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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Knoxville Trade Days show


Hi guys! This Saturday was the First Knoxville Trade Days show in ..where else..Knoxville! I didn't so my usual "involved" 2 day set up but went the "easy way" which is just folding tables, ladders and board shelves. I grabbed a few vintage Raggedy Ann and Andies out of my booth. These are homemade versions.


I got this vintage knitting/sewing tote a couple weekends ago..loooove the vintage floral fabric!


This is a vintage shabby 48 star flag ..it is long and skinny..more of a bunting.


Some nice vintage leather boots..and in the background you can see one of a pair of alabaster lamps that sold (boo hoo!) As my husband pointed out, I already HAVE a pair, but can a gal ever have enough alabaster lamps?


More Raggedy Anns...behind them is a vase I have not been able to ID..but I have one in cream and one in blue. They are twisted with 2 twisted handles. They have a raised rectangular mark on the bottom, but I can't tell what is stamped in it!


           One more Ann and book in a cute vintage suitcase.


I painted a couple of these ladders with the thought of selling them, but I ended up needing them to display on! I buy these at estate sales if they are cheap enough. I just put a couple same sized ones next to each other (rungs facing)  and slide painted boards between the rungs for shelves..and they fold flat and fit in the minivan great! This little one I just used as is. You can also use one sideways and slide a couple 4 foot boards in where the rungs and braces are at the same height ( or add braces that ARE the same height as the rungs) as a one piece display. Don't put really heavy things on the ends or if you take something off the other side, you will have a seesaw that is not good for breakables!


                    This guy went home with somebody..I figured he would!


Some "pretties". The Victorian glass butterdish and large lidded compote sold which surprised me. Usually I cannot GIVE Victorian pressed patterned glass away and I price them basically what you might get a new piece of glass for..or LESS! I think they are pretty, but not a hot mover for me..they are so much nicer than new things though! That long pretty relish sold too and a couple other things that Ed sold while I was out walking around looking at others booths. That note was one a dealer left for me when I got there that morning (we set up on Friday) She had put a couple things under the table to buy! Cool and a bit creepy that people were poking around in my booth before I got there! I guess I could cover things, but I always end up breaking something that way!



A bowl full of cool vintage sequinned fruit..probably headed to Etsy.


I had a lot of white Fenton and Westmoreland that just disappeared on my white tablecloths, so I used this cool vintage red and white runner and they showed up much better! The Hazel Atlas ivy bowls sold as did several pieces of the white Fenton  hobnail. These were all pieces from our Ohio trip.The red runner sold too!

  They did look nice together! I had several pieces of depression glass..only sold a couple even though they are priced LOW. They are going to my local booth..depression glass still sells there if I price it reasonably!

All of this mid century stuff was from Ohio (except the anodized aluminum) That was in really excellent condition. A mother over rode all her daughter who wanted them's protestations and told her JUST GET THEM!

Some vintage Hull pottery.....


A pink Fenton vase (sold) a Victorian lidded milkglass dish and some pink depression glass and Fire King cups and saucers.


This McKee jadeite spice shaker sold..


The headvase is Shawnee..I have 2 more in different colors. The green thing is a depression glass ashtray with a matchbook holder.


The big girl is a Gonder piece. She will be going to my booth. I can see her holding necklaces or bracelets! I love the Pink McCoy tulip vase in the background. The yellow teapot is Hall China and the red/orange one is a mystery piece. Peachluster Fire King also in the background.


The "Moroccan Amethyst" candy dish sold as did the low long Shawnee console bowl in the front. The lime vase is Shawnee, the large jardiniere is Hull and the yellow flower pot is Coronet. The forest green "rocket" vase is Anchor Hocking and the orange stretch glass vase is of unknown "parentage". I bought this rack at Freds (dollar store) for $20. It is a TV stand but I knew it would look good holding Mid Century pottery! I figured I would use it at quite a few shows and get my money's worth out of it!


A luster fawn topped powder jar, a McCoy arceture vase and a grey Gonder vase. The candleholder is unmarked, but someone told me they though it was an old McCoy piece too..need to find my other McCoy book! It has a factory nick (glazed over) so not that  precious I would think.


More McCoy and Shawnee..the elephant planter is too cool and coming to Etsy. The mid century lamps are fab too. I hate shipping lamps so they will probably go to my booth.


A plethora of Shawnee lampbases (and one lamp) I think these are just so cute!


We had a boxful of vintage rusty and china doorknobs..sold some. I felt we did pretty good at this show. The traffic was not as much as I wished (but what I expected for a new show) BUT the buyer to looker ratio was great for us..more buyers than just lookers! Next month we plan to have a whole new boothful..probably more springy/garden and industrial architectural things.Hope you are having a great week..the trees are budding and daffodils are blooming in East TN! Til next time! Julia

1 comment:

Allison Rust said...

Looks like a fun booth! I love how creepy... slash fabulous the bunny is. Haha! I've never done a show, but it's on my to do list.