympathetic puppy!

Stunning black-and-white litho of girl with egg basket, lovely pair of oval-in-square frames, antique medical books, Italian glass candle holder (mid-century)

Charming, old medicine cabinet, pale transfare plates, Victorian antique books, plaster capital, decorating books
Hello Amy!


Diana Leitner and Donna Cedergreen said...

Debbie, I am so glad you found our baby blog and I am so sorry you had the flu during EXPO-how horrible! I hope you are feeling better. I loved all of your pictures of your goodies to sell. You will do really well at your garden show. Diana

Amy said...

Hi Debi!
Love those architectural pieces!
Hope the sun "shines" for your spring show.

Deborah Burton said...

Hey Amy--yes, I got those vintage porch salvage pieces from a WONDERFUL dealer friend!!!! :
xoxo D.

Deb said...

Debi, it was wonderful seing you and visiting today in Lynden...your booth looks amazing, as ALL of your show booths do! Great job...

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Super neat stuff!! We love it. We are doing a show in Puyallup in June and we are hand selecting vendors for it. We would like to invite you to participate. For more info to go

The Funky Junk Sisters

Gift sets said...

Nice crafts...I hope these are available as discounted crafts. They're lovely.