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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Remnants of the Past

I’m typing up this post still somewhat comatose. What a weekend!

The Fashionista and I drove from Phoenix to Laguna Beach late Thursday night. We encountered unbelievable traffic and detours. Up early Friday morning to pack up the truck we drove another 5 hours to San Luis Obispo. I was a bit of a nervous wreck hauling such a precious load for such a great distance.

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Upon arriving I was filled with giddiness brought on by the creative beauty of the outdoor booths.

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This lovely gem was set up like a French bakery and sold antique household goods. I asked for a card twice but alas was not given one. :(

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The indoors booths offered just as much sparkle.

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Both Andrea and I loved the booth content and styling by George Garma Antiques and Design. 

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I loved the silk ribbon accented keys placed in an enamel bowl filled with rice. 

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Galvanized canning jar lids with chicken wire inserts were offered by Time Since Remembered. As I often use my blue mason jars as floral vases the lids could act as a frog of sorts.

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I walked by this antique chocolate mold twice but alas, it did not come home with me.

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Our booth featured antique crates that beckoned a closer look.

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Within each crate we nestled small vignettes of French found treasures.

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Sparkly arm candy and beautiful baubles.

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A Majolica pitcher was paired with a sundial and soap.

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A basket filled with vintage millinery and antique lace came home almost empty. 

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The booth was definitely rocking the Casbah look. It was a tight squeeze often filled elbow to elbow.

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I couldn’t have done it without this sweet girl. Isn’t she darling channeling her inner Audrey?

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After a 10 hour day spent on our feet we sought solace at the the SLO mission.

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Taking time to smell the beautiful flowers.

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Sunday was another full day at the market. In the late afternoon we packed up, dropped off the remaining unsold treasures in Laguna and headed home to Phoenix arriving sometime after 3 am.

I was never so glad to see a pillow.

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I’ll be back on Fit Friday sharing how we managed to eat healthfully while working as vendors and staying in a motel 6.



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photos.. looks like a great time!!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Looks like a great place to browse and shop! Thanks for taking us along!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, so much to see and I love it. The Fashionista looks so cute and she is such a sweet person. I am sure you two had a great time. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh even tho sure looks like memories were made. Love the way you had your booth!!

openid said...

You and Andrea outdid yourselves! Your booth is nothing less than magnificent -- so clever and creative, showcasing different vignettes in cubbies. No wonder people squeezed in and did not leave empty handed. So happy the Fashionista was able to participate. I'm sure she was a tremendous help.
Your Friend,

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Sweet daughter, so cute.

Pretty things. Have you been to Sweet Salvage? I've only been once or twice, but your things would fit in with their offerings. Any way I saw they have an invitation out for a special night; it seemed it was targeted at the collector. I'm not going, but the crowd and novelty are an interesting combination.

Vicki said...

So many treasures! Your booth looked terrific. Glad you girls had such fun.

Karen Albert said...

Laura you and Andrea did a beautiful job with your staging in the booth!
Did the Virgin Mary sell. I would love to have her.

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French said...

Could not have done this weekend without your sweet girl helping us....hope everyone is getting some rest after the marathon driving!

Atelier De Campagne said...

Glad you had a good time. That is our booth on your first picture. This is one of our favorite events.

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Louise said...

What a whirlwind time and yes miss fashionista did look darling and your booth was amazing!

The Boston Lady said...

I know this was hard work to do this Laura and thanks for sharing what you saw. I love those lids with the chicken wire and yes, I too can imagine them as "frogs" for flower arrangements as well. Hope it went well! Ann

The Dibb Cribb said...

Besides all the other delights, YOUR DAUGHTER IS POSITIVELY GORGEOUS!


Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Congratulations on your wonderful and creative stall at the antiques show. I 'm sure it was worth the effort.
Miss Fashionista looks the part.... and beautiful. Warm regards, XXX

Karen said...

What an exciting trip. Your booth and all of the others are so beautiful. I can surely understand your exhaustion.Between all of that driving and the excitement of the show, and ten hours on your feet, whew!

Liz Hockamier said...

I can't believe you walked away from that sweet Dachshund chocolate mold!
Boy! Do you have self control or what!? :)

What a fun trip. I hope you sold lots! It looks like you did.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looks like a super fun time, and yes, she is darling!

Love your booth and love those gardens.



Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

What lovely lovely stuff! And what fun!

Blackberry Lane (Mildred) said...

How I loved these photos, Laura. Your daughter is adorable.
Of course, that chocolate mold is calling out my name!