Thursday, April 12, 2012

more pics from MARBURGER!

Hi again!  Thought I'd get the rest of these pics posted this morning before I got busy with something else.  What a fabulous show, the Lord really blessed us, and pretty much everyone I talked to had a great show as well.  I love Marburger because there are so many amazingly talented people there.  The displays are incredible!  We are always so inspired when we're there!  We've learned so much since we started setting up at this show, and can't wait to head back down in the fall!  Here are a few more pics of our booth space. 

This is our booth space right of center.  The wooden folding table in front is 12 feet long!
We had 2 massive books opened up on both ends of our long table with antique wooden dumbbells displayed on top.

In this corner we had a primitive cupboard with a set of vintage Amelia Earhart suitcases stacked on top.

One of our favorite pieces was this large 1860's oil on canvas.  The story behind it goes that it was painted by Abraham Lincoln's niece while he was in office.  Who knows, right?  It's still available for sale, so if it's something you're interested in, let me know!  (Thanks again to K.R.T. for your help!)

You can see the top of the gazebo Patrick made in the oval mirror. 
It looked like a crown - loved it!


Small Bibles stacked in front of a cast iron church candle holder.

 The lovely Rachel Ashwell bought this 3 drawer dresser with old blue paint.

Another piece that I loved at home for a while until the show was this sweet statue.  Pat made the base out of an old cast iron burner & the dome fit perfectly on it.

 Check out this super cool counter & tractor seat stool set that Pat made from more repurposed materials.  Can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

Well, that's all for now.  Our next show is the Country Living Fair in Austin TX at the end of this month - Friday April 27th through Sunday April 29th.   It should be a lot of fun.  We've done the Country Living Shows in both Ohio & Atlanta Ga, and they're fantastic!  I'll take lots of pics for you there, but  if you can, try to come - you'll really enjoy yourself!  You'll get to meet the editor of Country Living Magazine, Sarah Grey Miller (she's so nice!), and I know Cari Cucksey (from HGTV Cash & Cari) has a booth full of cool stuff & she will be a guest  speaker.  There's tons of fabulous demonstrations, and amazing food!  Of course there will be loads of antiques for sale (come see us at South Porch Antiques!), artisans & craft booths.  It's an event!  Can you tell I'm excited???  Can't wait!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Well, Bonnie & I made it back from Texas on Monday.  Pat is staying down there with friends until our next show at the Country Living Fair in Austin.  We miss him, but we had a fabulous show at Marburger Farms!  The weather couldn't have been better & the people that came were ready to shop!  Patrick & I had the opportunity to double our booth space for this show from a 12x20 booth to a 12x40 booth space.  We had so much fun decorating & we just had the best show ever as a result.  Here are a bunch of pics that I took of our booth space.  I'll be adding more tomorrow for you.

At the center of our booth was this wonderful gazebo made of repurposed materials by Pat.  He also made the stone-wheel plant stand under it.  See the little baby shoe garland I made hanging from it? 

This picture is our booth left of center.  The large round industrial table is another P.Kenny creation as well as the the coffee table to the left & the industrial metal stand to the right....I told you he was busy in his new barn all winter!

We got this Mother's Class canvas banner up in New York.  It was so cool...sold fast!

The medical cabinet sold pre-show, but the person that bought it let us keep it to display our cow skulls for a few days. 

Remember all of those vintage french postcards I told you I was collecting?  I ended up pinning them to an old dressform.  I sold the little dress form on the right, but just had to keep the big girl for future displays!

Another fabulous repurposed coffee table by Pat.  I decorated it with old painter's pallots I used as placemats with a gorgeous silverplate candelabrum in the center that our good friend & Marburger neighbor, Natasha Berry, polished for us.

Sold a ton of these vintage porcelain numbers!

Close-up of a couple of those industrial stands Pat made.

On top of the large round table we displayed these cool chains.  I just love old chains!

Jars of buttons, bakery shelf of sand dollars & vintage Indian clubs all sitting on a fish net.

I got this super cool telephone wall mount stand down in Georgia, it was the perfect size for a few old trophies. 

A young couple bought this chicken egg brooder stand.  They're starting to raise chickens, but decided to just use it as a side table in their house.  On top of the brooder is a wonderful old dome-top trunk with traces of old wallpaper still remaining on the outside. 

 To the right of the brooder table stand we had this 4 drawer wooden cabinet with great old blue paint & an old tin top....loved it!  One of the girls from the Marburger office bought it. 

Well, I'll be sure to add some more pics tomorrow for you.  Didn't want to drown you in pictures all at once!  See you then!