Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Life after you close your booth....

I remember being scared opening our booth and then I was scared closing the booth.
It's funny how Kathy and I seem to be on the same page during this adventure.
This is our last week at Art Angels.  It has been a great 2 years and I can't believe it's been 2 years!
But it's time.

Speaking of time...haha
I really didn't plan that.
I found this vintage wall clock at an estate sale this weekend.
I love it!  I had to bend the hands a little to get it working, since then it's kept time all weekend.
It takes a C battery, which I thought was different.

So, do you stop thrifting after you close your booth?
It's in my blood, but I am being more selective.

Jack, watching out for his Mama to come home.

Anyway, I bought 2 lambs wool pillow covers at the thrift the other day. I stalked them until they went on sale.  And if you go to thrift stores you know that can take a few weeks, it's very chancy..
My thrift uses the color code system.

I also picked up this old store storage/display rack at a garage sale.
I almost walked away because they wanted 25 dollars and wouldn't come down( I don't blame them).
I needed more storage to keep and show all the inventory for our wedding rental business.
This is perfect and it looks good!!

It's perfect for storing the taller ball jars.

I picked up this barrel a few weeks ago at the thrift for $1.91(I might have already shown you).

I love the old wall paper on it.

It's in perfect shabby/chippy shape!!

I use it to store clothes I don't want anymore to go to goodwill.
Look at this cute set!! 

I think it looks so Jeanne d' Arc!!

I love it, I'm still moving it around, finding the perfect place.
Sometimes it takes a while but if you love it....it will work.

Yep, from my thrift store.  Just $25.00, I think that's a steal.  There was a time I would have walked away for that price. 
Went to the booth yesterday.  It's almost empty!!  All the furniture has sold!!  Just what we wanted, we didn't want to bring anything home.
Orlando is having a beautiful week.
Hope you are!!
Thank you for visiting me today.
I'm joining Blissful Whites Wednesday for the first time today!


Darla said...

Did you have a booth in a store? Wedding rental? What exactly do you do, you always have the coolest items?

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

I know many customers at Art Angels will miss your lovely goodies. I wish you and Kathy all the best on your new venture...sounds really exciting and fun!

Hope to see you'll soon,

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

It does looks very Jeanne D arc. I love it!

The Boston Lady said...

Oh this makes me a bit sad because I remember very clearly when your booth opened. I was so proud of you girls! Glad all the furniture sold and AA is really going to miss you two. However, I know your wedding business is going to be a huge success. Ann

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It seems like you are at a turning point in your life and things are going well. Good for you!

Great finds, too!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I know it's hard to close a booth, but life is full of new ventures and constantly evolves! Can't wait to hear all about your new adventures, Sue! LOVE the table and chair set! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my ideas house post!

Kathy said...

Love your post Sue.
Definitely bitter sweet~ Art Angels has been a wonderful ride, we've both learned soooo much!

Now off to our new and exciting adventure,so glad we're doing it together!
Love ya,

Sylvia said...

I'm excited for you new venture! Hoping to see ya at FF and hear more about it.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sue, thank you so much for visiting and leaving your nice comment. I have just closed my booth too after 6 months of agonizing over it. I cried about it and miss it but am enjoying the freedom of not worrying with it anymore. And there's always the future to do it again. That table set is fabulous! What a score! Love the fleur de lis on it.

BECKY said...

Hey Gal! I am powering back on vintage items in my shop, and creating more things with vintage baubles, etc...but I still thrift, and like you I am more selective! You found some great stuff! Love that bistro like set, and the clock!

Thanks so much for joining in Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Have a lovely Friday and weekend!

Di said...

I know Art Angels will miss you! But exciting things await you. Love the table and chairs so perfect for that Florida outdoors. It is starting to get cold here in the Carolina's stay safe from that last hurricaine. Di

Suzann said...

I will so miss your booth at Art Angels. Your items were beautiful and priced so reasonable. I will miss visiting your booth but good luck on your new and exciting adventure.
Suzann ~xoxo~