Monday, June 27, 2011

A Perfect Day at Elkhorn

We love the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market; it's nearby and we consider it our 'home' show. Elkhorn never lets us down, the shoppers come out and we always do well there.
 Yesterday, Elkhorn positively rocked and we smashed all previous sales records. We saw a lot of our regulars and made new friends. THANK YOU to each of you...we appreciate you!
The morning started off a little quietly, but we figured that most shoppers were hitting the outside vendors first. Outdoor sellers often have to contend with rain or heavy wind at Elkhorn. Not yesterday. Sunshine and blue skies ruled the day. We were happy for our outdoor friends Margaret, MaryAnn, Judy and Janice, Anita and Judy, and our new friends at Tattered Tiques
 Around 10:00 the crowds came inside and we barely had a moment to breathe for the next four hours. Kathy had brought some great metal lawn chairs and industrial stools; most were gone by the end of the day. Wish I'd snapped a picture of her nearly empty van as she headed home.
My beautiful memory jug went to a happy collector. The mini shopping carts, big industrial fan, and fabulous early large advertising umbrella,(upper left corner of above pic), found wonderful new homes. Loads of smaller items went out the door along with most of the flags and toy batons we brought.
I can't end this post without giving a shout-out to CG who manned the post here at home yesterday to meet some nice buyers from Chicago.  They came to pick up a couple of larger pieces in the garage and found some other items while they were here.  CG  was happy to help in my absence.  I'm pretty sure that what he was most happy about was reclaiming the space.    ;)

Today we start preparing for our next show, Viva la Cottage Vintage Market in Door County on July 9th. We've been setting aside special items for this won't want to miss it!


  1. The Elkhorn Market sounds like it has something for everyone, no matter what your decorating style is! Sure wish I could have gone. Just seeing all of those flags makes me happy!

  2. Hope your day was fabulous too! I wish I could have been there to see the patriotic set up you had! Looks amazing in the photos!

  3. Soooo glad to hear you had a FaB Show!!! I was just CraZed that I couldn't make it...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  4. It has been a long time since I made it to the Elkhorn show. This year we were graduation party hopping most June weekends.
    Thank you for sharing the excitement with me and showing me what I am missing!

  5. hey jan--your booth at the show looked fantastic!!
    i loved the chairs that you had atop the tables, as well as the beautiful patriotic color scheme--keep up the great work!! best, lisa (the frenchman's wife)

  6. Great to see you again, love my new clock. You always have the best stuff! Maybe we will see you at Junk Bonanza if you are there!

  7. hello! I always look forward to seeing your booth loaded with amazing treasures, you guys never disappoint.

  8. It was great to meet you ladies last Sunday. You had a fantastic booth! We just loved your display. Wish we could make it up to Door County next week, that sounds like a great show!


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