Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Looking Back

It's hard to believe that we are getting ready to enter our third year of doing the Marburger Farms show in Texas. It is truly the most awesome thing I have ever done as an antiques dealer. I have seen the most fabulous treasures that I would have never seen here in Florida, I have met some of the nicest people ever , and made some life~long pals even though we only see each other twice a year.

The first show we did in the Spring of '08 was definitely our learning curve. We pulled in with no clue and it showed. Thanks to our new friends who loaned us some of the set~up tools we needed, we pulled it off.

Here is a look back at our Spring '08 booth...







Our Fall '08 show went a little more smoothly, but we still had some lessons to learn. I was starting to move away from the country look we had in the Spring, to the more French Farmhouse look that I have now...







Spring '09 came and went. I continue to refine my look...







And finally, we have the Fall '09 booth which I feel is my best ever. It even made the cover and inside of PORCH magazine...







I can't wait to show you my Spring 2010 booth. I've come a long way since our first time at Marburger, and I hope to just get better and better...

21 comments:

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Each booth..each year...simply beautiful. I am so amazed at all of the Talent in Texas.

Some of us Cali girls are so behind....I would feel like a fish out of water.

I am hoping either next year or the year after...Texas shows are on my wish list!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

I absolutely love how your style has evolved! I so wish I could go to the show, it would be a dream!
I wish you lot's of luck with your show and I can't wait to see pics when you get back.
Take care.
Sincerely,
Melinda
Alabaster Rose Designs & 15 Bella Vie

GypsyNurse said...

Ok.. can I just have one of each please?

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...beautiful booth...wish I didn't live so far away. I'll have to put it on my pixie dust list!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Well, my friend, I think you did a great job even from the first get go, but it's always nice to see what new ideas you have up your sleeve! Counting the days to be able to see you and sweet pea hubby!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Shelley,
Your booths absolutly blow ME AWAY! I have that issue of Porch, & I bought it because of your awesome display. You rock hard sister! I could just cry that I'm not going to see you in the Spring. I have 3 trips planned at that time, bummer. I will be there in the fall tho & we are going to have some fun! Lisa

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

...and I can't wait to see it!....wish it was in person...You are incredibly talented in selection and display! Good luck at the show....have fun and take lots of pics! :) Laura

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I live maybe 12 miles from the Marburger show and I can not wait myself..have already put in for vacation days so I can walk my legs off.
I see so much out there and Warrenton I get confused...lol
Today the weather was prefect just hope it holds out for all of you.
Maggie

Polly said...

Hi Shelley! Every one of these photos is absolutely gorgeous! You have impeccable style and taste! I wish I could see these displays in person!!

Gorgeous!

Polly

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Shelley, I've loved your style for years and years now...you are ALWAYS wonderful and dead on with what's hot!! I can't wait to see your gorgeous photos...for us lame-o's that don't get to come :) hugs and love, Dawn

Linda said...

Absolutely lovely displays- inspiring!

June said...

Shelley, I think all your booths have been over the top gorgeous! So much great stuff. I don't know how you do it, but you sure do...do it!
Someday I will see it!
hugs

Glamarella Junk-Sherry said...

All of it is Vintage Bliss!!!
A little bit of change is all about the industry....Fashioning a home!! I wish you the best..I know everything you have is yummy!!!
xoxoSherry

julie miller said...

I Love how your style has evolved--fabulous stuff!!! Just makes me want to take a road trip to Texas...maybe someday! Thanks for sharing with us! Junkinjulie

My Grama's Soul said...

One of these years, I AM going to make it to your show!!!! I AM, I AM, IAM.

Blessings

Jo

Rebecca said...

Hello
It all looks fabulous to me! But you are right, looks change and a lot of it depends on what is available also. I hate it when stuff I like and always used in my displays become too popular and the price goes up so high you can't resell it anymore.
I am going to the show this year! I hope to shop your booth.
Blessings
Rebecca

Kelly Aaron Mosaics said...

Cruising your blog pics is truly a treat! Your styling is amazing and that, coupled with your eye for all that is fabulously rusty and chippy is to die for!!!

Becky said...

La La La Lovely things.

Smiles,
Becky

Faded Charm said...

I'm drooling over all this great stuff. You certainly do have an eye. Thanks for the candy.

Kathleen

Chrissy said...

Just trying to pick my jaw up off the floor........nop,can't do it!!!WOW!

Lovely Vintage said...

... wonderful pictures! ;O Bea

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