French Transferware

I have been working diligently in my workshop to get ready for The Gypsy Market and The Rendezvous at Round Top, both in March. That would be 2 big shows NEXT month. I have so many beautiful things tucked away that I have had to take some time and go through and rediscover what I collected in France. Here is a small sampling of French and English transfer ware that I have in my workshop. Many of these plates are over 100 years old. If you follow me on Instagram then you have probably seen most of these already, but they are some of my favorite photos I have taken lately. Transporting and selling plates has its challenges, but these are so beautiful I feel like they are worth the effort.

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February Revamp at the Whispering Willow and Co

Keeping a space in a store is a lot of fun.  It also requires quite a bit of work. This month I was able to change my spot in the shop, which meant I had to move everything across the store and set it up. The only problem was that revamp day fell on the day after the Vintique Flea.  I was able to work at the shop Monday morning and then again Monday evening. I wasn’t sure how everything was going to turn out as I stared down piles of beautiful French treasures, but in the end I am pleased with how it all came into place. Here is a little peak into all of my hard work.

The Whispering Willow and Co is located at 305 Market Street, Tomball, TX.  It is a great shop with over 20 other dealers that all have beautiful taste and amazing styling. The store is open Monday – Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5. There are so many other great shops to visit in Tomball too.  The Vintage Station is fun and the Turquoise Door is an adorable boutique.  The Jane and John Dough Bakery is delicious.

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Vintique Flea Winter 2016

The Vintique Flea was this past weekend and it was a fun show.  Traffic was a down, but we still had great customers. For this show I rented a truck, loaded it Thursday night and Friday morning I drove the truck into Houston.  I dropped everything in my space and this is what it looked like. Not really inspiring is it?  Setting up for these shows is always such an interesting time for me.  I have a general idea of what I would like my space to look like, but it is such a process to get there.

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At this point I had made a little progress. I had help unloading the truck, but everything else I did by myself.IMG_6011

Here we are! This was how my booth looked for most of the show. Of course I moved things around as the weekend wore on.  The green roof vent was from another dealer at my shop. I love how it looked with the rest of my set up. It sold Friday night to another dealer, but I could have sold several of them throughout the weekend. IMG_6022IMG_6019

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The show is a fun event, with several food trucks outside. I look forward to having a Maine Lobster roll at each show. Cousins Maine Lobster has FANTASTIC lobster rolls.  I don’t know if I have ever mentions, but I was born in Northern Maine and most of my cousins still live there. I love the name of this truck, but it makes me miss all of my family.IMG_6036

On Sunday morning I was up and ready to get back at it. This is a vintage dress I ordered from Simplicity is Bliss on Etsy. My shoes are from last summer on Joyfolie.IMG_6048

Here are a few more pictures from my booth on Sunday. These books were right out front and so many people stopped and looked.IMG_6051

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One of two things I purchased at the show, this amazing set of vintage lockers is now in our home.  These are big and they are heavy. Funny story with these lockers, I forgot to load them up after the show. I was just so ready to get out of there. So I had to drive all the way back to the warehouse and load these and drive home and unload my other truck. Then we had to have a friend stop by to help get these into our house, but now they are ready to be filled with backpacks, shoes, jackets and whatever else my children drag into the house.IMG_6057

It was a long weekend, but it was fun. I made some great friends, talked to great customers and sold some beautiful treasures. The next Vintique Flea will be June 4 and 5. I won’t be able to sell during that show because of a previous commitment, but you might find me doing a little shopping if I can get down there, and of course eating a lobster roll.

My next show will be The Gypsy Market, March 3, 4, & 5.

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