Sunday, October 10, 2010

Art and Soul LOOT

This post is a little long but I thought you might like to see the "loot" from Vendor Night at Art and Soul. If you haven't been there, it is an interesting mix. It is targeted to the students attending the classes so it is a mix of the artists' finished artwork and materials for making art. Since many of the students have flown in to Portland, there are no large items. Everything is small for suitcase packing.
A packet of vintage wallpaper, a very vintage lace collar, glass buttons on cards and pink beads.
Vintage lace and trims and more glass buttons - yes those wonderful white buttons are glass! You can also see some tags and library card pockets in this picture.
More glass buttons, a vintage cabinet card, victorian scrap and lots of glass beads.
Vintage greeting cards, more glass beads and vintage Dennison Christmas labels.
And even MORE glass buttons. Okay, I have to tell you about the glass buttons. This vendor had apparently bought out the stock from a clothing factory and she had bags and bags of glass buttons. I started picking up one after another so she handed me a basket. I proceeded to load it up with every single bag of buttons. My DIL's eyes grew wide and she said "you're not going to buy all of them are you??". I mumbled something from my fog about thinking about it. Then I snapped back to reality and told her "Quick! Help me talk myself out of this or I'm going to buy the whole thing. How much is 27 x 3? I wonder what she would take for all of them? Hurry, save me!". All of a sudden I was really glad I hadn't gotten that glass of wine to sip while I shopped!
Well, no, I didn't buy them all. Big sigh. Even as we were walking to the car I was asking her "Do you think I should have bought them all? Should I see if I can still get back in?". I'm guessing she might have been rolling her eyes on the inside and thinking get in the car you wacky old woman don't make me stuff you in the trunk.
But I got her email address. 8+)


Into Vintage said...

Thanks for giving me a chuckle, 'wacky old woman!' You sound like my kind of lady, trying to buy them all. :-)

Diane said...

I would have bought them all--if we were there at the same time, a fight may have started ;)

Annette said...

Hahahaha....I would have bought them all and then thought about it after the fact! The lace collar is a beautiful find!

Diane said...

Thanks so much for coming over to my blog,and I wanted to answer your questions about the booths. We have a few festivals like this with the wooden booths, and at this particular one, the exhibitors are allowed to keep them up, because the land is privately owned by the show promoters. I rent this booth from the exhibitor who does another show held here in August. In the other shows--yes they're responsible for building and then taking the booths down when the festival is over--usually they're for 2 to 3 weekends. There are ALSO companies around that specialize in building these booths for crafters. They're so great, because they're waterproof and when it's cold, we're allowed to use kerosene heaters. This booth is one of the reasons why I love doing this show!
P.S. and each booth is different, because there are no rules or guidelines--so it's like a little village!