Monday, February 13, 2012

Buyers Just Wanna Have Fun

Driving - skating down to Grayslake for set-up on Friday night, I was really sorry that I'd decided to go.  The snow, ice, wind and bone-chilling cold made getting there an adventure, and unloading a test of endurance.
By the end of the day yesterday, after spending the weekend seeing fellow dealers, friends and chatting with my regular buyers friends I was glad I'd gone.

Lots of coffee got me through the weekend.  I took my camera on Friday but discovered that I'd left the battery at home. Yep. I forgot it entirely on Saturday and Sunday - it's shaky iPhone photos here today -sorry!  (Check out Room 363 - Mark got great photos of the entire market, including several of Gracie's Cottage)  It was fun to take moments to visit with  Pure Vintage Chicago/North Shore Flea), Rhubarb Reign, Altered Ever After, Diane Passi, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!and my great neighbors Heather & Gary and Bruce & Judy.

Saturday the weather was improved and the buyers came out; it was busy all day long.   It was nice to see Jen, Kelli, Kim, Mark-Room 363, Jeannie - The Gilded JunqueYard, Cindy - 24 Seven, and so many others. On Sunday, everyone was in a good mood.  9 year old Aidan and his Mom Heather have been buying from us for several years; they both have a great eye.  My jumbo card boxes found the perfect home with Aidan.

Courtney-WhatKnots and her Mom Carol stopped in to pick up an order.  Sorry for the fuzzzzzzzzy pic, girls!  (That's Courtney's Dad in the background, wishing they would get-a-move-on!)  Look at that full cart; you can be sure that WhatKnots is going to be featuring more great stuff!

It's always a party when Sue T & Toni show up with their friends!   "Turquoise Toni" got four of my giant letters - made just for her!   Above are Sue, Susan, Toni (standing), with Laure & Marilynn, (seated).  They get together for artistic endeavors - these gals are a hoot!

Thanks to everyone who came out and shopped this weekend.  Naming names is so dangerous for a forgetful soul like me, but please know that I enjoyed seeing y-o-u!


  1. What a nice event, we sure don't have anything like that in Michigan. Send directions, I'm moving there.

  2. :-( I'm so bummed I missed it! Looks like you had some fantastic stuff, Jan, as always! Hope to see you soon XOXO Laura P.S. And thanks for the words of advice on the Farmhouse. At this point, it's a no-go . . .

  3. Oh my whiskers! You survived all that cold and ice?!?! "She" wouldn't let me outside this weekend because "she" said it was too cold and if I went outside my whiskers would freeze and break off. Being rather fond of my whiskers, I whined but stayed inside. You did not have that opportunity - I hope you didn't freeze your whiskers off! Hopefully, this finds you home and nice and warm with a little extra money (for tuna of course).


    Wishing you a happy Valentine's day!

    Romeo and "her"

  4. Oh wow...what fun this would have been to attend. Looks like you all had a fabulous time.


  5. This just looks like the best fun ever. Nothing like juniing with gal pals. The letters look great. Smiles to all, Susie(She Junks)


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