Monday, October 27, 2008

The Vintage Husband - Out Sick

Sorry folks no post this week. I have come down with the first cold of the season. I was supposed to go fishing with the kids yesterday and I had planned to have some great pictures of us catching some trout from up at Ice House Lake. But alas, I spent the day in bed sick.

However Erika did manage to get this 1930's Art Deco buffet done on Saturday. So I am going to steal the picture and put it on my blog. I can't take any credit for the work though. She did it all on her own.

Look for the buffet and other products on the Tatterd House's Market Page

Right now I have date with a Kleenex box

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's the 1st Sunday of the Month - Must Be Alameda

Today the Vintage Husband was volunteered to help The Tattered House at the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire. Being a good Vintage Husband, I complied with the request. (I know what's good for me!) So it was up at 2:30am for the trip down, this time with the daughter in tow. Sandy worked at the Tattered House, leaving Erika and I to set up and sell at the Faire.

I am pleased to say that I made many attempts to interact with the customers today. As many of you may or may not know, I am not always the social butterfly. And I am not always quick to strike up a conversation with a total stranger.

After today I am a believer in the fact that the economy has taken a down turn. While lots of new friends and potential customers were made today, the cash was not flowing like usual. That is not to say we didn't sell anything, but the tire kickers were definately out in full force.

We did manage to sell this b-e-a-u-tiful side board today. And although I didn't get them in the picture, the pair of alabaster lamp sitting on top of it were also sold, but to a different customer.

Look for these metal flowers on The Tattered House's Market soon. They are in different sizes, between 3" to 5" and are made from, get this, old tin cans. Do you remember the frozen strawberries that came in a can? That is what a lot of these are made from. You can still read some of the print on the leaves. Someone really spent a lot of time making these flowers.

Here is some luggage we had out at the flea market today. Lot's of silver platters and cups.
Sea fans and some crowns, a little tin table and an unstuffed pillow case

This HUGE birdcage saw lots of attention today - but alas - with no takers. You may find this on The Tattered House Market soon as well.

We also put out an assortment of sea shells today, a staple of The Tattered House. I think there will be less of these going into the fall and the holidays, as the girls see these as more of a spring and summer item. However, I would expect to see some glittered starfish and the like for Christmas decorations.

After a very long, and slightly prosperous day, we all arrived home safe and sound. Once again I didn't make any purchases and didn't really look around at the other venders spaces as I don't really need anything. And with only me to help, Erika wasn't able to get away and check anything out. However, next month Erika said she will not be selling at Alameda, and I believe is going down with Annette to shop.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and I will speak to you all again next week.