Here we are! Right on the brink of the Chapel Market, which happens this Saturday, October 25, 2014. It starts at 9:00 am and admission is $3.00. (The address is 24 Ring Around Rd, Pike Road, Alabama 36064.) I will be set up inside the chapel meeting hall, in the same space I was in last year.
I have been shopping, painting, sewing, cleaning, fixing and pricing for several weeks to get ready for the show and I think this is my favorite booth I’ve ever put together. I shopped with a specific theme in mind – French Blue Farmhouse White. I viewed this much more as curating than just shopping for things I knew I could make a profit on. I wanted a cohesive look. I think this booth is most “me” of any that I’ve done. I feel like any one of these pieces would look right at home in my house.
So, here’s a look at my mock-setup (aka The Green Zone) in my studio. The booth at Chapel Market will look almost exactly like this…
The booth will be packed full of ironstone (molds, pitchers, platters, plates, casseroles, tureens, creamers, teapots, soap dishes, etc.), tool totes, bread boards, preserved boxwood wreaths, glass glitter, dried lavender bunches, painted furniture, French chairs, MMSMP Look Books, my book – Inspired You and lots more Frenchy-farmy goodness. We won’t be carrying milk paint, but Shawnna from Perfectly Imperfect and Cara from Little Golden Fox will be there with the paint (and I’ve confirmed the new Tough Coat will be there.) The large empire dressers are $425/each, the victorian settee is $285. The Shutter Gray empire buffet is $325. The “smalls” start at $1.00 and go up from there. If you’ve shopped my space before, though, you know I keep my prices very reasonable. And I don’t mind negotiating, especially later in the day or if you buy several things. I never get offended and it never hurts to ask.
Since we’re inside, I can’t spread out like I do at an outdoor fair like Lucketts. For that reason, we’re going to just have a small table for checking out, so we can pack the space full of stuff that’s for sale! We will accept cash, credit cards and checks. I would suggest bringing shopping bags/totes to carry your purchases, but we will have brown paper bags as well. If you’re planning on walking out with armloads of ironstone, it might be a good idea to bring some bubble wrap as well. We will be happy to help with getting furniture & bulky purchases to your car, if needed.
In our booth, we’ll have four people there to help. Kriste and her husband David…
…and Jeff & I. Kriste, David and Jeff will be running the checkout and helping with purchases. I’ll be available to chat, sign books, take pictures, (kiss babies)…whatever people want from me! I will be teaching a 30 minute milk paint “mini-workshop” at 2:00, if you’re interested in seeing it in action. I’ll be putting together a nice giveaway for someone who attends.
There are more vendors than there were last year, so it should be even more amazing! I hope you’re able to make it out this Saturday!
One last thing… My Joss & Main #Holidayhostess event is coming to an end, but another fantastic one is starting. Check out the new collection based on the style of Laura from Finding Home, who is also going to be a vendor at Chapel Market!