Thursday, April 11, 2019

Swinging from the Rafters!

"Ummm, we gotta lotta junk."

"Meee too friend!!!"

Text messages between Angea and I this week, as we prepared for the Mineola Antique Fair. 

Where we gonna put it all.??? It's not all gonna all fit...

Yes, it will. It always does... (but,) we gotta go UP! 

 Today was our workday to get our booth ready for the show this weekend. Angea and I have been doing lots of huntin' and pickin' lately and have lots of new (old) inventory for our booth. So we needed to get more creative with our display. The building has these awesome rafters, so we added more overhead display space.

We used a lariat rope to hang this baby bed spring, then we made S hooks (with baling wire) to hang the buckets, pans, butterflies, a cotton scale and a chandelier. The building is 112 years old and was originally a cotton warehouse, so I'm sure there have been plenty of the old cotton scales used in there. The building has a dock and the railroad tracks are nearby, so that cotton was loaded on the rails, back in the day. (The long metal piece with a hook on it and the two weights are the cotton scale.)

 We also hung a grapevine wreath, but it was parallel to the floor, so it became another pot holder.
 We've got so many items that would make great garden planters! You know, all of us junkers and vintage souls are helping save the Earth by rescuing, repurposing, upcycling, and reusing all kinds of things. Used lariat ropes, hay baling wire, chains, rebar, a piece of a wire fence panel, the bed spring, wreath, and twine were all used to at no additional cost to us! No trips to the store for hardware or supplies!

 We are excited about how our booth looks this month! We are open from 9-5, Friday and Saturday. (the show is held the 2nd weekend of the month.) For more info about the show, check out Mineola Antique Fair website or their facebook page.

We've got several chandeliers hanging around as well and have had our tin signs and a few things hanging from the very beginning of our space, so we just added a few more layers. 
I also wanted to hang this chalkboard somewhere, with our social media links, so visitors could connect with us. Thank goodness, our husbands went with us today and helped with hanging ans attaching things up high! Angea and I couldn't do everything we do, without our guys helping out behind the scenes! 

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