Monday, November 5, 2012

Antiques Faire Recap


We are back from a fantastic Alameda Point Antiques Faire this weekend, where we did twice as much business and even got a few custom orders!  Wendy and I shared a booth with Lane from Urban Orchard Interiors, and she had some gorgeous pieces to sell. 

 These vintage gold velvet slipper chairs were one of the first big sales of the day.  The fabric is original and the chairs were in very good condition for their age.  They're going into a men's clothing store which will open soon in San Francisco. 

We also sold another gold pair of chairs -- these tufted barrel backed chairs which both swivel and rock.  The folks who bought both sets of chairs really wanted them to have their original upholstery.  That was a surprise to us, even though the fabric in both cases was in good condition. 

Another early sale was this table inspired by bowling pins.  The top was refinished and the legs were painted, numbered, and distressed.  We had a ton of interest in the table, even after it sold.

Also sold was this recently transformed sweet secretary with grey paint on the exterior and and nice surprise of coral on the pull-out desk section. 

The ticking stripe whale pillows were very popular and sold quickly.  We're going to make a ton more of these and open them up as custom orders on Etsy.  Lane's navy and our citrine chevron pillows also sold, but we have a few of the coral pillows left.

Our big mirror also sold, along with Lane's beautiful black buffet and French grain sack pillows. 


And a few more photos of some of our smaller items. 


It was a fun day, and even though it is totally exhausting to get up at 3:30 am for the 4 am set-up and finish the day at 7:30 pm, we were saved by extra hour of sleep from the end of daylight savings.  And even though we unloaded and loaded a full sized Uhaul four times in one weekend, I'm not even sore!

Our little Claremont Finders Keepers Etsy store is pretty depleted after we had to take down listings of items that sold at the flea market.  So once again, we'll be working to build up our inventory.

 Thanks to everyone who came to visit and hope you all have had good Monday!


18 comments:

  1. Great stuff. Love the velvet chairs and that secretary with the coral surprise
    But those whale pillows? So freakin' cute! Looks like it was a big success.

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  2. Those slipper chairs -love em! Where do you ladies find all of this goodness!?! I'm not at all surprised that you all sold so much. Good work!

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  3. YAY! From the looks of the inventory you brought to the sale, it's absolutely no wonder that you sold so many goodies. Way to go!

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  4. Congrats, Camille!! Such great stuff!! The bowling pin table is such a cute idea!

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  5. Love those slipper chairs! Great stuff. Congrats!

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  6. Looks amazing!! I love a lot of that stuff.

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  7. Wow! You guys did so well - but that's no surprise!

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  8. Oh my!! Those chairs with the scalloped bottoms and that secretary and the whale pillow. LOVE!!! I so wanted to go and I was thinking of you on Sunday but I got my hubby to paint the nursery and I couldn't just take off to go shopping. :) Next time you're there, I'm so there!

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  9. Way to go, Camille! All your hard work paid off. How cool is it that your chairs are going in a men's store--so exciting!

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  10. so nice to meet you on Sunday, love your blog and style! Hope our paths cross again! xoxo

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  11. It was so fun and thanks again for sharing the day with me! Now that a few days have passed I could see working myself up to another one in a few months. Maybe 6 months...

    -Lane

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  12. Way to go ladies!! So nice to see this be a huge success for you and great to see the goodies that you offered. Camille, those whale pillows are adorable. I bet those are a huge hit. And the bowling pin table is really fun too. Well done and congrats on another successful market.

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  13. Sounds like you need a relaxing weekend! Congrats on your success!
    xo Nancy
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  14. Good for you!! I love the fresh printed pillows with the vintage items! Can't wait to see the newly stocked items! Hope you get some zzzz's!
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  15. Good for you!! Love the fresh printed pillows with the vintage items! I love to see old and new together! Can't wait to see the fresh stock! Hope you get some zzzz's!!
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  16. I'm so proud of you guys! No wonder you did so well, your booth looks amazing!

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  17. Girl.....you are kicking it! Such cute stuff.....I am not surprised it all sold! Love that table.

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