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Behind the Scenes

People love to attend flea markets, antiques shows, craft shows, art shows, etc.. But what many people miss as attendees of these shows only, is the glamour of what goes on behind the scenes. I am posting this quickie little blog to show you the glamorous day I had today setting up for this weekends Fredericksburg Big Flea. Before anything can be set up, it must be schlepped into the hall.



Here is Martin working so hard bringing me my goodies. Thank you sweetie!



Oooh, that looks like a lot of stuff!



First the “bones” need to be put in place.

bf3And there’s Donna from Snow Creek Farm. Looking good girl!

bf4The linens are hung and put in order.

bf6Things are starting to come together.

bf12Some cutsie stuff.

bf8Some girly stuff.

bf9An awesome hat!

bf11Pretty glasses on a shiny tray.

bf10And some retro fun!!! I’m sorry these pictures are so awful but my dad just gave me his old camera, which is still way better than mine, and I am not used to it yet.

As you can see though, it is pretty “rough” behind the scenes. Oh and did I mention cold? You cannot see from these pictures, however, all the huge loading doors on both sides of the hall were wide open, so we basically worked for 4 hours today in the freezing cold.

All that I had to do today was worth it so I can present a wonderful booth to my family, friends and friends to be. I hope to see you here this weekend!!!


How Did This Soccer Mom Score?

Picture of Adam at another tournament for his other team. Bad mom!

This weekend I got to go to Adam’s Phoenix soccer tournament in Richmond. I love watching him play soccer. He is super fast, kicks the ball really hard and has more energy than the Energizer bunny. I always pack a cooler with fun foods we don’t usually eat.  And I get to socialize with the other soccer mom’s for hours on end. What could be better? WHEN I SCORE TOO!

You see, before we left for the tourni Saturday morning, I went to a local estate sale. It was packed with people but I was able to breakaway and score a bunch of goodies. Conveniently (dripping with sarcasm), the first items I got possession of were a stool and some pieces of glassware. I had to buy a big basket (all of $2.00) to assist me with all my small items. Then I had to start a pile with the stuff I scored because I couldn’t hold it all. A nice little girl  marked all the stuff  I scored with “SOLD” stickers so everybody would know those items where out-of-bounds. Naturally the check out table was nowhere near my score, so I paid the nice little girl $1.00 to help me schlep it to the checkout. Now I had successfully moved my mountain through the checkout, but not even close to my car. I paid the nice little girl another $1.00 to defend my score as I tackled the job of getting everything to my car (which was safely parked on the OTHER SIDE of the highway).

First thing I “scored”!!

Mirror plateaus and dresser sets. They didn’t charge extra for the dust either!

Oooh looky. Vintage sewing stuff!!!!

Cute rosy table. Pain in the %#$@* to carry!

On the way home from the estate sale, I HAD to stop at a yard sale up the block from our house. I scored a 1960’s Samsonite train case and 36 small cookbooks there.

36 Little Cookbooks in a BIG Basket

So I went home, picked up Adam and we went to the tourni. While we were waiting for the Phoenix to start their game, my friend Linda happened to mention that she passed a flea market on the way (thank you Linda!). My friend Barb and I made it our goal to go to the flea market between games. It was so awesome. Unfortunately it was already 2PM when we got there and people were already packing up. However, I was able to score a neat wire basket (in the background) and these.

Eight really cute vintage amber-colored glasses.

Barb and I used caution and made it back to see the Phoenix play their second game (awesome job guys).  But I was so excited about all the stuff I scored, I forgot to take pictures of either game. Bad mom!

All in all it was a wonderful day, mixing two of my favorite things, soccer and scoring great stuff. I praise God for giving me such great blessings.

All the great stuff I “scored”!!!!