Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Camas Vintage Street Faire

Now that the Nutella is cleaned up, I can share with you what I actually sat down to blog about...

The Camas Vintage Street Faire!
The day was beautiful and pleasant with many people walking the tree-lined streets of Camas looking for precious goods.

My table was only one of a few tables, while the rest were large booths.  When I arrived at 7:30am, the coordinator showed me to my space, and it couldn't have been more perfect--kiddie-corner from Camas Antiques (where there were two lines to the back of the store) and right in the middle of downtown, on the corner, between the side-streets of booths, and under the trees.  Believe me, the trees were perfect. 
I felt bad for the vendors who were in the sun all day.

Speaking of vendors, there were such lovely booths packed full of inspiration!  If only I had more time and money to shop that day!

The faire was so fun.  I mingled with all sorts of folks from all over the area, including Portland and other parts of Oregon.  I met a silver smith, a few of his students and "Mark Twain's 3rd cousin..."  I was so grateful for my friend, Kristian who came to help me and keep me company, and for my other friend, Brittany, who showed up with the prettiest bunch of yellow congratulatory flowers.  So sweet, and they are reminding me of what great friends I truly have.

I did well with sales and made good contacts for future orders, even a book club.  How fun!

Between the Lines goes Vintage School House
(on the street)
There was lots of vintage books, a few vintage writing tablets, vintage suitcases 
and vintage dictionary bunting--perfect for word lovers and teacher lovers...
Husband helped me make these crackled chalkboards.
He created quite the contraption for his assembly-line.

Selective vintage dictionary pages cover the backs of these chalkboard erasers
and are wrapped around the chalk. 
This sweet chalkboard set is a new addition to the products in my shop.

A few people wanted my globe bookends but I had to tell them, they sadly weren't for sale.
There were about 65 bookmarks hanging from my new holder made by Husband,
in books and in the desk drawers.  I wish I had a picture of the book page-lined drawers filled with bookmarks.
I call the first round of these pillows, the pillows from hell
But they turned out cute!
And of course, there were apples. 
Can't do school house without the apples.

I had to tell a few people to get lost when they asked to buy my apple basket. 
Just kidding.  But the basket did stop a few people, and I jokingly said, "I'd have apples rolling all over the place" if they took it.

Now I'm looking forward to creating new products and the next opportunity to have a booth!

Thanks to Worthy Goods for giving me the opportunity to be in this year's street faire!
They are such sweet, classy and creative ladies.
Look for bunting, chalkboard sets and alphabet pillows and a few other things in the shop soon!


Tammy August 30, 2011 at 4:12 PM  

Super SUPER cute!! You've outdone yourself again! Everything was put together perfectly......awesome job sista.....awesome job!

Jennifer D August 30, 2011 at 4:33 PM  

You did such a great job! Your booth looks wonderful. I am in love with those pillows from hell and you better give your ETSY customers a chance at those bookmarks!

Cassie August 30, 2011 at 4:48 PM  

Thank you!

Yes, Jen, I will put the rest of the bookmarks up in the shop asap!

Amy August 30, 2011 at 9:58 PM  

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

This looks such a great event you had. Everything is so cute, especially the chalkboard, eraser and chalk!


Tricia Lee Riggio August 31, 2011 at 6:29 AM  

cute set up and awesome opportunity . I love those things!!!

Connie August 31, 2011 at 9:21 AM  

Loved. every. single. thing. about. it. Great job, Hon! I couldn't have done better myself!

Cassie August 31, 2011 at 10:17 AM  

Thanks ladies! I am still thinking about what fun I had!

Tricia--yes, such a great opportunity! Working on my next faire!

Mom--you've taught me everything I know. Thanks for the skills mama!


Anonymous August 31, 2011 at 3:47 PM  

You are a true Professional. Would love to see the "Pillows from Hell." Consider putting them up for sale...could be HOT items (no pun intended). Some "mistakes" have become the new HIT item!

Hannah Joy August 31, 2011 at 11:35 PM  

Wow, these photos are great, and I am coveting pretty much everything at your table!

kimbirdy September 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

oh congratulations on having such a great time showing your shop at the faire. i love your setup, and the whole thing sounds like a fantastic experience. yay!

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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