Sunday, July 25, 2010

New booth is open!

What a long weekend of work this was, but, I have to shamelessly confess...I LOVED IT.  Have been working on princess dresses for my 5-cheese ravioli.  On one of her phone calls, she requested a Musketeer gown/outfit and then a crystal gown like Eloise at the Plaza.  So off to the fabrics store I go and bring home some faboosh tulle covered in glitter.  Luckily, my honey is traveling up north or he would be covered in pink and holigram glitter like the dog. Poor Kota, the squirrels usually laugh at him, now they want to date him because his nose and fur are covered in glitter.   Once I complete her outfits, I will snap photos and post them for you. They are turning out adorable.

Of course, my big chore this weekend was getting my second booth up and running and then transfering items from the rented case to my own in the first booth.  I managed to get everything priced and staged and then, like a mad woman...emptied out my rental case and set up my personal case in the other booth.  My dogs are killing me and I really should go get a massage after standing on the concrete floors all day, but I love the progress I made and the look of the second booth so I'll just have to put my feet up for the rest of the evening. (yea. like that will happen)  (photos enlarge when you click on them)

 The first glimpse of my Victorian booth when you come down from the main counter. I so prefer the gallery look over my other packed to the max booth.  I hope others will like it too.

The lovely Edwardian afternoon gown.  This is such a showstopper. 

Better photo of the gown.  I wish you could see the silk gauze details and the pretty ikat ribbons. The velvet ribbons are a rich purple.

I picked up this jewel of a chalk, art nouveau angel statue on Saturday.  I got her for practically nothing so I'm passing it on to the customer.  She is priced at only $42.00.

Also picked up this terrific Flapper era china cabinet with deep, linen drawer.  Pretty walnut veneer with ebony trim and gold leaf details.  Only needed a good oil and beeswax conditioning and the walnut patina was glorious.

Behind the china cabinet I hung a museum quality, silk Victorian quilt in as near perfect condition as I have ever come across.  Superb stitching by a very accomplished needlewoman.

Closer shot of the Roman Stripe pieced silk quilt and a marvelous Gone with the Wind oil lamp with "The Pharaoh's Horses" transferware around it.

Eastlake walnut parlor table is under the pretty Moorish influence parlor cloth. 

EAPG goblets from the 1860s and a wonderful mid Victorian etched Gin Decanter.   Lucky jade grapes.

Shot is a little blurry as my battery was running low and I was snapping photos faster then the camera could process.  This is a terrific Edwardian big hat full of curly ostrisch feathers.  Very wearable and in excellent condition.

Sweet little Gothic style walnut shelf displaying Cupid Awake.

Picked up the pair of Victorian hand colored prints in Eastlake frames this weekend. 
The hand colored floral prints are fantastic.  Circa 1870s

This Victorian nursing rocker looks happier in the Victorian booth. 

I'm really pleased with the way the Victorian booth looks.  I kept it minimal so it would look like a parlor rather than a booth filled with items. I have always preferred this way to display. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and wishing you all a pleasant week.  Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


Beach House Living said...

That statue is really something. It looks quite tall..

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

That is one fabulous statue. If it wouldn't cost an arm and leg I'd buy her. I'm sure she's too expensive to ship to Texas, but that's a great one for sure.

Anonymous said...

This looks fabulous. The gown is sublime !!!!!
Have a wonderful day !!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Love your new booth! It's so pretty and that Victorian quilt is just amazing. Such an interesting border.

Bettyann said...

Yes, I like the way you have outfitted the booth...more eye-catching...can't wait to see the fab dress for your lovely ravioli..

Jacque said...

Hi Witch!

Stopping by to say hello! Been busy with too many other things lately but am trying to keep up with my reading!

The first thing I noticed was that beautiful wallpaper...I love yellow roses! I do love the way the booth turned out--very nice!

I can't wait to see the ravioli's dresses--know they are looking fabulous!

Hope all is well with you and yours. Have a great week!

Thewhimsicalchick said...

What can I say, you are the best at the business. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

Unknown said...

Your new booth looks lovely and elegant, that dress is a delight!

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

I love all the Victorian things in your booth! And great staging, too!

It's weird, I've been following your blog for awhile, and just realized I never became an official Follower... sorry about that slip up!


sassytrash said...

WOW....your booth looks fabulous!!! and you filled it with such amazing treasures!! You really do have a great eye for the most unique and quality vintage things!!
(I am so stressed about moving into our new booth Sunday.....we don't have a plan!! I ALWAYS have a plan! I have no idea how this will turn out...Oh dear!)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your new booth design looks fabulous! Your shoppers are so lucky to be able to browse and buy all your wonderful findings, Sea Witch.

One Vintage Hag said...

Hi Sea Witch,
Love Love Love your new spot. Quite charming. I'll have to get up that way and check it our in person soon.
♥ hag